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Chris Ewan
Isle of Man
Author of the Good Thief's Guide series of comic mystery novels.
Recent Activity
I've been back from the States for a couple of weeks, and now I'm shortly to return again. I really can't wait. We had such a terrific time visiting so many vibrant independent mystery stores in August, and in just... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2011 at The Good Thief's Blog
The final two stops on our tour saw us visit the Seattle Mystery Bookshop and The King's English in Salt Lake City. Seattle Mystery Bookshop is in a fantastic location and has a terrific staff, a wonderful atmosphere and a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2011 at The Good Thief's Blog
Just a quick report from two great events. San Diego saw us at Mysterious Galaxy where I talked to a select and enthusiastic crowd. It was really fun to be in a store specialising in sci-fi and crime, with a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2011 at The Good Thief's Blog
We had a really fantastic day yesterday. It started with a visit to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum at the top of a mountain overlooking Thousand Oaks and the arid mountain land beyond. The museum was huge and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2011 at The Good Thief's Blog
Great event last night at M is for Mystery in San Mateo, CA. It's a fantastic book store and we had a great time. I was lucky enough to be joined by Simon Vance who gave a terrific reading from... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2011 at The Good Thief's Blog
Just a couple of days left now until I head to the US to promote the St Martin's Press edition of THE GOOD THIEF'S GUIDE TO VENICE, which comes out in the States on 2 August. I'll be flying into... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2011 at The Good Thief's Blog
I'm really pleased to say that the Good Thief's Guides have been (or are in the process of being) recorded as audio books for sale in the USA and the UK. Not only is this really exciting for me, but... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2011 at The Good Thief's Blog
Thought I'd post a couple more video clips from my research trips to Venice. These two clips date from late November 2009. The city was very quiet, but there was a good reason for that. It was absolutely freezing. Still,... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2011 at The Good Thief's Blog
I've mentioned before that a key part of writing the Good Thief novels involves me visiting the cities I write about (tough, I know). Generally, I go on three trips. One when I'm building up to start work on a... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2011 at The Good Thief's Blog
Yes, it would. I'll have to get Donna on the case
That's a shame, although I don't think I'll be at Harrogate, either. I'll have to celebrate with Vince in Bristol. Maybe next year?
Thanks Julie, and great to hear from you. Will you be at CrimeFest this year?
I've been waiting a litle while to be able to say this, but I'm really excited to announce that I've signed a television development deal on the Good Thief's Guide novels with eOne Entertainment. eOne are the production company behind,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2011 at The Good Thief's Blog
Here's the second part of my guide to lock picking. This time, how to use a torsion wrench and a raking tool. Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2011 at The Good Thief's Blog
Hopefully this goes without saying, but I should just add that while I'm all for fictional burglaries carried out by fictional burglars (especially the type of Good Thief with a dash of style), real-life burglary and property damage is obviously... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2011 at The Good Thief's Blog
This past weekend I was invited to Paris as the guest of the Lowdham Book Festival On Tour. Lowdham is a small village just outside Nottingham with a thriving local bookshop, The Bookcase, and an annual literary festival. It was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2011 at The Good Thief's Blog
Every month or so, I head up to the Manx Radio studios on Douglas Head (overlooking Douglas Bay, right) together with local author and publisher Linda Mann, to talk books with Bob Harrison, host of the Evening Extra show. We... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2011 at The Good Thief's Blog
I've been back from Berlin for just over a week now, and I'm well into writing the next Good Thief's Guide. This was my second trip to Berlin for the book, and it was incredibly useful. In the main, I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2011 at The Good Thief's Blog
I'm off to Berlin tomorrow, flying low-cost via Liverpool (which maybe isn't the most glamorous way to arrive, since Charlie will have made it by train from Venice, via Switzerland - the lucky git). This'll be my second research trip,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2011 at The Good Thief's Blog
I'm looking forward to this year's CrimeFest, scheduled for the weekend of 19-22 May in Bristol. I'll be appearing on two panels this time round, both on Friday 20 May and both moderated by the lovely Donna Moore (who, somewhat... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2011 at The Good Thief's Blog
One of the nicest things about being published is when you hear from readers. Sometimes, I've met people at readings or at crime fiction conferences who are kind enough to tell me that they've read and enjoyed my books. Other... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2011 at The Good Thief's Blog
I settled down and watched Alfred Hitchcock's REAR WINDOW this morning. My wife gave me a box set of Hitchcock movies for Christmas, and I've been wanting to watch REAR WINDOW for some time. I was pretty sure it would... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at The Good Thief's Blog
Amazing some of the things you come across when you type 'burglar' or 'thief' into YouTube. This is billed as the worst burglar attempt ever. I reckon I could beat it. Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at The Good Thief's Blog
This blog has been dormant for a while. You may, or may not, have noticed. There's a good reason for that. I've been doing a lot of writing. Some of it has been connected to the Good Thief mysteries, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2011 at The Good Thief's Blog
Just thought I'd post a couple of photos from Saturday night's MannSlaughter and Mayhem event on the Isle of Man. The first image shows Stuart, Donna and Allan, just after their on-stage interview with Manx Radio presenter Bob Harrison, along... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2010 at The Good Thief's Blog