The Good Thief's Guide to Paris (Paperback)
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The Good Thief's Guide to Paris (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 06/08/2009
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Charlie Howard - mystery writer and professional thief - is flush with the success of his Paris book reading when he agrees to show a novice the basics of the trade by breaking into the man's own apartment. Trouble ensues when it turns out the apartment belongs to someone else. The next day, Charlie's fence hires him to steal an ordinary-looking oil painting - from the same address.

Mere coincidence? Charlie reckons there's no harm in finding out - until a dead body turns up in his living room.

Hiding in a Montmartre hotel, Charlie tries to work out how to save his skin, while also placating his agent Victoria, who has arrived unannounced in the mistaken belief that Charlie actually looks like the author photo he provided.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781847393593
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 234 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Praise for "The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam
""This impressive debut, a comic whodunit . . . owes much of its charm and success to its compelling antihero, Charles Howard. . . . The ease with which Ewan creates a memorable protagonist and pits him against a plausible and tricky killer will be the envy of many more established authors. The detection is first-rate, and Howard is a fresh, irreverent creation who will make readers eager for his next exploit."" "--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)
"[Ewan's] droll, funny, noirish style, cleverly drawn central character, and great descriptions of locale will make this a popular new series." --"Library Journal
""Charlie is agreeable company . . . as he narrates his own skilled thievery and flights of quick thought. Seeing the pieces fly together at the end without a single missing bit is pretty fun." --"Houston"" Chronicle
""[An] enjoyable plot and engaging characters. . . . A good first novel with lots of potential as a series." --"Booklist
""Although there's no telling where Ewan may send his likable hero next, read the book and see if you don't agree that, wherever it is, it must be soon." "--The News & Observer"

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