Thursday, August 9, 2012
Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich
For a bit of light reading in the middle of the summer I chose the second novel in the Stephanie Plum series. For those of you who don't know, Stephanie is a down on her luck New Jersey girl who goes into bounty hunting because she needs the money. The people in Stephanie's life are very habit forming as you soon become attached to them. There is a marvelous push and pull that the author has created in the character's relationships that is very addictive. The complex ethnic environment is a wonderful backdrop for the crime story. In this case Stephanie searches for Kenny Mancuso, who has failed to show up for a preliminary hearing. She also searches for 25 caskets which seem like they must be somehow connected to a bunch of military weapons that have been making an appearance here and there on the East coast. Read the book if your longing for some wry humor and answers to the case.