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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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