We all enjoy movies and books about heist, don’t we? We like the story about plotting and executing the crime. Here are 10 books for money heist fans and readers who pick crime novels in any given situation.

The Great Train Robbery – Michael Crichton

books about heist (The Great Train Robbery)
books about heist (The Great Train Robbery)

This classic book is based on a real train heist that happened in 1855. It provides great details on the criminals of the 19th century. It is a thrilling crime novel with authentic language and scenes. The crime might not seem to be such a big deal to contemporary readers but that is what the author portrayed – how hard it was to raid during that period using technology.

The Hunter – Richard Stark

Books for Money Heist Fans (The Hunter)
Books for Money Heist Fans (The Hunter)

Author Donald E. Westlake wrote The Hunter under the pseudonym of Richard Stark. This classic presents the famed antihero Parker. Parker is a proficient thief, who after a triumphant heist got deceived and left to die. This is an aggressive narrative on the reverse heist of his vengeance, which justifies the 20 sequels based on him.

Cotton Comes to Harlem – Chester Himes

books about heist (Cotton Comes to Harlem)
books about heist (Cotton Comes to Harlem)

This story involves two detectives, Grave Digger and Coffin Ed Johnson, who is working on a burglary of $87,000 – how they disclose this case, under vicious circumstances is a must-read for thriller fans.

The Lock Artist – Steve Hamilton

The Lock Artist
Books for Money Heist Fans (The Lock Artist)

This novel of Hamilton concentrates on Michael, who is traumatized by a few past incidents. He is capable of cracking any safe. Amidst the trauma of his experience and private life, he involves himself in a criminal plot where he has to rely on his techniques. This heist story portrays a diverse perspective, making it a must-read.

Diamonds Aren’t Forever – Connie Shelton

Diamonds Aren’t Forever
books about heist (Diamonds Aren’t Forever)

This heist story is very different from predictable heist stories – It is about expensive jewels that Penelope Fitzpatrick’s grandfather managed to grab while escaping from Tsarist Russia. The family depended on these gems for decades, and now the last one of them has been stolen. Penelope plans a heist to get it back – thus it is a very fun heist story.

The Lies of Locke Lamora – Scott Lynch

The Lies of Locke Lamora
Books for Money Heist Fans (The Lies of Locke Lamora)

A perfect blend of heist and fantasy – Locke, the leader of an organization named Gentleman Bastards who robs the rich of Camorr. Locke and some of his remaining partners got betrayed and the way they plan to get revenge is astonishing to read.

Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo

books about heist (Six of Crows)
books about heist (Six of Crows)

Like ‘the Lies of Locke Lamora’, this novel also covers the genre of the heist and modern fantasy – focusing on Kaz Brekker who is accused of kidnapping someone who knows how to manufacture a powerful drug. How Kraz creates a gang of rogues to pull off a well-planned heist makes it a classic heist story.

The Ruin of Angels – Max Gladstone

Books for Money Heist Fans (The Ruin of Angels)
Books for Money Heist Fans (The Ruin of Angels)

Kai Pohala arrives in the city for business purposes but soon gets involved in a scheme that leads to heists and whatnot. It is an extraordinary read of reality and fantasy universe.

Uptown Thief – Aya de León

books about heist (Uptown Thief)
books about heist (Uptown Thief)

To save and keep the women’s health clinic in the Lower East Side of New York, Marisol Rivers escorts robbing services of rich people in the city to pacify her financial issues. This story by Aya de León is an amazing feminist heist story.

Coin Heist – Elisa Ludwig

Books for Money Heist Fans (Coin Heist)
Books for Money Heist Fans (Coin Heist)

This novel by Ludwig is about four students who decide to heist US mint to save their prep school after a swindler cripples its funds. This book provides a fun and foamy energy to the readers.

Do you have any favorite book that tops all other heist stories? Please share your thoughts through email: contact@Gobookmart.com

Also Read: 7 Books Inspired By African Mythology

3,216 Views