Series: Nick Velvet

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The Theft of the Dinosaur's Tail [short story] by Edward D. Hoch1
The Theft of the Mafia Cat [short story] by Edward D. Hoch2
The Theft of the Sherlockian Slipper [short story] by Edward D. Hoch3
The Theft of the Child's Drawing [short story] by Edward D. Hoch4
The Theft of the Campaign Poster [short story] by Edward D. Hoch5
The Theft of the Parrot's Feather [short story] by Edward D. Hoch6
The Theft of the Bathroom Scale [short story] by Edward D. Hoch7
The Theft of the Wedding Doves [short story] by Edward D. Hoch8
The Theft of the Blue-Ribbon Bass [short story] by Edward D. Hoch9
The Velvet Touch by Edward D. HochShort Story Collection
Thefts of Nick Velvet by Edward D. HochShort Story Collection
The Spy and the Thief by Edward D. HochShort Story Collection

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Series description

A professional thief who only steals items of apparent low monetary value. The series started in September 1966. His fee was $20,000, and advanced to $50,000 towards the end of his run.

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