Evil-doers beware, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is back on the job! Brilliant author Janet Evanovich returns with TWO FOR THE DOUGH, the terrific second novel in her Stephanie Plum suspense series.

Somewhat successful in her first attempts at bounty hunting, Stephanie is now actively pursuing skip tracing as a career. Unfortunately, the next case she is assigned turns out to be a lot more complicated. Local boy Kenny Mancuso is accused of accidentally shooting his best friend, Moogey Bues, in the knee. When Kenny skips bond and Moogey turns up dead, Stephanie now has a tiger by the tail. To complicate matters further, Stephanie's rival,  Vice Cop Joe Morelli, is Kenny's cousin and is tracking him as well.

Kenny's friend, Spiro Stiva, now runs a mortuary which Stephanie investigates with the aid of her irrepressible Grandma. Unfortunately, Kenny turns out to be a genuine psycho with a penchant for mailing Stephanie body parts hacked off corpses from Stiva's Mortuary. 

Meanwhile Joe and Stephanie struggle with trusting one another -- a difficult proposition when you are constantly lying and trying to out maneuver one another. When it comes to bounty hunting and sex, it's all out war!

TWO FOR THE DOUGH is a book that is guaranteed to have you laughing out loud and keep you poised on the edge of your seat. This is another sparkling triumph not to be missed!(Jan., 304pp., $21.00)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith