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To Catch A Thief summary To Catch A Thief , series To Catch A Thief , book To Catch A Thief , pdf To Catch A Thief , To Catch A Thief 6be83a6d51 John Robie Is A Former Jewel Thief, Formerly Known As The Cat , Who Now Spends His Time Tending To His Rose Garden In France There Is A Series Of Jewel Robberies On The Riviera That Resemble His Style And The Police Believe That The Cat Is Up To His Old Tricks Again A Young Lady Vacationing In France Suspects Robie At First, Then Offers To Help Him Catch The Burglar H T Wikipedia


10 thoughts on “To Catch A Thief

  1. says:

    David Dodge s writing style often reminds me of Montgomery Clift s acting style five minutes into the film or the narrative, you forget either exist Clift s fine performances were often overlooked, because they weren t showy Clift no longer existed, only the character he was portraying And in a David Dodge novel, the writer no longer exists, just the character and story In this case the character is John Robie, or Le Chat, the retired thief As Somerset Maugham noted, the reader should neve David Dodge s writing style often reminds me of Montgomery Clift s acting style five minutes into the film or the narrative, you forget either exist Clift s fine performances were often overlook...


  2. says:

    This just became one of my favorite books I ve been trying to get a copy of this book for a long time but could only find old beat up paperbacks by people wanting 50 for them I finally found it on ebay in a fairly new edition and immediately bought it One of my favorite Hitchcock films was based on this book starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelley The author wrote travelogs as well as crime fiction stories in the 40s and 50s and incorporated all of the exotic places he knew in his stories Thi This just became one of my favorite books I ve been trying to get a copy of this book for a long time but could only find old beat up paperbacks by people wanting 50 for them I finally found it on ebay in a fairly new edition and immediat...


  3. says:

    Great fun and a quick read The exotic location, the cast of characters, the tension, the chase, it all adds up to a highly enjoyable thriller with not too much riding on the line, and that lets you enjoy this light tale to the fullest.


  4. says:

    3.25 stars liked it A mystery with an intriguing premise, glamorous setting, and relatively well drawn main character, albeit occasionally a little slow moving and with secondary characters that lacked some depth John Robie is an infamous, retired jewel thief now living on the French Riviera where some recent burglaries have created a rene...


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    When I saw an original 1952 paperback of one of my favorite Hitchcock films at a flea market for 1, I couldn t resist it The titillating cover illustration shows a bikini and jewel clad blonde kneeling in the sand with her arms crossed behind her head in the classic provocative pose to best display her bazooms Obviously the cover was designed to attract a male reader I was curious to see how closely the movie followed the book, and the answer is not very Hitchcock s screenplay was written When I saw an original 1952 paperback of one of my favorite Hitchcock films at a flea market for 1, I couldn t resist it The titillating cover illustration shows a bikini and jewel clad blonde kneeling in the sand with her arms crossed behind her head in the classic provocative pose to best display her bazooms Obviously the cover was designed to attract a male reader I was curious to see how closely the movie followed the book, and the answer is not very Hitchcock s screenplay was written by John Michael Hayes and while the basic bones are the same, some elements of the plot are very different The premise and most of the characters are there, though some of the roles are changed The classic scene with Grace Kelly speeding along the curving mountain road of the French Riviera with an increasingly uncomfortable Cary Grant in the passenger seat Not in the book The chase for the real thief over the steep roof t...


  6. says:

    The novel is set on the fabulous, romantic French Riviera and takes the reader on a journey to the sandy beaches, the gated estates, and the lively casinos Although during the day, bikinis are standard attire, at night, the gowns and the jewels come out and what follows, of course, are the jewel thieves.John Robie, better known as Le Chat, was once a former circus acrobat and the greatest jewel thief to ev...


  7. says:

    Great little mystery set among the rich people dripping with diamonds vacationing on the Cote d Azure The novel is loosely based on a real life jewelry thief It had me guessing until the end.


  8. says:

    A sleek, classic cat and mouse story, where even a thief has a sense of honor, and loyalty and friendship are equally as important as solving the crime Set on C te d Azur, where the wind clings to the sensuous cur...


  9. says:

    Perhaps notthan average book, but it inspired my favorite Hitchcock movie, so I might have compared to much with the filmic adaption.


  10. says:

    To catch a thief is very good Just a few minor differences from the Hitchcock movie, but not enough to ruin it If you like Hitchcock and cat burglars you like to catch a thief.


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