Two for the Dough Book Summary and Study Guide

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In this book, Stephanie Plum, the bounty hunter, has been given another arduous task by her boss, cousin Vinnie. She has to try and capture Kenny Mancuso, a boy from the working class burg of Trenton, New Jersey, who has just shot his best friend. Fresh out of the army, and suspiciously wealthy, Mancuso's also distantly related to Joe Morelli, a vice cop with questionable ethics, a libido in permanent overdrive, and he's also nosing in on Stephanie's investigations.
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Aided by her tough bounty hunter pal, Ranger, and her eccentric Grandma Mazur, Stephanie is soon knee-deep in corpses, trying to shake Morelli. And she's also stirring up a very nasty enemy.
The review of this Book prepared by Boppy

In the second book in the Plum series, Stephanie is on the trail of Kenny Mancuso, an ex-soldier who accidentally shot his best friend - with an illegal, stolen gun. She's also looking for a few dozen missing coffins for a creepy funeral home owner. With Grandma Mazur in tow, Stephanie traipses from funeral home to funeral home, leaving wreckage and overturned corpses everywhere they go. Things get worse for Stephanie after Kenny starts to take things personally - then she starts finding body parts as well as whole corpses. And as if all that wasn't enough, her relationship with Joe Morelli isn't going any too well, mostly because he's once again withholding information from her. Funnier and lighter than the first book, this novel is where Evanovich hits her stride.   
The review of this Book prepared by Ivy

Stephanie Plum and Grandma Mazur go after some really bad guys involved in a gun heist. The baddest is Joe Morelli's cousin. Best use of stun gun ever.
The review of this Book prepared by Christine G.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   finding a known killer

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   bounty hunter Age:    -   20's-30's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Mid-Atlantic states City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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