To Catch a Thief

To Catch a Thief (1952)

Novel: To Catch a Thief ()
Published/Performed: 1952

Author: David Dodge
Born: Aug 18, 1910 Berkeley, CA
Passed: Aug 0, 1974 San Miguel Allende, Mexico

Film: To Catch a Thief
Released: 1955

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About the Novel To Catch a Thief:

To Catch a Thief is a 1952 thriller novel by David Dodge (August 18, 1910 ? August 1974). Dodge was an author of mystery/thriller novels and humorous travel books. His first book was published in 1941. His fiction is characterized by tight plotting, brisk dialogue, memorable and well-defined characters, and (often) exotic locations.

In the novel, To Catch a Thief, John Robie is a retired American jewel thief, formerly known as Le Chat ("The Cat"), who now spends his time tending to the rose garden in his villa on the C?te d'Azur. Following a series of recent jewel robberies on the Riviera that resemble his style, the police believe that the Cat is up to his old tricks again. A young woman vacationing in France suspects Robie at first, then offers to help him catch the real burglar.

In 1955, the novel was adapted to film by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. On 8 January 2011 it was dramatized as a Saturday Play and broadcast on BBC Radio 4.


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