This book is narrated from the first-person perspective of Charlie Howard – a crime writer and burglar. He is an English man – a fellow Bristolian in fact – living, and working, in Amsterdam. The book is well-written, funny, with a good ending. There are a few plot twists, but because of the humour I didn’t spend too much time trying to work out who did what – I simply went a long for the ride and let Charlie Howard reveal all in his own good time. By the end a part of me fancied buying a black mask and a set of lock picks – perhaps Mr. Ewan will lend me his.