Two for the Dough - Janet Evanovich

Two for the Dough

By Janet Evanovich

  • Release Date: 1999-07-15
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 1,065 Ratings


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 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.


  • great read

    By ek9102
  • Two for the Dough

    By AJ10141014
    Easy, fun read! I needed a comedy and light book and this was perfect. Had some really funny parts that make you laugh out loud.
  • Two For The Dough

    By gittigoo
    Good, easy read, enjoyable book. Characters are weaved well enough with ought getting in to their lives too deeply. Considering the characters, that would be just fine with them. Based in Trenton, NJ & any NJ native will find an instant affinity with many of the settings, the culture and the attitude. The author weaves innocuous neighborhoods & businesses in the settings that they could fit relatively Anytown,USA - but are still uniquely NJ! The characters travel through the series well, so a first time reader picking up any book would certainly enjoy the author's sarcastic, descriptive humor and storytelling and not lose anything of the characters if earlier books had not been previously read. I literally laughed out loud while reading on many occasions. The plot was fairly predictable, albeit some extraneous characters are weaved in adding more texture. The thing about the predictable plot for me was that it didn't really matter that it was predictable. I'm reading the story for the characters right out of the gate. They are what make me enjoy the stories the most. That's not to say there are not great stories within the plot. This is what attracts me to this writer, it's a great combination.
  • Two for the Dough

    By #1Nahnah
    PLEASE do a TV series - it would be so fantastic. Please do not put Debbie Reynolds as Grandma as you did in One for the Money. Bette White would be much much better. Can't wait to down load the next book.
  • Two for the Dough

    By fltmedx
    This is a great book enjoyed reading from the first chapter. I have to keep reading moving on to number three. Worth while reading.
  • Two For the Dough

    By FoxRunFem
    First rate dialog! Humorous styling of characters with great lines! Would make a terrific screenplay just as written. Cute plot, nicely developed.
  • One For The Dough

    By DelRioJac
    I haven't laughed so much reading a book in a long time. Your books are great. Your characters and story lines are hilarious. Keep up the good work. I love to read all kinds of books and I don't know why I haven't read any of your books until now, but I'm glad I did. So thank you, it has been my pleasure doing so now.
  • Early Characters

    By Rainmaker0324
    I actually read Janet's later Stephanie Plum books before reading one and two. It seems that the earlier books were building the characters. Still an entertaining read.
  • Two for the Dough

    By Poof3
    I just recently read "One for the Money" and thought it was very funny, so of course I purchased book number two. I thought this book was pretty predictable and kept waiting for it to get better. Everyone seems to love this series of books so I'll give number three a chance and hope for a funnier story line.
  • Not as good as one 4 the money

    By trishboggiel
    This book started off well but slowed down considerably. I just finished reading one 4 the money and I fell in love with that book. I decided 2 read the whole series but I'm reconsidering that choice now as this book wasn't that great. I did love the Grandma Mazur character however, she was a real hoot!! And I also liked the chemistry between Stephanie and Morelli. :)