I was born in Taunton, Somerset, but have lived on the Isle of Man for the past 4 years. My first novel is the comedy caper THE GOOD THIEF'S GUIDE TO AMSTERDAM. The second novel in the Charlie Howard series, THE GOOD THIEF'S GUIDE TO PARIS, is now published in the USA and will be out in the UK in February 2009.
Hey Chris, Are you watching or even yet participating in, Manxus TTus - or avoiding it like the plague ?! Couldn't believe pics I've just seen of the crowds. Still, a wonderful atmosphere; at least it was good fun when I was there a couple of times.
Hi Chris; Just a few suggestions for future GTGT locations (apart from Rome which was already mentioned a couple of times so no doubt in the pipeline, and I think Venice) but how about Nice, Prague, Rio, and ...Monaco.
Hey, Chris, I was just reading (in the Bookseller briefing) that THE GOOD THIEF'S GUIDE TO PARIS has been shortlisted for the Last Laugh Award at Crimefest. Many congratulations, it's well deserved and I'm absolutely thrilled for you. I loved the book - I hope you win! :)
Hi Chris Thoroughly enjoyed reading your Amsterdam GTGT (ah the nostalgia, as I used to live there - in addition to IOM !) and am thus sourcing your GTG to Paris - then will move on to the Vegas one; want to do them in order. I see the Dutch version is entitled NACHTDIEF in AMSTERDAM...pretty apt as it means Night-thief in A'dam.
Hope you get some good hype in Port Erin in April. You might like to know I did you a very positive review on Amazon for GTGT A'dam.
Yup, was brought over at the age of 2 and the boat back always seems to be cancelled no matter how often the locals tell me 'There's a boat in the morning' Congrats on your two books. I'll have to have a read now. Paul D. Brazill an English writer living in Poland mentioned you lived on the island.
thanks Chris! I will let you know.
It's sounds so good, too.
Yup, I try to have the page as interesting as I can, because I don't have a book yet to put up there!
It's like a woman buying Bride's Magazine before her boyfriend proposes or something!
and thanks so much for your good wishes.