Uncommon Criminals (A Heist Society Novel)

Book 2 of 3 in the Heist Society Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 6 - 8Grade 6n/a5.361988
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.

Kat might be in way over her head, but she’s not going down without a fight. After all she has her best friend—the gorgeous Hale—and the rest of her intrepid crew with her as they chase the Cleopatra around the world, realizing that the same tricks and cons her family has used for centuries are useless this time.

Which means, this time, Katarina Bishop is making up her own rules.

Critics and fans alike have fallen for Heist Society (no conning necessary). With more mystery, non-stop action, romance and humor, this second novel in the hit series is just as irresistible.
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published on June 21, 2011 by Hyperion Book CH
ISBN-10: 1423147952
ISBN-13: 9781423147954
4 Book Reviews
  • emmabookworm5
    emmabookworm5Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 7:31 am44 stars
    I want to read this book because I've read the first one and I loved it!
    • ikyra_marie
      ikyra_marieSaturday, January 11, 2014 at 6:05 pm
      Good book for older readers, the plot is hard to understand if you don't read the books before it which you are supposed to
      • nancydrew963
        nancydrew963Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 6:03 pm55 stars
        the second book in the heist society series is chock-full of surprises, romances, and the BESTTT writing EVER. ally carter has been one of my favorite authors for 4 years and each book always satisfies my need for an amazing spy book! all of the characters are so intriguing, especially Kat and Hale. recommended for girls that like spy books with cool plots!
        • mad4tennis
          mad4tennisSaturday, November 5, 2011 at 1:52 pm55 stars
          This book is really good, it is a girly spy novel that everyone will love. But it is not an easy read, you have to pay attention to what is going on in the book if you want to understand it.