Charlie Howard - mystery writer and professional thief - is flush with the success of his Paris book reading when he agrees to show a novice the basics of his other trade by breaking into the man's own apartment. Trouble ensues when it turns out the apartment belongs to someone else. The next day, Charlie's fence hires him to steal an ordinary-looking oil painting - from the same address. Mere coincidence?
Charlie reckons there's no harm in finding out - until a dead body turns up in his living room. Hiding in a Montmartre hotel, Charlie tries to work out how to save his skin, while also placating his agent, Victoria, who has arrived unannounced in the mistaken belief that Charlie actually looks like the author photo he provided.
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- Anonymer Hörer
Delightful, clever and well read
Far away from the darkness of modern scandinavian crime writing, Chris Ewan has created a charming world with interesting quirky characters and clever plots. The books are not only well written but funny - but the comical side does not spoil the pace and development of the plot.
The books are extremely well read and I have become a fan not only of Chris Ewan but also Simon Vance.
I recommend reading / hearing the books in order.
If you know the city in the books (Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, etc ) then it is even more fun !
If you like Martin Walker's "Bruno" series, you will also enjoy this set of books (and vice versa).