Author: Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer
Take one food writer named Cranky Agnes, add a hitman named Shane, mix them together with a Southern mob wedding, a missing necklace, two annoyed flamingos, and a dog named Rhett and you’ve got a recipe for a sexy, hilarious novel about the disastrous side of true love…
Agnes Crandall’s life goes awry when a dognapper invades her kitchen one night, seriously hampering her attempts to put on a wedding that she’s staked her entire net worth on. Then a hero climbs through her bedroom window. His name is Shane, no last name, just Shane, and he has his own problems: he’s got a big hit scheduled, a rival trying to take him out, and an ex-mobster uncle asking him to protect some little kid named Agnes. When he finds out that Agnes isn’t so little, his uncle has forgotten to mention a missing five million bucks he might have lost in Agnes’s house, and his last hit was a miss, Shane’s life isn’t looking so good, either. Then a bunch of lowlifes come looking for the money, a string of hit men show up for Agnes, and some wedding guests gather with intent to throw more than rice. Agnes and Shane have their hands full with greed, florists, treachery, flamingos, mayhem, mothers of the bride, and—most dangerous of all—each other. Agnes and the Hitman is the perfect combination of sugar and spice, sweet and salty—a novel of delicious proportions.
If you like murder, mobsters, meat forks and mayhem you will LOVE this book as much as I did. Agnes and the Hitman is a roller coaster ride from start to finish. This book in one word is hilarious and it will be one book that I will soon not forget. So much stuff goes on in this book that it’s hard to cover it all without spoiling it. If you are a fan of the Stephanie Plum books this is like a steak to Stephanie’s olive and peanut butter sandwich. The writing is superb and the action is non stop.
I’m a fan of Crusie – she always has zany characters, so I’m guessing Bob Mayer’s contribution to this book is all the murdering. Just a note: in this book you will find, shootings, meat forks to the throat, old men getting run over, and everyone getting hit to the head with a frying pan. If you don’t care for dead bodies piling up then this is not the book for you. But hey, what do you expect when a book is full of old mobsters and their family.
To end my review –I have to say that Shane is probably one of the best hero’s that I’ve read about in a long time. He’s a hitman – enough said!