The Good Thief's Guide to Vegas

The Good Thief's Guide to Vegas

A Mystery

By Chris Ewan

St. Martins Press-3pl, Paperback, 9780312580865, 304pp.

Publication Date: July 5, 2011

Description

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 agent Victoria, of a fortune in casino chips stashed in his hotel safe. Revenge would be sweet if there weren't a dead redhead floating in Masters' bathtub and Masters himself hadn't just disappeared in a puff of smoke after cheating at roulette. Convinced that Charlie is in on the scam, the casino's owners give him an impossible mission: 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.



About the Author
Chris Ewan, who lives on the Isle of Man, began his crime-writing career with "The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam", which was called one the "best books for grownups" by "Publishers Weekly" and "AARP The Magazine", 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 in a readers' poll. He is the author of the Good Thief novels and the stand-alone thriller, "Safe House".


Praise For The Good Thief's Guide to 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."
--Kirkus Reviews Praise for The Good Thief’s Guides:
The Good Thief’s Guide to Vegas, the latest gem in Chris Ewan’s sparkling series, carries us along on an utterly irresistible sin-city caper.” —MEGAN ABBOTT, EDGAR®-WINNING AUTHOR OF QUEENPIN AND BURY ME DEEP
The Good Thief’s Guide to Paris features wonderful descriptions of locale, engaging and wacky characters, and an engrossing plot that will leave readers eager for the next book.” —LIBRARY JOURNAL (STARRED REVIEW)
“Charlie is agreeable company…as he narrates his own skilled thievery and flights of quick thought. Seeing the pieces fly together at the end without a single missing bit is pretty fun.” —HOUSTON CHRONICLE ON THE GOOD THIEF’S GUIDE TO AMSTERDAM