The Good Thieves
Bloomsbury | Hardback
Published: 13 June 2019
The Good Thieves | Katherine Rundell
Fresh off the boat from England, Vita Marlowe has a job to do. Her beloved grandfather Jack has been cheated out of his home and possessions by a notorious conman with Mafia connections. Seeing Jack’s spirit is broken, Vita is desperate to make him happy again, so she devises a plan to outwit his enemies and recover his home.
She finds a young pickpocket, working the streets of the city. And, nearby, two boys with highly unusual skills and secrets of their own are about to be pulled into her lawless, death-defying plan.
Katherine Rundell’s fifth novel is a heist as never seen before – the story of a group of children who will do anything to right a wrong.
‘A truly excellent book … Stolen castles, daring heists, prohibition, pickpockets, animal adventure, the circus, a truly terrifying villain and four of the best protagonists I’ve ever encountered. Plus Katherine Rundell’s glorious prose.‘ Katherine Webber, co-author of Sam Wu Is Not Afraid
‘Katherine Rundell’s writing is always beautiful, but The Good Thieves hits a whole new level for me. It’s just dazzling! I adore fierce, vibrant Vita, and the plot is SO compelling.‘ Stephanie Burgis, author of The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart