The Burglar Who Painted Like Mondrian (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 336 pages
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It's not that used bookstore owner and part-time burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr believes the less legal of his two professions is particularly ethical. (It is, however, a rush, and he is very good at it.) He just thinks it's unfair to face a prison term for his legitimate activities. After appraising the worth of a rich man's library -- conveniently leaving his fingerprints everywhere in the process -- Bernie finds he's the cops' prime suspect when his client is murdered.

Someone has framed Bernie Rhodenbarr better than they do it at the Whitney. And if he wants to get out of this corner he's been masterfully painted into, he'll have to get to the bottom of a rather artful -- if multiply murderous -- scam.

  

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User Review  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

Ole Bernie is very entertaining. A bit of Perry Mason, nah, make that Agatha Christie ending where all the suspects are rounded up in the drawing room for an explanation of the crime. The sex scene ... Read full review

Review: The Burglar Who Painted Like Mondrian (Bernie Rhodenbarr #5)

User Review  - Greggorio! - Goodreads

My favourite Bernie Book. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
17
Section 3
25
Section 4
44
Section 5
53
Section 6
68
Section 7
83
Section 8
91
Section 15
174
Section 16
184
Section 17
202
Section 18
212
Section 19
219
Section 20
231
Section 21
242
Section 22
252

Section 9
104
Section 10
122
Section 11
130
Section 12
142
Section 13
150
Section 14
164
Section 23
266
Section 24
288
Section 25
301
Section 26
315
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About the author (2009)

Lawrence Block is one of the most widely recognized names in the mystery genre. He has been named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America and is a four-time winner of the prestigious Edgar and Shamus Awards, as well as a recipient of prizes in France, Germany, and Japan. He received the Diamond Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association—only the third American to be given this award. He is a prolific author, having written more than fifty books and numerous short stories, and is a devoted New Yorker and an enthusiastic global traveler.

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