Two for the Dough

Two for the Dough

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
Chasing Kenny Mancuso, who had fled after inadvertently shooting his best friend, New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum becomes involved in an all-out manhunt for gunrunners and illegal weapons and is pursued by vice cop Joe Morelli. Reprint.

McMillan Palgrave

Bestselling author Janet Evanovich's wildly entertaining Stephanie Plum series is top of the charts!

#1 New York Times * #1 Wall Street Journal

#1 Los Angeles Times * #1 Entertainment Weekly

#1 Publishers Weekly * #1 Dallas Morning News

#1 USA Today * #1 Booksense

THIS ONE'S DOUBLE THE FUN

Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is still learning the ropes at her cousin Vinnie's bail bond office, so when she sets out on the trail of Kenny Mancuso—a suspiciously wealthy, working-class Trenton boy who has just shot his best friend—the stakes are higher than ever. That Mancuso is distantly related to vice cop Joe Morelli—who is trying to beat Stephanie to the punch—only makes the hunt more thrilling. . . .

Taking pointers from her bounty hunter pal, Ranger, and using her pistol-packing Grandma Mazur as a decoy, Stephanie is soon closing in on her mark. But Morelli and his libido are worthy foes. And a more sinister kind of enemy has made his first move . . . and his next move might be Stephanie's last ... in Two for the Dough.



Baker
& Taylor

Pursuing Kenny Mancuso, who fled after inadvertently shooting his best friend, New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum becomes involved in an all-out manhunt for gunrunners and illegal weapons and is pursued by vice cop Joe Morelli.

Publisher: New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, c1996
ISBN: 9780312948962
0312948964
9780671001797
0671001795
9780684196381
0684196387
Branch Call Number: F EVA
Characteristics: 301 p. : 24 cm

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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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