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Two for the Dough

Two for the Dough

Écrit par Janet Evanovich

Raconté par CJ Critt


Two for the Dough

Écrit par Janet Evanovich

Raconté par CJ Critt

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4/5 (121 évaluations)
Longueur:
9 heures
Sortie:
Jan 4, 2011
ISBN:
9781442342224
Format:
Livre audio

Description

It's Stephanie Plum, New Jersey's "fugitive apprehension" agent (aka bounty hunter), introduced to the world by Janet Evanovich in the award-winning and bestselling novel One for the Money.

Now Stephanie's back, armed with attitude -- not to mention stun guns, defense sprays, killer flashlights, and her trusty .38, Stephanie is after a new bail jumper, Kenny Mancuso, a boy from Trenton's burg. He's fresh out of the army, suspiciously wealthy, and he's just shot his best friend.

With her bounty hunter pal Ranger stepping in occasionally to advise her, Stephanie staggers kneedeep in corpses and caskets as she traipses through back streets, dark alleys, and funeral parlors.

And nobody knows funeral parlors better than Stephanie's irrepressible Grandma Mazur, a lady whose favorite pastime is grabbing a front-row seat at a neighborhood wake. So Stephanie uses Grandma as a cover to follow leads, but loses control when Grandma warms to the action, packing a cool pistol. Much to the family's chagrin, Stephanie and Granny may soon have the elusive Kenny in their sights. Fast-talking, slow-handed vice cop Joe Morelli joins in the case, since the prey happens to be his young cousin. And if the assignment calls for an automobile stakeout for two with the woman who puts his libido in overdrive, Morelli's not one to object.

Low on expertise but learning fast, high on resilience, and despite the help she gets from friends and relatives, Stephanie eventually must face the danger alone when embalmed body parts begin to arrive on her doorstep and she's targeted for a nasty death by the most loathsome adversary she's ever encountered. Another case like this and she'll be a real pro.

Two for the Dough is irresistible fun and powerful suspense entertainment from an acclaimed author who is already a national star.

Sortie:
Jan 4, 2011
ISBN:
9781442342224
Format:
Livre audio

À propos de l'auteur

Over the last twenty-five years, Janet Evanovich has written a staggering twenty-four #1 New York Times bestsellers in the Stephanie Plum series. In addition to the Plum novels, Janet has coauthored the New York Times bestselling Fox and O’Hare series, the Knight and Moon series, the Lizzy and Diesel series, the Alexandra Barnaby novels, and the graphic novel, Troublemaker (with her daughter, Alex Evanovich).


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  • (5/5)
    I Laughed aloud many times! I love the characters! Grandma Mazur Rocks!! Looking forward to the next installment!
  • (3/5)
    Another mystery within a mystery. Who is responsible for the deaths? Is Kenny guilty? Will Stephanie and Morelli get together? I would have liked this better if they had spent less time inside a funeral home, although I agree with other reviewers that Grandma Mazur is a real star in this one. Still, more gruesome than the first book.
  • (3/5)
    Another ligh hearted adventure with Stephanie Plum. This books hit its stride much better and ealier than tha last. I guess familiarity with Stephanie's character helped. Granda Mazur gets in on the act too - quite amusing and another easy diverting read.
  • (4/5)
    Second in this wonderfully funny series!
  • (4/5)
    BOTTOM-LINE:Another great one in the series.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)..DISCLOSURE:I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, nor do I follow her on social media.
  • (5/5)
    Love these books!
  • (4/5)
    I enjoyed this story just as much as One for the Money. The secondary characters were much more entertaining in this second entry in the series. I especially love Grandma Mazur crime detecting!
  • (3/5)
    Fun to read, but not much mystery. Cars and Stephanie don't seem to get on well together.
  • (4/5)
    Stephanie is still a dimwitt in the second book, but again the situations she manages to get herself in are funny! The story has a good plot and storyline.
  • (4/5)
    2nd book in the Stephanie Plum mystery series. In this one she's doing her normal job of a bounty hunter and also takes on a side job looking for some missing caskets. Fun easy read like most of the Evanovich books I've read. This one starts to flesh out some of the side characters more. Lula makes a brief appearance. And Grandma Mazur is just about a driving force through this one with her going to funeral visitations for socializing.
  • (4/5)
    Don't remember this one anymore. Just another one in the series. But I do enjoy the series. More for the humor than they mystery.
  • (3/5)
    After the movie, One for the Money (I loved it), I wanted to read the books. I was half happy and half disappointed (to be fair the first few books were better than the rest - I've read 17 or 18). The writing isn't anything special but there is banter and wit (which is waning). I love her grandma, the ex-hooker, and some other random side characters - that and the witty moments kept me coming back for more.By the time of the 5th book (or at least by the 10th) you would think she would start to get the hang of her job or get a new one - nope. At a certain point she is just a pretty woman of 30ish who can't pick from 2 men (or choose to move on from both), who is bad at her job, and relies on luck and the men in her life to save her (to be fair I think of one time she was saved by a woman).So why do I keep reading? In spite of how annoying she is, and how she is hopelessly in love with 2 mildly mentally abusive men? Despite all the half attractive or good guys being over 6 ft tall for some reason and all the other men are taken or ugly? The reason is the supporting crazy characters, and the fading wit.
  • (4/5)
    This is the second book in Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. In this one, neophyte bounty hunter Plum goes after a guy accused of kneecapping his buddy and takes a side job involving tracking down some missing coffins. Needless to say, it all gets more dangerous than anticipated.I think I liked this one a little bit more than the first one. Partly that may be because I knew exactly what to expect from it going in, but it also had some very dark humor that actually made me laugh in places, which One for the Money didn't so much. Still, like the first one, this can only be described as "brain candy." And, honestly, it's not even really high-quality brain candy. It's like the literary equivalent of Circus Peanuts. But, god help me, I can eat a whole bag of those things.
  • (3/5)
    the second in the Stephanie Plum, lingerie-buyer-turned-bounty-hunter series. Again, Stephanie hunts and captures her man in spite of herself...

