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Publication Order of Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman Books

Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Further Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hitwoman Gets Lucky (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hitwoman and the Family Jewels (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hitwoman and the Neurotic Witness (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hitwoman Hunts a Ghost (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hitwoman and the 7 Cops (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hitwoman and the Poisoned Apple (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hitwoman's Downward Dog (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hitwoman's Act of Contrition (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hitwoman Hires a Manny (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hitwoman and the Sacrificial Lamb (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hitwoman and the Chubby Cherub (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hitwoman and the Mother Load (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hitwoman Under Pressure (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hitwoman Plays Chaperone (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Matchmaker Mystery Books

The Mutt and the Matchmaker (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Unjustly Accused Books

Until Proven Innocent (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The First Victim (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

J.B. Lynn is an American author from California who writes lighthearted mysteries and suspense novels, full of action, humor, and eccentric characters. A prolific writer, Lynn is the writer of the Matchmaker Mystery series and the more popular Neurotic Hitwoman Mystery series. When she is not writing her bestselling novels, she loves to play scrabble, play with her dogs, or do some cooking. A self-improvement buff, J.B. Lynn loves to read all kinds of books and religiously tracks her progress and goals at http://jblynn.wordpress.com. Lynn has always wanted to a writer since she was five years old. Her favorite book as a kid used to be Glenn Balch’s Horse of Two Colors that she still reads every year. Over the years, she has written short pieces in magazines, website content, short stories, and screenplays before gravitating towards the writing of suspense mystery novels. Since she reads so widely, no one writer can be said to influence her writing. Nonetheless, in terms of development of story and character development, her biggest influences include James Patterson and Stephen King.

Lynn is a very meticulous writer and asserted that she sketched out the entire plots of all the six Hitwoman series before starting to write. The writing of great descriptions is one of Maggie’s greatest strength, perhaps a skill honed while writing stories for magazines. All her characters are so well-developed with their own weird personalities that make for some great conversations. For a murder mystery, J.B. Lynn is one of the most unconventional of writers and her novels will leave the reader in stitches most of the time. Nonetheless, it is not all about fun and games as she also tackles some serious themes such as family support and sibling rivalry that give her novels an intellectual touch.

Her characters and storylines in the six Hitwoman series of novels are about eccentric characters, that talk to animals or are psychics. The books are best compared to the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich, in which the main protagonist just like Maggie in the Hitwoman series becomes a contract killer after losing her job. The barely competent contract killer Maggie, has to learn how to become a killer and a bounty hunter, all the while dealing with meddling aunts and friend that are just as eccentric as she is. JB does a very good job of building the relationship between Maggie and Patrick her murder mentor, while still managing to retain the essence of the story.

Born in New Jersey, she currently lives in the Sunshine State with her dog and husband. Her greatest loves are her husband, 80s music, hot showers, dogs, running gear, and spiral notebooks all of which she hopes to incorporate into her books given enough time. Her days are spent drinking copious amount of coffee, daydreaming, trying her best, and failing at being a cool chick. Nonetheless, she says that she wants her obituary to say a “great sport”, “fabulous author” and a “very cool chick”, which is what a fan once called her. A runner who has participated in a half marathon, she says the discipline it takes to train for such a tough endurance race comes in handy when she lacks the motivation to write. Just like in training, one has to run when they do not feel like it and the same applies to her writing career. She famously keeps her finishers medals on her desk as an inspiration for her writing endeavors, though she says that she is a slow terrible runner.

Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman is the first novel of the Neurotic Hitwoman series of novels and one of the most popular. Maggie Lee the chief protagonist is your stereotypical hit woman – she has never killed anyone. Moreover, following a car accident in which she hit her head and lost her sister, she is now best friends with a talking lizard. What is even more peculiar is that only Maggie can hear the Wheel of Fortune obsessed wizard.

After the death of her sister, Maggie now has to take care of her orphaned niece who needs specialized medical care. Desperate for money, she takes up a mobster’s offer of a huge sum of cash to take out his evil son-in-law. A total rookie, she is paired with seasoned killer and contract police detective, Patrick Mulligan. The charming mentor is to hold her hand as she contends with self-doubt, a day job she hates, a psychic friend predicting her downfall, and three meddlesome aunts. To complicate matters even further, there is Paul Kowalski a very sexy beat cop who suspects she is up to no good, and would not hesitate to throw her in jail if he found out what she is doing. No other trainee has ever had it this hard. Maggie needs to up her game and complete the job or else she could find herself the new target.

Another popular novel in the Neurotic Hitwoman series is the fourth book in the series, The Hitwoman and the Family Jewels. Still a bumbling hit woman, Maggie the protagonist is ordered to take out a cop. Undertaking such a job would be against her moral principles, and she wants to say no, but who ever said no to a mob boss and lived. It gets even more complicated when Patrick Mulligan her mentor informs her that the target is a guy that she used to see. However, her former love flame Paul Kowalski changes her mind for her when he tries to kill her, she now says yes to the job. As Patrick and Maggie grow closer, they work together to unravel what it is Kowalski has against her, and if it has anything to do with her father, an escaped convict. Even with Mulligan’s help, unraveling the mystery is not that easy, as she has to deal with her meddlesome family and the US Marshals on the hunt for her father. With her grammatically challenged Doberman, snarky talking lizard, and pussycat she forges ahead in a quest to protect her family by unraveling the mystery. But as always, nothing ever goes as planned in Maggie Lee’s life.

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