The Burglar in the Library

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 400 pages
82 Reviews

Bookseller and New-Yorker-to-the-bone, Bernie Rhodenbarr rarely ventures out of Manhattan, but he's excited about the romantic getaway he has planned for himself and current lady love Lettice at the Cuttleford House, a remote upstate b&b. Unfortunately, Lettice has a prior engagement—she's getting married . . . and not to Bernie—so he decides to take best buddy Carolyn instead. A restful respite from the big city's bustle would be too good to waste. Besides, there's a very valuable first edition shelved in the Cuttleford's library that Bernie's just itching to get his hands on. Did we neglect to mention that Bernie's a burglar?

But first he's got to get around a very dead body on the library floor. The plot's thickened by an isolating snowstorm, downed phone lines, the surprise arrival of Lettice and her reprehensible new hubby, and a steadily increasing corpse count. And it's Bernie who'll have to figure out whodunit . . . or die.

 

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Review: The Burglar in the Library (Bernie Rhodenbarr #8)

User Review  - Jyv - Goodreads

This was my first read of the Bernie Rhodenbarr series. I found it pretty far-fetched and some of the dialogue pretty forced. What the hell was with the cat? Who takes a cat on holiday with them? It added nothing to the story. Na, not impressed. I won't bother with others. Read full review

Review: The Burglar in the Library (Bernie Rhodenbarr #8)

User Review  - Maggie Shanley - Goodreads

Okay story of Bernie --a bookstore owner and thief, a rare book, a rural retreat and some bad guys killing people off one by one. Read full review

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Section 21
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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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