'Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy [NOOK Book]

Overview

From National Bestselling author, Leslie Langtry...

You can't pick your family…

Death by Chocolate is her favorite dessert. And those knitting needles aren't just for craft projects. To most people, Gin Bombay is an ordinary single ...
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'Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy

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Overview

From National Bestselling author, Leslie Langtry...

You can't pick your family…

Death by Chocolate is her favorite dessert. And those knitting needles aren't just for craft projects. To most people, Gin Bombay is an ordinary single mom. Then again, they don't know she's from a family of top secret assassins. Somewhere between leading a Girl Scout troop for her kindergartner—would nooses count for a knot badge?—and keeping their puppy from destroying the furniture, Gin now has to take out a new target.

But you can pick them off

Except this target has an incredibly hot Australian bodyguard who knows just how to make her weak in the knees. But with a traitor threatening to expose everything, Gin doesn't have much time to indulge her hormones. She's got to find the leak and clear her assignment … or she'll end up next on the Bombay family hit list.

Other Greatest Hits Mysteries available:
'Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy – book #1
Guns Will Keep Us Together – book #2
Stand By Your Hitman – book #3
I Shot You Babe – book #4
Paradise by the Rifles Sights – book #5
Snuff the Magic Dragon – book #6
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Editorial Reviews

__ - RT BOOKReviews
“Darkly funny and wildly over the top, this mystery answers the burning question, ‘Do assassin skills and Girl Scout merit badges mix…’ one truly original and wacky novel!”
__ - Publishers' Weekly
“The beleaguered soccer mom assassin concept is a winner, and Langtry gets the fun started from page one with a myriad of clever details.”
__ - Chicago Tribune
“Mixing a deadly sense of humor and plenty of sexy sizzle, Leslie Langtry creates a brilliantly original, laughter-rich mix of contemporary romance and suspense in ‘Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy”
__ - Midwest Book Review
“The fast-paced romantic suspense chick lit thriller is over the top, but fans will want to follow suit as Leslie Langtry provides a satirical family drama.”
USA Today Bestselling Author - Julie Kenner
“With an irreverent, tell-it-like-it-is, suburban-mom-assassin narrator, Leslie Langtry’s ‘Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy delivers wild and wicked fun.”
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016767888
  • Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/13/2013
  • Series: Greatest Hits Mysteries , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 131,125
  • File size: 377 KB

Meet the Author

Leslie Langtry is the author of the Bombays Greatest Hits series, The Adulterer's Unofficial Guide to Family Vacations, and several books she hasn't finished yet, because she's very lazy. Leslie loves puppies and cake (but she will not share her cake with puppies) and lives with her family and assorted animals in the Midwest.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted September 16, 2012

    I started this book not knowing what to expect. I knew that I l

    I started this book not knowing what to expect. I knew that I liked the summary but felt that the execution would be tricky. I felt like it would be hard to strike the right balance between a chick-lit feeling book and a serious book about a family of assassins. I'm happy to say that Leslie Langtry got this one right. 'Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy was light-hearted, laugh-out-loud funny but still just serious enough for its subject matter, and left me with a smile on my face.

    I love a first-person narrative, and I love it even more when I actually like the main character. Sometimes, I just don't like them, you know? But I liked Ginny. She had a no-nonsense personality, which I really appreciate in a female lead, and I also appreciated her attention to detail with regards to her work as an assassin. I loved reading about her hidden lab!

    The funniest parts of this book were Ginny's interaction with Diego. She has not had a relationship since her husband died of cancer five years ago, and her hormones wake up with a vengeance when she meets Diego in a bookstore. On that note, I love to read about characters who love to read!

    Anyway, Ginny and Diego have an instant attraction and she's not shy about telling him how she feels. My favorite part of the book was when they were declaring their feelings for each other and she does a happy dance: she thinks she doing it in her head, but she is actually doing the dance and accompanying squeals of happiness out loud. Diego's reaction to her reaction was hilarious!

    I guess what I'm trying to say about Ginny is that she is very genuine. There's no faking anything with her: what you see is what you get, and I loved her for that. She says what she thinks, without being mean, but is always honest.

    The mystery component of this book was well-handled. There was definitely a surprise at the end: Langtry took the book in a direction I wasn't expecting, which made things interesting.

    Overall, I really enjoyed 'Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy. I was really excited to see that it is part of a series and plan on reading more from Leslie Langtry.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 29, 2012

    I read this book for the author for an honest review. I loved t

    I read this book for the author for an honest review. I loved the title of this book and wanted to know more about it. This book was fast paced and funny. The charcter of Ginny is down right hysterical.

    Ginny's family is a family of assassins. It goes back many generations. This family makes it sound so easy to kill someone, physically and pyschologically. The Council (elder members of the family) have found out there is a mole within the family. It is now Ginny's job to find out who he/she is and bring that person to the Council.

