The Good Thief's Guide to Vegas: A Mystery (Hardcover)
Minotaur Books, 9780312580827, 304pp.
Publication Date: August 17, 2010
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.
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Praise For The Good Thief's Guide to Vegas: A Mystery…
"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."