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Cover of To Kill a MockingbirdThe mystery novels of Janet Evanovich, primarily featuring wise-cracking female bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, have proven to be extremely popular in the past few years. These stories are characterized by the following elements: strong female protagonists; wild, wacky and humorous situations and dialog; an extended cast of quirky supporting charcters; twisting plots; and elements of unpredictable relationships. The authors listed below write works that share similar elements of style, mainly the high humor quotient. The author names are hotlinked to their holdings in our catalog, so that you may check on the availability of their titles in print or audio formats.
Donna Andrews [the Meg Langslow series]
Jennifer Apodaca [the Samantha Shaw series]
Maggie Barbieri [the Alison Bergeron series]
Linda Barnes [the Carlotta Carlyle series]
Nancy Bartholomew [the Sierra Lavotini series]
Lawrence Block [several series]
Stephanie Bond [several series]
Anthony Bruno [the Loretta Kovacs series]
Jan Burke [the Irene Kelly series]
Nancy Bush [the Jane Kelly series]
Tori Carrington [the Sofie Metropolis series]
Toni McGee Causey [the Bobbie Faye Sumrall series]
Harlan Coben [the Myron Bolitar series]
Jennifer Crusie
Deborah Donnelly [the Carnegie Kincaid series]
Selma Eichler [the Desiree Shapiro series]
Carole Epstein [the Barbara Simons series]
Jerrilyn Farmer [the Madeline Bean series]
G.M. Ford [the Leo Waterman series]
Sparkle Hayter [the Robin Hudson series]
Jane Heller
Lauren Henderson [the Sam Jones series]
Joan Hess [the Claire Molloy series]
Carl Hiaasen
Maddy Hunter [the Passport to Peril series]
Susan Isaacs
Susan Kandel [the Cece Caruso series]
Marne Davis Kellogg [the Lilly Bennett series]
Harley Jane Kozak [the Wolley Shelley series]
Lindsay Maracotta [the Lucy Freers series]
Nancy Martin [the Blackbird Sisters series]
Sharyn McCrumb -- Zombies of the Gene Pool and Bimbos of the Death Sun
Marlys Millhiser [the Charlie Greene series]
Katy Munger [the Casey Jones series]
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Marissa Piesman [the Nina Fischman series]
Gillian Roberts [the Amanda Pepper series]
Chris Rogers [the Dixie Flannigan series]
Jane Rubino [the Cat Austen series]
Lisa Scottoline
Sarah Shankman [the Samantha Adams series]
Patricia Smiley [the Tucker Sinclair series]
Sarah Strohmeyer [the Bubbles Yablonsky series]
Denise Swanson [the Skye Denison series]
Donald Westlake [mostly male protagonists, but similiar in humor]
Kate White [the Bailey Weggins series]
Barbara Wilson [the Cassandra Reilly series, the Brenda Midnight series, and others]

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