Uncommon Criminals

Uncommon Criminals

A Heist Society Novel

eBook - 2011
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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 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 is owned by the most secure auction house in the world. 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 simply... the emerald is cursed.
Publisher: [United States] : Disney Book Group : Made available through hoopla, 2011
ISBN: 9781423148098
1423148096
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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BakerStreetIrregular Dec 28, 2015

Another great caper in the Heist Society series!!

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Smile1234_0
Jul 20, 2015

For the last two months Kat’s 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. After all she has her and the rest of her crew with her as they chase the Cleopatra around the globe, dodging curses, realizing that the same tricks and cons her family has used for centuries are useless this time. I give this a book a 5 out of 5 because of all the twist in the plot that keeps you guessing.

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sumaiyah98
Mar 10, 2015

Again the author Ally Carter does not disappoint in terms of keeping a fast paced and interesting plot with captivating characters. Uncommon criminals follows a crew of teenagers known for robbing the greatest museum ever known. Although this book is a bit confusing at first, especially if you’ve read the first book a while back; I loved the characters even more in this book. After Kat and her crew robbed the Henley, they have a bit of a reputation so when an elderly lady asks them to steal the Cleopatra stone for her they agree, even though it is cursed, but when things take a turn for the worst and the crew realizes something, they find themselves trying to steal to return the stone back to its rightful owner. The character development in this series is very well written and not at all choppy or unnatural. The author Ally Carter does an excellent job at connecting with her audience through her characters because despite the fact that Kat is a criminal, she undergoes the same struggles and issues teenagers deal with today. The sidekicks in this book were also very interesting to read about, each with a different personality that bring something different to the team. This is a very quick read that I think would be good for teenagers looking for a bit of mystery that isn’t too dark or serious.

layna14 Aug 06, 2014

LOVE.LOVE.LOVE this series. It gets better with every book! OK, so last time, we were introduced to Kat and her crew- Hale, Gabrielle, Simon, the Bagshaws. Kat realized that as much as she might try to walk away, she would always be a thief. But now, she's working solo, and Hale doesn't like it. At all. So when an old woman with a sad story comes to her to ask for her help in stealing a supposedly cursed jewel, Hale and Gabrielle aren't going to let her do it alone. But everything is turned upside-down when they realize that the unthinkable has happened- Kat has been conned.

As full of laughs, love, and adventure as ever, Uncommon Criminals has enough twists to keep you holding on for dear life. And for all you who say Gallagher Girls is better, I totally disagree. HEIST SOCIETY FOR THE WIN! XD

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jomac_05
Jul 27, 2014

teenage criminals. nice edge. great story. loved the twists. wasn't disappointed by this.

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bluedolphin0524
Jun 15, 2014

Loved this book! I just like the author in general and this book was not a disappointment!

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9910553katie
Jul 30, 2013

I wanna see more of nick!

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maddi_moto
Jun 13, 2013

I love this book and all of Ally Carters other books. It has a tiny drop of romance, but not to much. (:

FYI: You can also follow her blog allycarter.com

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renheart115
Mar 13, 2013

I love this book, love the series. Love hale, love the whole concept of the series :))

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minikolin
Dec 20, 2012

Totally awesome book! It's a pretty easy to get into. The characters are great. There's lot's of action plus a little bit of comedy and romance! Uncommon Criminals is definitely my one of favorite books written by Ally Carter!

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tkpower
Oct 12, 2015

"Oh, you're heist-drunk, Kitty Kat. And you have been since the Henley."
- Gabrielle

"The man is ten pounds kooky in a five-pound sack"
- Gabrielle

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bluedolphin0524
Jun 15, 2014

"No one vistits Moscow in february just for fun." (page 4)

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yamie202
Jul 15, 2012

were not robbing a casino were robbing at a casino there's a difference.

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yamie202
Jul 15, 2012

don't con a conner.

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kenzb97
Jul 10, 2012

“For a genius thief you really are a stupid girl aren't you?”

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kenzb97
Jul 10, 2012

He looked at her. "I believe in you.”

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kenzb97
Jul 10, 2012

“I for one like chaos. Chaos looks good on me.”

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ucblue
Jan 17, 2012

"Do boys always go crazy when you kiss them?" - Kat

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JJLizard Feb 24, 2012

try to get cleopatra emerald competing against Uncle Eddie's old love.

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