The Hitman's Guide to Housecleaning by Hallgrimur Helgason

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With some 66 hits under his belt, Tomislav Bokšić, or Toxic, has a flawless record as hitman for the Croatian mafia in New York. That is, until he kills the wrong guy and is forced to flee the States, leaving behind the life he knows and loves. Suddenly, he finds himself on a plane hurtling toward Reykjavik, Iceland, borrowing the identity of an American televangelist named Father Friendly. With no means of escape from this island devoid of gun shops and contract killing, tragicomic hilarity ensues as he is forced to come to terms with his bloody past and reevaluate his future.

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Hallgrimur Helgason was born in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1959. He started out as an artist, showing his work in several galleries of both New York and Paris, where he lived in the late eighties and early nineties. He made his debut as a novelist in 1990 and gained international attention with his third novel, 101 Reykjavik (Imagine if Henry Miller had written Tropic of Cancer on crack instead of wine.-Tim Sandlin), which was made into a film starring Victoria Abril. In 2001 Helgason received the Icelandic Literary Prize for The Author of Iceland. He has twice been nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize, with 101 Reykjavik in 1999, and Stormland in 2007. A film based on the latter was released in early 2011. The Hitmans Guide to Housecleaning is his only novel written in English. It was published in Iceland in 2008, in the authors own translation, and became a bestseller in Germany in 2010. A father of three, Hallgrimur divides his time between Reykjavik and Hrísey Island.
Published January 24, 2012 by AmazonCrossingEnglish. 256 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Tomislav, aka Toxic, is a hitman for the Croatian mafia in New York.

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He tells his tale of a year in the Nordic country in The Hitman's Guide to Housecleaning, a stand-alone novel by Hallgrimur Helgason, his first to be written in English and later translated into Icelandic (by the author), who published it in 2008 as 10 ráð til að hætta að drepa fólk og byrja að v...

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