“In the first of what I hope will be a long-running series, Angela Sanders has resurrected the art of the comic caper, and done so brilliantly. Quirky characters, lots of action, and hairpin plot turns make The Booster Club a must-read and pure gold entertainment.” ~PJ Alderman, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Haunting Jordan, a Port Chatham Cozy Mystery
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.
Angela M. Sanders
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Sanders does it again! She managed to craft a story with interesting characters, an engaging plot and lots of twists and turns. While it's a modern story, this novel has classic caper bones, hearkening back to an earlier era, which made it a joy to read.
A retirement home for aging criminals, wary, independent children and some women with specific, stubborn aspirations come together as an unlikely group working toward a common goal. I enjoyed the very good writing, and the details that fleshed the story out (about cat burglars, bird watchers and hairdressers) with a droll, deft touch that made me smile.
It would be great if Sanders could write two series - the continuation of this one as well as her mysteries featuring Joanna, the owner of the Portland vintage clothing store. Also: check out her perfume reviews and on her Facebook page, her martini reviews.
A really fun read with an unusual set of heroines in a search for justice and an old people's home full of ex-cons using their old skills to help a family in need. Definitely a new take on an old genre. I read it on a plane ride from west coast to east coast and was so absorbed in the story that the journey seemed to take no time at all!
This is a new series. Sanders does a really nice job researching her books, and this was no exception. The book can certainly stand alone, but I am eager to see the characters develop as the series continues. Very enjoyable reading! Highly recommend!
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