British National Bibliography

Thieves fall out / Gore Vidal

BNB number GBB514599
ISBN 10 1781167923
ISBN 13 9781781167922
Follows the exploits of a down-on-his-luck American as he tries to smuggle an ancient relic out of Cairo during a time of revolution.
In 1953, Vidal had already begun writing the works that would launch him to the top ranks of American authors and intellectuals. But in the wake of criticism for the scandalous content of his third novel, The City and the Pillar, Vidal turned to writing crime fiction under pseudonyms: three books as "Edgar Box" and one as "Cameron Kay." The Edgar Box novels were subsequently republished under his real name. The Cameron Kay never was. Lost for more than 60 years and overflowing with political and sexual intrigue, Thieves Fall Out provides a delicious glimpse into the mind of Gore Vidal in his formative years. By turns mischievous and deadly serious, Vidal tells the story of a man caught up in events bigger than he is, a down-on-his-luck American hired to smuggle an ancient relic out of Cairo at a time when revolution is brewing and heads are about to roll. One part Casablanca and one part torn-from-the-headlines tabloid reportage, this novel also offers a startling glimpse of Egypt in turmoil -- written over half a century ago, but as current as the news streaming from the streets of Cairo today.
date published 2015
has edition statement First Hard Case Crime edition
has extent 237 pages
name Thieves fall out
Cairo (Egypt)
Cairo (Egypt)--Fiction
title Thieves fall out
author Vidal, Gore, 1925-2012
creator Vidal, Gore, 1925-2012
has carrier type volume
has content type text
has media type unmediated
identifier GBB514599
is part of Hard case crime
language eng
publication London : Hard Case Crime/Titan Books, 2015
same as GBB514599
spatial Cairo (Egypt)