Readers' Comments
These comments are unsolicited, spontaneous, and appreciated.
Don Graves from The Hamilton Spectator

Ian Stout, a former Hamilton alderman, presents a tale that’s well-crafted, funny and eminently readable.  His debut novel, 'Necessary Larceny', should be on your reading list if a “feel-good-with-a-sharp-shot-of-reality” story appeals to you. It grabbed my interest and didn’t let go.

Frances Garvin and Dennis John Heaton

I really enjoyed reading your book ‘Necessary Larceny’ after meeting you at your book signing in St. Catharines. Such a gripping storyline. I could not put the book down! We are now back home in South West Wales, but we really enjoyed our holiday in Canada. Please let us know when your next book is published.

P.S. If you ever visit Wales again, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We would like to meet you again.

Isobel Sogan

It drew me in, held me captive, I couldn't put it down. Some of your phrasing was familiar and I felt like I was part of the plot. Can't wait for the sequel!!
All the best.

Grayce & Bob L.

CONGRATULATIONS! You wrote an excellent story ... both of us have read it and enjoyed it.  Once again, congratulations on writing such an entertaining book.

Judith & Steve Horvath 

We finished reading your book. Your publisher is right! It's a book that movies are made from!!!!!!!!!  Enjoyed it thoroughly, can hardly wait for the next one.

Jean Haddad

What a fun novel! A quirky, endearing assortment of characters in a very convincing and (unfortunately) all-too-common predicament who take matters into their own hands. I felt as though I was right there on location with them as I cheered them on. Clever twist ending! Hoping for another from Mr. Stout....

Rose Rhule

I won't tell you how old I am but I'm old enough to know the author understands the problems of those getting on. The story is funny in places, drew a tear or two in others, and kept me from putting it down until I got to the end. I'm looking forward to the sequel.

Ron Wilkes

Ian has an uncanny ability to interweave subtle points into the plot as the story builds up momentum in each chapter. Every few pages there appears a new twist and by the time you are two thirds the way through the book you cannot put it down because you want to know what is going to happen next. As your editor states, you are an important literary find and we await your next novel.

G. McIsaac

I found Necessary Larceny really enjoyable. It had an interesting plot, believable characters and an inspiring message about seniors and their capabilities. I also enjoyed references to local cities and landmarks. It was an easy read and once I started reading it, I wanted to finish it. I recommend it to anyone looking for good clean entertainment.

Galen Urquhart

Being a senior citizen, I found the story line to be a reminder that older people have many attributes which seem to be forgotten by the younger generation. The story flowed nicely without graphic sex or extreme foul language. I will look forward to new releases by this author

Dawn Ostrom

Necessary Larceny is a heart warming story about seniors, friendship and adventure. After a group of seniors lose their savings in a scam, they embark on a fantastic journey to scam the scammers. This story keeps your attention and has an unexpected twist at the end that.