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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Always a Thief

**** Always a Thief by Kay Hooper. Romantic suspense.

I'm not sure when I got this book, but I nearly put it down shortly after I started reading it. Lemme 'splain. Kay Hooper is on my C list, I think--if I'm remembering correctly how I've arranged my lists. Anyway, I generally enjoy her books, but not enough to actively look for them. So this one was likely bought to round out an order at Half.com. Unfortunately, it's a sequel.

Thief Quinn shows up, shot, on museum director Morgan West's doorstep. They'd obviously met before, and had a connection, but something--Quinn being a thief, perhaps?--kept them apart. Nevertheless, when Quinn was wounded, his instincts send him straight to Morgan.

Turns out Quinn is working with the police to trap and catch another, more ruthless thief. It's like To Catch a Thief (Quinn looked, in my imagination, remarkably like Cary Grant), with humor, romance, and a labyrinth of twists and turns.

Always a Thief and its predecessor Once a Thief are, I gather, rewritten from old Loveswepts, reminiscent of Carole Nelson Douglas's Midnight Louie books. How much they're changed, I don't know, but it would be interesting to find out.

At any rate, it was a fun read, and I intend to look for Once a Thief, though I'm not sure I'll be buying it new.


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Seeing the title Once a Thief always makes me think of one of my favorite Chow Yun-Fat movies ... definitely helps to enjoy Stephen Chow (Kung Fu Hustle, etc.) movies, too, though.
Oh, cool. I think I'll have to add this to my Netflix queue.
Oh great! I think I will add this to my netflix queue as well :)
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