Troublemaker, Book 1 (Alex Barnaby Series)

Troublemaker, Book 1 (Alex Barnaby Series)

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Troublemaker, Book 1 (Alex Barnaby Series) by Janet Evanovich, Joelle Jones, Alex Evanovich

Janet Evanovich, the New York Times #1 best-selling author of Finger Lickin' Fifteen, brings Alexandra Barnaby and Sam Hooker, from the hit Barnaby novels Metro Girl and Motor Mouth, to Dark Horse Comics with her debut graphic novel — Troublemaker!

Alex Barnaby and Sam Hooker are back together and fighting crime the only way they know how — by leaving a trail of chaos, panic, and disorder. Alex, an auto mechanic and spotter for racecar driver Sam Hooker, is drawn to trouble like a giant palmetto bug to a day-old taco. Unfortunately, she's also drawn to Hooker in the same fashion. There's no steering clear of trouble or Hooker when friends Rosa and Felicia call for help. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595824882
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Publication date: 07/20/2010
Series: Alex Barnaby Series
Edition description: Graphic Novel
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 872,667
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

About the Author

Best known for her Stephanie Plum mystery series featuring a sassy and smart-talking lingerie buyer turned bounty hunter, Janet Evanovich is one of today’s top crime-fiction writers with millions of fans worldwide. Her first Stephanie Plum novel, One for the Money was turned into a movie starring Katherine Heigl. Evanovich is also the author of the Fox and O’Hare series with co-author Lee Goldberg, the Knight and Moon series, and the "Wicked" Lizzy and Diesel series.


Hanover, New Hampshire

Date of Birth:

April 22, 1943

Place of Birth:

