05-09-23

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05-09-23

11hrs 20min

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Unabridged

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Fiction/Thrillers

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“As fun and fast and action-packed as a Saturday night at the movies with more double-crosses than a laced boot. A tribute to the creative process on the page, the stage, and what it takes to make one’s way in the cutthroat world of show business. A stand-out debut novel that is sure to be the first of many from Tyler Schwanke.” Matt Goldman, New York Times bestselling author and Emmy Award–winning television writer

A Toronto Star Pick of Best Books for Summer Reading
A Bookstore at Fitger's Pick of 2023's Most Significant YA Books
A Kobo Pick of New YA Audiobooks
A Zibby Mag Pick for Oscar-Inspired Reading
A Southeast Steuben County Library Blog Pick
A CrimeReads Pick of the 12 Best Upcoming Novels in 2023
See All +

Tyler Schwanke’s debut is a fast-moving, gritty, and hilarious tribute to Hollywood heist movies . . . and anyone who’s ever had a dream.

Millie has one goal: to make a movie in tribute to her late father. At the Manhattan Movie Academy, run by Ricky O’Naire, her favorite director, she’s determined to make it happen. But before she can finish her project, the academy is shut down. Seven months later, she sees a preview for the new O’Naire movie—and he’s stolen her idea.

Outraged, she reunites her former film crew to steal the movie and hold it for ransom days before its high-profile premiere. Putting their training and film-nerd backgrounds to use, they pull off the heist in extravagant fashion. But when an unexpected femme fatale uncovers their plan, it’s not long before a trio of hardened criminals want in on the take.

With the stakes now higher than she ever imagined—and her life on the line—Millie has no choice but to lead them all through a dazzling series of moves and countermoves that result in an ending not even Hollywood could see coming.

Praise

“As fun and fast and action-packed as a Saturday night at the movies with more double-crosses than a laced boot. A tribute to the creative process on the page, the stage, and what it takes to make one’s way in the cutthroat world of show business. A stand-out debut novel that is sure to be the first of many from Tyler Schwanke.” Matt Goldman, New York Times bestselling author and Emmy Award–winning television writer

“This is a compelling read that doesn’t shy away from slightly darker content…A fast-paced homage to the classic heist film.” Kirkus Reviews

“In this delightful heist novel…Schwanke takes his cues from classic noir, but the dilemmas faced (and solutions sought) are pure twenty-first century blues.” CrimeReads

“Part young adult novel and part heist movie screenplay, Breaking In is a wild ride of cons, double crosses, and blood—both real and staged. Tyler Schwanke’s debut is a page-turning whirlwind of comedic genius not to be missed.” Robert Kerbeck, former corporate spy and award-winning author of Ruse and Malibu Burning

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Language English
Release Day May 8, 2023
Release Date May 9, 2023
Release Date Machine 1683590400
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Teen & Young Adult, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Coming of Age, Crime Thrillers, Literature & Fiction, Children/YA, New Additions, YA
Author Bio
Tyler Schwanke

Tyler Schwanke is a writer and a filmmaker. He holds an MFA from Hamline University, and his short stories have been widely published. He is also a graduate of the New York Film Academy and Minnesota State University Moorhead, where he was awarded a Minnesota Film and TV Grant. Several of his award-winning short films have played at festivals across the country. Tyler lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his wife and their dog. Breaking In is his debut novel.

Narrator Bio
Patrick Lawlor

Patrick Lawlor, an award-winning narrator, is also an accomplished stage actor, director, and combat choreographer. He has worked extensively off Broadway and has been an actor and stuntman in both film and television. He has been an Audie Award finalist multiple times and has garnered several AudioFile Earphones Awards, a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and many starred audio reviews from Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews.

Jesse Vilinsky

Jesse Vilinsky is a classically trained actress and voice actor, having graduated from the USC School of Dramatic Arts and BADA in London. She has lent her voice to numerous film and television projects and has worked on various video games, animation, and commercial projects as well. As a narrator, Jesse has garnered recognition in AudioFile magazine for her expertly voiced characters and ability to bring forth the strength and truth of their stories.

Overview

A Toronto Star Pick of Best Books for Summer Reading
A Bookstore at Fitger's Pick of 2023's Most Significant YA Books
A Kobo Pick of New YA Audiobooks
A Zibby Mag Pick for Oscar-Inspired Reading
A Southeast Steuben County Library Blog Pick
A CrimeReads Pick of the 12 Best Upcoming Novels in 2023
See All +

Tyler Schwanke’s debut is a fast-moving, gritty, and hilarious tribute to Hollywood heist movies . . . and anyone who’s ever had a dream.

Millie has one goal: to make a movie in tribute to her late father. At the Manhattan Movie Academy, run by Ricky O’Naire, her favorite director, she’s determined to make it happen. But before she can finish her project, the academy is shut down. Seven months later, she sees a preview for the new O’Naire movie—and he’s stolen her idea.

Outraged, she reunites her former film crew to steal the movie and hold it for ransom days before its high-profile premiere. Putting their training and film-nerd backgrounds to use, they pull off the heist in extravagant fashion. But when an unexpected femme fatale uncovers their plan, it’s not long before a trio of hardened criminals want in on the take.

With the stakes now higher than she ever imagined—and her life on the line—Millie has no choice but to lead them all through a dazzling series of moves and countermoves that result in an ending not even Hollywood could see coming.

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