    Ginny finds out rather quickly who the assassin is....or did she? You'll have to read it for yourself to find out. I highly recommed it.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 19, 2012

    You have to check this out..

    Loved this book, it keep me wanting to know what was nexted and even kept me laughing. I wanted more so bought 2 more of her books on the same family.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 17, 2012

    Fast, easy, fun summer read. I loved the soccer mom-as-assassin

    Fast, easy, fun summer read.
    I loved the soccer mom-as-assassin concept and willingly entered the suspension of disbelief, but had trouble accepting the sudden love interest given the family's rules and lifestyle choices. That story line was, for me, what dropped the book from four stars to three stars.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 2, 2011

    Must Read

    I chose this book because I liked the title, I think I will use that same criteria in the future. The story, like the title, is interesting with an odd sense of humor. The characters are well developed without a lot of time wasted building a background, details are added where they fit smoothly into the story line. The story is obviously fiction and does not pretend to be 'based on actual events', yet it is still quite easy to empathize with the characters as they respond and react to the social and family situations that they find themselves thrust into. The strong sense of family obligation is ever present even in a family of assassins. This is the first book I have read by Leslie Langtry, but it will not be the last.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2012

    Hilarious

    I laughed out loud with this one. Short read. Original idea - family of assassins for many, many generations. Just bought the next book in the series, hope it's as fun to read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    Exciting Read

    I highly recommend this book. Exciting,funny and much more. Just your average family with a twist.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2012

    Very Funny

    This is a nice lighthearted book about a family of assassins. I think the story is well written and entertaining.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2012

    highly recommend!!

    This book is too funny,kept me smiling to the last page.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2014

    If you like the Stephanie Plum character in Janet Evanovich's bo

    If you like the Stephanie Plum character in Janet Evanovich's books you with love this author. It was laugh out loud and quick reading book. Ginny is funny especially when she is with Diego. The book goes smoothly and to be honest with you, you can actually see things happen while it unfolds. It's a book about family and what boundaries you will cross to save your own.

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  • Posted May 10, 2014

    I expected this to be light & fluffy reading, and it basical

    I expected this to be light & fluffy reading, and it basically was. It was cute & mildly amusing, but overall, I had hard time reconciling these cutesy characters with the fact that they kill people for a living; it just did not mesh for me at all. I enjoyed it ok, but I won't be continuing on in this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2014

    Recommended

    Enjoyed reading this book. Nice twists.

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  • Posted April 8, 2014

    I LOVED this book! I wanted to read something funny and, hopeful

    I LOVED this book! I wanted to read something funny and, hopefully, with some romance so I decided on 'Scue Me While I Kill This Guy. I am so glad I did! It was so funny that it had me laughing until my stomach hurt.

    Ginny Bombay is a widowed mother of a 5 year old daughter, Romi. She is your typical 'soccer' Mom in that she always picks Romi up from school, buys cookies for class events, spends time with her family and is a leader of a Daisy Troupe.  Not so typically, she is also an assassin. Every member of her family is an assassin and this tradition has been going on for hundreds of years. The assassination assignments are issued by the "Council" which is made up of senior family members. The Council has found out that there is a mole in the family and has assigned Ginny to find out who it is within two weeks so he can be eliminated.  Things get a bit complicated for Ginny when she meets a man who is a bodyguard and falls for him.  Trying to keep her profession a secret from her new boyfriend is harder than Ginny thought it would be.

    The characters were fantastic and I especially liked Ginny.  She loved her family and was always ready to help them at any time. All the family members were interesting characters who lead normal lives - that is, except for the being assassins part.  I really liked the storyline.  It was funny and let me escape into a make believe (I hope) world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

    Very good book

    Lovdthis book, sdy funyu

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  • Posted April 4, 2014

    Highly Recommended

    Faced paced and humorous. Loved it!

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  • Posted September 3, 2013

    I started reading this book because I read a review that it was

    I started reading this book because I read a review that it was funny...It IS!! More than that, it is the first story of an incredible family that you will LOVE! I don't know HOW Leslie Langtry came up with the idea of a FUNNY family of assassins but she sure did! After the first story I could NOT get the rest of this series fast enough! What a wild and funny adventure! I LOVE THE BOMBAY's and so will you!

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  • Posted August 3, 2013

    okay for light reading, just not my thing.

    Not what I expected, but kept reading even though lost interest after a few pages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    Highly Recommend! Fun read!

    First in a series featuring the Bombay family of assassins. I like that each book features a different family member and you get to know them better. Hope more books are coming!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2013

    Fast page turner

    Great book. Will be reading others in the series.

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  • Posted June 25, 2013

    The story idea is interesting, but the dialog is terribly writte

    The story idea is interesting, but the dialog is terribly written, the relationship between the main character and Diego is terribly written, and the story overall has a "cutsey" feel to it. Don't waste your dollar buying this book.

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