Curious Minds - Janet Evanovich & Phoef Sutton

Curious Minds

By Janet Evanovich & Phoef Sutton

  • Release Date: 2016-08-16
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 204 Ratings


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Janet Evanovich, bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, teams up with Emmy-winning writer Phoef Sutton for a brand-new series of mysteries featuring Emerson Knight and Riley Moon, a dynamic duo with instant and undeniable chemistry.
Emerson Knight is introverted, eccentric, and has little to no sense of social etiquette. Good thing he’s also brilliant, rich, and (some people might say) handsome, or he’d probably be homeless. Riley Moon has just graduated from Harvard Business and Harvard Law. Her aggressive Texas spitfire attitude has helped her land her dream job as a junior analyst with mega-bank Blane-Grunwald. At least Riley Moon thought it was her dream job, until she is given her first assignment: babysitting Emerson Knight.
What starts off as an inquiry about missing bank funds in the Knight account leads to inquiries about a missing man, missing gold, and a life-and-death race across the country. Through the streets of Washington, D.C., and down into the underground vault of the Federal Reserve in New York City, an evil plan is exposed. A plan so sinister that only a megalomaniac could think it up, and only the unlikely duo of the irrepressibly charming Emerson Knight and the tenacious Riley Moon can stop it.

Praise for Curious Minds
“The one-liners fly at a ferocious pace. . . . Evanovich fans will find this closer in style to the Stephanie Plum novels.”Booklist
“Evanovich’s comedic timing and pacing are evident on every page.”—Daily Republic


  • Curious Minds

    By Myob2
    Looking for a fast paced, well written, totally unbelievable, action mystery this book is for you. Emerson is practically a Marvel Comic superhero, Riley is the perfect foil & the sub-characters are appropriately evil or endearing for their roles. A good beach read.
  • Interesting but would like to see where this goes

    By The Phantom Reader
    Curious about the other books in the series
  • Best book since the Stephanie Plum series!

    By Jabcota94
    Loved, loved, loved this book. I thought I would never enjoy another book/series as much as all the Stephanie Plum series. Well this does it! I read it non-stop start to finish. Laughed, cried, was frightened and intellectually challenged. Bravo to the authors. Now I will have to wait on pins and needles until the next Plum book as well as the next Knight and Moon book! Can't wait!
  • Not a fan!

    By Kris Anderson, The Avid Reader
    Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich is A Knight-Moon Novel (first book in a new series). Riley Moon has just graduated Harvard Business and Harvard Law and has landed her dream job as a junior analyst at Blane-Grunewald in Washington, D.C. The second week on the job her boss Werner assigns her to Emerson Knight. Emerson Knight lives in Mysterioso Manor and is very eccentric. The bank has sent him numerous requests to visit since the death of Emerson’s father, but he has ignored each and every one of them. So, the bank sends Riley to Emerson. Riley is actually glad to get away from the office. Her boss is slightly smarmy and keeps calling her “Moonbeam”. Emerson presents Riley with an unusual request. He wants his gold (he owns actual gold bars). Riley explains that it is not that easy. So, Emerson will settle for seeing his gold and he would like a meeting with Gunter Grunwald. Emerson’s simple requests turn out to be not so simple. Gunter has disappeared. There is also money missing from six clients (Emerson is one of them). Riley and Emerson set out to get answers. They are in for one thrilling and dangerous adventure. Curious Minds had some snippets that I liked, but, for the most part, I did not enjoy Curious Minds. It was too silly to be enjoyable. We have an extremely eccentric millionaire. Emerson wears Converse sneakers (I liked that part), sleeps in a tent in the library, the weird house, the various zoo animals, extremely brilliant, etc. Emerson is many various characters slapped together (Sherlock Holmes for one and Richey Rich is another—I am dating myself with this reference). Let us not forget his Aunt Myra and the pet armadillo. I found the characters to be flat. If there is supposed to be chemistry between Riley and Emerson, I did not feel it. The “mystery” is no mystery. It is a storyline that must play out (we are not given the opportunity to solve the mystery). We follow Riley and Emerson as they investigate the gold issue and the bad bank men (another cliché). I was very disappointed by Curious Minds. It is not my type of story. I prefer more serious mystery novels (with a mystery that I can try and solve). I am just not a fan of slap stick comedy (I do not like the Three Stooges either). I give Curious Minds 2 out of 5 stars. I will be steering clear of this series in the future.
  • Curious Minds

    By Dolmaker
    After reading all the Stephanie Plum series they are a hard act to follow. CURIOUS MINDS was some what exciting but just couldn't compare to Stephanie, Lola, Joe, Grandma, and of course Ranger.
  • Curious Mnds

    By Lollipopski
    Cute new series by Janet Evanovich (sp?)
  • Curious Minds

    By Mama Wosch
    I loved the crazy group of characters! Once you start reading you won't want to put it down!
  • Curious Minds

    By Mike Pekar
    Entertaining in a cute way. Read it in two readings.
  • Just Ok

    By Boundless Book Reviews
    I was provided a copy of Curious Minds via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I just recently discovered Janet Evonavich’s books with her Fox and O’Hare series, which I love; so when Curious Minds was offered I jumped on it. I guess the biggest issue I had, was I was expecting the same banter and chemistry between Knight and Moon. Like there was between Fox and O’Hare. Knight is a socially inept, brilliant, eccentric; kind of a rich version of Sheldon Cooper, with a bit more charm and a clue. His only saving grace, when it comes to his interaction with Riley Moon, is he is attractive. But even then there wasn’t much chemistry between them. Their close interactions were more awkward than intimate. I could see Knight become a very beloved character in future books but this first one I’m not sold yet. Riley was a ball of nerves, most of the time and rightly so. The life she had been working for is was essentially being flushed down the toilet, from the second Knight was thrust upon her. Despite her Harvard business and law degrees she is still tasked to be Knight’s reluctant Watson. I was disappointed that we didn’t get to see more of her “smarts”. We know that she can drive and fix cars and shoot a gun. What was college for? All she has done is fetch coffee and babysitting Knight. The Story had a solid plot; to steal the world's gold. It was interesting and scary to think about a few men having that much power over the economy of the world. The mystery behind how Knight was going to solve, then ultimately foil the bad guys was fun and fast paced. It is interesting to see where this series goes, I think the characters have a lot of potential to expand a grow....Sara
  • She just keeps getting better!

    By Papillion727
    I love this new duo and look forward to their next adventure.