Can’t-Wait Wednesday – 31st March, 2021 #Brainfluffbookblog #CWC #WOW


Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week’s Can’t-Wait offering – The Best Thing You Can Steal by Simon R Green – release date 6th April, 2021.

#paranormal heist adventure #humour

BLURB: Gideon Sable is a thief and a con man. He specializes in stealing the kind of things that can’t normally be stolen. Like a ghost’s clothes, or a photo from a country that never existed. He even stole his current identity. Who was he originally? Now, that would be telling. One thing’s for sure though, he’s not the bad guy. The people he steals from always have it coming. Gideon’s planning a heist, to steal the only thing that matters from the worst man in the world. To get past his security, he’s going to need a crew who can do the impossible . . . but luckily, he has the right people in mind. The Damned, the Ghost, the Wild Card . . . and his ex-girlfriend, Annie Anybody. A woman who can be anyone, with the power to make technology fall in love with her. If things go well, they’ll all get what they want. And if they’re lucky, they might not even die trying . . .

I have thoroughly enjoyed Green’s paranormal locked room murder series, featuring his alien protagonist Ishmael Jones – see my reviews of The Dark Side of the Road, Till Sudden Death Do Us Part, Murder in the Dark, Into the Thinnest of Air, Death Shall Come, Very Important Corpses, Night Train to Murder and The House on Widow’s Hill.

So I’m looking forward to seeing what happens with his new hero, Gideon Sable. One thing I can guarantee – it won’t be a boring read! Does anyone else have this one on their TBR pile?

22 responses »

  1. This is the first time I’ve heard of this book, although I’m aware of Simon Green as an author (I think I read something of his a long, long time ago…) and this new characters sounds very intriguing.
    I can already hear my overburdened TBR complaining for the new addition… 😀 😀

  2. This sounds like a lot of fun, Sarah. I haven’t read Simon Green before. I hope you enjoy it! Have a great day and happy reading!

    • I’ve read a couple of those – he’s simmered down a bit since then. The Ishmael Jones are nearly as gory and full-on, but he still retains that tongue-in-cheek humour that I like so much:).

  3. I hope you love this – it certainly has an intriguing premise and I’m sure I recall looking at it on NG – but I don’t think I requested it. I’ll have to add to the wishlist.
    Lynn 😀

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