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Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire (Book 1) Action Adventure Comedy Kindle Edition
Join Molly on her hilarious adventures as she dodges bullets, trespasses, wears disguises, and steals her way into trouble.
Professional, experienced contract burglar. It’s not exactly something you can put on a business card.
Molly Miranda has made a successful living from “acquiring” valuables and delivering them to clients who pay buckets of cash for her unique services. So what if she has to lie about her lavish lifestyle in Manhattan and her frequent trips out of the country? Molly has everything under control. Things go astray when she knocks boots with her charming roommate right before taking off to Scotland with an untrustworthy wildcard on a job assignment that doesn’t go quite as planned. It doesn’t help that this new partner-in-crime is super annoying. And attractive…
Molly Miranda: Thick as Thieves and Molly Miranda: Honor Among Thieves now available.
Perfect for fans of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series or comedies by Meg Cabot. Recently reached #3 in Women's Adventure and #4 in Humor & Satire (American) on Amazon!
Praise for Molly Miranda
“How much fun is this? I’m loving the debut from Hamilton—now I need more about her sassy, sometimes awkward and always brave heroine, Molly Miranda. Stealing other people’s stuff has never been so charming. Bravo!” - Patti Larsen, award-winning author of the Hayle Coven series "It's tense and smart-alecky. It's likeable without being sweet. It's sexy and tough, and as apt to kick you in the pants as to kiss you on the cheek." - Award-winning author Leo McKay Jr. "Molly Miranda is a fun read with some good messages of self awareness and identity laced through the humour and suspense." - Author Natalie Corbett Sampson
Tell us about Molly Miranda. What makes her tick?
Molly Miranda is in her early twenties and has a pretty average life- except for the fact that she makes her living by stealing big ticket items like art, jewelry and the odd historical artifact. She doesn’t really consider herself good at anything else and gets twitchy when she’s not out on assignment. She feels safest when she’s just acquired a hefty amount of cash as money equals stability. For Molly, financial security equals happiness.
Have you always been interested in thieves in fiction? If not, why now?
Not specifically. I knew I wanted to make Molly a criminal. I initially considered making her a hired assassin but thought it might be easier to make her a likeable character if her crime didn’t physically hurt anyone so I made her a burglar who steals items from people who can afford to have things stolen from them. Plus, my book is a comedy. Much easier to make a book funny and light-hearted if nobody is being murdered. Once I decided to make her a thief, I did some research and became fascinated. Obsessed, even. I think I could pull of a decent heist if the opportunity ever came up.
What sort of research went into Thief For Hire?
I basically inhaled Confessions of a Master Jewel Thief by Bill Mason. Such a fantastic read. Unbelievable. I also read Catch Me If You Can by Frank Abagnale, The Rescue Artist by Edward Dolnick, The Thefts of the Mona Lisa by Noah Charney (Charney is a fantastic wealth of art theft information) and The Gardner Heist by Ulrich Boser. I’ve also watched a lot of documentaries on art forgeries, art thefts and famous thieves like Bonnie and Clyde. (Courtesy of author John L. Monk)
About the Author
- ASIN : B00QUE81EM
- Publisher : Tomfoolery Press (February 6, 2015)
- Publication date : February 6, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 353 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 229 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0993987028
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,295,068 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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However, I don't really like Molly. Even at the end, her
big charity donation, didn't seem like what she would really
do. The f-bombs were excessive. The ending didn't flow.
I didn't find much comedy, and think some witty banter
could have added to the comedic relief of the dialog.
Ms Hamilton has done a wonderful job of casting Molly's life with supporting characters both likeable and not. One of which is her roommate Nate, another is her boss. The trips to foreign locals are sprinkled with descriptions that make you feel like you are on the job with Molly.
I was thrilled to see other books in the series have been completed, and as soon as I finished this book I went on to the next. A fun book that alludes to sex but is not graphic, glamorizes thievery, and is exciting to the very end!
Having read some of the reviews and a question that was asked, it appears that the author may have abandoned the series after the second book. I’m not interested in devoting my time and energy in another series that the author couldn’t be bothered to finish properly.
I have way too many other books in my queue to read.
Top reviews from other countries
I didn't expect to like this one - a story with a professional thief as its heroine didn't seem to be my thing and yet there was something in the read up that made me give it a go. I'm glad I did as I enjoyed it so much I bought the second in the series immediately and do hope there will be a third.
There is a gentle humour to the book, plenty of action and I have to say I like Molly, despite her career choice. Well written.
No laugh out loud moments, but it's well written, and an enjoyable read. Just don't think it should be sold as comedy, l have read funnier books, purely because the character was funny. None of them were marketed as comedy or even funny.
This character just isn't, in any stretch of the term. Other than that it was a good book, just don't expect to laugh out loud, and do a few eye rolls yourself.