Author Warren Steel Debuts with ‘FELIX - Memoirs of a Cat Burglar’

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New fiction centers on the confessions of a bored real estate salesman who decides for a thrill to enter and rob the Sydney wealthy residents.

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From author Warren “Stainless” Steel comes “FELIX - Memoirs of a Cat Burglar,” an imposing work of fiction about a bored real estate salesman who, for a thrill, decides to enter the unsavoury life of a cat burglar. Readers can follow this daredevil as he learns the intricate technique of breaking into homes and then achieves the maximum profit from his spoils: a thrill-seeking experience.

From the social heights of Sydney Eastern suburbs to the bikie dens of the west, from the harbour view penthouses to suburban bungalows, Felix has seen it all and taken on all the challenges. Driven by a need for an adrenaline rush this modern day, this cat burglar will take on any obstacle to avoid the mundane life. Gold bull statuettes, diamonds, jewelry, art work, and even stamps, nothing is off limits to Felix’s discerning eye and dexterous skills. Even cash is taken with glee if it happens to be there — but he only takes from those who can afford to be relieved of their ill-gotten excesses.

Being shot and sewn up by a vet, pub brawls and stoushes with detective sergeants, eye to eye with Great Dane “guard” dogs and gays with guns, Felix takes it all in his stride. The darling of high society and the gay community Felix mixes comfortably in all levels of society. With his mates Hollywood, Bluey and Dasher the copper none of whom have a clue about his nefarious, nocturnal activities. Even his sweetheart Mickey does not have a clue. Felix leads the ultimate double life.

Climbing from balcony to balcony 22 stories above the ground, crawling through ceilings is all part of a day’s work. These activities will have readers with sweaty palms as Steel weaves his web of danger, intrigue and mystery from this testimony from a real professional.

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About the Author
Since selling newspapers or tuppence half penny each on and off the trams at Kingsford in the early 1950s, Warren “Stainless” Steel has been promoting one thing or another. Self-employed as an electrician, then with his wife Sandra, he built and operated Squash Courts. He then started a printing business, golf driving range, colored sand souvenirs, aerial photography, plus several other minor ventures, then finally was a licensee at Steel Family Real Estate. He has managed several organizations, including timber yard, window outlet, marketing manager for Brickworks, and spent 10 years as CEO of the Chamber of Commerce, and had been area manager for a bank. He has had several failed attempts at both federal and state political elections, but is at present serving his 17th year as a local councilor at Kiama and is currently the deputy mayor.

Always a keen sportsman, he represented City of Sydney in basketball and played competitive tennis and squash for many years. A devoted South Sydney Rabbitohs fan since birth, he had been claiming since 1971 that this will be the Rabbits’ year. He is a regular entrant in a variety of art shows with varied success and has had several contracts drawing comic strips for a couple of newspapers. He has three adult children and seven grandchildren. And now this is the first endeavor at publishing a serious novel.

FELIX - Memoirs of a Cat Burglar * by Warren “Stainless” Steel
Publication Date: September 30, 2013
Trade Paperback; AU$29.99; 174 pages; 978-1-4931-0862-6
Trade Hardback; AU$49.99; 174 pages; 978-1-4931-0863-3
e-book; AU$3.99; 978-1-4931-0864-0

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