Two for the Dough

Two for the Dough

Book - 1996
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Armed with attitude, not to mention stun guns, defense sprays, killer flashlights and her trusty .38, Stephanie Plum, the bounty hunter from Trenton, New Jersey, goes after a man who skipped bail. He replies by taunting her in a gruesome manner, sending her bits and pieces of dead people. By the author of One for the Money.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, © [1996]
Copyright Date: ©1996
ISBN: 9780684825922
0684825929
9780684196381
0684196387
Branch Call Number: Mystery Eva
Characteristics: 301 pages ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: 2 for the dough

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PolyWogg
Sep 26, 2017

PLOT OR PREMISE:
This is the second book in the Stephanie Plum series, new bounty hunter. This time around first love's distant cousin, Kenny Mancuso, is supposed to be a relatively easy pickup. Sure, he shot a guy, his best friend, but he's not all that bright. Except that he's fresh out of the army and suddenly wealthy.

WHAT I LIKED:
I liked the expansion of the role by Plum's grandmother, even though I thought she was over the top in the first one. Here, it's funny, as she is out of control. She goes to a funeral with a closed coffin for a guy who was shot, and she opens the coffin to see what he looks like. Another dead guy has a strange looking ring so she touches the hand and the finger comes off. Don't even ask about her shooting a gun. The love story with Morelli moves along a bit until he screws up (as all men do) and the brakes come on hard. Add in the sub-plot of 24 missing coffins, and the read is a riot. An improvement over the first book, and further expansion of some nice supporting characters.

WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE:
There are a few too many guys running around with no real explanation, and the major baddie Kenny does a pretty good job of going wherever he wants to despite a large number of people looking for him (remembering that he wasn't too bright to begin with).

BOTTOM-LINE:
Another great one in the series

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shelbysmom1996
Jun 06, 2016

2nd book in the series. You get a lot of the back history of the people in the books. This book had more suspense and less humor than I hoped for.

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Dreamstime
Nov 24, 2015

"Pistol-packing Grandma Mazur" is very distracting and certainly not a hoot. I have been told she is a part of all the books in the series. The stupid humor is not worth my time. "Hilarious" this book is not.

Vincent T Lombardo Feb 07, 2015

This book was very entertaining. Almost all of the characters were hysterical and the plot was great. Stephanie Plum is one of my favorite protagonists: funny, attractive, tough, smart, insecure, full of chutzpah-- in other words, quite human and likable. Janet Evanovich is very funny, and her books are practically a laugh a page, even when she writes about violence and gore. This is the second book that I have read in the Stephanie Plum series, and I plan to read the rest of the series.

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HELEN M. ZSUTTY
Feb 14, 2013

Another fun, fast read in the Stephanie Plum series. Love Morelli and Stephanie's grandma!

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sonicscrewdriver
Jun 20, 2012

Laugh out loud funny.

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fooktai
Jun 02, 2012

good book but i liked the 1st one more but her grandma mauzur is a hoot.

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kendrabain
Feb 04, 2011

Good book. Not as good as the first one, though. Not as laugh-out-loud funny, although I loved Grandma Mazur in this one!

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