Books With Lock Picks!

A list of books with lock picks. Because apparently I read a lot of these...

Also, lock picks tend to equal criminals. And we all love criminals. I mean, look at Kaz. Isn't he just the cutest little killer?

Books With Lock Picks:

The Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter
Ok, no criminals in this one. Spies. But super cool spies.

Brother Band Chronicles by John Flanagan 
Also no criminals. (I mean, they sort of are for the first couple books...)
Jesper is a thief...sort of? He steals things, but just because he is amused by the fact that he can steal things. He always gives it right back. In fact, he usually stands there with a proud look on his face like, "Look, I stole this bracelet right off your arm! Isn't that cool?"

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Ha! Finally one with thieves! Criminals! (And the legendary Kaz)

Heist Society by Ally Carter
Disappointing criminals, but still criminals. (There was too much talking and not enough...actually stealing things?)

Books That I Think Have Lock Picks, But I Honestly Can't Remember...

Skullduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
I feel like this should have lock picks, but it also has magic so did they actually pick the lock or did they just magic it open? 

The Ascendance Trilogy by Jennifer A. Nielson 
Sage does a lot of thief-things, but I can't remember if he actually picks a lock...I think he does in one of the books, but he might have just stolen the keys off the guard.

Poison Study by Maria V Snyder
Did she pick locks? I have this strange feeling that she picked locks, but help me...I have no memory

  Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
 I know she broke into a house at some point, but she may have just...opened an unlocked door? Climbed through a window? Knocked?

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
I am pretty certain that one of them has lock picks...They break into places...or does she also just use her magic?

Do you know of any books with lock picks? What do you think of Six of Crows? Do you know if any of these books have lock picks?

-Mary Kate


  1. Skuldugery pleasant never had lock picks he just crashed the door down. I'm going to have to have my characters pick a lock.

    1. What are you writing about? Criminals? SPIES?!

      (I like spies)

    2. I'm writing about detectives and sometimes there are spys.

    3. Awesome! How long have you been writing it?

  2. I LOVE "Six of Crows"!! :) Fun post! :) I haven't read the Gallagher Girls series yet--I've heard a lot about them. I'll have to put them on my TBR list:).

  3. skulduggery does have lock picks, Valkery actually gives him a hard time because Tanith can just use magic but he has to pick locks,
    in poison study she picks the locks (whats his face teaches her remember)
    and kai has lock picks(the invisible library)
    also sage picks the gate lock with a hair pin, but thats not actually a lock pick, so...?????

    1. Oh good, so I'm not crazy.

      (I mean, just a little...)

    2. you are totally crazy, you just happen to be correct....for now..

  4. Are you...Sherlock Holmes....or something???

    I haven't read any of these, tbh. Haven't even /heard/ of some of them...

  5. i have also read wolf by wolf, and i don't remember if she picks a lock (its been a while) but she had to sneak into the room some how.

  6. if i WAS Sherlock Holmes, would i tell you?

  7. I know a few TV shows with Lock picks, and maybe a few books. (Maybe...because I can't quite remember if they do or not, Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens, maybe, And most definitely the book series Sherlock Holmes).

  8. I think Skullduggery Pleasant does have lock picks.
    Love this!

  9. Gallagher Girls has the coolest. spies. ever. Please and thank you.

    And I know Imogen snuck a pin to Sage so he could unlock the cell door, but I can't remember if he actually did??

    P.S. It's nice to meet you, Mary Kate! I stumble across your posts on occasion and always enjoy them, so it's about time I followed and commented! xD

    - Lila

  10. ooh, Kaz is indeed adorable! I thought that Six of Crows was quite good, but the sequel left me rather bored (as sequels so often do).

    1. Crooked Kingdom was actually my favorite of the two...Or that may just be because I've read Six of Crows recently, but not Crooked Kingdom...

      Or it may just be because Leigh Bardugo has taken over my mind and I am now a helpless drone who will buy anything she writes...

    2. I think I like Six of Crows more because it has more heisting. I like a good heist. Crooked Kingdom was more about a rescue mission, and was slightly more predictable.
      Oh, did you read Language of the Thorns? I was quite fascinated by that book.