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The Resource Two For The Dough : A Stephanie Plum Novel/, Evanovich, Janet, (overdrive ebook)

Two For The Dough : A Stephanie Plum Novel/, Evanovich, Janet, (overdrive ebook)

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Two For The Dough : A Stephanie Plum Novel/
Title
Two For The Dough
Title remainder
A Stephanie Plum Novel/
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Evanovich, Janet
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eng
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It's Stephanie Plum, New Jersey's "fugitive apprehension" agent (aka bounty hunter), introduced to the world by Janet Evanovich in the award-winning novel -- Two for the Dough is irresistible fun and powerful suspense entertainment from an acclaimed author who is already a national star
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Two for the dough
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Summary
A woman bounty hunter and her coach join forces with a vice cop to find a bond jumper who recently left the army and inadvertently shot his best friend
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Review
  • Following the hilarious and scary One for the Money, Hungarian-Italian bounty hunter from Trenton, New Jersey, Stephanie Plum is settling into her new trade, working for her cousin Vinnie while living near her parents and tending a pet hamster named Rex. She's still learning the bounty-hunter business, with assistance from the mysterious and ubercool Ranger and the cop Morelli, whose cousin Kenny has jumped bail and shot his best friend. It's Stephanie's responsibility to reel him in. In addition, Stiva's funeral home is missing some caskets, and the occasional body part, and Kenny seems to be tied into that, too. The plot veers from sleazily terrifying to laugh-out-loud funny: a set piece where Stephanie leaves Morelli on the street, clad only in socks and shirt, is matched for low amusement only by her Grandma Mazur caught in a mortuary corpse drawer aiming her gun (!) and delivering Clint Eastwood's "Do you feel lucky?" speech! A winner all the way. -- DeCandido, GraceAnne A. (Reviewed 11-01-2008) (Booklist, vol 105, number , p)
  • Rendezvous Review: What begins as a routine "fugitive apprehension" for thirty-year old bounty hunter Stephanie Plum turns into murder and personal threats against her family. The fugitive just happens to be a cousin of Joe Morelli, a Trenton vice cop with whom Stephanie had previously teamed up, professionally and personally. The sexual tension between them has cooled considerably and been reduced to tough-talking, oneupmanship banter -- they're more wary of each other than enamored. No longer a novice, Stephanie seems to have caught on to the bounty hunter business pretty well -- she comes across as pretty savvy and focused on her work. However, it's Stephanie's seventy-two-year old Grandma Mazur and her meal-preparing mother who steal the show. Their characters are beautifully developed through wonderfully funny dialogue and behavior. There really isn't much of a mystery here -- we basically follow Stephanie, and the rather wacky yet lovable ensemble cast from "the burg" that surrounds her, as she sets out to do her job. She and her cohorts are a refreshing addition to the world of sleuthing, Sara Sweeney
  • Sassy, brassy Stephanie Plum, the bounty hunter from Trenton, N.J., introduced to acclaim in last year's One for the Money, returns to track a bond jumper through her blue-collar neighborhood known as the "burg." A local funeral home, a slimy undertaker and mutilated corpses figure large in the search for Kenny Mancuso, who, having shot an old high-school friend in the knee, posted bail with Stephanie's boss, her cousin, and then disappeared. When the old friend is shot again, fatally, Stephanie reluctantly joins forces with her sexy enemy and love interest, Trenton homicide cop Joe Morelli. While looking for Kenny, Stephanie also searches for 24 caskets stolen from Spiro Stiva, heir apparent of Stiva's Mortuary and also a high-school buddy of Kenny's. As body parts, cut from "clients" on view at Stiva's, are used to warn people off the case, Stephanie and Morelli spar in a lively if expected fashion and Stephanie's feisty gun-toting Grandma Mazur forsakes her usual routine of talk-show TV and attending wakes to join the fight against crime. Readers will likely stay a few steps ahead of the sleuths, but the sharp repartee and Stephanie's slightly cynical but still fond relationship with her family and the burg hold a treasury of urban-style charms. $100,000 ad/promo; Mystery Guild selection; Literary Guild alternate selection; author tour. (Jan.)
  • After making the finals for the Edgar, Agatha, and Shamus awards, Evanovich's debut, One for the Money (LJ 7/94), won the Dilys award from the Independent Mystery Booksellers of America as the book "most fun to sell." In this sequel, New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum encounters an illegal weapons operation.
  • /* Starred Review */ Trenton's most unlikely bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum, is looking for Kenny Mancuso, who jumped bail after shooting his onetime friend Moogey Bues in the knee. And she's been hired to do a little work on the side for creepy, marriage-minded undertaker Spiro Stiva, who's missing two dozen empty caskets. But instead of getting on Mancuso's tail, Stephanie (One for the Money, 1994) finds Mancuso on hers--he's sending her body parts excised from Stiva's deceased clients, taunting her in their face-to-face meetings, and going after her irrepressible Grandma Mazur with an ice pick--and by the time she locates the caskets, they're about to be set afire. Meantie, somebody has returned to Moogey Bues's gas station to shoot him dead, and Joe Morelli, the swivel-hipped stallion of Trenton Vice who's always had the hots for Stephanie, has tied both Mancuso and Moogey's equally menacing colleague Perry Sandeman into a big-time theft of government arms. But how can Stephanie ever fit the pieces of the puzzle together when her cockeyed burg puts her hamster under constant threat of death, and her manicurist tells her, "I used to carry a forty-five, but I got bursitis from the weight"? The first must-read of the new year: more action and laughs than two weeks in Trenton. (Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 1995)
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813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
Series statement
Stephanie Plum mysteries
Series volume
0002
Target audience
adult
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Janet Evanovich
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2 for the dough
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Two for the Dough
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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 <i>One for the Money.</i><BR> <BR>Now Stephanie's back, armed with attitude &#8212; 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.<BR> <BR>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.<BR> <BR>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,...
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 <i>One for the Money.</i><BR> <BR>Now Stephanie's back, armed with attitude &#8212; 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.<BR> <BR>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.<BR> <BR>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.<BR> 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.<BR> <BR>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.<BR> <BR><i>Two for the Dough</i> is irresistible fun and powerful suspense entertainment from an acclaimed author who is already a national star.
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