RARA-AVIS: Re: RARA-AVIS To catch a thief

From: Duane Swierczynski ( duane.swier@verizon.net)
Date: 08 Apr 2002

Hi, Bruno--

At the risk of sounding like a complete whore, I have a book coming out in a few weeks called THIS HERE'S A STICK-UP, which is an informal history of bank robbery in America. You can find it at Amazon.com.

As for novels, this list was a great help to me in finding classic bank robbery novels to mention in the book. They include: the Parker series; the Earl Drake series by Dan J. Marlowe--most notably THE NAME OF THE GAME IS DEATH and ONE ENDLESS HOUR; LOOPHOLE by Robert Pollock, THE BIG CAPER by Lionel White, LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE DEAF MAN by Ed McBain, and BANK SHOT by Donald Westlake.

--Duane "Always Workin' It" Swierczynski

> > Hi All,
> >
> > I have decided to use a thief (not just any old thief of course) as the
> > protagonist in my next story. I am currently in the process of coming up
> > with the background material/motivation for this character. Please
> > recommend some good fiction/non-fiction work (the more recent the better)
> > that deals with thieves and/or their trade. In particular, I am interested
> > in works that detail the planning and execution of jewelry, bank, gold vault
> > jobs and just plain old house burglary. Please feel free to recommend other
> > research sources as well. Thanks. Cheers.
> >
> > Bruno
> >

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