Space Team series
by Barry J. Hutchison
Space Team: The Wrath of Vajazzle
Space Team: The Search for Splurt
Space Team: Song of the Space Siren
Space Team: The Guns of Nana Joan
Space Team: Return of the Dead Guy
Space Team: Planet of the Japes
Space Team: The Time Titan of Tomorrow
Space Team: The King of Space Must Die
This series has a lot of books, I’ve only read the first two. But I will read them all, unless Hutchison loses his excellent sense of humor along the way. Cal Carver, our two-bit conman hero, is mistaken for a vicious killer and snatched from an Earth prison just as Earth is pretty much wiped out. He teams up with quirky aliens to take on impossible missions, and in spite of his Maxwell Smart-ish overconfidence (and incompetence) manages to get out of trouble long enough to get into the next scrape. This is really light reading (kind of like Douglas Adams but not so British); there’s some clever sci-fi and interesting villains along the way.
Story 3, Craft 4, Humor 4 — Click title above to see the book on Amazon.