Chris Ewan was born in Taunton in 1976. His first novel, THE GOOD THIEF'S GUIDE TO AMSTERDAM, won the Long Barn Books First Novel Award. Both AMSTERDAM and THE GOOD THIEF'S GUIDE TO PARIS have been shortlisted for CrimeFest's Last Laugh Award. 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. His neighbours are thrilled. Find out more at: www.thegoodthief.co.uk
Praise for "The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam
""This impressive debut, a comic whodunit . . . owes much of its charm and success to its compelling antihero, Charles Howard. . . . The ease with which Ewan creates a memorable protagonist and pits him against a plausible and tricky killer will be the envy of many more established authors. The detection is first-rate, and Howard is a fresh, irreverent creation who will make readers eager for his next exploit."" "--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)
"[Ewan's] droll, funny, noirish style, cleverly drawn central character, and great descriptions of locale will make this a popular new series." --"Library Journal
""Charlie is agreeable company . . . as he narrates his own skilled thievery and flights of quick thought. Seeing the pieces fly together at the end without a single missing bit is pretty fun." --"Houston"" Chronicle
""[An] enjoyable plot and engaging characters. . . . A good first novel with lots of potential as a series." --"Booklist
""Although there's no telling where Ewan may send his likable hero next, read the book and see if you don't agree that, wherever it is, it must be soon." "--The News & Observer"