Agnes and the Hitman Book Review (2020)

Jennifer Smith is one terrific authoress. Jennifer was born in the year of 1949, in Wapakoneta, Ohio, United States of America. More familiar in the world of novels is Jennifer Crusie, the pseudonym utilized by Jennifer Smith. As of this moment, Crusie has authored north of twenty novels, all of which have been released in as many countries.

Where Is Smith From?

Jennifer was born and raised in Wapakoneta, Ohio. Her parents were JoAnn and Jack Smith. The pseudonym Jennifer Crusie was Jennifer’s way of honoring her mother’s mother; it was her maiden name.

Jennifer attended the Wapakoneta High School, following which she went to Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. She acquired her Bachelor of Arts in Art Education. Her first Master’s Degree, on the one hand, was received from Wright State University; while her second, on the other hand, was acquired from Ohio State University.

In 1971, Jennifer married and relocated along with her spouse, who worked in the US Air Force, to Wichita Falls, Texas. It wasn’t long that they stayed in Wichita Falls, as they had to move once more to Dayton, Ohio, because of her husband’s job. Soon, though, the two divorced. They had one child, a daughter named Mollie.

A Little Help From Destiny

Jennifer picked up writing not by intention, but more of a series of accidents. For one, the Master of Fine Arts that Jennifer was working on was concentrated on the effect of gender on narrative strategies. She started with reading one-hundred romance novels by women, but midway through decided that this is what she preferred and changed her dissertation. Soon, Jennifer tried her hand in writing a romance novel, herself, and that is how it all began.

With all of that noted, we can now give our book review.

Agnes and the Hitman Book

This is one of the most entertaining and enjoyable novels to have come from the amazing Jennifer Crusie. The novel was actually coauthored by Crusie and fellow writer Bob Mayer. It is a standalone novel that will make the reader laugh out loud repeatedly with its genuinely attention-grabbing humor. It was published in the year of 2007. For more information about the book, take a look at our review of the best mystery romance books.

Eccentricity at Its Finest

The main character is Agnes Crandall. Oftentimes, though, people refer to Agnes Crandall as Cranky Agnes. Agnes has her own cooking column in the local newspaper. By and large, Agnes is a self- standing, yet hardheaded lady.

Her choice in men isn’t exactly the best you can find, but hey, it’s better than nothing. Her temper is something she could probably work on, but who’s got time for that? An instance of her loose temper is when she hit her ex-fiancé with a frying pan because she understood that it wasn’t going to work out. On the topic of frying pans, though, it seems to be very common that Agnes has to hit people with frying pans. Nevertheless, Agnes usually tries to take care of her own stuff and not mind other people’s business.

Color her surprised when one random day, as she is in the middle of making the raspberry sauce, someone breaks into her house and makes an attempt at taking her dog named Rhett. The old frying pan trick comes in handy once again, it seems. So handy, in fact, that the perpetrator appears to be lifeless.

This hasn’t happened before, so Agnes can’t wrap her head around the fact that she seemingly just ended a man’s life. She calls her friend Joey, who’s more than happy to aid her in the disposal of the corpse.

Things That Keep Happening

Now, what compels people to climb through the windows of Agnes we cannot say, but it must certainly be a very potent magnetism. Another person enters, though he doesn’t seem to be as hostile as the last guy. It turns out that Joey, the former mob man, instructed Shane to come by and keep her safe.

Only, he was under the impression that Agnes was supposed to be a kid and she’ s far from that. On a side note, Shane is a bit on a rough schedule seeing as he has to keep Agnes safe, keep himself safe from a rival hitman, and then he comes upon the realization that someone has lost a sum of five- million dollars in Agnes’ house. It is sufficed to say that he is in for a tough ride.

Agnes, herself, is trying to juggle staying alive, keeping her home safe, and hosting the exotically themed wedding of some Alice Olivia. Twists are won’t to happen as we find out that Agnes is related to both Joey and Shane.

As Agnes and Shane keep on fighting intruders and trying to get to the bottom of where someone left the five-million bucks and, more importantly, why in Agnes’ home, they seem to be under the power of an attraction of their own.

Agnes might be a bit hard to handle and Shane might be hard-wrought after his tumultuous life, but they just might be a match for one another. With that said, our book review of Agnes and the Hitman cannot say enough kind words about this engaging tale.

What We Recommend to Read Next

Welcome to Temptation is perhaps the next book to pick up after finishing Agnes and the Hitman, but Bet Me and Anyone But You aren’t bad choices either!

Author

Alissa Wynn

Alissa Wynn

Alissa is an avid reader, blogger, and wannabe writer. (She's a much better cook than a writer actually). Alissa is married, has one human, one feline, and two canine kids. She always looks a mess and never meets a deadline.