The Booster Club Capers
When it comes to good deeds, the Booster Club proves that crime pays.
Claudine is a fourth generation cat burglar preparing to heist the famous Cabrini jewels when she’s drawn into finding a home for four children whose mother died in jail. She joins forces with Ruby—an outspoken hairdresser with a sideline of shoplifting—and Deborah, who can steal the watch off your wrist, but only as her alter ego, Sabine. Together, they’re the Booster Club.
The women set about buying the abandoned firehouse where the children have been living, only to discover that a ruthless developer wants the land. With the help of Claudine’s father and a retirement home for petty criminals, they must concoct a scheme clever enough to outwit the developer, the uppity Women’s League, and at least one shady politician. Who are the crooks now?
The Booster Club is the first in a new series of capers by the author of the Joanna Hayworth Vintage Clothing mysteries. If you like your crime writing quirky and heartwarming, you’ll love The Booster Club.
Can you teach an old crook new tricks?
The Booster Club has a plan, and it’s about to come unraveled, big time. This ragtag bunch of former petty criminals springs art forger Adele from prison so she can make amends for her past. Gilda, a retired blackmailer, leads the charge. All the Boosters have to do is steal the forged paintings back. What could go wrong?
A greedy developer bent on revenge, Adele’s soured love affair with a starry-eyed ex-prison warden, and a fight over Marie Antoinette’s dog bed: that’s what. If the Boosters can’t get a handle on this out-of-control heist, the whole scheme will topple – taking the Club with it.
Fans of Donald Westlake’s Dortmunder series will love the topsy-turvy twists and turns of the Booster Club’s heartwarming, comedic caper.