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Press Release: NY Times Bestselling Author Chuck Hogan’s “Prince of Thieves” Hits the Big Screen with Widespread Oscar Chatter for Ben Affleck

Prince of Thieves by Chuck HoganTualatin, Oregon, September 27, 2010 – VJ Books ( presents signed editions of the “Prince of Thieves” (2004 NY: Scribner) — the basis for Ben Affleck’s movie “The Town”.

Ben Affleck’s “The Town” got a terrific response when screened for Oscar voters over the weekend. Affleck wrote, directs, and stars in a thriller that brilliantly winds its way into the criminal mind.

Academy turnout for the screening was larger than normal and the response at the end very enthusiastic with loud applause at the end credits — something rarely seen at the Academy.  Greg Kilday of the Hollywood Reporter said “The film, based on Chuck Hogan’s Prince of Thieves, is easily one of the best films to emerge in 2010.  Affleck’s direction and the acting ensemble’s performance were superb.”

Chuck Hogan’s brash tale of four men — thieves, rivals, and friends being hunted through the streets of Boston by a tenacious FBI agent and the woman who may destroy them all — is a spectacular, stylish, heart-pounding thriller.  Prince of Thieves won the Hammett Award for excellence in crime writing and was called one of the ten best novels of the year by Stephen King.

“The men wear masks. Their guns are drawn on the bank manager. She nervously recites the combination and the tumblers within the huge vault fall. The timing and execution are brilliant. It could be the perfect heist. But as the huge sum of cash is stolen, so too is one man’s heart — and that man is the Prince of Thieves”.

Just as “Prince of Thieves” hits the big screen, Chuck Hogan along with co-author Guillermo del Toro — the visionary creator of the Academy Award-winning Pan’s Labyrinth — sees the release of their second novel in the knuckle-bleaching Strain Trilogy, “The Fall”.  This bold, epic novel series is (more…)

Prince of Thieves Reviewed on VJ Books Website

David C. Encourages Readers to Take a Chance with Chuck Hogan’s Prince of Thieves

I bought this book from the dollar store, simply because it was there. I had never heard of Chuck Hogan, and had no expectations whatsoever when I began reading it. Luckily, this book was one of the best I’ve ever read.  It is in no way formulaic, every ending that I imagined when I first got into the meat of the story was far from what Hogan actually imagined. 

Written about a group of bank robbers who are at the same time protagonists and antagonists, this book is above all, a complete story. It leaves no unanswered questions, and no alternative ending could accomplish what Chuck Hogan did with this fantastic story. If you find yourself at the dollar store and happen upon a lonely book on a table, take a chance you may be glad you did.  (Virginia adds:  Of course, VJ Books has SIGNED copies, too!)

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Chuck Hogan and Guillermo Del Toro a “tour de force” with The Strain

Called a “tour de force” in Publisher Weekly’s starred review, this collaboration between Del Toro and Hogan launches the Strain Trilogy – and is already up to 190,000 copies in print after two trips to press.  Morrow’s tour schedule included to midnight signings, one in L.A. with Del Toro and another in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with both authors.  The Los Angeles event went past 4 a.m. because of Del Toro’s “No Geek Left Behind” policy:  he wouldn’t leave the store until everyone who bought a book and wanted an autograph got one.

(Publisher’s Weekly, June 15)

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