Publishing/Writing: Insights, News, Intrigue


Thief Becomes a Best-Selling Author

Does crime pay?

Sometimes it does if you can believe Hajime Karasuyama (the pen name of the career burglar) who not only made over a million a year in burglarizing, but will also make a killing on his best-selling novel which is flying off the shelves!

Especially in this economic atmosphere this book will have great appeal. Hopefully only as a dream-fix and not as an instigator of thievery…You know how many of our fellow world citizens get frustated, impatient and make bad choices.

The book is entitled Occupation, Thief; Annual income, Yen 30 Million with a warning “Please do not attempt to copy me” as a subtitle…Wonder if this warning will dissuade all readers?

These details were published in the Vancouver Sun by Julian Ryall :

Public laps up guide on how to become an expert cat burglar
Editor says manual is targeted at homeowners who want to protect property

A Japanese thief, who describes himself as a gentleman cat burglar, has become a best-selling author after writing a book giving tips on how to carry out burglaries.

Futabasha Publishing says that a first print run of 10,000 copies of Occupation, Thief; Annual income, Yen 30 Million has almost run out in the 10 days since publication.

Hajime Karasuyama — the pen name of the career burglar — claims to have developed the uncanny ability to guess where the occupant of any home will have stashed cash and valuables and provides tips on how to gain access to a locked property and then get away without leaving any signs. He says he earns about $2 million a year from burglary.

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  1. And why didn't I think of that?

    Comment by Frances Jeanne — 11/27/2010 @ 8:24 pm | Reply

  2. Jeanne, That makes two of us!

    Comment by John Austin — 11/27/2010 @ 8:25 pm | Reply

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