Two for the Dough, the second installment in the Stephanie Plum series was funny and witty, filled with action, laughter and serious moments. It was a nice light read.
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).
Another great one in the series
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.
"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.
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.
Another fun, fast read in the Stephanie Plum series. Love Morelli and Stephanie's grandma!
Laugh out loud funny.
good book but i liked the 1st one more but her grandma mauzur is a hoot.
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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