Book Review: I Shot You Babe (Bombay Assassins #4) by Leslie Langtry

Perennial grad student Veronica Gale gets more than she bargained for when her latest dissertation project puts her in the path of philosopher/assassin/carnival-ride operator Coney Bombay-and an unsolved murder that might just kill her, too.

Release Date: May 5, 2009
Age Group: Adult
Source: Review copy from author

The Bombay Assassins series is quickly becoming an all-time favorite series for me.  I have been saving the books to read at times when I'm feeling down, and need a funny, light-hearted read to lift my spirits.  

At first glance, you would think that books about a family of assassins would be dark and heavy, but Langtry's series is exactly the opposite.  These books are just plain fun!  In fact, I find them much more satisfying than Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum books, because Langtry's series has more substance, humor and better plots.  There is no plot recycling with this series, like there is with Evanovich's series.

Coney Bombay has long been one of my favorite characters so I was thrilled to read his story.  I have always really enjoyed his cameos in the other books in the series, as he is a very nuanced character with a lot more depth than you would expect.  I was surprised at how much I enjoyed I Shot You Babe, especially considering that I'm not usually a fan of books written from a male POV. 

I loved that the characters in  I Shot You Babe travel the world over, as I really enjoy reading about new places and cultures.  The part of the book that took place in Mongolia was my favorite---I thought that setting was so unique and interesting.  

Coney experiences a lot of character growth, which I always enjoy, and in the end, turns out to be quite the catch.  I highly recommend this series!


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