The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam

The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam

Book - 2007
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A novelist who moonlights as a thief for hire, Charlie Howard is suspicious when an enigmatic American offers to pay him to steal two small monkey figurines, a suspicion that becomes all-too-real when his employer is nearly beaten to death.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2007.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780312376338
Call Number: EWAN
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Novelists, English -- Fiction.
Thieves -- Fiction.
Figurines -- Fiction.
Americans -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery stories -- Authorship -- Fiction.
Amsterdam (Netherlands) -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction


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Apr 03, 2019

Love of mysteries and the city of Amsterdam led me to this series book which I found was a fun read a bit like The Maltese Falcon and To Catch a Thief with its humor and a touch of reality with a nagging editor-publisher-writer work pressure scenario thrown in.

Feb 02, 2016

This book was somewhat amusing, but not quite my favorite type of mystery. I found the plot overly complicated, the denouement unlikely. Why would the other characters in this story assemble to hear Charlie Howard's, "You're wondering why I asked you all here today..." explanation, which had several "Well that was my original theory, but then I thought..."? However, the setting in Amsterdam was interesting and the writing style and descriptions were good. His editor, Victoria, seemed to have more common sense than Charlie. It was a fun, light read.

WVMLStaffPicks Oct 27, 2014

This is a fun, fast-moving mystery. The main character Charlie is not only a mystery writer; he is also a thief which provides him with insight as to how the criminal mind works. There are lots of twists and laughs in this book. It certainly kept me turning the pages.


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DanniOcean Dec 21, 2009

Meet Charlie Howard, the newest writer on the block who researches his mystery novels in a most unique way - he commits crime.

Not murder, of course. No Charlie has a talent and an addiction to burglary...


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