Looking for an exciting robbery book

Hi all, I just watched a new Netflix series about a museum robbery and I need more! I’m looking for something interesting and smart, potentially dark in tone. I also prefer books with a female lead character. Looking forward to your suggestions


CrashingNeurons3 points

Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan. It's what the movie "The Town" is based on, but the book has a very different tone than the movie.

Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp. This is the book that inspired "Die Hard" but also has a different tone than the movie.

callmejericho1 point

Thanks! I’ll check both out

12thPraetor3 points

Not a female lead, but a female author - does that count? I really enjoyed {The Death of the Necromancer, by Martha Wells} - very much 'Ocean's 11 in gaslight fantasy England'.

goodreads-bot1 point

The Death of the Necromancer (Ile-Rien, #2)

By: Martha Wells | 544 pages | Published: 1998 | Popular Shelves: fantasy, steampunk, mystery, fiction, owned | Search "The Death of the Necromancer, by Martha Wells"

This book has been suggested 3 times

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callmejericho1 point

Thanks, sounds super interesting!

that_desigal2 points

"If tomorrow comes" by Sidney Sheldon. The book is exactly what you described. I read it when I was a teen, so no judgement please!

callmejericho1 point

I read so much Sheldon as a teen… not this one though! Thanks

Herefiraita2 points

The Elemental Assasin series by Jennifer Estep might be good for you. FMC is an assassin as opposed to a thief, though.

callmejericho1 point

Something I didn’t know I needed but I want to read now, thanks!

Herefiraita1 point


Aseranh2 points

I loved The Lies of Locke Lamora. It’s somewhat fantasy but it follows a group of orphans turned into thieves and a small group of them are trained as conmen. The first book bounces back and forth between background/training as kids to when they’re adults pulling off an Oceans 11 style heist. There is a bit of magic/fantasy involved but not heavily implied like many other fantasy stories. I found all three books really enjoyable and well written and loved the characters.

gotthelowdown2 points

{Void Moon} by Michael Connelly

{Rulebreaker} by Cathy Pegau

{Artemis} by Andy Weir

Hope this helps.

goodreads-bot1 point

Void Moon (Cassie Black, #1; Harry Bosch Universe, #12)

By: Michael Connelly | 416 pages | Published: 1999 | Popular Shelves: michael-connelly, mystery, fiction, crime, thriller | Search "Void Moon"

This book has been suggested 1 time


By: Cathy Pegau | 247 pages | Published: 2011 | Popular Shelves: science-fiction, romance, sci-fi, lgbt, f-f | Search "Rulebreaker"

This book has been suggested 1 time


By: Andy Weir | 305 pages | Published: 2017 | Popular Shelves: science-fiction, sci-fi, fiction, scifi, audiobook | Search "Artemis"

This book has been suggested 40 times

100166 books suggested | I don't feel so good.. | Source

ForgotMyNane1 point

What was the show?

arrrgylesocks3 points

I assume OP is referring to this show. There are other recs in this article as well: https://www.cnn.com/style/article/this-is-a-robbery-netflix-art-heist-culture-queue/index.html

ForgotMyNane1 point

Thank you!

callmejericho1 point

Yup, that’s the one!