If you haven't read Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, you are missing out on some serious good laughs. I'd love to take credit for "discovering" her myself, but I didn't. A few years back a coworker of mine happened to mention the series. She can't even take the credit, her husband recommended it to her! How he found it...the airport. He was on a long trip and asked someone at the airport if they had any recommendations for a good read.
And so the Plum trend started.
Janet Evanovich has written more then just the Plum series, I personally just love the Plum. It's a comedy/mystery/suspense type series. What the clincher is for me ~ I literally laugh out loud for most of the book.
Stephanie is a bounty hunter and the books are about her trouble bringing in common criminals. It's never as easy as knocking on a door and going to the court house either. The hunt and usually many attempts at a take down, are always worth a laugh. Along with her list of skippers she needs to find, a murder mystery is usually happening too that she gets caught up in.
The main source of most of my laughing though, is one of the characters, Lula. Lula is a short, thick ex hooker who is Stephanie's side kick. She favors small, tight, leopard print spandex clothing that is a few sizes to small for her. Her favorite food is fried chicken and she usually has some with her or needs it.
When I read, I make a movie in my head that plays out with the story. This series is the funniest head movie ever.
The Plum series is on it's 17th book, Smokin' Seventeen, with the 18th out soon. You can read them out of order and not be lost, but I always think it's best to start at the beginning and work your way up. It's super easy to figure out the order of the books, the title has the book number in it.
Smokin' Seventeen - Janet Evanovich
Check her out, if you don't laugh while reading the Plum series, then something is broken.