Series Sunday (May 8)

by Notorious Spinks on 05.08.2011

Series Sunday is a new bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.

  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Post a review/recommendation on your blog, FB, Twitter, Goodreads, or Shelfari pages.
  • Share your review/recommendation by posting the link in the comments section below.
  • Include the title, author, and name of the series so that other Series Sunday participants can add the book to their TBR Lists.


Two for the Dough is the second installment in the Stephanie Plum series.  Stephanie is still up to her same ole skip tracing bounty hunting ways while working for her duck loving cousin Vincent.  In spite of Stephanie being new to the game Vincent seems to always assign her the cases that put her life on the line.  This time around she’s assigned the case of Kenny Mancuso.  Mancuso is recently out of the army but his new found wealth has onlookers thinking he has  hit an armored truck.

As Stephanie begins her search for Mancuso she realizes that something just isn’t right.  Although he’s accused of killing his best friend and that’s bad enough, the story goes deeper each time she thinks she has gotten closer to Mancuso.  To make matters worse Morelli is distantly related to Mancuso so he’s joining Stephanie in the search.  Only God knows what will happen now that the duo is back together.

Stephanie is still making me laugh out loud especially when Grandma Mazur hits the scene.  Granny comes ready to attack while packing her pistol.  This series is still enjoyable and funny.

This is one of the funniest scenes to me:

Grandma passed the cabbages to Spiro.  “I hope you don’t mind talking about business,” she said.  “I’ve got a lot of questions.  For instance, I’ve always wondered about whether you dress the deceased in underwear.  It don’t seem really necessary, bot on the other hand…”

Yes Grandma Mazur is too funny.

I’m also scoping out the language she uses as it pertains to African-Americans.  In this book I noticed that when talks of communities going down she always places an African-American in the scene.  In one scene she said the man was “the color of road car.”  I was speechless and thinking where they say that at.

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Literary Marie May 15, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Thanks for participating in Series Sunday meme. I’ve never seen this cover for Plum 2. I like!

Grandma Mazur has me rolling with her adventures and snide remarks.

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