The Good Thief's Guide to Venice

The Good Thief's Guide to Venice

by Chris Ewan
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The Good Thief's Guide to Venice by Chris Ewan

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312580872
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 06/05/2012
Series: Good Thief's Guide Series , #4
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 1,270,025
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

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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Good Thief's Guide to Venice 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
RonnaL More than 1 year ago
THE GOOD THIEF'S GUIDE TO VENICE by Chris Ewan--Charlie is a good thief but a bad experience in Vegas has sent him to Venice to write his detective stories.  He's promised his agent, Victoria, to stay on the straight and narrow.  Then he gets a visit by a beautiful burglar who has taken his first edition MALTESE FALCON.  To get his book back, she sends him on a strange mission.  Then all the troubles really begin. The book is just plain fun to read.  The writing is excellent, with the best descriptions of people, places and things that I've read in a while.  The mystery intrigues with humor galore. This is the first one I've read in this series, though it is the fourth book.  Will go back and read them all now. Listened to this in Audible, which added a lot to my enjoyment.
dicken--15--dog More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book mainly because I have been to Venice and could relate to the places and the people. The plot was engrossing. Even though the protagonist is a thief, he is charismatic.
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Seth Lesser More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this more than perhaps any of the others -- light and enjoyable. To me, the humor worked and the even the plot was not overly contrived. Certainly was not forced like the last one, Las Vegas. Highly recommended if you enjoyed any of The Good Thiefs to date.
harstan More than 1 year ago
His bad luck in Vegas (see The Good Thief's Guide to Vegas) has the thief-mystery writer Charlie Howard fleeing to Venice after swearing to his agent, Victoria Newbury, he'll focus on writing the next Michael Faulks burglar thriller. He also has vowed no more thieving. However, saying and acting on his two resolutions prove difficult. He fears he may have writer's block as he struggles to author his next novel. Additionally as Victoria arrives to encourage him, a female cat-burglar breaks into his home and ironically steals his autographed first edition of The Maltese Falcon that he stole. Graziella, as she calls herself to Charlie, gives him instructions on how to get his inspirational book back. It has been nine months since he stole anything yet Graziella wants Charlie to leave an attaché case in a strongroom of the Palazzo Borelli on the Grand Canal if he wants the return of his literary muse. The latest Charlie caper (see The Good Thief's Guide to Paris) has the gentleman thief-writer being manipulated by an agile cat burglar whose cleverness matches the hero and in many ways trumps him. With a nod to "To Catch a Thief" fans will enjoy the jocular chess match between the Good Thief and the Venetian Bella Donna. Harriet Klausner