10 Best Books Like Stephanie Plum Update 05/2022

Books Like Stephanie Plum

Novelist Janet Evanovich has a gift for creating stories that captivate readers and keep them turning the pages. Her writing style is a mix of mystery, romance, and humor that will keep you turning the pages long after you’ve finished the book. She has a devoted following all over the world, and her Stephanie Plum series is one of the most popular. It’s possible that you’ll fall in love with one of these new books, especially if you’re a fan of the Stephanie Plum series.

Books To Read If You Like the Stephanie Plum Series

Motel California

Motel California

 

Michael Carlon

Book three of Michael Carlon’s popular comedic mystery series features Farrah Graham and Jimmy Dobbs… Contrary to popular belief, the Motel California is not an idyllic location. After being accused of murdering an outlaw country artist, Jimmy realizes this the hard way. A patent troll is trying to stop the Uncorking a Murder podcast, which Farrah is also fighting.

Sugar and Spice and All Those Lies

Evy Journey

A robber’s bullet tragically ended the life of Gina’s grandfather, a talented French chef. His love of cooking was the only thing he left behind for his family. When Gina is hired to cook at a Michelin-starred restaurant, a whole new world of opportunities, acquaintances, and romances opens up for her. However, danger lurks in places where one does not expect it to appear.

The Mitford Murders

Jessica Fellowes

As a young girl, Louisa Cannon longed for a better life. When she accepts a position with the Mitford family at Asthall Manor, things begin to improve. She will be the Mitford girls’ nursemaid, chaperone, and confidante during this time. A train accident kills Florence Nightingale Shore, and Nancy and Lousia find themselves entangled in the investigation or a killer who wants to keep their identity a secret.

A Time of Love and Tartan

A Time of Love and Tartan

Alexander McCall Smith

When Pat accepts an invitation to coffee from her ex-boyfriend Bruce, she has no idea how her romantic and professional lives will be turned upside down. When a simple misunderstanding goes awry, her boss Matthew finds himself in trouble with the law. New Town’s heart is still at the center of this latest installment of Alexander McCall Smith’s 44 Scotland Street series. The series continues with the same witty, wise, and surreal elements.

The Grave’s a Fine and Private Place

Alan Bradley

Her life has been shattered by an unimaginable family tragedy. For a much-needed respite, the devoted family servant recommends a boating trip. A dead body is discovered by Flavia’s hand as they pass a local church that was the scene of a notorious murder. Solving a murder is the best way to distract yourself from your feelings of loss.

Deadly Summer

Denise Grover Swank

Once upon a time, Summer Butler was the most popular teenage sleuth on television. She’s been at her lowest point for ten years now. She is coaxed into appearing on reality television because she is desperate for a change in her life. In her hometown of Sweet Briar, Alabama, she will play the role of a fictitious private investigator (PI) and solve cases that present themselves. Her new show takes an unexpected turn when she finds a real corpse.

Dead Witch Walking

Kim Harrison

Fantasy of the city. Werewolves, leprechauns, and other outlaws are no match for witch Rachel Morgan, who works as a runner in Cincinnati. She’s fed up with her job and wants to leave, but the last person to do so paid the ultimate price. Rachel, who is not afraid of a challenge, decides to take the risk. Like Stephanie, Rachel is smart, sassy, and quick to come up with creative solutions when she’s in danger, so if you like Janet Evanovich’s Between-the-Numbers stories (such as Visions of Sugar Plums and Plum Lovin’), you might enjoy this one. Check out Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden books if you enjoy the mix of mystery and fantasy found here.

The Spellman Files

The Spellman Files

Lisa Lutz

Mystery. A private investigator in San Francisco, Isabelle “Izzy” Spellman, 28, and her 14-year-old sister Rae work for their parents’ detective agency; their brother, the perfect and non-nosey one in the family, is a lawyer; but Izzy wants out. After solving an icy-cold missing persons case, her parents will allow her to continue. Due to their extreme dysfunction, poor sense of boundaries, and prejudice against dentists (including the one Izzy begins dating), the Spellman family is a lot of fun to watch. Janet Evanovich fans who enjoy zany humor and unconventional families will enjoy this “hilarious debut” (Kirkus Reviews), the first in a series.

Faces of the Gone

Brad Parks

Mystery. No matter how crime-ridden Newark, New Jersey may be, it’s news when four people are found shot to death in a vacant lot. That means investigative reporter Carter Ross is on the case. Even when he thinks that the police are going in the wrong direction, Carter takes matters into his own hands and tries to solve the crimes on his own. When Ross enlists the assistance of a colorful cast of characters, he uncovers new leads that make the assassins want to permanently bury him. ‘The most hilariously funny and deadly serious mystery debut since Janet Evanovich’s One for the Money,’ raves Library Journal about Faces of the Gone, the first in a series. The Shamus Award for Best First P.I. Novel was given to it in 2010.

Wanna Get Lucky?

Deborah Coonts

Fantasy of the city. Werewolves, leprechauns, and other outlaws are no match for witch Rachel Morgan, who works as a runner in Cincinnati. She’s fed up with her job and wants to leave, but the last person to do so paid the ultimate price. Rachel, who is not afraid of a challenge, decides to take the risk. Like Stephanie, Rachel is smart, sassy, and quick to come up with creative solutions when she’s in danger, so if you like Janet Evanovich’s Between-the-Numbers stories (such as Visions of Sugar Plums and Plum Lovin’), you might enjoy this one. Check out Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden books if you enjoy the mix of mystery and fantasy found here.

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