Walter Jon Williams's The Crown Jewels will remain at $0.99 only for the remainder of this week, after that it will go up to $2.99. I love his Drake Majistral books and I regret that he isn't likely to write any more in that vein, since they didn't sell well. It's a little Victorian Regency in flavor, if the Victorian Regency were an alien empire that had conquered the human race and granted the human race a small territory, after which they proceeded to fall into a graceful decline. Resting on their laurels as it were, affording those hyperactive humans a chance to rise to the top in their empire. And burglary is allowed if you do it With Style.
What Tufty said. I am not especially a fan of the "noble rogue" genre, but I adore the Drake Majistral books. It has the best explanation ever for why the protagonist's profession is socially acceptable. :D The books are charming, stuffed with likable characters and wild escapades. Highly recommended!