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Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter

Uncommon Criminals

by Ally Carter

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Narrated by Angela Dawe. Kat believes she’s pulled off the con of the century by stealing the Cleopatra emerald and returning it to the woman whose family originally discovered it, only to learn the woman actually pulled a con on her. Now Kat and her teen colleagues in Uncle Eddie’s “family” must work together to get the diamond back. These are quite sophisticated and confident teenagers, at least in the arena of the con game, and Dawe voices them as such. She also conveys an authority about the art of the con when she reads lines such as “A good thief knows…” ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
witty and fun to read! I started with this one, and now I want to go back and read all of this author's other books. ( )
  saillergirl | Jan 18, 2016 |
Its a little bit silly but I'll admit it - I didn't know what the plan was until the very end! ( )
  cygnet81 | Jan 17, 2016 |
Kat and her crew are continuing to rescue stolen art to return it to the rightful owners. But when Kat gets conned into returning an item to another thief, she is determined to get it back.

These book are so good. It has adventure, exotic settings and family values. OK its a family of thieves but they do have standards. The descriptions of the heist are great. And they totally had me fooled on how they were going to pull off the final heist. Getting the next one now. ( )
  TheLibraryhag | Dec 21, 2015 |
Kat is approached by a woman who asks her to steal Cleopatra's Emerald. A huge, gorgeous, cursed emerald that Uncle Eddie has always told her to steer clear of. She uses the Romani name and it definitely seems like a case of wrongful theft, much like the other works that Kat has recently liberated. Unfortunately there is more going on here then meets the eye, and there are definitely things going on between Kat and Hale.

This was another fun read. I liked that you got to find out more about Uncle Eddie's past and you get to see Kat, who is normally completely in control totally out of control. I was glad that this one wasn't just about a big score but in the end it is still a story of thieving. This series will always be exciting and fun and I hope that the characters continue to grow and that we get to know the Bagshaws, Simon and Gabrielle a little bit better. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
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Katarina Bishop has worn a lot of labels in her short life: Friend. Niece. Daughter. Thief. But for the last two months she’s simply been known as the girl who ran the crew that robbed the greatest museum in the world. That’s why Kat isn’t surprised when she’s asked to steal the infamous Cleopatra Emerald so it can be returned to its rightful owners.

There are only three problems. First, the gem hasn’t been seen in public in thirty years. Second, since the fall of the Egyptian empire and the suicide of Cleopatra, no one who holds the emerald keeps it for long — and in Kat’s world, history almost always repeats itself. But it’s the third problem that makes Kat’s crew the most nervous, and that is . . . the emerald is cursed.

Kat might be in way over her head, but she’s not going down without a fight. After all, she has her best friend — the gorgeous Hale — and the rest of her crew with her as they chase the Cleopatra around the globe, dodging curses and realizing that the same tricks and cons her family has used for centuries are useless this time.

Which means, this time, Katarina Bishop is making up her own rules.
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Fifteen-year-old Kat Bishop and her fellow talented teenagers work together to find and steal the "Cleopatra Emerald" from an unscrupulous dealer and return it to its rightful owner, while a former love of her Uncle Eddie tries to get the gem for herself.… (more)

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