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Author : Hannah Tinti
Publisher : Dial Press
Release : 2009
Page : 327
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0385337469
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Growing up in a New England orphanage unaware of his family and how he had lost his left hand as an infant, twelve-year-old Ren is terrified of the future, until a young man claims to be his long-lost brother, with whom he embarks on an odyssey of scam artists, petty criminals, and resurrection men. A New York Times Notable Book. 200,000 first printing. Reprint.


Author : Andri Daigneault
Publisher : Xulon Press
Release : 2005-05
Page : 168
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1597813583
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Author : Chris Ewan
Publisher : Minotaur Books
Release : 2009-09-15
Page : 288
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781429945165
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The moment I'd scanned the outside of the building, I turned to Bruno and said, "First impressions, it looks straightforward." Looking back, I can't help but wonder what I was thinking. I mean, put that line at the opening of a crime novel and it's practically a guarantee that everything is about to get complicated. Charlie Howard—globe-trotting mystery writer, professional thief, and poor decision maker—is in Paris. Flush with the success of his latest book reading, not to mention a few too many glasses of wine, Charlie agrees to show a complete novice how to break into an apartment in the Marais. Fast-forward twenty-four hours and Charlie's hired to steal an ordinary-looking oil painting—from the exact same address. Mere coincidence? Charlie figures there's no harm in finding out—until a dead body turns up in his living room and he finds himself evading the law while becoming caught up in a quite outrageous heist. And that's before Charlie's literary agent, Victoria (who's naive enough to assume that he looks like his author photo), finally decides they should meet face-to-face. Nobody ever said a life of suspense was easy, but in Chris Ewan's The Good Thief's Guide to Paris, Charlie, the most disarmingly charming burglar since Cary Grant, soon finds things are getting way out of control.


Author : Katherine Rundell
Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release : 2019-08-27
Page : 272
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 148141948X
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“A dazzling tale of wild hope, lingering grief, admirable self-sufficiency, and intergenerational adoration.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Vita tests her own limits, and readers will thrill at her cleverness, tenacity, and close escapes.” —Booklist “A satisfying adventure.” —Kirkus Reviews From award-winning author Katherine Rundell comes a fast-paced, sharp-turning, and utterly thrilling adventure, one driven at its heart by an extraordinarily powerful evocation of the loyalty and love between a grandfather and his granddaughter. Fresh off the boat from England, Vita Marlowe has a job to do. Her beloved grandfather Jack has been cheated out of his home and possessions by a notorious conman with Mafia connections. Seeing Jack’s spirit is broken, Vita is desperate to make him happy again, so she devises a plan to outwit his enemies and recover his home. She finds a young pickpocket, working the streets of the city. And, nearby, two boys with highly unusual skills and secrets of their own are about to be pulled into her lawless, death-defying plan. Katherine Rundell’s fifth novel is a heist as never seen before—the story of a group of children who will do anything to right a wrong.


Author : Marie Howe
Publisher :
Release : 1988
Page : 54
Category : Poetry
ISBN 13 : 9780892551279
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The heralded debut collection of poems by the author of What the Living Do (Norton, 1997). Selected by Margaret Atwood as a winner in the 1987 Open Competition of the National Poetry Series, this unique collection was the first sounding of a deeply authentic voice. Howe's early writings concern relationship, attachment, and loss, in a highly original search for personal transcendence. Many of the thirty-four poems in The Good Thief appeared in such prestigious journals and periodicals as The Atlantic, The American Poetry Review, Poetry, Ploughshares, The Agni Review, and The Partisan Review.


Author : Judith Leon
Publisher : Silhouette
Release : 2007-09-01
Page : 288
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1426805861
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When the case is as potentially explosive as that of an Athena student's abduction, Lindsey Novak never enters a negotiation without knowing just who to trust. She thrives on black-market deals with shady characters—even when she has to steal from the thieves themselves. But this time every weapon in her arsenal— including the enigmatic and all-too-sexy bodyguard hired by her father—may not be enough. For recovering the missing girl is only the first phase in thwarting a plan so evil it could change humanity forever.


