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Danny King
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Book Description

9 Nov 2009
Bex and Ollie are a couple of small-time burglars. They scratch a living robbing shops, burgling factories and emptying offices around the back-water town of Tatley. Bex is the brains, Ollie drives the van. The lads don't have it all their own way though; 'Weasel' of CID is only one faltering step behind them, the local criminal competition will do anything to stitch them up and the loves of their lives are wondering what the hell they've done to deserve them. Things are about to finally catch up with Bex and Ollie. Following on from The Burglar Diaries and based on the BBC comedy series Thieves Like Us, narrator Bex takes us on another tour of Tatley's rooftops and drainpipes, and through lock-ups, cock-ups and jobs as he recounts More Burglar Diaries.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 226 pages
  • Publisher: Byker Books; 2nd edition (9 Nov 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0956078842
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956078841
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 23 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 576,137 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Danny King is an award-winning British novelist and screenwriter.

Born in Slough, United Kingdom in 1969 he has worked as a hod carrier, a supermarket shelf stacker, a painter & decorator, a postman and a magazine editor and today uses these rich experiences to dodge all of the aforementioned. He has written 14 books to date, eight of which were originally published by Serpent's Tail, two by Byker Books, as well as screenplays for both the big and small screens.

His first book, The Burglar Diaries, won the 2002 Writers' Bursary Award and was the basis of his BBC sitcom, Thieves Like Us (2007). And his first feature film, Wild Bill, won both the 2012 Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award and a BAFTA nomination for Outstanding Debut.

He lives in Chichester, West Sussex with wife, Jeannie and two children and divides his time between writing and wondering what to write about. For further details go to

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I jumped out of my seat with excitement when this landed on my desk. The chapters were utterly hysterical!
--The Crack, February 2010

Laugh-out-loud funny! --The Sun

From the Publisher

Danny King is one of the best comic crime writers in Britain today. His understated prose and subtle, yet effective, comic timing complement his effortless grasp of how life is for the majority of the British working classes at this moment in time. This is an excellent novel.

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Back with a bang! 31 Jan 2010
By Toonlad
As a big fan of Danny King and having recently read 'Blue Collar' - which I liked incidentally - I approached this book with a little trepidation as I worried that maybe Danny had been seduced by the dark side of 'mainstream' fiction. As it turned out I needn't have worried, 'More Burglar Diaries' sees him, and us, back on familiar territory as loveable scumbags Bex and Ollie blunder their way through peoples houses and businesses with often hilarious results. The best part for me though is the almost throwaway one-liners that pepper this book. Most (inferior) writers would make a big thing of these quality lines but King has so many up his sleeve that he just throws them into conversations with no build up at all which, for me, makes them all the funnier. An excellent tome - nice one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Laugh-out loud funny...again! 22 Nov 2013
By Milo
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I have to be honest right up front and say I've read most of Danny King's other books and I'm a fan. When I saw this one as a free download for my Kindle, I didn't have to think twice. I began reading immediately after it was complete and the first chapter had me laughing out loud just as I remember doing with his previous Diaries.

If you've read Danny King's other books, this won't disappoint, and if you've not read them, download this one and give it a go; you never know, you might just like it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious! 14 Mar 2013
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More Burglar Diaries won't have you pondering the infinite. It won't bring you any answers to the deep philosophical question of life such as: Why is there never a complete pair of socks in my sock drawer? Why does the wife keep moving everything around? Where is the TV remote? What it will do, if you're not careful, is have you spraying the tuna sandwich you were eating across the nearest wall or hapless old lady who just happens to be in front of you on the bus (sorry Ethel).

Bex and his hapless sidekick Ollie blunder from one botched burglary to another creating mayhem as they go. The dialogue is smart and hilarious. In particular Bex's wisecracks guarantee more than a chortle a chapter. The running gags are excellent. On the face of it a lighthearted comical read but King effortlessly weaves in little twists to the various jobs the boys find themselves on. A great mix of recurring characters witty banter and slapstick humour.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A laugh out loud book 16 Dec 2013
By Eyre121
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I haven't enjoyed a funny book like this for a long time.
A cheer you up book for sure.
Try this one if you enjoy a good giggle.
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4.0 out of 5 stars some light relief 14 Dec 2013
By K jones
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My first read of Danny King. Not many books have me laughing out loud but this manages it all the way. Can't wait to read the others by this author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good read 10 Dec 2013
By g boast
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This was a very intriguing & different read. Don't read it if you are easily shocked, especially by bad language. I thoroughly enjoyed the mad story of the burglar, his mates & his long-suffering girlfriend. Very funny & I couldn't put it down. I promptly found some more books by this author to read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Every page made me laugh 25 Nov 2013
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Great book, easy to read and it brightened my day knowing I had it to read later. The escapades that the main characters get up to are believable and hilarious. Snappy dialogue and sharp comebacks are a bonus, highly recommended as some light reading to give you a chuckle.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 12 Jan 2014
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Very very funny. I loved it. I would love to see it made into a sitcom. Might have to tone down the language a tad though.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, mainly light-hearted, read
Apparently based on a TV series, which I haven't seen, the books details the adventures, and misadventures, of a young burglar and his mates. Read more
Published 7 months ago by A. R. V. Riding
4.0 out of 5 stars More Burglar Diaries
It took a while for me to get into the story. However once I did I found it an enjoyable read, with some funny situations and such likeable characters that you find yourself... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Jane
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious
So funny. This made me laugh a lot and I had to keep reading bits out to my long suffering husband who was trying to watch the tv! Will read more from this author.
Published 7 months ago by bookwormmum
1.0 out of 5 stars Too much profanity
I am glad this was a free download. I downloaded this on the basis of the reviews. I read about a dozen pages and then gave up with far too many uses of the f*** word. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Platenut
4.0 out of 5 stars more fun from the dynamic duo
This one is an improvement on the first novel as the author has gained the experience over the years of hooking us in and keeping us the till the last chapter highly recommend
Published 14 months ago by andy
4.0 out of 5 stars More Bex and Ollie
I read the original book and thouroughly enjoyed it, so when I saw the sequel I downloaded it. It is a continuation of the first book with the same characters and similar action. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Jamesy
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