Read-Alikes for ‘Dirty Thirty’ by Janet Evanovich | LibraryReads

Dirty Thirty by Janet Evanovich is the top holds title of the week. LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for patrons waiting to read this buzziest book.

Dirty Thirty by Janet Evanovich (Atria) is the top holds title of the week. LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for patrons waiting to read this buzziest book.

Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is back in her 30th adventure as a local jeweler offers her a freelance assignment to find his former security guard, who he thinks made off with a fortune in diamonds from the store’s safe. Stephanie is also looking for another man on the run who was arrested for robbing that same jewelry store. Of course, Lula, Ranger, and Grandma Mazur are on hand to help when Stephanie inevitably runs into trouble.—LJ Reviews

Killing Me by MIchelle Gagnon (Putnam)

Appeared on the May 2023 LibraryReads list

Amber has very strong opinions about people who fall prey to serial killers and is sure that being savvy and street smart will keep her safe. Until she is taken by a serial killer, and her life becomes a hot mess. This quirky, snarky book reads like Janet Evanovich teamed up with Stephen King.—Linda Quinn, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield , CT

The Verifiers by Jane Pek (Vintage; LJ starred review)

Appeared on the February 2022 LibraryReads list

Claudia Lin, a lifelong reader of mystery novels, may be getting in over her head when she decides to investigate a mysterious death connected to the online dating detective agency where she works. Well-developed characters and an engaging locked room plot make this a great pick for those who loved Arsenic and Adobo and Dial A For Aunties.—Mara Bandy Fass, Champaign Public Library, Champaign, IL

Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano (Minotaur: St. Martin's)

Appeared on the February 2021 LibraryReads list

What a fun, enjoyable romp! Finlay Donovan is mistaken for a hit woman, a desperate wife hires her to kill her husband, and it gets crazy from there. An entertaining, hilarious distraction. Perfect for all the Stephanie Plum fans out there.—Rosemarie Borsody, Lee Library Association, Lee, MA

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing