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The Sacred Art Of Stealing By Christopher Brookmyre

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A robbery in Glasgow might not seem an unusual background for a crime novel - until it's put into the hands of Britain's leading satirist ...

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The Sacred Art Of Stealing by Christopher Brookmyre

The second book in the Angelique De Xavier series, from author Christopher Brookmyre.

Their eyes met across a crowded room. She was just a poor servant girl and he was the son of a rich industrialist.
Er, no, this is a Christopher Brookmyre novel, although the eyes meeting across a crowded room part is true. Where it differs from the fairy tales is that the room in question was crowded with hostages and armed bank-robbers, and his eyes were the only part of him she could see behind the mask. He is an art-thief par excellence and she is a connoisseur of crooks. Her job is to hunt him to extinction; his is to avoid being caught and he also has a secret agenda more valuable than anything he might steal. There are risks he can take without jeopardising his plans. He can afford to play cat-and-mouse with the female cop who's on his tail; it might even arguably be necessary. What he can't afford is to let her get too close: he could could end up in jail or, even more scary, he could end up in love ...

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Chris Brookmyre is a genius * Daily Mirror *
A thriller, love story, social satire and a warning against taking absurdism too seriously * Time Out *
Brookmyre has no equal * Maxim *
Exhilarating linguistic fluency and keenly subversive intelligence * Scotland on Sunday *
A thriller, love story, social satire and a warning against taking absurdism too seriously.. * TIME OUT *
Chris Brookmyre is a genius. * DAILY MIRROR *
Brookmyre has no equal. * MAXIM *
Exhilarating linguistic fluency and keenly subversive intelligence * SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY *

About Christopher Brookmyre


Chris Brookmyre was a journalist before becoming a full time novelist with the publication of QUITE UGLY ONE MORNING. Since the publication of A BIG BOY DID IT AND RAN AWAY he and his family decided to move away from Aberdeen and now live near Glasgow. Oh, yes.

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GOR010068081
The Sacred Art Of Stealing by Christopher Brookmyre
Christopher Brookmyre
Angelique De Xavier
Used - Like New
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2003-09-04
416
0349114900
9780349114903
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.