Friday, January 19, 2007

Two for the Dough, Janet Evanovich

"Two for the Dough" is a funny story by Evanovich about Stephanie Plum, bounty hunter from Trenton, NJ. She is trying to apprehend Kenny Mancuso for shooting his friend in the knee but failed to appear for court. Stephanie thought this was going to be a simple apprehension, but it got more difficult when the friend was found dead from mulitble gunshot wounds to the head. Stephanie, joined by her grandmother Mazur, attend the viewing of the deceased at a mortuary run by Spiro, another friend of Kenny, and got another task of locating 24 caskets that were stolen from Spiro. Stephanie keeps running into her old friend Joe Morelli, cop on the vice squad in Trenton, and wonders why he has such interest in Kenny. Morelli said he was looking after family, for Kenny was his cousin, but Stephanie thought there was more. Stephanie was warned to stay off this case by receiving mutilated appendages from deceased at Spiro's mortuary. This only sparked anger in Stephanie!

Janet Evanovich writes a good and humorous story with a plot that thickens as you go along. The mystery holds its own right to the last page and the ending is good. Stephanie is a warm and loving family member and grandma Mazur plays a funny role in this story. This story is a fast read and easy to understand...

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