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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (397 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: October 2011 ISBN: 9781482981452
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Charlie Howard—globe-trotting mystery writer, professional thief, and poor decision maker—is in Paris. Flush with the success of his latest book reading, Charlie agrees to show a complete novice how to break into an apartment in the Marais. Fast-forward twenty-four hours and Charlie’s hired to steal an ordinary-looking oil painting—from the exact same address. Mere coincidence? Charlie figures there’s no harm in finding out—until a dead body turns up in his living room and he finds himself evading the law while becoming caught up in a quite outrageous heist. And that’s before Charlie’s literary agent, Victoria, finally decides that they should meet face to face. Nobody ever said a life of suspense was ever easy, but Charlie, the most disarmingly charming burglar since Cary Grant in It Takes a Thief, soon finds things are getting way out of control.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fast and funny, Ewan’s second offering in the Good Thief series is even better than the first, with more fully developed secondary characters and a tighter plot…this series stands out from the crowd.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Funny…Delightful.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Wonderful descriptions of locale, engaging and wacky characters, and an entertaining plot that will leave readers eager for the next book. Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • “A feast for the amoral.”

    Kirkus 

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 2/11/2014

    " Another good one from Chris Ewan. Charlie Howard is a great character (and always in trouble). Can't wait to see where Charlie goes next! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel Simeone | 1/27/2014

    " Cleaver, original idea. Thrilling with a surprising outcome. If you like mysteries and thrillers, I would give this one a try. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy H | 1/17/2014

    " Generally a fun read, well-written. The author keeps too many crucial bits hidden from the reader for a really good who-dunit murder mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steven | 1/12/2014

    " I haven't read a mystery in quite a while. This one was slow to ensnare me, but it eventually did. I liked the wry, subtle British humor injected into the story, which really required a willing suspension of disbelief. A fun read in the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 1/9/2014

    " I enjoyed this murder/mystery-- very similiar to the Jack Levine by Andrew Bergman series. Not too crime scene-ish like the modern murder mysteries, but more of the old-school mysteries with a little comic-relief in the characters "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monica | 12/20/2013

    " I liked this one better than the first one. much more complicated mystery (at least i had no idea what was going on). but still didn't care terribly much what happened. took me a long while to read it because of that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 11/25/2013

    " Fun quick read set in Paris. I'm not too much of a mystery reader, never can predict whodunit. But the book within a book, narrator as author is interesting. It was fun too to be able to visualize some of the settings in the book, now that I've been to Paris! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alisa | 11/8/2013

    " This was a quick and fun read (and thankfully the plot points were less obvious than Ewan's previous book, so I wasn't constantly rolling my eyes at the main character's complete lack of deduction) which made it easier to enjoy the good writing and characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 8/21/2013

    " I thought this was a great book. I love Charlie as a character. I think he is very funny and great narrator. I also like Victoria and can't wait to see where their relationship goes in the next books "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie | 2/19/2013

    " Ditto "Amsterdam" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather Ormsby | 1/16/2013

    " A fun romp with memorable characters. This was the second book in the series. I'll have to go back and read the first one, The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 10/9/2012

    " What fun to see Paris through a burglar's eyes. We get to meet some of Charlie's associates in the thieving and literary fields. Learned a bit about Paris that was not there when I visited in 1974. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly Wargin | 8/24/2012

    " Good example of the cat chasing the mouse and the mouse turning around and giving it right back to the cat. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 8/9/2012

    " This book caused some minor personal irritants, but otherwise I enjoy the characters and the scene and the plot is well-paced. I look forward to more! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Traci | 1/13/2012

    " Clever, fun read. Great if you like mysteries!! Plus - lots of Paris references so great for Francophiles too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shemsi | 1/9/2012

    " This book was pretty entertaining. Kind of along the lines of the Parnell Hall ones. I didn't read the first one in the series though. "

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About the Author
Author Chris Ewan

Chris Ewan began his crime-writing career with The Good Thief’s Guide to Amsterdam, which was called one of the “best books for grown-ups” by Publishers Weekly and one of the best thrillers of the year by the London Times. The Huffington Post also named Ewan one of America’s favorite British authors. He lives on the Isle of Man.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with fifty-eight Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.