Dusty Book: What’s a Girl Gotta Do?

Long before Bridget Jones and her gang of chicks hit the scene, (although right around the time Stephanie Plum made her first appearance…) Sparkle Hayter wrote a mystery series featuring a funny, sassy, spunky amateur sleuth named Robin Hudson.  I can’t help but wonder if the series would have been a huge hit if it had come out during the chick lit heyday instead of 5 years too early.  The first book of the series is What’s a Girl Gotta Do?, where Robin, a second-string television news reporter, finds herself in the middle of blackmail and murder while trying to deal with job and ex-husband issues.

Our Booklist reviewer claimed “it’s hard not to like the sheer spunkiness, blatant outrageousness, and unadulterated enthusiasm”  of the author (and yes, that’s her real name).  Give this one to your Evanovich fans, for sure.

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Rebecca Vnuk is the editor for Collection Management and Library Outreach at Booklist. She is also the author of 3 reader’s-advisory nonfiction books: Read On…Women’s Fiction (2009), Women’s Fiction: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests (2014), and Women’s Fiction Authors: A Research Guide (2009). Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_RVnuk.

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