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THE BURGLAR IN THE LIBRARY.

Block, Lawrence.

ISBN 10: 1874061815 / ISBN 13: 9781874061816
Published by NO EXIT PRESS. LONDON 1997, 1997
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Precedes the American edition. One of fewer than 100 copies which were misbound by the printer using the sheets supplied by the Scorpion Press for their extra limited edition of the same book. This copy has the James Sallis appreciation which only appears in the Scorpion Press limited. Close to fine in dj. (Mild rubbed spot on front pastedown). Bookseller Inventory # 10326

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Title: THE BURGLAR IN THE LIBRARY.

Publisher: NO EXIT PRESS. LONDON 1997

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

Bernie Rhodenbarr returns in the eighth installment of Lawrence Block's bestselling Burglar series!

After his girlfriend dumps him to marry another, Bernie follows the couple to a New England Inn with his sights set on an autographed first edition copy of Raymond Chandler's "The Big Sleep," located in the Inn's library. But when a dead body appears and all the guests remain snowbound, it's up to Bernie to solve the case!

Review:

Bernie, if you recall, is that likeable young New Yorker who has tempered his passion for stealing classy works of art with the more staid vocation of selling books. But his passion always reigns. In this eighth Bernie Rhodenbarr caper, author Lawrence Block mimics the murderer's M.O. in Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None while preserving the premise of the Burglar series. Bernie bursts in on someone else's wrongdoing before he gets to have any fun. All he wants is to make off with a Raymond Chandler first edition, but instead, red-handed, he stumbles on foul play. Lots of amusing send-ups of the genre's older conventions, particularly those oft-employed twists of dame Christie.

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