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3.06 out of 53.06 out of 53.06 out of 53.06 out of 53.06 out of 5 3.06 (17 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: December 2011 ISBN: 9781482981841
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Charlie Howard isn’t only a part-time crime writer and part-time thief; he’s also a magician. For his next trick, he’ll relieve Josh Masters, the famous illusionist vying for the affections of Charlie’s friend Victoria, of $60,000 in casino chips stashed in his hotel safe. Revenge would be sweet if there weren’t a dead redhead floating in Masters’ bathtub and if Masters hadn’t just disappeared in a puff of smoke after cheating at roulette. Convinced that Charlie was in on the scam, the casino’s owners give him an impossible mission: either pull off an elaborate heist to reimburse the house for every dollar his “accomplice” made off with, or enjoy a one-way trip into the desert.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A classic caper narrative with a touch of noir, an irresistibly cheeky and likable hero, magic, roulette, and something called a ‘juice list’—which does not involve fruit. Ewan masterfully merges the comic with the thrilling in this fresh, captivating book.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “Ewan, through a combination of engaging characterizations, suspenseful stories, and sharp writing, makes the Good Thief novels feel fresh and exciting…This novel will definitely appeal to fans of comic mysteries and caper novels.”

    Booklist

  • “Fans of light comic capers will be rewarded.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A 2013 Audie Award Finalist for Mystery

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 11/21/2013

    " not quite as good as his first two in the series: Good Thief's Guide to Paris and GTG to Amsterdam. Recommend reading those first. A funny and clever caper series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaylynn | 11/17/2013

    " This was by far my favorite of this series. One thing after another happens, to keep you entertained. Very fun read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karine | 10/2/2013

    " Plenty of twists and excitement toward the end, but the majority of the book was kind of dull. Vegas wasn't as interesting a backdrop as Paris or Amsterdam. I would only recommend this to fans of the first two Guides, which were good enough warrant reading the next Guide. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 9/24/2013

    " A good solid 3.5 stars! I really love this series. It's just quirky enough to be really entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin Connery | 9/19/2013

    " Not as much fun as the first two. Charlie is much less likeable in this one, and the plot is even more contrived. Fun, yes, but a big letdown from the first ones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thom | 9/4/2013

    " If you're looking for something light, humorous and entertaining, this mystery series may be for you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Papalodge | 7/29/2013

    " Enjoyable and witty - but kept falling asleep trying to read it. Too much gardening during the day- best read when not exhausted. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MaryAnn | 7/21/2013

    " This series really is funny and entertaining--not your usual British murder mystery. Charlie and his friend Victoria spend some time in Vegas--and end up in trouble, again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 6/12/2013

    " What fun to add magic to burglaring in Las Vegas. Las Vegas is not one of my favorite places, but I had fun watching Charlie and Vic dig themselves into trouble, and find a way out. Bring on Venice! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chelsea | 1/3/2013

    " This book started off with a bang. It seemed so promising, and went downhill from there. Wish I would have given up on this mystery..but I did hang on till the last page. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tim | 12/29/2012

    " This story starts with a good premise that is interesting and rapidly falls from there. 2 of 10 stars "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig | 12/18/2012

    " An entertaining romp around Sin City with an expert thief enmeshed in a murder mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe OToole | 10/23/2012

    " Starts REALLY strong, bur fails at the moment of ah-HA! that's necessary in a mystery, rendering the conclusion sort of muddled. Still a decent read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 7/2/2012

    " The ending was not clever enough to match the rest of the book, but I enjoyed it a lot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim Heywood | 6/10/2012

    " Well written, riveting read. nice mystery thriller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phil | 5/15/2012

    " The third in the series . It f "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Agnes Muscoreil | 2/1/2012

    " Fun read on a cold, winter's night. "

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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 over forty 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.