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Hitman Sam: A lad lit crime novella

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  20 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Having been made redundant as a photocopier software designer, Sam Simpson is lured by a cryptic advert. As he learns it is for a trainee hitman, will he be tough enough to see the job through? Even James Bond had to start somewhere and Sam, as his alias Josh Bradley, looks forward to enjoying James' lifestyle, although soon embroiled in a love triangle, Sam hadn't expecte ...more
Kindle Edition, 171 pages
Published November 1st 2016
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May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
After reading ‘After Jessica’ earlier this year, I was pleasantly surprised to see that this story is written in the same style.

I have not read the lad lit genre very often but it’s in fact chick lit but with a male character being the naive one in stead of a female one. 🙂

The author always finds a way of introducing a lot of people in the story and you are always wondering whether it will ever come together. Well, I can assure you it does. Time and time again she manages to surprise you and reve
Cathy Geha
Apr 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Hitman Sam by Morgen Bailey
A British Lad-lit Crime Novella

My first foray into Lad-lit had me googling to find out just what it is and I found from various sources that it is:
* fiction about young men and their emotional and personal lives
* about a young man is in his 20’s-30’s
* “a marketing term of the 1990s in Britain, referring to a new kind of popular fiction concerning the ‘lad’ of that period, a supposedly carefree hedonist devoted to football, beer, music, and casual sex: a figure created
Jul 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
On meeting Sam, I couldn’t help but like him immediately. He can be a bit dim but you can tell he is a genuine guy whose luck has been a bit down but all that seems to be changing. Not only is he now looking at a career as a hitman, his luck with the ladies seems to be changing also.

There is an underlying dark humor throughout which I really enjoyed. In fact there is a lot to enjoy. I liked the characters as well as Hamish the dog that Sam ends up looking after for one of his neighbour’s. Whilst
May 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have read a couple of Morgen’s books now and I really enjoyed them. I read the synopsis for ‘Hitman Sam’ and it intrigued me. Plus I must admit that I quite fancy the idea of being the female Bond so I wondered if I could pick up tips! Anyway I couldn’t wait to read it and so with further ado, I jumped straight into the book with both feet. I thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘Hitman Sam’ but more about that in a bit.
In a way I couldn’t help but take to the character of Sam Simpson. He has lost his j
Zoé-lee O'farrell
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Bailey has done it again, another fantastic novella that will make you laugh and show you six degrees of separation between people. Sam, oh bless little Sam, he’s just been made redundant and sees a random advert in a paper. He answers some questions and next thing he know THP have sent him something in the post. Something that will change his life…literally!

This was such an enjoyable little novella, watching a normal, and very naive person, taking on this fantastical role, imagining himself as
Kerry Robinson
Hitman Sam is such a quirky novella and was so much fun to read. It’s clever and twisty with humour and is difficult to put down once you begin.
Sam is an unlikely hitman and bears no resemblance to the Hollywood types we see on TV. He lives alone, eating microwave meals for one and has recently been made redundant. When he spots an advert in the local paper he applies, and pretty soon mysterious packages, training manuals and missions are popping through his letterbox. Is Sam cut out for a life
So you’re redundant, comfortable pay off so you can afford to be fussy about your next step in life. But then you see a curious ad in the local paper, what have you got to lose? It’s only a phone call at the end of the day….what could go wrong?

Meet Sam! He’s redundant and answers that curious ad… little does he know he’s heading down a once-in-a-lifetime path to become a hitman!! Yes that’s right, a hitman!! What ensues is a light hearted tale of Sam’s training.

I liked Sam. He throws himself int
Dec 07, 2020 rated it it was ok
Kind of a boring book to me. Sams lady left him so he lived alone and seemed to have a boring life. So he decides to keep checking the newspaper for a new job. He comes across this ad which kind of seemed weird in a way so he tried to check out for more information on the computer. Nothing shows up but he decide to call and answers a bunch of silly dump questions about himself. They told him he would get a package in the mail with further instructions. Seems it was THP and they were teaching him ...more
Karen's World
Oct 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I have read of Morgan’s and I really liked it, your interest was kept even though a lot was just everyday things it all made up the time line and set the scene. The ending was a surprise and it was brilliant the way it all came together at the end and how many of the story lines were all connected. Great work by a talented author.
P.S. Winn
Dec 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
I had never heard of lad lit before, but found it is fun. Sam Simpson has a new, unusual job as a hitman. Sam is in for some danger, fun, and learning. This is a different genre than I was expecting, but was a fun ride.
Between The Pages Book Club (Gemma M)
I have read a few short stories by Morgen in the past so this was a must read for me. It’s short (171 pages). So perfect for those readers with busy lives, but it is still a brilliant story and well written set in a cute little town.
I surprisingly liked Sams character he was willing to give it a go and even found himself part of a love triangle at one point! Oops… The dog! Loved the dog. This story has a little bit of everything in it.
Can easily be devoured in one sitting. The ending was a shock
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Morgen Bailey – Morgen with an E – is a freelance editor, writing tutor (in person and online), blogger (helping other authors, sharing tips etc.), Writers’ Forum magazine ‘Competitive Edge’ columnist, speaker, author of several novels (at various stages), 400+ short stories, a series of writer’s block workbooks, an editing guide, articles, and has dabbled with poetry. She is an avid supporter of ...more

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