"Charlie's fifth romp (The Good Thief's Guide To Venice, 2011, etc.) rests much on the charm of its hero, which can at times wear thin."
"Ewan (The Good Thief's Guide to Venice, 2011, etc.) delivers with an amped-up first-person narrative from the appealing Rob and a swift, if shaggy, plot."
"Ewan's fourth Charlie Howard romp moves briskly, relying once more on the boyish charm of its roguish narrator-hero."
"As in his previous two outings (The Good Thief's Guide to Paris, 2008, etc.), Charlie's cheeky first-person narrative keeps his caper nicely afloat through numerous shaggy episodes, though sometimes Ewan is too infatuated with the sound of his own voice."
"A feast for the amoral, but how many readers will take to a protagonist who unhesitatingly frames a friend in order to save his own hide?"
"A decent first effort, even if Charlie Howard can't yet carry Bernie Rhodenbarr's lock-picks."