The Good Thieves
The Good Thieves

From award-winning author Katherine Rundell comes a fast-paced, sharp-turning, and utterly thrilling adventure, one driven at its heart by an extraordinarily powerful evocation of the loyalty and love between a grandfather and his granddaughter. 

Fresh off the boat from England, Vita Marlowe has a job to do. Her beloved grandfather Jack has been cheated out of his home and possessions by a notorious conman with Mafia connections. Seeing Jack’s spirit is broken, Vita is desperate to make him happy again, so she devises a plan to outwit his enemies and recover his home. She finds a young pickpocket, working the streets of the city. And, nearby, two boys with highly unusual skills and secrets of their own are about to be pulled into her lawless, death-defying plan.

Katherine Rundell’s fifth novel is a heist as never seen before—the story of a group of children who will do anything to right a wrong.

Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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The Good Thieves is a well-told story of a young girl trying to steal back her family's ancestral home. Years ago, her great-great-great-grandfather shipped it across the sea and rebuilt the home just outside of New York City. Now it has been stolen by a wealthy real estate tycoon, and main character Vita will give anything to get it back. She can't do it on her own so she builds a team of circus performers and pickpockets to help with her endeavor. What ensues is the stuff of legends.

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