    This book was a fun, fast read - a perfect summer read. The best part of the story was that there was more involvement by Grandma Mazur - a spry, outspoken 80-something that you just have to love....
  • (5/5)
    I loved it, as I did the first one. I think I need mindless entertainment, though, as a general rule.
  • (3/5)
    Although I did like this book I wasn't wild about it. It's funny but if you've read the first book in the Stephanie Plum series, One for the Money, it's predictable.

    As before Stephanie gets a job to find a someone who skipped bail, Kenny Mancuso, and is suspected of murdering his best friend. It's a job which, to begin with, is too big for Stephanie's limited experience but she needs money. Together with the help of policman Joe Morelli and colleague Ranger she goes after Mancosu but becomes one of his targets himself. The second storyline deals with Stiva's funeral parlor when undertaker Spira Stivo asks Stephanie to find a shipment of caskets that has been stolen.

    Each character has it's own function. One of the most prominent is grandma Mazur, who tries to help Stephanie, but is actually more interested in the morbid details of the investigation. One of her roles is to be a comic relief but after a while she started to irritate me a bit with her antics.

    As I've said before this feels too much like a rehash of the first novel in the series. Stephanie has to find someone to get money, becomes a target of that person herself, she needs help of one or two men to solve the problem and not be killed.
  • (4/5)
    I was still kind of on the fence about these books but they're starting to grow on me. And I'm loving the back and forth between Stephanie and Joe, it's really entertaining
  • (5/5)
    Another great addition to the Stephanie Plum series, with a growing relationship between Stephanie and Joe, missing body parts from the funeral home. Vehicle accidents and of course Grandma Mazur in the mix makes this another exciting and interesting 2nd book to the series.
  • (5/5)
    Rereading this ultra fun series so I can read the newer ones in a linear fashion and know everything that went on. In this one, Stephanie and Morelli start to heat up while looking for a relative of Morelli's that may have stolen some military weapons. A wonderfully fun series.
  • (5/5)
    After reading the first book in this series I HAD to pick up the second, and of course it did not disappoint. Same premise as the first, more laughs. Such an amazing book. I cannot wait to start the third one.
  • (4/5)
    Funny, well written and engaging! A touch predictable but entertaining regardless. I love her grandma!! She is a real trouble maker!! Can not wait to see what is next for Stephanie Plum!
  • (4/5)
    Another good book by Janet Evanovich. I love her characters!
  • (4/5)
    I am loving this series, especially on audio. The narrator, C J Critt, does an outstanding job of capturing every nuance of Stephanie Plum's wry humor and personality. I was glad to see Grandma Mazur get a more prominent role in this 2nd installment. She offers plenty of LOL opportunities. Looking forward to the next book.
  • (1/5)
    Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is looking for Kenny Mancuso who has just shot his best friend.
  • (3/5)
    Enjoyable characters, enjoyable storyline. I especially like Grandma Mazur ... I can see Sophia from Golden Girls in that part. I really enjoy the fact that Stephanie Plum is a great anti-hero. She just stumbles through it all like real people do.
  • (5/5)
    Oh my, did I get a great belly laugh out of this one.
  • (5/5)
    Another great addition to the Stephanie Plum series, with a growing relationship between Stephanie and Joe, missing body parts from the funeral home. Vehicle accidents and of course Grandma Mazur in the mix makes this another exciting and interesting 2nd book to the series.
  • (1/5)
    Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is looking for Kenny Mancuso who has just shot his best friend.
  • (1/5)
    Couldn't get into this one. Too rude? Too crude? Not as funny? It was definitely missing a hook to draw me into the story.
  • (4/5)
    Stephanie Plum's back and this time she's bringing Grandma Mazur along for the ride. She needs Grandma to help with a case involving stolen caskets but Grandma seems to be more trouble than she's worth. In the meantime Plum's also trying to track down a guy she knows from the burg suspected of killing a friend. As usual, things don't work quite the way they should!