Troublemaker Book 1

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.

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By Reacherfan (The United States) · ★☆☆☆☆ · July 29, 2010
Don't waste your money on this train wreck of a comic with no story. Ms Evanovich must have gathered unused partial chapters from early books, added a not believable premise of Rosa getting kidnapped, and spit out a so-called graphic novel of barely 100 pages and 1,500 words from a scap heap. Tha... ...more
By Iowa City (Iowa City, IA) · September 01, 2010
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 Barna... ...more
By Amber (Omaha, NE) · ★★☆☆☆ · February 27, 2011
Not real sure what to think about this book. I'm not really into "graphic novels" and I really don't like getting into a story and then it ending. Very frustrating.

I prefer that she write books rather then "graphic novels".

Disappointed... ...more
By Giovanni (Levittown, PA) · ★★★★☆ · March 04, 2011
TGIF, and welcome to another doubleheader here @ The Scoop. Tomorrow is Digital short Saturday and we have another doubleheader coming at you. First up is Barry Eisler’s The Lost Coast, and then later in day is Big Daddy Abel’s Open Mic. His debut is making noise on Amazon Kindle garnering almost... ...more
By Kevin (Cleveland, OH) · ★☆☆☆☆ · June 08, 2012
The parenthetical bit "(A Barnaby and Hooker Graphic Novel #3)" is a bit confusing. From what I gather, there are three Barnaby and Hooker series - Metro Girl, Motor Mouth, and Troublemaker - but as far as I can find only Troublemaker has a graphic novel form.
I do wonder to whom this book is aime... ...more
By Rach (Lynnwood, WA) · ★☆☆☆☆ · August 23, 2012
This was truly terrible. I've read books by Janet Evanovich before, and enjoyed them. The problem in this graphic novel seems to be that neither Evanovich has any clue how to write for this medium. It's like they thought, "Hey, it has pictures! That's less work! We don't need a plot, or character... ...more
By CJ - So, you wanna play with magic? · ★★★★☆ · July 25, 2010
So awesome seeing some of Evanovich's characters come to life! I really enjoyed the first two books in this series so it was nice to revisit Miami, Rosa, Hooker and Barney- even Beans.

Fast paced, funny and well-drawn. If you like the Barnaby series you'll enjoy this.

Does end in a cliff hanger tho... ...more
By Carol (Lynchburg, VA) · ★★★☆☆ · May 15, 2011
Boy, this book was really dissed on Amazon. I thought it was kind of cute. I guess it was the art I liked best. Since I got it at the library, I didn't feel too bad. I'd hate to pay $18.00 for a comic book. I do agree though, that Evanovich books have been going down hill. ...more
By Kiera (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · May 11, 2014
Genre: mystery, everything that can go wrong...does...
Summary: Trouble seems to find Alex and Sam, wherever they go. Their friend Rosa is kidnapped by a practicing Voodoo priest and it's up to Sam and Alex to find her and solve the mystery before it's too late.
Response: I picked this up at the Sc... ...more
By An Odd1 (Southern Great White North, Middle-Muggle Earth, Canada) · ★★★★☆ · December 28, 2014
Hooker's boat is missing. Nitro blackmails them to bring rest of Baron Samedi wooden statue to Miami. Sitting outside, snacking with Rosa, Felicia, and dog Beans, suddenly Rosa spies Walter and gives chase. Back in his rented bungalow, full body size mannequin with top hat on skull is Baron Samed... ...more