Thieves Fall Out (Hard Case Crime)
The prolific and classic writer Gore Vidal, not being satisfied at penning twenty-six non-fiction books, eight plays, and twenty-eight novels, also wrote three novels under the pseudonym Edgar Box and Thieves Fall Out under the name Cameron Kay. He wrote these books in 1958 while he was also working on more serious endeavors.
The novel is set in Egypt where the main character, Pete Wells, awakes from a drunken stupor and finds he has been robbed of all his money. The embassy is no help, so Wells turns into an errand boy for a lovely countess who may or may not be engaged in criminal and highly dangerous activities. It is very well written in the classic pulp fiction style and a highly entertaining page turner with enough romantic encounters and life-threatening situations. True to the genre, the countess isn’t the only object of our hero’s desire—there is also the beautiful but mysterious Anna Mueller, who is somehow involved with the King of Egypt. For all fans of Gore Vidal, this book will be so much fun. If you are a non-fan, this book may introduce you to one of our greatest writers.
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|Page Count||240 pages|
|Publisher||Hard Case Crime|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime & Thriller|