Agnes and the Hitman: A Novel

· Sold by St. Martin's Press
59 reviews

About this ebook

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.

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59 reviews
A Google user
November 7, 2012
I have read this book more time then i can remember, and i still pick it up every so often. I love Agnes and her temper. Love the way the "hitman" saves the day, not to mention lives and the unexpected twist at the end made me want to start at chapter 1 all over again.
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Jen Whittaker
September 12, 2023
This is literally the only book that I have ever read more then 3 times. I love this book so much I've read it over 100 times. it's just so good that I can literally finish it one day and start reading it all over the next day. I just love all of the main characters, Agnes, Shane, Carpenter, Frankie, Garth, Joey, and Ll. This book has action, comedy, romance, and suspense. It grabs your attention from chapter 1 and keeps it till the end.
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Janice Tangen
March 13, 2017
comedy, suspense, romance, cooking, the-mob, govt-agent, law-enforcement Cranky Agnes and her hitman are surrounded by some real characters! The story is just too much fun! I first read it when it was new, have reread it several times and have given away (or had liberated from my shelves) maybe a dozen copies. The publisher's blurb gives hints and there is no need for spoilers, but that can't begin to prepare you for all the laughs!
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About the author

JENNIFER CRUSIE is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestselling author of Tell Me Lies, Crazy for You, Welcome to Temptation, Faking It, Fast Women, and Bet Me.

BOB MAYER is a former Green Beret and the USA Today bestselling author of thirty-two novels under his own name and the pen names Robert Doherty and Greg Donegan. He has over two million books in print.
Together, they wrote the New York Times bestselling Don't Look Down.

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