Curious Minds (A Knight & Moon Novel) by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton (5 out of 5)
This one is out in hardcover. It’s a whole new series for Janet Evanovich, this time authoring with Phoef Sutton, a long-time television series writer and producer. I didn’t hear much feedback on this one, but I picked it up a few weeks after finishing her latest Fox/O’Hara novel, which I also enjoyed immensely. Evanovich is always good for a laugh and some fun books. I have to say, though, that I think I am a little bit in love with Emerson Knight. He has to be my favorite Evanovich male lead in years. Throw in the ambitious Riley Moon, and strange things ensue.
Riley works for the powerful Grunewald family, in a new job and her very first big assignment is to go out to the house of one reclusive eccentric, Emerson Knight, and calm him down. Knight has all of his gold housed with the Grunewald reserves, and he is nervous and asking the Grunewalds where his gold is at. Riley tries to quell his uneasiness, but instead gets roped into being his accomplice on a quest to locate his gold. Knight tells Grunewald he is recruiting Riley, and they go along with it…Or so he believes. And that’s when it gets wacky. A whole host of wacky supporting characters and a menagerie that defiles common sense liven up this wacky tale. If you like Evanovich and Lisa Lutz’s Spellmam series, you will love this one. There’s humor, odd occurrences, family allegiances gone haywire, and just a tiny spark of some romantic interest between our main character and his plucky sidekick. All in all, a smashing good time.