Ewan was born on 6th October 1976 in Taunton, Somerset and resided in the Isle of Man before returning to Somerset with his family. But everyone else insists that he was alone on the bike. Readers who like caper novels, like Donald Westlake or Lawrence Block's Bernie Rhodenbarr series, will enjoy getting to know Charlie Howard. Immediately putting two and two together, Charlie figures the magician is involved in something deadly, but the casino's owners think that Charlie is plotting together with Master's to rob the casino. Chris Ewan born 6 October 1976 is a British and writer. Auch beschreibt der Autor alle Szenen sehr gut, so dass man sie gut vor dem inneren Auge sehen kann.
That's not how you write for an audience. Seeing the pieces fly together at the end without a single missing bit is pretty fun. Characters: Ewan writes fun characters. Chris Ewan hat sie gut gestaltet und sie passen gut zur erzählten Geschichte. No obvious damage to the cover, with the dust jacket if applicable included for hard covers.
Problem is, everything's bigger in Sin City - including the fall-out from petty crimes - and it isn't long before Charlie and Victoria find themselves threatened with a one-way trip into the Nevada desert unless they can conjure up a small fortune in 24 hours. Though she has changed her long blond hair to a short dark bob, Charlie recognizes the hot criminal right away, and their sexual chemistry adds a layer of complexity to their meeting and subsequent involvement. There were a few reality vs fiction disconnects having to do with casinos, but it's possible that because I'm a huge Vegas aficionado, I noticed more than others would. This is very good-hearted fun and a very enjoyable listen and I look forward to seeing the charming but bumbling Charlie Howard go at it again. But this proves unnecessary when Charlie receives an invitation from the woman, whose name is Graziella, to meet.
It is written in passive voice almost exclusively, and despite indulgent descriptions of every room the character enters, leaves holes for the reader to fill. But inspiration has yet to strike. Still, Charlie's not one to hold a grudge, especially when he could be holding Masters' wallet. But their lives are anything but quiet as the two team up to solve Cherringham's criminal mysteries. Ewan studied American Literature at the. Since I have family in Vegas, it's a place I visit a couple of times a year, so am always in search of books set in the area.
The main character, Charlie Howard, is a part-time crime writer, and part time thief, who suddenly finds himself threatened with a one-way trip into the desert. It ends poorly, but for such a refreshing style and character I can forgive it a bit- I am a bit biased due to my passion of magic, misdirection and confidence trick This is wonderfully witty and I will be grabbing the rest of the series! He lives in a small village in the Isle of Man with his wife, Jo, and their labrador, Maisie, where he spends his days planning imaginary burglaries and learning how to pick locks. The character of Charlie Howard successfully drives the narrative of this enjoyable thriller and I found myself warming to him from the beginning. As a matter of fact, Howard many at times has a Bertie Wooster-like charismatic absurdity, together with some of Philip Marlowe recklessness. Having just met his editor--he's a mystery writer and a practicing thief! He has recorded over 400 audiobooks and has earned over 20 Earphones Awards from AudioFile Magazine. The caper goes surprisingly well until opening the vault trips a loud and destructive bomb.
For his next trick, hell relieve Josh Masters, the famous illusionist vying for the affections of Charlies agent Victoria, of a fortune in casino chips stashed in his hotel safe. I'll keep reading the series as I enjoy the character and the humor throughout the books. That being said, I don't really care if I'm surprised or not. 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. While being an interesting read, I did not feel sucked into believeing Charlie Howard was a real person, instead he seemed a bumbling caricature, who possessed as much skill as anyone armed with a set of Tl;dr: highly polished turd. What's a guy to do? A combination of engaging characterizations, suspenseful stories, and sharp writing, makes the Good Thief novels feel fresh and exciting. The novel won the Long Barn Books First Novel Award.
Howard uses his style of writing the research and travel that the novel entails as a cover for safecracking and upmarket housebreaking. Dies stellt auch absolut kein Problem dar, denn Aufmerksam wurde ich auf dieses Buch, als ich nach Büchern mit Las Vegas als Handlungsort gesucht habe. I did like the Victoria side of the story as she is a character that I've found interesting since book one, but other than that, I've already forgotten the story. When we return to the bathroom we are shown the body of a woman lying face down in the tub. Seeing the pieces fly together at the end without a single missing bit is pretty fun.
The book was quite enjoyable. No suspicious clients, or a thievery job gone wrong. But halfway through the old saw-the-beautiful-lady-in-half routine, Masters pulls the biggest trick of all — he disappears right off the stage. He has talked his literary agent, Victoria, into coming to Las Vegas for a vacation after the adventures chronicled in the the previous book. Charlie is not only a thief he is also a crime writer. And when Charlie later breaks into Masters' hotel room, he discovers a body in the bathtub, and that the magician's assistant is missing. What was your reaction to the ending? A little burglary job turns sinister when he thinks he sees a body floating in a bathtub; and then a magician disappears.
Nothing much else need be said. Ewan masterfully merges the comic with the thrilling in this fresh, captivating book. Seeing the pieces fly together at the end without a single missing bit is pretty fun. He studied politics and philosophy at Oxford before moving to America in the early 1990s. I despise all things Vegas, so I didn't have much hope for this one, but the story itself was kind of lame too. And that's before anyone else even knows about the dead body! Not as good as the one set in paris Would you try another book written by Chris Ewan or narrated by Simon Vance? This started out really well, but quickly got rather pedestrian.
Great audio book, I can't wait for the next in the series. I downloaded the book set in the place I know the best, Paris, and set about discovering the city through the eyes of a man who sees buildings primarily as challenges to his lock-picking skills. Blackmailed into committing a dastardly crime in order to get his book back, Charlie is catapulted into yet ather adventure, this one even more explosive than the last. Charlie Howard isnt only a part-time crime writer and part-time thief; hes also a magician. And while the mystery is a perplexing one, the final solution felt convoluted. One imagines a well-groomed, well-spoken Brit who can lie disarmingly and perform righteous indignation while stealing your wallet.