I’m a Phantom Thief But I Faked A Marriage With An Investigator


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“Everything that sparkles is mine.”

It’s been 10 years since I took on the role of Gemma, a jewel-stealing thief in a game with extreme difficulty.

Today, I was doing the stealing that the system told me to do to avoid a bad ending…



I was caught by Inspector Raven Hunt, the investigator who was persistently pursuing me.

[Enter the bad ending route.]

‘System! Give me one more chance!’

However, it was not the system that gave me a chance to live, but the enemy.

“You choose. Prison or marriage?”

* * *

My fake marriage to the man who arrested me…

“We’re divorcing as soon as we get that damn ruby back.”

“I’m already looking forward to that day.”

We are just together to find the missing ruby…

“Our child. The responsibility is mine and yours together. So don’t think about running away again.”

The man who seemed to be disgusted by the idea of having fur on him raised my cat with me.

“The only jewel I want is my wife Gemma.”

He began to say things that made my heart flutter.

“Raven, if you do this, I will report you.”

“Marriage registration.”

I… Maybe I didn’t steal the jewels I was told to steal, but I stole this man’s heart?

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10 Reviews

Bluebells in Bloom
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Jul 12, 2024
Status: Completed
Hello, this is Ame, the translator of this fun and hilarious novel ^^ For this, I mostly read as I translate, and I must say that my expectations were totally different from the actual plot. Still, I love every moment.

What I expected:

  • Many cat and mouse chases between detective ML and phantom thief FL
  • FL having to hide her identity during her marriage
What I got:

  • ML and FL going into the marriage fully knowing FL is phantom thief (thanks, judicial deal)
  • ML is the one with a more complex past and hidden identity
  • A lot of cute banter and bickering (even after they confirm their love for each other)
  • Very very hilarious, even campy in the 2nd half
  • No filler arcs, every arc is somewhat all linked to the overarching plot and climax!
One of my... more>> favourite scenes:


Curiosity got the better of me, and I asked something that had been on my mind for a while.



“If the me now and the me from the past were two different people, and they both confessed their feelings for you, who would you choose?”

Raven’s brows furrowed, making him look as sour as the lemons he was squeezing.

“This is the most pointless question I’ve ever heard in my life.”

Then he turned the question back on me.

“What about you?”

“I asked first.”

Raven leaned in and whispered in my ear,

“My answer is... Strawberry Head can date the Mad Dog of Hell, and the Inspector Raven Hunt can date Thief Crow.”

A wise answer to a foolish question.

It might seem as meaningless as my question, but if you think about it, it’s actually quite profound.

The 20-year-old me with the 20-year-old Raven, and the 30-year-old me with the 30-year-old Raven.

The love we had in our twenties was different from the love we have now in our thirties.

Back then, it was certainly love, but it felt reckless and blinding, like a precarious first love.

Now, our love has deep roots and is strong, unshaken by any storm.

We separated and found our own places, becoming independent adults, and then reunited.

Perhaps that’s why we could love each other for a long time.


Now I need to add five cats and a lemon tree to my dream of a happy family... <<less
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Nov 01, 2023
Status: c21
A fun read, author actually made use of the Clark Kent disguise method and its hilariously well done.

... more>>

MC is a phantom thief who by daytime works as an assistant in the officer of the police that are chasing her. And not a soul suspects anything because the dorky girl obviously cant be the femme fatale thief skippin around town. She happily plays sneaky tricks to ensure her ongoing freedom


But even more surprising, the male lead actually has brains, he actually does great work as a detective which serves to give MC all kinds of fun trouble and cold sweat. In spite of her actually being good at what she does.

At this point I reached a big thing happened and I am curious as to how it will play out😁 <<less
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Nov 22, 2023
Status: c185
I finished reading this novel in, I think 7 days?

It's enjoyable despite all the flaws.

The main characters interaction is fine, romance is good, sometime cheesy sometime plain sweet, but I mean, that's love, innit?

... more>> There's no love rivalry or that kinda crap.

Female lead often felt pathetic, but I can sympathise with her. She's wise, but sometimes dumb. She's also sympathetic and kind-hearted. She's a bit arrogant and sometime annoying, but it's within her "Gemma" character design (I mean, the game character)

Male lead often felt pathetic, too, unfortunately I couldn't sympathise with him. Like, he often blamed himself for something he's not guilty of, and he's quite harsh towards other, probably because he is also hard towards himself. He hates criminal as much as he hates himself, but he doesn't hate criminals who can be reformed.

He is quite cold-blooded at times, but ultimately good. He can readily kill armed criminals without remorse, though, he would never hurt non-violent criminals (he didn't even punched or retaliate against Gemma when he got kicked by her). He's also righteous, not self-righteous, and would often put himself in danger in pursuit of justice.

