The Hemingway Thief by Shaun Harris

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...at least in terms of its tone, this novel is written with a confidence it hasn't earned. The plot construction is shaky and often confusing, the characters ready with a quip but not particularly engaging in themselves. Some thrillers have and some have not. This is one of the latter.
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“[A] stellar debut…. Filled with charming pop-culture references, this deft caper novel is by turns laugh-out-loud funny and poignant.”            
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Novelist Henry “Coop” Cooper is contemplating a new book between sipping rum and lounging on a Baja beach with hotel owner Grady Doyle. When Grady tries to save a drunk from two thugs, Coop tags along for the sake of a good story. The drunk is Ebbie Milch, a small-time thief on the run in Mexico because he has stolen the never-before-seen first draft of Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast from a wealthy rare book dealer.

The stolen manuscript is more than just a rare piece of literary history. It reveals clues to an even bigger prize: the location of a suitcase the young, unpublished Hemingway lost in Paris in 1922. A year’s worth of his stories had vanished, never to be seen again. Until now.

But Coop and Grady aren’t the only ones with their eyes on this elusive literary prize, and what starts as a hunt for a legendary writer’s lost works becomes a deadly adventure. For Coop this story could become the book of a lifetime . . . if he lives long enough to write it.


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About Shaun Harris

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Shaun Harris is a freelance writer. He lives in Wisconsin with his wife and two kids. This is his first novel.
Author Residence: La Valle, WI
Author Hometown: North Haven, CT
 
Published July 19, 2016 by Seventh Street Books. 240 pages
Genres: History, Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Kirkus

Below average
on May 05 2016

...at least in terms of its tone, this novel is written with a confidence it hasn't earned. The plot construction is shaky and often confusing, the characters ready with a quip but not particularly engaging in themselves. Some thrillers have and some have not. This is one of the latter.

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NY Journal of Books

Good
Reviewed by Michael Thomas Barry on Jul 30 2016

Overall, The Hemingway Thief is a quick and worthwhile read for anyone interested in an amusing crime thriller or anything relating to Ernest Hemingway.

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