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Captcha Thief

(The Amy Lane Mysteries #3)

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Book 3 in The Amy Lane Mysteries.

Agoraphobic hacker Amy Lane and her sidekick ex-con Jason Carr are caught in a tortuous and increasingly dangerous adventure as Amy seeks to help track an art thief and Jason seeks to impress the National Crime Agency investigator Frieda Haas sent to recover the missing painting – and its abductor.

As the evidence leads Amy and the police in
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Paperback, 328 pages
Published February 29th 2016 by Crime Scene Books (first published February 4th 2016)
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Heena Rathore P.
Jun 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Note: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

"... this time, it wasn't the dead man's face that haunted her, but the delicate features of a woman who'd died a century earlier."

Captcha Thief by Rosie Claverton is a brilliantly thought-out and a cleverly written book.

It has a great pace which edges towards fast, yet at the same time being subtle. I felt compelled to read this book in one sitting, but in spite of being terribly busy, I managed to read it
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Tracey Walsh
Apr 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
As with the previous books in the Amy Lane series, this is a thriller with flashes of dark humour and a refreshingly original plot.

"Agoraphobic hacker Amy Lane is recovering from her last case when her ex-con assistant Jason Carr finds a new crime to solve...Nothing in this case is what it seems and Amy's investigation takes her and Jason down a dangerous path - playing games with a murderer."

First thing first: could this be read as a standalone? Personally I think you'd be missing out big time
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Ellen White
Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Amy and Jason are playing a cat and mouse game with the murderer.The art painting of The Blue Lady is slashed, a young guard is killed, is he still in the gallery. This had a number of twists and plots, with a Motorcycle crash, and human trafficking. It is fast action to the end, and another story in this series worth reading.
Candy Denman
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love this series set in Cardiff. Well-drawn characters that i am getting to know and actually care what happens to them. I would heartily recommend!
carolina ☾
Mar 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-e, mystery, crime, otp
Oh, that ending!!
Norm Goldman
Apr 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In Captcha Thief Rosie Claverton offers up a multi-layered tale mixing together quite a brew that includes a theft of a renowned painting, a murdered victim with an intriguing personal life, blackmail, organ and human trafficking, an independent police consultant with super computer hacker skills suffering from agoraphobia and who has stolen millions of pounds from her parents and geocaching. In between there are a couple of close calls including a harrowing motorcycle crash, a high stake compet ...more
Laura
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
When “The Blue Lady” was brutally sliced from her frame in the National Museum of Wales, Paul, the night museum guard, is distraught. Who would do such a thing to the painting he and countless others adore? But he doesn’t have much time to think about this abomination because the thief or thieves are still in the gallery and make sure that Paul doesn’t live to tell anyone what he knows.

The local police are on the case. But so is the National Crime Agency. They both secure the museum and begin lo
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Jamie Thunder
Apr 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was the first of this series I've read (the others are only on e-readers, which I don't own), but it didn't matter - you understand Amy & Jason and their relationship straight away, and it's a fun and fast-paced thriller.
Jack Goodstein
Apr 24, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: novels
Overly complex without significant payoff at the end.
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Rosie Claverton grew up in Devon, daughter to a Sri Lankan father and a Norfolk mother, surrounded by folk mythology and surly sheep. She moved to Cardiff to study Medicine and adopted Wales as her home.

Her Cardiff-based crime series The Amy Lane Mysteries debuted in 2014, with the latest novel Hard Return released in October 2018.

Between writing and medicine, she advocates for accurate and sensi
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