BACK

Catch Me If You Can: Books Involving a Heist (Summer Reading Challenge 2019)

  • Details about The Ultimatum

    The Ultimatum

    Karen Robards

    Following her swindler father's death on a mission, Bianca St. Ives starts a mostly-aboveboard security company but is drawn back into the world of deceit when her father's family is threatened by forces who believe he is still alive.…more

  • Details about Uptown Thief

    Uptown Thief

    Aya De Leon

    In this sexy, heart-stopping tale, one smart, sizzling mami robs the rich and protects the exploited--until one heist too many puts everything at stake. . . Marisol Rivera barely survived being abused with nowhere to turn. So there's nothing she won't do to keep her Lower East Side women's health clinic open and give disadvantaged women new lives. Running an exclusive escort service for New York City's rich and powerful 1% is the perfect way to bankroll her business--not to mention the perfect c……more

  • Details about The Mark Inside

    The Mark Inside

    Amy Reading

    A narrative history of con artistry in America documents the early 20th-century efforts of J. Frank Norfleet to track down a gang of confidence men who swindled him out of everything he had, in an account that places con artistry in America against a backdrop of the nation's culture.…more

  • Details about The Assistants

    The Assistants

    Camille Perri

    When a technical error at a multinational media conglomerate gives a financially strapped veteran employee a chance to pay off her student loans in ways the company will never notice, she embarks on a downward spiral involving other employees with crushing debts and fewer scruples.…more

  • Details about There There: A Novel

    There There: A Novel

    Tommy Orange

    "This is a novel about what it means to inhabit a land both yours and stolen from you, to simultaneously contend with the weight of belonging and unbelonging. There is an organic power to this book--a revelatory, controlled chaos. Tommy Orange writes the way a storm makes landfall." --Omar El Akkad, author of American War Tommy Orange's "groundbreaking, extraordinary" ( The New York Times ) There There is the "brilliant, propulsive" ( People Magazine ) story of twelve unforgettable characters, ……more

  • Details about The Lock Artist

    The Lock Artist

    Steve Hamilton

    "I was the Miracle Boy, once upon a time. Later on, the Milford Mute. The Golden Boy. The Young Ghost. The Kid. The Boxman. The Lock Artist. That was all me. But you can call me Mike." Marked by tragedy, traumatized at the age of eight, Michael, now eighteen, is no ordinary young man. Besides not uttering a single word in ten years, he discovers the one thing he can somehow do better than anyone else. Whether it's a locked door without a key, a padlock with no combination, or even an eight-hundr……more

  • Details about The Last Job

    The Last Job

    Dan Bilefsky

    The definitive account of one of the most brazen jewel heists in history.…more

  • Details about The Heist

    The Heist

    Janet Evanovich

    FBI Special Agent Kate Winslow uses her own schemes to outmaneuver charming con man Danny Cole, who becomes an unlikely partner when her next mission pits her against a formidable adversary.…more

  • Details about The lies of Locke Lamora

    The lies of Locke Lamora

    Scott Lynch.

    "Remarkable . . . Scott Lynch's first novel, "The Lies of Locke Lamora, "exports the suspense and wit of a cleverly constructed crime caper into an exotic realm of fantasy, and the result is engagingly entertaining."--"The Times "(London) An orphan's life is harsh--and often short--in the mysterious island city of Camorr. But young Locke Lamora dodges death and slavery, becoming a thief under the tutelage of a gifted con artist. As leader of the band of light-fingered brothers known as the Gentl……more

  • Details about Six of Crows

    Six of Crows

    Leigh Bardugo

    Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price--and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone... A convict with a thirst for revenge. A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager. A runaway with a privileged past. A spy known as the Wraith. A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums. A thief with ……more