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Motor Madness and Miami/Alex Barnaby & Hooker

In Metro Girl Janet Evanovich introduces Alex Barnaby, a blonde who loves pink and can beat anything mechanical into submission. In true Evanovich tradition, Alex meets Hooker, a NASCAR driver who has far too much confidence (and money), and together they embark on an investigation into where her brother has taken Hooker's yacht.

The Alex Barnaby series has all the hallmarks of an Evanovich series, it's light, bright, sexy and moves along well.

This time, instead of Lula, our heroine has two idiosyncratic sidekicks, a pair of cigar ladies.

It's insubstantial fun, and there's nothing wrong with that, but it would be better if the series was a little more differentiated from the wildly successful Stephanie Plum (Numbers) series.

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Metro Girl, Janet Evanovich

Metro Girl

When Alex Barnaby arrives in Miami looking for her brother, she has no idea what he is involved in. Her role has always been to extract her brother from whatever trouble he has found. Now she has been joined by hot, hot, Hooker the NASCAR driver on a mad rush to save her brother and rescue Hooker's boat.

See also: our review

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Motor Mouth, Janet Evanovich

Motor Mouth

Hooker has cheated on Barney, but she's still on his NASCAR team. When they hijack an 18 wheeler containing a race car, a Saint Bernard dog, and a dead body life gets complicated once again.

see also: our review

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Troublemaker, Janet Evanovich, Alex Evanovich, & Joelle Jones (Illustrator)


(Graphic Novel) A man has gone missing, and in order to find him Barnaby and Hooker will have to go deep into the underbelly of Miami and south Florida, surviving Petro Voodoo, explosions, gift- wrapped body parts, a deadly swamp chase, and Hooker's mom. (source:

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Sue Grafton's Kinsey Milhone private investigator series page for reading order and synopsis; 160x480 Reading order and synopsis for Lawrence Block's Burglar series; 160x480 See also: Kerry Greenwood's Corinna and Daniel Melbourne-based series page; 160x480

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