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House Of Thieves

By Charles Belfoure


376 pages

What’s it about?
Charles Belfoure is an architect by profession.   He uses this knowledge to add a layer of depth to this suspenseful work of historical fiction.   John Cross is an architect working in New York City in 1886 when he unwittingly gets drawn into a gang of thieves.  The story follows Cross as he struggles to find a way out of his predicament.

What did it make me think about?
To enjoy this novel one must suspend disbelief and just go along for the ride.

Should I read it?
This was a good, quick, light read.  If you liked Mr. Belfoure’s previous novel, “The Paris Architect”, then you will probably enjoy this one as well.  I liked it, but must say that it is one of those stories that is highly improbable and in the end it all fits together with a big bow.  If you are okay with that- then settle in for a few hours and enjoy the ride.

“Our prim and proper society family isn’t what it seems, is it?  We’re all just hiding in secret worlds where we escaped to be happy, away from that harsh knickerbocker code.”

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