Author : Chris Ewan
Publisher : Minotaur Books
Release : 2011-08-02
Page : 400
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1429972734
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Charlie, a gentleman thief to rival Cary Grant in To Catch a Thief, gallivants around Venice in The Good Thief's Guide to Venice--the next caper in Chris Ewan's sparkling series. After a particularly bad streak of luck in Vegas, Charlie has retreated to Venice, having vowed to give up a life of crime to write crime fiction full-time. But inspiration has yet to strike. And to make matters worse, Charlie's agent Victoria shows up at his door just as his prized first edition of The Maltese Falcon flies out the window with a femme-fatale burglar. Blackmailed into committing a dastardly crime in order to get his book back, Charlie is catapulted into yet another adventure, this one even more explosive than the last.


Author : Chris Ewan
Publisher : Minotaur Books
Release : 2013-08-06
Page : 336
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1250031133
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You can't keep a good thief down . . . Charlie Howard is back and robbing the city of Berlin blind, until he witnesses a murder being committed right before his eyes Charlie Howard, part-time writer, part-time thief, has been engaged in a veritable spree of larceny and misappropriation since moving to Berlin, Germany. He's supposed to be working on his next novel. But high rent and a love for thrill-seeking has been hard on his word count. But Charlie's larcenous binge is interrupted by the call to duty—on behalf of Her Majesty's Government. Four embassy employees are suspected of stealing a sensitive item. Charlie is to break into their homes, find the culprit and recover the stolen property. But there's a catch. The item is so sensitive, Charlie isn't told what he's looking for. Not its size, not its weight, nothing. He's only told that he'll recognize it when he sees it. Charlie has been a successful thief because he follows his own rules, the first being "Don't get caught." Well, after he enters the first suspect's home, he has to add a new rule: "Don't admire the view." As Charlie stares across the street, he sees something he really wishes he hadn't—a woman being murdered. And that's just for starters. What follows is a wild adventure in the former cauldron of spies. With The Good Thief's Guide to Berlin, Chris Ewan shows why he was voted as one of America's favorite British authors by a Huffington Post poll. Clever and wildly entertaining, this is a mystery series that is "big fun" (The Seattle Times).


Author : Robert Vall
Publisher : WestBow Press
Release : 2012-04
Page : 292
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 144974575X
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John R. Freeman, born in Chicago in the middle of the twentieth century, must come to grips with a series of personal disasters and bad choices, which force him ever deeper into an abyss of despair. Faced with the imminent destruction of his life, will he finally find redemption, mercy, and peace? Expanding on the scene of the crucifixion as described in the gospel of St. Luke, The Good Thief recreates the life of the penitent thief in an accessible, modern-day setting, providing the reader an empathetic glimpse into the meaning of this enigmatic bible character. Robert Vall was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and began writing full time after a varied career in business, including several years managing his own company. Reflecting on his life so far, Rob sees God’s guiding hand in good times and bad. Having experienced the mercy of God in so many palpable ways, Rob feels a strong desire to impart hope to others who are unaware, or unsure of, God’s great love for them.


Author : Raymond Arroyo
Publisher : Sophia
Release : 2020-08-15
Page : 40
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781644132388
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The Holy Family is set upon by roadside thieves when Jesus is a boy. The leader of the gang is the Bad Thief; among them is a young Dismas, the Good Thief. Remembering his own mother and family, Dismas is moved with compassion and persuades the leader to let them go. While on the cross many years later, Dismas is caught in the entrancing gaze of Mother Mary from down below, and suddenly realizes that the man next to him was the captivating boy from that fateful day long ago. He asks Jesus for forgiveness. Knowing exactly who he is, Jesus forgives him and assures him of Paradise that very day.


Author : Chris Ewan
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2009-10-15
Page : 240
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1849830495
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Charlie Howard doesn't just write books about a career thief, he also happens to be one. In Amsterdam working on his latest novel, Charlie is approached by a mysterious American who asks him to steal two apparently worthless monkey figurines from two separate addresses on the same night. At first he says no. Then he changes his mind. Only later, kidnapped and bound to a chair, the American very dead and a spell in police custody behind him, does Charlie begin to realise how costly a mistake he might have made. The police think he killed the American. Others think he knows the whereabouts of the elusive third monkey. But for Charlie only three things matter: Can he clear his name? Can he get away with the haul of a lifetime? And, can he solve the briefcase-shaped plot-hole in his latest novel?


Author : Chris Ewan
Publisher : Minotaur Books
Release : 2010-08-17
Page : 304
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781429964470
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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.


