Review: Queen of Thieves by Beezy Marsh

Author: Beezy Marsh
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Released: January 3, 2023
Received: Own (BOTM)

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Book Summary:

The year is 1946, and the war has finally ended. That means the end of the Blitz and a time of recovery and peace – for most. However, for gangs and thieves, the end of the Blitz implies the beginning of a whole new wave of trouble.

Enter the Queen of Thieves, Alice Diamond. She knows how to rule her gang, but she also knows that things are about to get more complicated now that the blackout period is over. Perhaps she was so determined to bring Nell into the fold.

My Review:

I picked Queen of Thieves because I wanted to try and break out of my comfort zone and read more historical fiction and the like. While Queen of Thieves is very well written, I think it just wasn’t my cup of tea.

The drama is real and tense, but it got a little too graphic and rough for me at times. Likewise, I had trouble staying connected to all the thievery and backstabbing. On more than one occasion, I lost my place.

That said, I do think historical fiction fans will love this book! Especially if you like post-WWII era and gang talk.


  • Historical fiction
  • All woman gang of thieves
  • Revenge best served cold

Trigger Warnings:

  • Rape (on page)
  • Injury/knife wound
  • Betrayal
  • Prison

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About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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