The Bloodless Assassin by Celine Jeanjean

“It was always a pleasure to kill…”

…begins the book as it launches into a long and ominous description of an assassin, The Viper, and the nefarious activity he is on his way to perform. And then he thinks to himself, “Is it really too much to ask that the common dockworker experience a faint malaise in my presence? Obviously.”  and I smiled because, suddenly, the Viper looked like someone I was really going to enjoy!29602693


It turns out that The Viper is a lovable, sarcastic, pompous jerk of a man. “How can that be?” I asked myself.  Those don’t go together and then (in the words of my three year old)…

Oh. My. Gossshhhh.

He’s Eeyore.

Not the sad, dopey, Disney donkey but the true A.A. Milne pompous ass right down to his sarcastic wit. Yes, it’s Eeyore as an assassin and he’s paired with a blackmailing, slip of a street girl. It might sound ridiculous but you need to trust me, the dialog between the two is not something you’re going to want to miss.

Would I recommend it? Yes. I ended the book laughing even as I was dismayed it was over.

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This honest review was given in return for a free copy of the book from its author.

11 comments on “The Bloodless Assassin by Celine Jeanjean

  1. Rosie Amber says:

    A very intriguing review Jessie, many thanks.

  2. I think this is the most intriguing review I’ve received so far, Jessie, mainly because (I’m ashamed to say) I haven’t read Winnie the Pooh. Very keen to give it a read now though, both from the review and from your post on it!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review by the way! 🙂

  3. barbtaub says:

    Have to agree…I just loved this book!

  4. Imelda says:

    I will keep this in mind. Yay! I’ve found several neat books through your blog already. 🙂

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