The Good Thief's Guide to Venice

A Mystery

Good Thief's Guide (Volume 4 of 5)

Chris Ewan

Minotaur Books

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After a bad streak of luck in Vegas, writer and thief Charlie Howard has retreated to Venice, having vowed to give up a life of crime to write mysteries full-time. But inspiration fails to strike. To make matters worse, Charlie’s prized first edition of The Maltese Falcon flies out the window with a femme-fatale burglar. Blackmailed into returning to crime in order to get his book back, Charlie is catapulted into a plot that is more explosive than even he could have imagined.

Chris Ewan's Good Thief's Guide Series travels to Venice in this "hilarious yet suspenseful" (Publishers Weekly starred review) caper.

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Good Thief's Guide to Venice
ONEThere was a burglar in my apartment, and for once it wasn't me.I knew it wasn't me because my intruder was stomping round my living room, bumping into furniture, and I'm a stealthy kind of thief. Added to that, I hadn't picked a lock or cracked a crib or been anywhere unbidden since I'd first set foot in Venice, almost a year ago. What's more - and this really closed the case for me - I was tucked up in bed, scribbling a few notes at just after 2 a.m.Actually, you can scratch that last bit. I don't want to be accused of being anything but straight with you, so

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Praise for The Good Thief's Guide to Venice

 "Ewan can turn a Wodehousian phrase...and his taut plotting adds substance to his considerable style." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
"Big fun." --The Seattle Times
 
"Ewan's fourth Charlie Howard romp moves briskly, relying once more on the boyish charm of its roguish narrator-hero." --Kirkus Reviews

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Read the Kirkus Review of THE GOOD THIEF'S GUIDE TO VENICE . Every time the gentleman thief tries to get out, they pull him back in!
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About the Author

Chris Ewan

CHRIS EWAN lives on the Isle of Man, but his heart is in Venice. This is the fourth novel in his Good Thief’s Guide series, which is in development as a television drama series with Entertainment One.

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The Good Thief's Guide to Venice
A Mystery
Chris Ewan

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
June 2012
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312580872
ISBN10: 0312580878
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 416 pages
$15.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
August 2011
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312580858
ISBN10: 0312580851
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 400 pages
$24.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
August 2011
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429972734
ISBN10: 1429972734
336 pages
$9.99
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