According to Book Riot, novels in the caper sub-genre side with the criminals. The protagonist and their friends are willing to break the law, sometimes for noble reasons and sometimes for self-preservation. Here are three different takes on the caper crime novel, recommended by library staff.
Bonkers events lead to sexy caper times. Recommended by Jessica.
Cat burglar socialite teams up with drag queens to do heists. Recommended by Angharad.
Like "Ocean's Eleven" meets "Drive" (but with a mostly Black cast of characters). Recommended by Allan.