Author : Leo Furey
Publisher :
Release : 2021-06-09
Page :
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781774570364
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Set in and around St. John's, Newfoundland, in the late 1960s, The Good Thief is the story of seventeen-year-old Sonny McCluskey, who was raised by his eccentric father, a man on a mission. Sonny's father dies, leaving him the family business, a small auto repair shop, and a long-standing family secret, forcing him to navigate the emotional terrain of youth and the pressures of family. The Good Thief is a novel about tradition, love, laughter, and intrigue. It is about an ordinary young man who finds himself in an extraordinary situation.


Author : Hannah Tinti
Publisher :
Release : 2008
Page : 340
Category : Historical fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780755307463
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Set in the wild, seamy and extremely strange America of the nineteenth century: a historical novel so brilliantly written, so richly involving and so touching that you never want it to end. Young Ren is missing his parents and a hand and doesn't know what happened to any of them. So he is beginning to fear that he will never be claimed from his cold New England orphanage: that his dream of a family - of a life - will come to nothing. But one day a glamorous stranger arrives at the orphanage. To Ren's astonishment, the handsome, charming Benjamin Nab says he is his brother. He says he has come to bring him home. And even when his stories grow more and more extraordinary, when he puts Ren's life in danger again and again and sets him first to theft and then to grave-robbing, Ren cannot quite abandon hope. That one day all the hunger and danger and unwanted excitement will be worth it, that he will find a family, at last. But whether Benjamin is to be trusted is another story


Author : James Buchanan
Publisher : ManLove Romance Press
Release : 2008
Page : 240
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1934531448
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What if the wrong guy, turns out to be the right guy for you? Caesar Serrano thought he screwed up when he landed in the bed of LAPD Officer Nathan Reilly. But when Caesar breaks into the wrong house and stumbles upon a heinous crime, implicating a high ranking LAPD officer, Nate is the only person he knows to turn to. The resulting investigation throws the Blue Brigade into panic. Now he's running for his life and Nate is his only hope for survival. Can two men, on opposite sides of the law, come together to bring a monster to justice?


Author : Hannah Tinti
Publisher : Delta
Release : 2007-12-18
Page : 240
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 030742278X
Description :


With bravura storytelling, daring imagination, and fierce narrative control, this dazzling debut introduces that rare writer who finds humanity in our most unconventional behavior, and the humor beneath our darkest impulses. In these ten strange, funny, and unnerving stories, animals become the litmus test of our deepest fears and longings. In the title story, an elephant keeper courts danger from his gentle charge; in “Miss Waldron’s Red Colobus,” a headstrong young woman in Africa is lured by the freedom of the monkeys in the trees; in “Talk Turkey,” a boy has secret conversations with the turkeys on his friend’s family’s farm; in “Slim’s Last Ride,” a child plays chilling games with his pet rabbit; in “Gallus Gallus,” a pompous husband projects his anger at his wife onto her prized rooster. This fresh, inventive debut will introduce Hannah Tinti as one of the most gifted writers of her generation. Enter her world at your own risk, and you will come away bewitched.


Author : Conor McPherson
Publisher :
Release : 2015
Page :
Category :
ISBN 13 :
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Conor McPherson's 'The Good Thief' is a monologue play that recounts the misfortunes of an unnamed petty criminal whose conscience punishes him when he becomes involved in a bungled kidnap.


Author : Neil Jordan
Publisher :
Release : 2002
Page : 120
Category :
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Barbara Fradkin
Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
Release : 2015-04-01
Page : 144
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1459808681
Description :


Simple country handyman Cedric O’Toole relies on his organic vegetable garden to supplement his meager income, so he’s upset when vegetables begin disappearing. After several futile attempts to protect the garden, he stakes it out one night with his shotgun and spots a shadowy figure running into the woods. Cedric follows and finds a young boy living rough on his land. The boy has never been taught to read or write, and no one has reported him missing. No stranger to childhood neglect himself, Cedric takes the boy under his wing and tries to find answers. Who is the mystery boy, and why is he hiding in the woods? The Night Thief is the third novel in a series featuring reluctant sleuth Cedric O’Toole.


Author : Jean Joseph Gaume
Publisher :
Release : 2017-04-12
Page : 231
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781521050781
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This is the story of the "good" thief, to whom Jesus promised, "This day thou shalt be with me in Paradise." Monsignor Guame describes a crucifixion in great detail and the many methods and devices used in this Roman form of punishment, and then proceeds to call upon the Fathers of the Church to describe the many honors bestowed upon Dismas, the good thief, throughout centuries of Christendom. The "Life of the Good Thief" is a lost treasure you won't want to pass by - faithful to the original 1882 Burns and Oates edition.