The Lemon Man

The Lemon Man by Keith Bruton

TASKS:
1. Buy Food. 2. Visit Ma. 3. Kill Henry O’Neil
 
The Lemon Man is Patrick Callen, a bicycle-riding hitman with mild O.C.D. in Dublin, Ireland whose carefully ordered life is totally upended when he becomes the accidental caretaker of a baby boy. Now he’s got to balance his daily to-do list of errands and murders-for-hire with his unexpected domesticity, which impacts him and his work in ways he never expected…and that could get him killed. 
 
A 2023 Ned Kelly Award WINNER for Best International Novel

Books by Keith Bruton

Murder on the Dodder – Coming Soon

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Patrick Callen is a bike-riding hitman with mild OCD trying to save his crumbling relationship with his live-in girlfriend while racing through Dublin to save his kidnapped mentor from execution. The ransom: ticking off a to-do list of murders that will make Patrick a target of the police, the mob, and his closest friends...and doom his romance...if it doesn't get him killed first.

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The Lemon Man

The Lemon Man

The Lemon Man is Patrick Callen, a bicycle-riding hitman with mild OCD in Dublin, Ireland whose carefully ordered life is totally upended when he becomes the accidental caretaker of a baby boy.

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Reviews For The Lemon Man

The Lemon Man 5.0

Caring for an infant while working as a hired killer is not a good mix. The result is a fast-paced crime novel that is both hilarious & hardboiled, its main character both ruthless and oddly sympathetic.

ABC News

The Lemon Man 5.0

A fine crime novel: at one moment offbeat, with a darkly funny Irish lilt, and the next moment hard and uncompromising.

Garry Disher, three time Ned Kelly Award winning author of the Wyatt series.

The Lemon Man 5.0

The well-ordered life of Dublin hit man Patrick Callen is turned upside-down when he impulsively takes custody of the 11-month-old infant son of his most recent victim. The humor and drama will delight readers. Sparkling prose, a well-realized setting, and appealing characters make this offbeat crime novel a winner. Bruton is definitely an author to watch.

Publishers Weekly

The Lemon Man 5.0

'What fun. Bruton’s darkly funny Irish noir sparkles. If a hitman and a baby aren’t the best pitch in ages, then I don’t know what is.

Linwood Barclay, New York Times bestselling author

The Lemon Man 5.0

Keith Bruton's passion for his hometown of Dublin and for crime fiction shines like a beacon in hiis glorious debut novel ... bringing to mind some of Donald E. Westlake's vintage efforts. His quiet, domestic set pieces are as rewarding, and as exciting in some ways, as his riveting action scenes.

Mystery Scene Magazine