The Thief

Spiraling Forward
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Stealing the Ruby Slippers from the museum was easy. Jared broke in, smashed the case, and got out without leaving any evidence. But when Hurricane Katrina wipes out the buyer he had lined up, he’s stuck. The country’s most famous shoes are hidden in his dirty laundry. 

The theft wasn’t just for fun— it was the last chance he had to pay back his gambling debts. His creditor won’t accept excuses and is done granting extensions. He’s going to have to pay, either in cash or blood. 

While he figures out what to do next, Jared’s girlfriend thinks it’s okay to wear the priceless artifacts. And now the police would like to ask him a few questions.

Inspired by the real-life unsolved mystery, The Thief blends fact and fiction to keep you guessing until the last page.

*Formerly titled Stealing the Ruby Slippers.

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About the author

Amanda Michelle Moon writes books inspired by real events. Her first two novels, The Thief and The Damage, tell the true-life unsolved mystery of a pair of Wizard of Oz worn ruby slippers from the perspective first of a fictional criminal, and then of the people affected by the theft. Both books can be found at When she’s not writing, she lives with her family in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and works for NoiseTrade Books. Connect with her and find out about her works-in-progress at

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Spiraling Forward
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Published on
May 13, 2014
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Fiction / Crime
Fiction / General
Fiction / Media Tie-In
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Noir
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