After a bad streak of luck in Vegas, writer and thief Charlie Howard has retreated to Venice, having vowed to give up a life of crime to write mysteries full-time. But inspiration fails to strike. To make matters worse, Charlie's prized first edition of The Maltese Falcon flies out the window with a femme-fatale burglar. Blackmailed into returning to crime in order to get his book back, Charlie is catapulted into a plot that is more explosive than even he could have imagined.
Chris Ewan's Good Thief's Guide Series travels to Venice in this "hilarious yet suspenseful" (Publishers Weekly starred review) caper.