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The Burglar in the Library: A Bernie Rhodenbarr Mystery

Block, Lawrence

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ISBN 10: 0525943013 / ISBN 13: 9780525943013
Published by Dutton Adult July 1997, 1997
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed by Author 0525943013 This hardcover book is Fine, being square and tight. The boards and spine have no wear with pristine lettering. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds. The dustjacket is As New. Original Price is intact. Not ex-lib. No remainder mark. This copy is signed by the author on the title page without inscription. Bookseller Inventory # 007025

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Title: The Burglar in the Library: A Bernie ...

Publisher: Dutton Adult July 1997

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

All of the stock characters are on hand: suspicious servants, a retired British colonel, a pair of nosy spinsters, an irritatingly precocious child, and a cat named Raffles. The wittily diverting result is rather like an Agatha Christie novel narrated by Basil Fawlty, or a game of Clue organized by Monty Python.

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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