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The good thief's guide to Amsterdam: a mystery

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Charlie Howard travels the globe writing suspense novels for a living, about an intrepid burglar named Faulks. To supplement his income - and to keep his hand in - Charlie also has a small side business: stealing for a very discreet clientele on commission.            When a mysterious American offers to pay Charlie 20,000 euros if he steals two small monkey figurines to match the one he already has, Charlie is suspicious; he doesn't know how the American found him, and the job seems too good to be true. And, of course, it is. Although the burglary goes off without a hitch, when he goes to deliver the monkeys he finds that the American has been beaten to near-death, and that the third figurine is missing. Back in London, his long-suffering literary agent, Victoria (who is naive enough to believe he actually looks like his jacket photo), tries to talk him through the plot problems in both his latest manuscript and his real life - but Charlie soon finds himself caught up in a caper reminiscent of a Cary Grant movie, involving safe-deposit boxes, menacing characters, and, of course, a beautiful damsel in distress. 
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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 realize 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 gaping plot hole in his latest novel?

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subject_facet Americans -- Crimes against -- Fiction, Amsterdam (Netherlands) -- Fiction, Detective and mystery stories -- Authorship -- Fiction, Figurines -- Fiction, Mystery fiction, Novelists, English -- Fiction, Thieves -- Fiction
title_display The good thief's guide to Amsterdam
title_full The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam Charlie Howard Series, Book 1, The good thief's guide to Amsterdam / Chris Ewan, The good thief's guide to Amsterdam : a mystery [electronic resource] / Chris Ewan
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topic_facet Americans, Authorship, Crimes against, Detective and mystery stories, Fiction, Figurines, Mystery, Novelists, English, Thieves