Tokyo Heist by Diana RennTokyo Heist by Diana Renn

Tokyo Heist

byDiana Renn

Paperback | June 13, 2013

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The perfect mystery for fans of Ally Carter's Heist Society

When sixteen-year-old Violet agrees to spend the summer with her father, an up-and-coming artist in Seattle, she has no idea what she's walking into. Her father's newest clients, the Yamada family, are the victims of a high-profile art robbery: van Gogh sketches have been stolen from their home, and, until they can produce the corresponding painting, everyone's lives are in danger--including Violet's and her father's.

Violet's search for the missing van Gogh takes her from the Seattle Art Museum, to the yakuza-infested streets of Tokyo, to a secluded inn in Kyoto. As the mystery thickens, Violet's not sure whom she can trust. But she knows one thing: she has to solve the mystery--before it's too late.
Diana Renn grew up in Seattle and now lives in Boston. She has taught ESL and writing, most recently at Boston University. She has published numerous short stories and essays, and she is also the Fiction Editor at YARN (Young Adult Review Network), an award-winning online magazine featuring short-form writing for teens. She is the auth...
Title:Tokyo HeistFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.3 × 5.6 × 1 inPublished:June 13, 2013Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142426547

ISBN - 13:9780142426548


Rated 2 out of 5 by from Okay I felt like the writing was dry and bland and rather uninteresting. Violet, while not an irritating character was really slow to catch onto clues that should've been otherwise extremely obvious. I'm generally really bad when it comes to solving mysteries but even I managed to figure out who the criminal was before she did.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Tokyo Heist Exciting adventure. Loved it.
Date published: 2016-12-26

Editorial Reviews

“Dangerous yakuza (Japanese mobsters), blackmail letters and FBI stings. A proficient caper spiced up by Violet's eye for art.”—Kirkus Reviews“This art heist has twists and turns, romance, and the happily-ever-after that many will be rooting for.”—Booklist“Renn’s fun debut takes a kitchen-sink approach, throwing together romance, mystery, and action in a way that echoes the manga that the 16-year-old Violet loves to read.” —Publishers Weekly“Will enthrall readers who love action.” —“A fast-paced and engaging mystery with a spunky protagonist.” —VOYA“The plot has lots of twists and turns, leaving readers on edge… Readers will cheer for Violet as she uses her wits to outsmart the adults.” —SLJ“We can't stop talking about action-packed YA mystery novel Tokyo Heist…author Diana Renn's first YA novel, but we certainly hope it isn't her last!” —“It’s rare for YA heroines to have such specific, developed interests, and Violet filtering her investigation through her passion for manga, art, and Japan makes her seem like a real, relatable teenager.” —A.V. Club “Young adult mysteries do not get any better than this.”—Peter Abrahams, author of the Echo Falls Mysteries“Irresistible. I couldn’t put it down!”—Alane Ferguson, author of the Forensic Mysteries“Adventures don’t get any more thrilling than Tokyo Heist.”—Kristen Miller, author of The Eternal Ones series