The conflict, tho, isn't very good. I half-expected this to have a mystery genre or police drama sprinkled in, but there's neither mystery nor police drama. It's a damn shame....

Light spoiler about ending:


The ending arc and the ending itself isn't very satisfying, but I can't complain much. I just hoped for the world to be another world, but in the end, it's really just a game....

MC decided to live within the game, which is fine. However, I hoped for, at least, an explanation about what really happened.

Unfortunately, here's zero explanation of what happens to her in real life. Like, real zero explanation. Even how she got her consciousness inside the game wasn't explained properly. What if she died IRL, what if she died in game, what if...? There's a lot of what ifs.

All in all, it's not a very good ending. Happy ending, yeah, but a sloppy one.

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Oct 26, 2023
Status: c19
This has been a great read so far. 19 chapters in and I'm excited to see where this goes.

A few small things which stand out to me so far:

  1. The setting is unique for this type of story, think the lighted-hearted and larger-than-life elements of Lupin crossed with a Phantom-Thiefy Isekai story and light game mechanics sprinkled on top
  2. The protagonist has the odds against her, but she's cunning and a bit of a planner
  3. The ML is a brilliant detective. There is a moment in C13 where he shows deductive powers on par with some of the best fictional detectives.
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Oct 24, 2023
Status: c18
Absolutely loving this story, whenever I check my updates I scan to see if this one is there so I can read it first!

It's an Urban Period Fantasy story that also uses the Isekai framing of being s**ked into a video game. You'd think thats too much going on at once, but the world building flows so naturally it's easy to grasp. I love the personality of the Female Lead, a woman who just wants to have an easy, normal life with her cats but gets suckered into acting like... more>> a femme fatal thief. Her choice in a day job is brilliant, but also ridiculous enough it makes you realize she's not as normal as she thinks she is.

The Male Lead hasn't been overly featured yet, but his professionalism and sharp thinking is something I immensely enjoy already.

If you enjoy Isekai and Villainess romances, but have been getting tired of the Medieval Fantasy setting, this is a perfect read. <<less
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Jan 18, 2024
Status: c62
The novel is nice refreshing to read.

FL is smart, cute and sometimes cunning. I find her inner monologue funny. She uses situation for her advantage as its a given as she sees it as a game but she's very naive to emotions I would say. Despite playing everything as a game she's kind-hearted and warm. The game character gemma adds charm of arrogance in her.

ML is handsome, cute, rich straightforward and very down to his self claimed morals. He never wanted to hurt any criminals who doesn't hurt others or... more>> unharmed. He's not a very powered character but ruthless to actual criminals and he's very quick witted. I like him for his witty nature.


ML is the lost son of hunt family the youngest master.

He was kidnapped by some mafia gang and there he was bullied and harrased and forced to kill others. He was asked to kill dorris hunt as he doesn't know he was his son


Story is nice somewhat giving sherlock vibes in start but that's it then it takes a complete rofan turn.

I like the author use of DC characters naming sense and overall European ambience vibes. <<less
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Nov 13, 2023
Status: c28
Damn this is one of the most engaging MC and ML development I've ever read here in novel update. They have such a fun dynamic, whatever your first thought was when you saw the cover, it's exactly that and more. My only regret is that it doesn't have more translated chapters.
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Mar 06, 2024
Status: c27
I still am obsessed with kaito kid so this made me soooo happy seeing a story about a phantom thief. So far its okay, it hurt me since she got caught so quick because I expected a thief who is un-catchable yaknow? I guess I was expecting too much. Dont blame me, blame Kaito Kuroba 😔😔
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Feb 28, 2024
Status: c60
It's fine? The idea is very fun and the dynamic of the FL and ML are enjoyable, however one thing bugs me a lot. Even though I really like Gemma's personality, there hasn't been anything substantial to prove her ability. Yes, off screen she's a super famous thief, but on screen she just feels mostly like a bumbling idiot. I think she deserves more care than currently. From the first few chapters to now she never gets a W. I guess what I want to say is that I love... more>> the character, but I was hugely disappointed seeing the typical 'ML walks up, FL tamed, ret*rded and submissive from now on' switch being flipped. Anyway, can't wait to see what happens next. <<less
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Jun 05, 2024
Status: c90
The beginning of this story is cute, but it seems to have taken a sharp left turn into ridiculousness once it focuses on the Male lead's family drama. I hope it can course correct because I really enjoyed the interaction between the leads.

With these types of stories, there is always some suspension of disbelief, but it's taking it too far. The mysterious phantom thief gets caught at the beginning of the story I'm fine with because it is necessary for the plot; however, a special item that has a ridiculous... more>> recipe that only the female lead can produce using the system being copied by someone who doesn't have access to the system is too far for my suspension of disbelief. <<less
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