The Good Thief's Guide to Vegas
By Chris Ewan
(Minotaur Books, Hardcover, 9780312580827, 304pp.)
Publication Date: August 17, 2010
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Chris Ewan's The Good Thief's Guide to Vegas is the next caper in a series that’s being called “impressive… comic…fresh” (Publishers Weekly--starred review). 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.
CHRIS EWAN is an entertainment lawyer on the Isle of Man, but spent his honeymoon trying his luck in Vegas.
"Ewan masterfully merges the comic with the thrilling in this fresh, captivating book."
--RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!) "A combination of engaging characterizations, suspenseful stories, and sharp writing, makes the Good Thief novels feel fresh and exciting."
--Booklist "Charlie’s cheeky first-person narrative keeps his caper nicely afloat."