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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (819 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chris Ewan Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Good Thief’s Guides Release Date:
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Charlie Howard doesn’t just write books about a career thief, he also happens to be one.

In Amsterdam working on his latest novel, Charlie is approached by a mysterious American who asks him to steal two apparently worthless monkey figurines from two separate addresses on the same night. At first, he says no. Then he changes his mind. Only later, kidnapped and bound to a chair, the American very dead, and a spell in police custody behind him, does Charlie begin to realize how costly a mistake he might have made.

The police think he killed the American. Others think he knows the whereabouts of the elusive third monkey. But for Charlie only three things matter. Can he clear his name? Can he get away with the haul of a lifetime? And can he solve the gaping plot hole in his latest novel?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An impressive, very funny debut novel…featuring Charlie Howard, who is the very model of a modern master criminal.”

    News & Observer (Raleigh)

  • “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

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Daniela | 2/1/2014

    " good start to the book but the ending way too long "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Colin | 1/26/2014

    " This is a lighted hearted spoof of mysterys. I liked because I just got back from Amsterdam, so I knew where he was and the general lay of the land. It was smart-assed, but with tongue in check, but good for a quick read. In the series he has done London and Paris. I think that I will give them a pass. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lisa | 11/22/2013

    " Great to read the first book by my ex-class mate Chris! A level history now seems a long time ago! a great twist to have a character (as others have said and they are right), who is both a crime writer and a thief! is there something Chris would like to fess up to?! way to go Chris! :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Anne | 10/28/2013

    " Under the guise of being "funny," this book shows no real substance and is actually a total waste of time. "

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