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Bill Barol
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Thanks For Killing Me

3.53 of 5 stars 3.53  ·  rating details  ·  34 ratings  ·  5 reviews
THANKS FOR KILLING ME is the first novel from veteran journalist Bill Barol.

Meet Ray Finney, a charming but dim con man, and Shelly Muzzo, the ex-LAPD detective who looks after him.The partners have a good thing going with a fake murder-for-hire scam, and the future looks bright... until they try to con Robin Tandy.Robin isn't about to be conned.She has other plans, like f
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Published September 29th 2011 by Minty Goodness Press
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Oct 25, 2011 writegeist rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
Recommended to writegeist by: BoingBoing
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Thanks for Killing Me is one of those books that on the surface is a straight-forward caper. But there are some deeper things at work here, considering this was the first book that ever woke me up at 3 AM just to talk. That has never happened to me before, and fortunately or unfortunately, I listened.

Death and the fear of death is a big motivator. The main characters use this to their advantage in formulating their con. However, there are those who don't fear death as much as others,
The book is about a duo of con artists that take on jobs as assassins for wealthy customers who have a certain person they want to get rid of, usually a spouse. The con artists charge hundreds of thousands of dollars for their services and promise that they’ll be extremely through. Once they go to make the hit, they confront the target and explain the situation, that they’ve been hired to kill them, usually by someone the target knows/loves, but they don’t want to kill them, so if they can come ...more
Dick Harding
This book is very funny. Characters are vividly drawn and the pace is quick. This book would make a good movie. I think I read something funny by him in the New Yorker and then got the book. The book reminds me of a Donald Westlake book. I am going to have to get his other book. Something nice to look forward to.
Greg Otto
Decent read for a cheap Kindle book. The ending is predictable, and I think the story would have been enhanced if 20% of the storyline was edited out. Can see this becoming a movie (I spent most of the time casting roles for a movie while I read the book.).
Ray Charbonneau
Bit of a slow start, but a perfectly good genre workout. And only 99 cents!
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Bill Barol is a former Senior Writer at Newsweek, where he authored cover stories on David Letterman, Bruce Springsteen, Andrew Wyeth, and The End of the Eighties, as well as dozens of inside stories on pop culture, entertainment and the arts. His freelance journalism has appeared in The New Yorker, Time, Slate, The Boston Globe, Fast Company, Washington Journalism Review, American Journalism Revi ...more
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