South River, New Jersey


B.A., Douglass College, 1965

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Troublemaker, Book 1 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 136 reviews.
Keara More than 1 year ago
This book is so below Janet Evanovich's usual quality it's actually sad. It should not be advertised as a novel. It's nothing but a glorified comic book in a hardcover. The entire book...cover to cover is less then an inch thick. I've bought and enjoyed every one of her books until this fiasco. I only gave it one star because I couldn't give it anything less. If you're looking for a second grade level comic book then this would be a great read. This is book one in an Alexandra Barnaby and Sam Hooker series. It is beyond a doubt the last I will waste my money on. This book is so disappointing that it's actually sad. It would be disappointing even as a free book! I sincerely hope this is not what all her writing will be like from now on. A total waste of money and hopes of enjoying a good read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is NOT a novel - it's a Graphic Novel (which is essentially a comic book). Don't buy this if you are expecting "just another Janet Evanovich book", because it's not!
AngelainIdaho More than 1 year ago
I was really saddened by this cheap excuse for a continuation of what I considered to be a great series by Ms. Evanovich. I am also a Nascar fan, and enjoyed how she had employed this sport into a unique series, then after waiting for a very long time, get a crummy comic book for my diligence. I have spent alot of money over the last few years supporting Ms. Evanovich and her Plum series, as well as Motor Mouth, and enjoy them both; I have both paperbacks and hardcovers of these books, and have praised the author many times to many people, and then get this disappointment. I understand wanting to branch out to, something new, but couldn't you have selected new characters to work with, and made it a series separate from your regular works? Perhaps you will redeem yourself by writing another Motor Mouth book that isn't a graphic novel. If I wanted to read graphic novels, I would buy them. At age 47, I prefer to read actual books, and use my imagination to flesh out what the characters may look like from your descriptions. I am an adult who is capable of processing the written word, and much prefer it that way. Please make up for this tragedy by writing an actual novel! I needn't remind you that there are alot of people who really enjoy your writing, and do not want to be disappointed again...please contnue on in your previous vein. PLEASE and THANK YOU!
Bill_Swears More than 1 year ago
I knew that Troublemaker would be a graphic novel, and I've enjoyed those before. But this completely failed me for three reasons. First, the art itself just isn't that great. I've had a mental picture of Barnaby and Hooker for some time, and these semi-manga characters don't do them justice. Expressions don't really follow the language either. When Barnaby is talking to Felicia in the opening scenes, Felicia is smiling about waving chicken over the voodoo doll. She looks like she's not taking things seriously, but she's worried about her friend who didn't come home, and she's upset enough to wake Barney up at 3:00. Second reason, I bought what was advertised as a graphic novel, not book one of an ongoing series, and I don't know how many of them I'm expected to buy before I find out what happened. This November, Book 2 of 3? Book 2 of we'll nurse it without resolution for as long as we can? Too bad, really. Third reason, I picked it up from the post office this afternoon. Half an hour after I get in the house, I'm done with volume 1. It lacks the depth of Evanovich's prose, and much of the humor that the previous Motormouth books had. I wish I had enjoyed it more. Bill
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There may have been a good plot cooking but didn't hold my interest. Maybe it was the style but I was very disappointed and will probably not buy the other two books.
judithinindiana More than 1 year ago
i love all the Plum series and most of the other ones. i have most books written by this author. i really didn't like this book. if you want a regular book to read then don't buy this. i did a pre-sale and it was sent to me. if i had seen it i never would have bought it. i think the audience that reads these books, that a graphic novel isn't something that would be liked.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I pre-ordered this book back in April and could not wait for it to come out in July. I was so excited when the box arrived. I love Janet and read everything she writes, as soon as, it comes out. We received one page of text in 50+ pages! It took me 30 minutes to read the book. So disappointing!!
KAT123KS More than 1 year ago
Well even for a graphic novel it fell short. It felt very elementary and after such great charatcer development in her first 2 books this just was such a downer. Not worth the read. Go back to what you do best and write your fans a book worthy of Alex and Sam.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was so disappointed in "Trouble Maker". My friends and I are avid followers of Ms. Evanovich's Stephanie Plum and Alex Barnaby books. All of us have all of her books and we were really excited that the third book in the Alex Barnaby series was coming out. I was shocked to find that this book was little more than a comic book with a hard cover. I read the first two pages and was so disappointed that I put it aside and decided right then to return it. I emailed my friends and told them not to even bother buying it.
preciousDC More than 1 year ago
I fell in love and was hooked from the very first Janet Evanovich book. I suffer from depression and PTSD and Janet makes me laugh, but this book was horrible! It was so totally disappointing! I wanted to get up immediately after reading it and contact Janet! I can't believe I paid that much money for a comic book. I have read a lot of comic books that had more to them than that book. I have always watched for the next book to come out because she has me hooked. I own every one of her books that I ever bought and won't sell them or give them away, but this one I don't want! I paid for this book in April and have been anxiously watching for its delivery. I will not buy another book in this series! Next time I want to see the book before I buy it!
mrskks More than 1 year ago
First off, I didn't even read this........I just received it in the mail.......I opened the box and was so excited... until I actually opened up the book and went.........what the heck?......its a stinking comic book....where is the REAL book? I love Janet! I've been a Janet fan forever....but this is just pathetic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought that this was a new novel. Why would we want to pay that price for a hard back comic book. Very disappointing. I think it should be made clear that it is not a novel but a graphic comic book when you view the details of the book. I would never had ordered it had I realized.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Janet's novels and preordered this book. I had no idea that Graphic Novel's are actually comic books. I was looking forward to reading about Alex Barnaby again and I am so disappointed. The book took no time to read. As an avid book reader, I could care less about pictures and that was what this book was all about. Plus, the actual writing was weak! Since I don't read comic books, I can't comment on this book in that capicty, but maybe if you like lots of pictures, this book will work for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had thought I bought a Baraby Novel. This is a comic book. I sure won't buy her 2nd one. I also didn't want to even give it 1 star, but I couldn't go any lower.
LovetoRead91 More than 1 year ago
Very disappointed. I thought we finally had a new Alex Barnaby book and it turned out to be a comic book. Ugh. Had a coupon - threw it away. Come on Janet - you can do better than that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish I had read the reviews before ordering. It is truly a comic book in a hard cover. I am returning it. I am greatly disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the 1st 2 books of this series motor mouth and metro girl - have re-read them also, couldn't wait for the troublemaker book to come out - but what a waste of money - the story line didn't end, you have to buy another section to finish the story or not and $18 for a comic book that leaves the reader hanging - won't be buying the graphic novel #2 which is sad as I've bought every book Janet has written including her early works as I like her writing style.
ppoolefromnc_65 More than 1 year ago
I am...was a die hard fan and own everyone of her books. Last year when Finger Lickin' Fifteen came out I was disappointed, but was willing to give sixteen a chance. Sizzling Sixteen was worse than Fifteen in my opinion. However, Sixteen is a bestseller compared to the bomb - Trouble Maker. I wish she would go back to REALLY writing or just wind up the open series instead of publishing low quality substance lacking material.
chunkychun1987 More than 1 year ago
It clearly states in the item description this is a graphic novel. I realize that GNs aren't everyone's taste, but that's what you bought and you should review it as a graphic novel, not what you wish it was.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I knew this was a graphic novel and wanted to try it. For the price, not worth it. Took less than an hour to read and the story was not completed. You have to buy the next book in the series to "maybe" get the conclusion. Perhaps I'll sit in the book store and read the next book in the series.
sookiegirl More than 1 year ago
I could not wait for another Alex Barnaby book to come out. After reading the reviews, and realizing it's a "graphic novel", I will not be ordering it. Janet, please continue and/or publish this series in book form. I miss the characters and the story lines, and do not need pictures to tell the story. Thanks for listening! From one Nascar fan to another, GO TONY!
MImiSINY More than 1 year ago
This was like an outline of a book, not a actual novel. I am a fan of Janet Evanovich but this was disappointing and frustrating. I enjoy the reading of a book - a graphic novel is apparently not for me. Not only was this "book" incredibly short, but it is not even complete. The conclusion of the story will be out in November. In short, not what I would pay $17.99 (or even B&N's discounted rate of $12.99) for - twice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book (?) is going back to the store! There's no way anyone should pay more than $1.00 for this comic book. What a crock!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wanted more Alex and Sam, this was definitely not what I was looking for :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago