If you enjoyed reading Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series, the Bellingham Library staff suggest you might also enjoy reading the following titles. Click on the title to go to the library catalog page to reserve the book. Or, if you are in the library, use the call number at the end of the description to find the title in the library.
Bubbles Betrothed by Sarah Strohmeyer.
This is Strohmeyer’s fifth mystery starring Bubbles Yablonsky, a former hairdresser. Here Bubbles is debuting as a full-time reporter, and she lands an interview with a woman accused of murdering a beloved high school principal. An entertaining and fun read.
Call # FIC STR
Dating is Murder by Harley Jane Kozak.
Wollie Shelley is persuaded by friends to go on a reality dating show. Wollie is distracted by the disappearance of Annika, her math tutor. This has been compared to Evanovich’s early works. Call # MYS KOZ
Dirty Martini by J.A. Konrath.
Chicago Police Lieutenant Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels faces her toughest adversary yet, a sicko who’s poisoning the city’s food supply. Suspenseful and funny as well. Call # MYS KON
Just Murdered by Elaine Viets.
Helen Hawthorne’s new job at a bridal salon becomes downright funereal when a bride-to-be’s mother is
murdered. Now, Helen must find the killer before this turns into another dead-end position for her-literally. Call # MYS VIE
Sex, Murder and a Double Latte by Kyra Davis.
Crime novelist Sophie Katz is convinced that someone is reenacting ominous details from her bestseller, and she is the next target. The police scoff at her suspicions, so she turns amateur sleuth. Call # MYS DAV
Bone Valley by Claire Matturro.
A legal thriller featuring Lilly Cleary, a Florida DA with an obsessive compulsive disorder. She takes on an eccentric client who is being sued for fruit libel by an orange grower. An intricate tale with offbeat humor. Call # FIC MAT
How to Murder a Millionaire by Nancy Martin.
Nora Blackbird, society columnist and down-and-almost-out former debutante, reclaims her place within Philadelphia’s elite when she stumbles upon the murdered body of a millionaire art collector. This is the first book in the Blackbird Sisters mystery series. Call # MYS MAR
Sweet Talk by Julie Garwood.
This romantic thriller involves an FBI agent and a lawyer for the IRS, with both of them fighting corruption as well as an intense attraction to each other. Call # FIC GAR
The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz.
This is the first in a series featuring Izzy Spellman, a 28-year-old sleuth who works for her parents’ private investigator firm in San Francisco. The Spellmans are dysfunctional, nosy, and funny, which makes this a comic as well as suspenseful read. Call # FIC LUT
Stay Close by Harlan Coben.
This is a stand-alone thriller that involves 3 people who are living lives they never wanted, hiding secrets from even those closest to them. Terrible consequences from past events crash together in the present. Call # FIC COB
Descriptions of books are from Publishers Weekly, Amazon.com, Library Journal, and Booklist.