The Burglar who Painted Like Mondrian: A Bernie Rhodenbarr Mystery

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Dutton, 1998 - Fiction - 234 pages
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Lawrence Block's legions of fans have heralded the return of classic Bernie Rhodenbarr books to print. Now, with "The Burglar Who Painted Like Mondrian," readers can complete their Rhodenbarr collection with this, the fifth and final of Dutton's reissues. As always for the intrepid bookseller-by-day, burglar-by-night, a simple job leads to bigger things. First up, Bernie the bookseller is asked by a Manhattan collector to appraise his impressive library. He does so, and while in the apartment building, makes off with a terrific cache of rare stamps. Then, upon returning home he finds best friend Carolyn Kaiser in tears. Her beloved cat has been abducted, and the ransom is a painting by Mondrian, currently on display in a museum and nearly impossible to steal. Nearly. But then Bernie remembers seeing another Mondrian hanging somewhere...in the book collector's apartment. Before too long, the painting is gone, a body turns up and the police are knocking on Bernie's door. Guess who their number one suspect is?

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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

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User Review  - Jan Beaudin-johnson - Goodreads

Liked this best of the series so far. Read full review

Contents

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About the author (1998)

Lawrence Block is the author of the popular series' featuring Bernie Rhodenbarr, Matthew Scudder, and Chip Harrison. Over 2 million copies of Lawrence Block's books are in print. He has published articles and short fiction in American Heritage, Redbook, Playboy, GQ, and The New York Times, and has published several collections of short fiction in book form, most recently Collected Mystery Stories. Block is a Grand Master of Mystery Writers of America. He has won the Edgar and Shamus awards four times, the Japanese Maltese Falcon award twice, as well as the Nero Wolfe award. In France, he was proclaimed a Grand Maitre du Roman Noir and has been awarded the Societe 813 trophy twice. Block was presented with the key to the city of Muncie, Indiana, and is a past president of the Private Eye Writers of America and the Mystery Writers of America.

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