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'SCUSE ME WHILE I KILL THIS GUY
Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Suspense
Talk about your killer dynasties! The Bombay family really takes the cake. Debuting in a most distinctive fashion, Langtry introduces an amazing heroine whose family values include assassination 101. Darkly funny and wildly over the top, this mystery answers the burning question, "Do assassination skills and Girl Scout merit badges mix?" One truly original and wacky novel!
Having been indoctrinated in the centuries-old family business of assassination at age 5, Gin Bombay faces the unsettling prospect of having her own 5-year-old daughter, Romi, take the blood pledge. A widow, Gin hasn't dated since her husband died of cancer, but a certain hunky Australian bodyguard named Diego Jones is making her hormones sing. One big fly in that ointment, however, is that Gin's latest target is Diego's client -- and killing a client isn't going to make Diego's heart grow fonder. Also complicating Gin's life is that the family council believes there's a mole in their midst and has tasked Gin with uncovering the traitor. And in the Bombay clan, screwups are fatal. (LEISURE, Aug., 368 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith
Published: August 2007