Agnes & the Hitman

Agnes & the Hitman

Book - 2007
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Agnes, a food writer, meets a hitman in unusual circumstances while she is preparing to cater a wedding, and her life gets very complicated.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2007.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780312363048
0312363044
Characteristics: 368 p.
Additional Contributors: Mayer, Bob 1959-
Alternative Title: Agnes and the hitman

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nidofito
Aug 25, 2017

Nice to be reading Crusie again. Lots of twists and turns in this rom-com murder mystery with a whole lot of crazy fun characters. She likes her heroines high strung but likeable and her heroes silent but dependable, eh? I like it and I've seen similar pairings in her other books as well.

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jforeman
Feb 27, 2017

I read this book a few years ago but it stands out in my memory as quite funny in parts. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would highly recommend it.

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debmar10
Sep 05, 2014

This is such a fun book with great characters and over-the-top scenes.
I enjoyed it.

really disorganized writing and not my type of slap stick humour

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emcooley
Jun 06, 2014

I really enjoyed this book! There is never a dull moment. It is very funny and the main character is full of life.

Meeeeeee Jul 05, 2013

I have been looking for this type or writing for some time and this book did not disappoint. The humor is sophisticated and on the mark.
The best of the two they have done so far, looking forward to more. I got a good picture of that alley scene in my head after reading it.

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Marnolia
Jun 14, 2012

Hilarious story of a cook with anger management issues that gets mixed up with the Mob, all while planning a wedding, and trying to sabotage the nefarious scheming of the Bride's grandmother. Mobsters, hitmen, food, romance, flamingos... what more does a novel need? There is some questionable language, but if you can put that aside, the antics of Agnes and the rest of the characters will keep you reading.

lindakettle Mar 29, 2012

Since her collaboration, all Jennifer's heros are ex-military. Unfortunately, they are straight line thinkers, so on the male side you don't get the mayhem of Jennifer's earlier, solo works.

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technojoy
Nov 25, 2011

I don't ordinarily read romances, mysteries, or erotica, but I read everything by Jennifer Crusie. She's been compared to Janet Evanovich, but if there's a relationship, Jennifer Crusie is Janet Evanovich's smarter cousin. While her books with Bob Mayer are not my favourite, they're still good reads. This one moves fast, has a complicated plot, is peopled by interesting characters, and includes the perks of food descriptions, clothes descriptions, and a dog.

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bookpusher
Aug 11, 2011

Lots of fun!

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technojoy
Nov 25, 2011

“Heartache often drives us to consume things we wouldn't otherwise, such as an entire pint of Caramel Pecan Perfection high-fat ice cream, covered in ganache, the crack cocaine of frozed dairy. Twelve hundred calories per pint, six hundred and eighty of which are fat calories, but is only dulls the pain for the moment, there's that carb fog while you're standing at the sink shoving it in your face, and then it's over and you feel...used. Like a cheap pickup the Dove people seduced and abandoned in your kitchen, leaving you with sticky hands and an empty cup and a still-broken heart, except now you're mad at Dove, too.” [From an article Agnes wrote]

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