The second instalment of this comic crime series - the first was set in Amsterdam - finds Charlie Howard, mystery writer- cum -international burglar, holding court in Paris.
Feeling flush afer a successful reading at the Paris Lights bookshop, he agrees to show one of his fans how to break into a smart apartment in the Marais.
Twenty-four hours later and he's hired to steal an ordinary looking oil painting from the same address - a coincidence Howard finds hard to resist. Knowledgeable about Paris and its natives, Ewan populates this lively art-house heist with grumpy concieges and soignée artists.
This kind of continental caper particularly appeals to American readers - though one excursion in the company of Ewan's crime committing hack is probably enough.Reuse content