Books The Thief of Always by Clive Barker Paperback, 213 pages, Harpercollins Childrens Books, List Price: $5.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Thief of AlwaysAuthorClive Barker Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary Bored with his life and intrigued by the wonders that reportedly exist under the roof of Mr. Hood's Holiday House, Harvey Swick enters and discovers that the house, and Mr. Hood, has a darker face. Reissue. Genres: Children's Books Young Adult Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Fiction Also by Clive Barker Books of Blood Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about The Thief of Always Read Any Good Books? 'The Thief of Always' by Clive Barker August 14, 2006 Regina, who listens to WFSU in Florida, recommends this story for readers aged 10 and up, about a bored boy who gets granted a wish — and finds that it all might be too good to be true.