The hardcover edition of"Wicked Business"containsPlum & Wicked stickersinside
Janet Evanovich, mega-bestselling author of the beloved Stephanie Plum series, is back and better than ever. Her novels, hailed by "GQ" as among the great joys of contemporary crime fiction, deliver rollicking adventure with crackling wit and hilarious mayhem. And, now, one of the hottest writers today returns with dynamic duo Lizzy and Diesel to prove that when hunting down bad guys, the "real" fun is in the chase.
When Harvard University English professor and dyed-in-the-wool romantic Gilbert Reedy is mysteriously murdered and thrown off his fourth-floor balcony, Lizzy and Diesel take up his twenty-year quest for the Luxuria Stone, an ancient relic believed by some to be infused with the power of lust. Following clues contained in a cryptic nineteenth-century book of sonnets, Lizzy and Diesel tear through Boston catacombs, government buildings, and multimillion-dollar residences, leaving a trail of robbed graves, public disturbances, and spontaneous seduction.
Janet Evanovich does it again and gives us another exciting un-put-down-able read that is striking a chord with readers everywhere
About the Author
Janet Evanovich is the author of the Stephanie Plum books, including "One for the Money" and "Sizzling Sixteen", and the Diesel & Tucker series, including "Wicked Appetite". Janet studied painting at Douglass College, but that art form never quite fit, and she soon moved on to writing stories. She didn t have instant success: she collected a big box of rejection letters. As she puts it, When the box was full I burned the whole damn thing, crammed myself into pantyhose and went to work for a temp agency. But after a few months of secretarial work, she managed to sell her first novel for $2,000. She immediately quit her job and started working full-time as a writer. After 12 romance novels, she switched to mystery, and created Stephanie Plum. The rest is history. Janet s favorite exercise is shopping, and her drug of choice is Cheeze Doodles.
LORELEI KING has recorded over 200 audiobooks, including several titles from Janet Evanovich s bestselling Stephanie Plum series and Darynda Jones s Charley Davidson series. Her many awards include the 2008 Audie Award for Female Solo Narration for "Tallgrass" by Sandra Dallas, the Radio Times performer of the Year for "The Blind Assassin" by Margaret Atwood, and "AudioFile" Earphones Awards for "Eleven on Top" and "Twelve Sharp, " both by Janet Evanovich. "AudioFile" also deemed her one of the "Best Voices of 2008."
King s screen credits include "Notting Hill, House of Mirth", and "Cold Feet", among others. She has appeared as regular and recurring characters in popular British television shows such as "Chef, Cold Feet", Alistair McGowan's "Big Impression, Emmerdale, " and the saucy "Mile High". King now makes her home in London, where she lives with her husband, actor Vincent Marzello.