The first and original 'crime diary' from Brit-crime author, Danny King.
Bristling with a razor-sharp wit, The Burglar Diaries is the first person account of petty thief Bex: a bit of a geezer who, with long-time partner-in-crime Ollie, just about gets by on the money he makes from house-breaking in small town suburbia. Not the sharpest of tools in the box, Bex and Ollie get into more than their fair share of scrapes but they stick together, have a laugh and make just enough cash to stay out of gainful employment. A lippy raconteur, Bex frequently shares his thoughts on life which are as dodgy as he is and offer a hilarious insight into the mind of the petty criminal.
Not for kids or do-gooders.
Adapted for TV by the BBC.
"King wisely stop short of turning Bex into a simple lovable rogue. He continually slags off everyone else in the book, including his friends, yet is himself utterly egocentric, immoral, disloyal and stupid, so that his narrative offers ambiguous pleasures" – The Independent
"Hilariously un-PC account of the jobs he has known and loved – the line-ups, the lock-ups and cock-ups. If ever there was an antidote to Bridget Jones's Diary this is it" – The Mirror
"Occasionally hilarious if morally dubious, The Burglar Diaries is well-worth buying – and definitely worth half-inching" – GQ Magazine
"... a collection of very funny burglary blunders in which King successfully humanises a bunch of people often considered to be worthless, gutless b*stards. Wonderful therapy for anyone who has been a victim of crime and one of the best reads of the year" – The Big Issue In the North