Troublemaker, Book 1 and 2 (Alex Barnaby Series)

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Barney and Hooker are together again and fighting crime, leaving a trail of chaos, panic, and disorder in their wake. Some would say they're drawn toward trouble like a moth to a flame. Others would claim their friends, Rosa and Felicia, dump trouble in Barney's and Hooker's laps. Either way, they are in over their heads when Rosa is kidnapped, and her disappearance is linked to a dangerous voodoo priest and his search for a mystery-drenched stolen statue.

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Troublemaker: A Barnaby and Hooker Graphic Novel

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Overview

Barney and Hooker are together again and fighting crime, leaving a trail of chaos, panic, and disorder in their wake. Some would say they're drawn toward trouble like a moth to a flame. Others would claim their friends, Rosa and Felicia, dump trouble in Barney's and Hooker's laps. Either way, they are in over their heads when Rosa is kidnapped, and her disappearance is linked to a dangerous voodoo priest and his search for a mystery-drenched stolen statue.

Written by Janet and Alex Evanovich, and illustrated by Joëlle Jones (Dr. Horrible, Token), Troublemaker brings ultimate adventure set in sun-filled Miami!

• Janet Evanovich, the New York Times number-one best-selling author, brings her hit Barnaby series to Dark Horse Comics!

• The entire Troublemaker story collected into one affordable volume!

• "With art reminiscent of the Florida sun and writing supercharged with action, the Troublemaker graphic novel from best-selling author Evanovich and her daughter is a winner!"—RT Book Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781595827227
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
  • Publication date: 7/5/2011
  • Series: Alex Barnaby Series
  • Edition description: Graphic Novel Edition
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 268,561
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Janet  Evanovich
Janet Evanovich
Over a decade ago, Janet Evanovich tossed aside a career as a romantic novelist in favor of a wacky world populated by thugs, crooks, hookers, and a certain sexy little bounty hunter named Stephanie Plum… and the world of modern mystery fiction hasn’t been the same since.

Biography

When plucky Stephanie Plum lost her job as a lingerie buyer, she had little other choice than to take a position working for her cousin Vinnie's bail-bonds office where she'd spend her days and nights hunting down fugitives, solving mysteries, and falling ass-backwards into adventure. Come to think of it, Ms. Plum has more than a little in common with her creator Janet Evanovich.

Much like the panty-pushing Plum, Evanovich once made her trade in erotica as a romance novelist for the trashy Bantam series "Loveswept." Tiring of the genre and finding herself increasingly fixated on crime, mystery, and the kind of adventures she came to love through comic books like Uncle Scrooge, she decided to ditch steamy stories in favor of off-the-wall humor and feats of daring. As Evanovich said on her website, "after twelve romance novels I ran out of sexual positions and decided to move into the mystery genre."

The resulting Stephanie Plum Mysteries reflect Evanovich's love for comics, toys, shoe-shopping, Cheez Doodles, and beer. Evanovich also created a memorable character that shares many of the author's distinctive traits, such as her self-effacing, dirty-minded wit. The Plum Mysteries, while often rambling and thin on plot, are never anything less than entertaining, hilarious, and refreshing in every way.

Stephanie Plum made her debut in 1994's One For the Money, in which she tracked down Joe Morelli, an ex-cop and murder suspect who'd also been guilty of taking Stephanie's virginity when she was 18. The novel's sly mix of sexiness and childlike playfulness made for a sort of young adult novel for adults.

Since then, the red-hot bounty hunter and a crew of misfits that includes retired hooker Lula, aging bail-jumper Eddie Decooch, and Plum's own hipster granny have romped their way "through the numbers," establishing Evanovich as one of the best and most inventive writers of "Strong Woman" mysteries and guaranteeing her a place on the New York Times bestseller list.

In 2004, Evanovich introduced a smart, savvy new series featuring Alexander "Barney" Barnaby, a sexy Baltimore car mechanic, NASCAR nut, and amateur sleuth with her own posse of delightful eccentrics. She's not Plum, but she's definitely a peach. Hey, what else would you expect from a Janet Evanovich heroine?

Good To Know

Evanovich's motorcycle-riding daughter Alex has created an online comic about her hamster called "Batster," which her mother proudly displays on her web site. With episodes like "Batster vs. Beerzilla," it's clear that wackiness runs in the Evanovich genes.

If you think the Stephanie Plum novels are zany, wait till you hear about what Evanovich was writing before she started getting published. As she explains on her web site, "The first story [I ever wrote] was about the pornographic adventures of a fairy who lived in a second rate fairy forest in Pennsylvania."

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    1. Also Known As:
      Steffie Hall
    2. Hometown:
      Hanover, New Hampshire
    1. Date of Birth:
      April 22, 1943
    2. Place of Birth:
      South River, New Jersey
    1. Education:
      B.A., Douglass College, 1965
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2012

    Terrible

    I am an avid Janet Evanovich reader so when I purchased this I had no idea it was a comic book style. It is not suitable for reading on the nook. The type is too small and hard to read. I wish I could return it like you can return to other stores. Very disappointed!!!

    12 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 21, 2012

    Janet Evanovich is one of the best writers I have read in a long

    Janet Evanovich is one of the best writers I have read in a long time. It is so hard to put her books down because you never know what hallarious thing is going to happen next. The worst thing is having to wait for the next book. :-) You really need to read her books, they will make you laugh. I was in a doctors office waiting area reading and started laughing, my eyes were watering and everyone in there was looking at me. I had several people ask me what I was reading. They said they were going out immediately to buy her books. There were probably lots of sales that day. I'm sure they laughed as hard as I did.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    Hey its better now

    For everybody that read the reviews about the type being to small, don't let that deter you. Because of nook comics, now the format is better so you can zoom in. I think this book/comic is great.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2012

    Bertie

    Just not for me. To small of type and I just like "real"characters.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 3, 2013

    recommend

    wish this was a novel instead of a graphic novel , but it was a fast and fun read. love janet evanovich , love the barney and hooker series cant wait for more.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    Not my cup of tea to read an illustrated book.

    Found this book very hard to read...on a nook book due to the tiny print. I would not buy this style of book again. I Love Janet Evanovich books so this was a big disappointment.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2012

    A Good Start

    This was just a sample, but it had a good start with the introduction of supporting characters. I will be looking for the real comic in stores.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 20, 2012

    confused

    how was i able to purchase this as a nook book yet it is not available on nook and i was not sent a hard copy?

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    Not Sure

    Love this writer, but disappointed that this was a "comic" or whatever it's called. Probably would not have purchased.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2013

    Worst Ever

    I have all of her books and this was a gift.
    So so not up to her usual level
    DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 14, 2012

    Ho Hum

    Don't get me wrong, I love Janet but I have not finish reading this, I lost interest.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2012

    Sorry

    Not for me.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2014

    I paid $11.00 for a comic book!

    I love janet's books, but this was hard get through on my nook. Frankly, that is to much to pay for any comic book. I got over them in the 70's and just wanted to read another Barney and Hooker series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2014

    Five stars for the Barnaby and Hooker series. Its her best yet.

    Five stars for the Barnaby and Hooker series. Its her best yet. I hope she keeps writing them, but not in a graphic novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2013

    We are not two years old

    I have always enjoyed Janet's previous books, but a graphic novel? Come now, those reading her books are not children. It should be called a comic book, not a graphic novel. I wish I could get my money back! I wish I could rate it with minus stars.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2012

    Test

    Test

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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