Maggie Lee is not your average hitwoman. For one thing, she’s never killed anyone. For another, after hitting her head in the car accident that killed her sister, her new best friend is a talking lizard–a picky eater, obsessed with “Wheel of Fortune,” that only Maggie can hear.
Maggie, who can barely take care of herself, is desperate to help her injured and orphaned niece get the best medical care possible, so she reluctantly accepts a mobster’s lucrative job offer: major cash to kill his monstrous son-in-law.
Paired with Patrick Mulligan, a charming murder mentor (who happens to moonlight as a police detective), Maggie stumbles down her new career path, contending with self-doubt, three meddling aunts, a semi-psychic friend predicting her doom, and a day job she hates. Oh, and let’s not forget about Paul Kowalski, the sexy beat cop who could throw her ass in jail if he finds out what she’s up to.
Training has never been so complicated And, this time, Maggie has to get the job done. Because if she doesn’t . . . she’s the mob’s next target.
Take three wacky aunts, two talking animals, one nervous bride, and an upcoming hit, and you’ve got the follow-up to JB Lynn’s wickedly funny Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman
Knocking off a drug kingpin was the last thing on Maggie Lee’s to-do list, but when a tragic accident leaves her beloved niece orphaned and in the hospital, Maggie will go to desperate lengths to land the money needed for her care.
But the drug kingpin is the least of her worries. Maggie’s aunts are driving her crazy, her best friend’s turned into a bridezilla…and a knock on the head has given Maggie Dr. Dolittle abilities—she can talk to animals. Unfortunately, they talk back.
It’s just another day in the life of this neurotic hitwoman…
Please tell me about yourself –
I’m a professional bullshit artist who gets paid to kill people.
(In fiction, of course, not real life. I figured I should specify that before the FBI comes knocking on my door.)
I’m one of those people who always wanted to be a writer. It just took me a while to figure out which medium was best for me to spin my stories. I write. I read. I repeat.
What is something about you that no one knows? –
I don’t like The Beatles….or Tom Hanks.
What do you like to do when not writing? –
Read. Cook. Train for half-marathons. Sleep. Spoil my dogs. Play endless games of Scrabble with my hubby.
What are you reading now? –
SWEET ON YOU by Kate Perry and the anthology WRITING CRIME FICTION.
Some favorite books and authors –
My reading tastes are all over the map.
Every year I re-read WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE by Maurice Sendak, HORSE OF TWO COLORS by Glenn Balch (my favorite book when I was a kid) and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee.
Lately I’ve found myself recommending any of THE SPELLMAN FILES books by Lisa Lutz, ROOM by Emma Donoghue, and STILL MISSING by Chevy Stevens.
What is your work space and writing routine like? –
I usually write at home, either on the couch in my office with a dog curled up on either side of me, at the kitchen table, or in the living room. No matter where (or when) I write, I’ve got the dogs and a cup of coffee with me, lol.
Your book sounds hilarious what inspired a story about a slightly neurotic hitwoman? –
Once you get to know me, I’m a sarcastic person with a fairly skewed view of the world. One of my critique partners kept suggesting I use “that voice”.
The idea of a woman who sustains a head injury and can then talk to animals, who then is recruited to become a hitwoman by a mob boss, seemed like a good chance to indulge in some of my favorite things. 😉
What new stories do you have planned? –
There are more Neurotic Hitwoman in the pipeline, and I’m working on a fun new mystery/suspense series that begins with Crime Scene Cleaners who can see and talk to ghosts.
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