Crime Fiction > Stolen Goods

    Camino Island by John Grisham

A gang of thieves stage a daring heist from a vault deep below Princeton University's Firestone Library. Their loot is priceless, impossible to resist. Bruce Cable owns a popular bookstore in the sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island in Florida. He makes his real money, though, as a prominent dealer in rare books. Very few people know that he occasionally dabbles in unsavory ventures.

Year: 2017
Genre: AuthorsBookstoresHeist CaperStolen Goods

    Cut Me In by Ed McBain

Maybe no one liked Del Gilbert a whole lot, not the men he ruthlessly did business with, not the women who discovered his other lovers, not even his partner in the Gilbert and Blake literary agency - me. But when I found him shot to death on the floor of his office, I had no choice. I had to track down the person responsible. And not just to lay Del to rest, either. Next to his body, the office safe was wide open, and a contract worth millions was missing...

Year: 1954
Genre: HardboiledMurder MysteryStolen Goods

    Finders Keepers by Stephen King

"Wake up, genius." So announces deranged fan Morris Bellamy to iconic author John Rothstein, who once created the famous character Jimmy Gold and hasn't released anything since. Morris is livid, not just because his favorite writer has stopped publishing, but because Jimmy Gold ended up as a sellout. Morris kills his idol and empties his safe of cash, but the real haul is a collection of notebooks containing John Rothstein's unpublished work...including at least one more Jimmy Gold novel.

Year: 2015
Genre: AuthorsPrivate EyeStolen GoodsSupernatural

    Stalking the Angel by Robert Crais

The blonde who walked into Cole's office was the bestlooking woman he'd seen in weeks. The only thing that kept her from rating a perfect "10" was the briefcase on one arm and the uptight hotel magnate on the other. Bradley Warren had lost something very valuable--something that belonged to someone else: a rare thirteenth-century Japanese manuscript called the Hagakure.

Year: 1989
Genre: Private EyeStolen Goods

    The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer by Neal Stephenson

Decades into our future, a stone's throw from the ancient city of Shanghai, a brilliant nanotechnologist named John Percival Hackworth has just broken the rigorous moral code of his tribe, the powerful neo-Victorians. He's made an illicit copy of a state-of-the-art interactive device called A Young Ladys Illustrated Primer. Unfortunately for Hackworth, his smuggled copy has fallen into the wrong hands.

Year: 1995
Genre: Coming of AgePost-CyberpunkStolen Goods

    The Gray Ghost by Clive Cussler

In 1906, a groundbreaking Rolls-Royce prototype known as the Gray Ghost vanishes from the streets of Manchester, England, and it is only the lucky intervention of an American detective named Isaac Bell that prevents it from being lost forever. Not even he can save the good name of Jonathan Payton, however, the man wrongly blamed for the theft, and more than a hundred years later, it is his grandson who turns to Sam and Remi Fargo to help prove his grandfather's innocence.

Year: 2018
Genre: AdventureStolen Goods

    The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

Sam Spade, a slightly shop-worn private eye with his own solitary code of ethics, stars in Hammett's detective fiction, a novel that has haunted several generations of readers. The Maltese Falcon is Hammett's most famous work.

Year: 1930
Genre: MysteryPrivate EyeStolen Goods

    The Mourner by Donald E. Westlake as Richard Stark

The Mourner is a story of convergence--of cultures and of guys with guns. Hot on the trail of a statue stolen from a fifteenth-century French tomb, Parker enters a world of eccentric art collectors, greedy foreign officials, and shady KGB agents.

Year: 1963
Genre: ArcheologyStolen Goods

 

TitleAuthorSeriesGenres & Tags

Camino Island John Grisham AuthorsBookstoresHeist CaperStolen Goods
Cut Me In Ed McBain HardboiledMurder MysteryStolen Goods
Finders Keepers Stephen King Bill HodgesAuthorsPrivate EyeStolen GoodsSupernatural, Literary Character
Stalking the Angel Robert Crais Elvis Cole and Joe PikePrivate EyeStolen Goods
The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer Neal Stephenson Coming of AgePost-CyberpunkStolen Goods
The Gray Ghost Clive Cussler Fargo AdventuresAdventureStolen Goods
The Maltese Falcon Dashiell Hammett MysteryPrivate EyeStolen Goods
The Mourner Donald E. Westlake ParkerArcheologyStolen Goods, Art