Janet Evanovich is taking a new approach to her Alex Barnaby series (Metro Girl, Motor Mouth) and teamed up with her daughter, Alex, to create a graphic novel. Trouble Maker features the artwork of Joëlle Jones and shares many of the characters in the traditional novels.
NASCAR mechanic Alex Barnaby seems to always find trouble and often NASCAR driver Sam Hooker is in the middle of it. A man has gone missing and it’s up to Alex and Sam to find him. In their quest they encounter Petro Voodoo, severed body parts, a high-speed boat chase in the Everglades, and Sam’s overbearing mother.
According to a June 2010 USA Today article, the Evanovich duo (Janet & Alex) always envisioned the Alex Barnaby series as a graphic novel; however, the timing was not right. Because of this, the first two books were released as traditional novels. A graphic novel fits this story well and I look forward to future installments! As I said in my review for Motor Mouth, “The humor is mindless but extremely funny.” ~Enjoy!~