No Such Creature

No Such Creature

A Novel

Book - 2009
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Silver Dagger winner Giles Blunt delivers an exhilarating game of cat and mouse with a most unlikely--and likeable--pair of thieves

Eight years ago, Owen Maxwell was saved from a foster home by the arrival of his uncle Max from England. Once a promising Shakespearean actor, Magnus "Max" Maxwell has since put his dramatic skills to new use: a master of disguise, a virtuoso of foreign dialects, and a performer to his core, he has become an extremely successful gentleman thief. Every summer, Max and Owen take a road trip across the United States, pulling off elaborate robberies along the way. But this year is different. Their first, dazzlingly executed summer heist captures the interest of the Subtractors.

Long believed an urban myth, the Subtractors are a gang of vicious thieves who prey on other thieves. They will abduct a fellow crook known to have completed a lucrative job and proceed to "subtract" parts of his body until he tells them where they can find the loot. "No such creature," Max says, when Owen first suspects that they may be in the Subtractors' sights. But in this, as in so many things, Max will prove to be disastrously wrong.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2009.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780805080629
0805080627
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY Blunt Giles 05/2009
Characteristics: 289 p. ;,25 cm.

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rblacklock
Oct 11, 2010

Probably my least favourite Blunt novel. The characters are neither believable nor likeable. If you haven't read this author, I suggest you start with the Cardinal mysteries, in particular with "Forty Words For Sorrow", which inexplicably the library doesn't seem to have any more.

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blossom21
Feb 09, 2010

I always enjoy a Giles Blunt novel. This one is very good with lots of suspense.

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StratfordFestival
Jan 15, 2010

See Giles Blunt at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival on Sat. Aug. 7, 2010. Part of the Celebrated Writers Series. www.stratfordshakespearefestival.com/celebratedwriters

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Daphne57
Jan 08, 2009

imaginative, funny, good

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