Determined to stay on as a bounty hunter against everyone’s objections, Stephanie takes on the case of finding the missing Kenny Mancuso, accused of shooting his childhood friend in the knee, he then jumped bail. It should be a simple task, except for the friend then being murdered, a lot of military ammunition being on the streets and the odd occurance of twenty coffins going missing. Do they tie in or are they all odd coincidences and why is Joe Morelli on her case. Then little pieces of corpses keep appearing and Grandma Mazur goes missing. Definately time to up the ante and find the elusive Kenny.
Two for the Dough is the second book in the Stephanie Plum series and without a doubt is as good as the first, if not better as you start to learn more about the major characters and what makes them tick. Fast paced, funny yet somber at times, it leads you on a chase around the streets of New Jersey and the trouble Stephanie manages to get into. A couple of characters from the first book who you thought you weren’t going to see again feature more prominently in this one, and they are a really good addition. Their interactions with Stephanie as well as the continuing banter and tension between her and Joe Morelli contribute to the depth and humour in this book. It was another great read and I can’t wait to dive into the third book!