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“exhilarating...compulsively readable”
Publisher's Weekly

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Publishers Weekly starred review

Apr 11

Just in, The Publishers Weekly starred review of The Steal.

“Tracing the evolution of shoplifting through history (Eve, she quips, was the very first shoplifter when she swiped that apple), the responses of the police and of stores, Shteir examines its social significance and discovers that everyone from St. Augustine to Alfred Hitchcock have had an opinion on sticky-fingered shoppers. Shteir’s fascination for the topic and sense of humor are infectious, and make her history of this curious, understudied crime compulsively readable.”

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