Caper mysteries focus on an antihero as they come up with and attempt to carry out an elaborate plan for a daring heist.
Take whatever your partner is drinking. But remember, be sneaky!
Why they go together:
Half the fun of a caper is planning. Be it at home or out with a friend, plan the perfect small heist. Be sneaky, be stealthy, evade the traps and alarms, and steal their drink! Perhaps enjoying the following mysteries will give you an idea of how to accomplish this task.
Where to start:
Dapper Danny Ocean is a man of action. Less than 24 hours into his parole from a New Jersey penitentiary, the charismatic thief is already rolling out his next plan for the most sophisticated casino heist in history. He has three rules: don't hurt anybody, don't steal from anyone who doesn't deserve it, and play the game like you've got nothing to lose.
FBI Special Agent Kate O’Hare is known for her fierce dedication and discipline on the job, chasing down the world’s most wanted criminals and putting them behind bars. Her boss thinks she is tenacious and ambitious; her friends think she is tough, stubborn, and maybe even a bit obsessed. And while Kate has made quite a name for herself for the past five years, the only name she’s cared about is Nicolas Fox—an international crook she wants in more ways than one.
"I make things disappear. It’s what I do. This time I'm tidying up the loose ends after a casino heist gone bad. The loose ends being a million cash. But I only have 48 hours, and there’s a guy out there who wants my head in a bag. He'll have to find me first. They don’t call me the Ghostman for nothing…"
West Virginia family man Jimmy Logan teams up with his one-armed brother Clyde and sister Mellie to steal money from the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. Jimmy also recruits demolition expert Joe Bang to help them break into the track's underground system. Complications arise when a mix-up forces the crew to pull off the heist during a popular NASCAR race while also trying to dodge a relentless FBI agent.
On March 18, 1990, thirteen works of art worth over $500 million today were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It remains the largest unsolved art heist in history, and Claire Roth, a struggling young artist, is about to discover that there's more to this crime than meets the eye.