Janet Evanovich struck gold with Stephanie Plum's adventure series,
still going strong with ELEVEN ON TOP in the word processor.
Meanwhile, to give her eagerly awaiting fans an Evanovich fix, one
of the nation's bestselling fiction writers found time to create a
new heroine, Alexandra (Barney) Barnaby.
Evanovich shifts the action from Stephanie Plum's Trenton, New
Jersey, to Baltimore, where Barney, or Alex as she prefers to be
called, holds down a lackluster job at an insurance company. Alex's
background, however, lends her a need for adventure and
unconventional career choices. Thanks to her high school and
college summer job in her dad's garage, she knows her way around
the insides of an automobile, and she once dabbled in the racecar
"Just because I know how