The Good Thief's Guide to Paris
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CHRIS EWAN is a lawyer on the Isle of Man. His first novel, The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam, was hailed as one of the best "books for grownups" by the editors of Publishers Weekly and AARP The Magazine.

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"Fast and funny, Ewan's second offering in the Good Thief series is even better than the first." --Booklist (Starred Review)"Charlie Howard ... once again makes a funny, fast-talking narrator in Ewan's delightful second mystery." --Publishers Weekly"A feast for the amoral." --Kirkus Reviews"Wonderful descriptions of locale, engaging and wacky characters, and an entertaining plot that will leave readers eager for the next book. Highly recommended." --Library Journal

Fast and funny, Ewan's second offering in the Good Thief series is even better than the first. Booklist (Starred Review) Charlie Howard ... once again makes a funny, fast-talking narrator in Ewan's delightful second mystery. Publishers Weekly A feast for the amoral. Kirkus Reviews Wonderful descriptions of locale, engaging and wacky characters, and an entertaining plot that will leave readers eager for the next book. Highly recommended. Library Journal"

Fast and funny, Ewan's second offering in the Good Thief series is even better than the first. "Booklist (Starred Review)" Charlie Howard ... once again makes a funny, fast-talking narrator in Ewan's delightful second mystery. "Publishers Weekly" A feast for the amoral. "Kirkus Reviews" Wonderful descriptions of locale, engaging and wacky characters, and an entertaining plot that will leave readers eager for the next book. Highly recommended. "Library Journal""


"Fast and funny, Ewan's second offering in the Good Thief series is even better than the first."
--"Booklist "(Starred Review)"Charlie Howard ... once again makes a funny, fast-talking narrator in Ewan's delightful second mystery."
--"Publishers Weekly""A feast for the amoral."
--"Kirkus Reviews""Wonderful descriptions of locale, engaging and wacky characters, and an entertaining plot that will leave readers eager for the next book. Highly recommended."
--"Library Journal"


Praise for "The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam
""This impressive debut, a comic whodunit . . . owes much of its charm and success to its compelling antihero, Charles Howard. . . . The ease with which Ewan creates a memorable protagonist and pits him against a plausible and tricky killer will be the envy of many more established authors. The detection is first-rate, and Howard is a fresh, irreverent creation who will make readers eager for his next exploit."" "--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)
"[Ewan's] droll, funny, noirish style, cleverly drawn central character, and great descriptions of locale will make this a popular new series." --"Library Journal
""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
""[An] enjoyable plot and engaging characters. . . . A good first novel with lots of potential as a series." --"Booklist
""Although there's no telling where Ewan may send his likable hero next, read the book and see if you don't agree that, wherever it is, it must be soon." "--The News & Observer"

Ewan's Charlie Howard series is unusual because the protagonist both writes crime novels about a burglar and is one himself. Each tale is set in a different city. In this second outing, Howard, in Paris to publicize his latest work, is finagled into stealing a painting of no obvious value. Soon, he discovers that nothing is as it seems and finds himself suspected of murder. Howard is a delightful creation-smart, clever, and a bit naive. Simon Vance, an excellent reader of thrillers, ably conveys the character's mixture of duplicity, bumbling innocence, and charm. Ewan provides light entertainment with a bit of an edge while capturing the glamour and magic of the setting. This program should appeal to fans of thieves, exotic locales, and, especially, Lawrence Block's similar Bernie Rhodenbarr novels.-Michael Adams, CUNY Graduate Ctr. Lib. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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