I thought the series will end at 16,but we are now at 18 and still no end. Ranger ,who we all love,is quitting the series,and we'll be left with Steph and Joe on the couch eating pizza.Blah blah blah....
I would hope that Ranger would never leave the series. He is the type of person that if I was in trouble, I would want Ranger at my side. He has knowledge, experience, intelligence, and is a very caring person under that tough exterior. Joe is nice and sexy but Ranger has more charisma.
I've read that Evanovich has signed contracts to write four more Plum books and four books in a brand new series with a new co-author. I don't know where that leaves the Lizzy/Diesel series. The next Plum book (#19) is scheduled to be released in November 2012.
cw, have you read Stephanie Bond's Body Movers series? I found out about it on an Evanovich discussion board. I really enjoyed it. It's a quirky blend of romantic comedy and mystery. The author wrote six books in the series. The last one was published in 2009, but she recently got back the rights from the publisher and is going to start self-publishing new entries in the series.
Another author I found out about on an Evanovich board is Katie Fforde. (Yes, it really has two "f"s at the beginning.) She's a British author who writes contemporary romances. I guess they would be categorized as British "chick lit". I enjoy them because they're well-written, not too serious, and guaranteed to have a happy ending. Plus, they're British, so they have a slightly different feel from American romances. The characters are a bit different. The settings are a bit different. I even have to look up a few of the words that are used. I think they're a lot of fun to read.
If you're looking for something completely different.... I just read the best psycological thriller. It's called Now You See Me and it's by S. J. Bolton. It's a heart-pounding page-turner. I couldn't put it down. Lacey Flint, a female junior investigator for the London police department, finds a dying woman who's been brutally attacked draped over her car. It soon becomes clear that a Jack-the-Ripper imitator is on the loose in London and the murderer is fixated on Lacey. Lacey is a fascinationg character with a lot of secrets in her past. This book is full of twists and turns, all the way up to the fantastic ending that I never saw coming. I loved it, but it's nothing at all like Evanovich. Definitely NOT a comedy! Give it a try if you're in the mood for a good thriller that will keep you up all night. It's the start to a series. The second book in the series, Dead Scared, was just published this spring.
Here's some interesting info. Amazon is now allowing pre-orders for a new book co-authored by Evanovich and Dorien Kelly. It's called The Husband List and features the Culhane family from Love in a Nutshell. But this one is set in 1894! The Husband List will be released on January 8, 2013.
I'm only on book 11. However, I think Stephanie could transition to a private detective or go to criminal justice school and put her on the police force as a detective. Adding more men and other sidekicks to her life and cycling back to the old ones, keeping them in the mix might be fun.
Thanks for the tip about The Husband List, SusieJ. I love the Stephanie Plum series but I also like Janet's other books too. I'm giving away an autographed copy of Motor Mouth. http://betweenboyfriendsnovel.blogspot.com/2012/10/like-janet-evanovich-or-lauren-alaina.html