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Chris Ewan

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Chris Ewan is a British crime and mystery writer. He is best known for his "Good Thief" series of travelling adventures featuring Charlie Howard, a thief and author of his own crime series. He is published by Simon & Schuster in the UK, and St. Martin's Press in the United States. His first novel The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam, 2007 won the Long Barn Books First Novel Award. His first and second novels The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam, The Good Thief's Guide to Paris were shortlisted for the Last Laugh Award for best comic crime fiction. He was born in Taunton, Somerset and now lives on the Isle of Man. Ewan studied American Literature at the University of Nottingham. His latest work in the series due 2011 will be The Good Thief's Guide to Venice.

Genres: Cozy Mystery, Mystery
Chris Ewan recommends
Old Dogs (2010)
Donna Moore
"Like the perfect heist, Donna Moore's screwball caper is slick, audacious and hugely rewarding."
Dead Gone (2013)
(DI Murphy and DS Rossi, book 1)
Luca Veste
"Tense and darkly playful, Dead Gone is a cleverly constructed debut thriller."
Long Way Home (2014)
(Zigic & Ferreira, book 1)
Eva Dolan
"Cool, confident and classy, Long Way Home is a stand out debut that combines intelligent, issue-led crime fiction with a vivid prose style, a compelling plot and a detective duo to root for."
Because She Loves Me (2014)
Mark Edwards
"Vivid, unflinching and craftily plotted, Because She Loves Me is a dark and twisty tale that is sure to be another big hit!"
In Bitter Chill (2015)
(DC Childs Mystery, book 1)
Sarah Ward
"In Bitter Chill is an elegant and thoughtful novel, as well as a compassionate investigation into the dark heart of family relationships and the lurking power of long buried secrets. This is a fine debut, and Sarah Ward is a writer to watch."
Fierce Kingdom (2017)
Gin Phillips
"Taut, tense and moving."
The Man Who Died (2017)
Antti Tuomainen
"Combines a startlingly clever opening, a neat line in dark humour and a unique Scandinavian sensibility. A fresh and witty read."
The Long Call (2019)
(Detective Matthew Venn, book 1)
Ann Cleeves
"Brilliant - a page-turning and sensitively told tale, with a vividly evoked North Devon setting, a powerful emotional heft and a new detective hero in Matthew Venn who you will want to follow for book after book. Wonderful!"

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