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Review: Two for the Dough

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Two for the Dough (Stephanie Plum #2)

By Janet Evanovich • ★★★★

A solid thriller/mystery from Janet Evanovich. Although—this one left me scratching my head when it was over. I was so prepared for this to be a mystery that the ending left me a little flat—because it's not really a mystery at all, but more of an action thriller.

Stephanie Plum is 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.

The book is well-written, and for all of Stephanie's quirks, she's an engaging, well-rounded character who's easy to root for (both in her adventure and in love).

This series is just as engaging at Grafton's Alphabet Mysteries (which they're often compared to), although the tone is as different as the coasts the heroines are on. Still, a good read, and I definitely expect to read deep into this series.