A darkly funny novel of mobsters, murder, and marriage: “The surprise ending will knock your reading glasses off.” —The New York Times
Charley Partanna works as a hitman for the Prizzis, New York’s most dangerous crime family. When he meets Irene Walker, an LA-based tax consultant, it’s pretty much love at first sight.
But Irene also moonlights as a hit woman—and had a hand in a big-money heist in Vegas. Now Charley has been told that she’s got to go. Faced with divided loyalties, he must make a choice—between the only family he’s ever known and the woman he loves.
A New York Times Notable Book and made into an award-winning film, Prizzi’s Honor is a dark, rollicking read from an “old pro at mixing satire with suspense” (The New York Times).
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - christinejoseph - LibraryThing
Mafia story; Irene + Charley 2 hit people - honor of family PRIZZI'S HONOR is no ordinary story of boy-meets-girl. Charley Partanna is a faithful lieutenant for the Prizzis, New York's most powerful ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RicDay - LibraryThing
Not as good or intense as the Manchurian Candidate, this is still a great crime story - perhaps a minor classic. Read full review