SIGNED Vintage Block! Bernie must steal a Mondrian to rescue a cat. Really. Fine in mylar wrap, with a tiny chip at lower DJ edge. Bright, tight, and clean. An exceptional copy. Bookseller Inventory #
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Review: If the only side of Lawrence Block you know is the dark and gloomy Matt Scudder books, such as the noir classic When the Sacred Ginmill Closes, then you might be surprised to hear that he's also one of the most delightfully droll writers in the mystery business.
"I hurried uptown and changed into chinos and a short-sleeved shirt that would have been an Alligator except that the embroidered device on the breast was not that reptile but a bird in flight. I guess it was supposed to be a swallow, either winging its way back to Capistrano or not quite making a summer, because the brand name was Swallowtail. It had never quite caught on and I can understand why." That's Bernie Rhodenbarr, used book dealer and gentleman burglar, making a literary fashion statement in this latest return to print of one of Block's best books about him.
As with the other entries in this admirable series--The Burglar in the Closet, The Burglar in the Library, The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling, The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza, The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart, The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams, Burglars Can't Be Choosers--Block manages to be very amusing, moderately suspenseful, and impressively erudite all at the same time. The plot is a complicated tangle of double-cross and deceit surrounding the theft of a valuable painting and two murders. Mondrian isn't the only artist being framed here: Bernie has to use all of his skills--as burglar, lover, and art expert--to prove his (relative) innocence. --Dick Adler
Title: The Burglar Who Painted Like Mondrian
Publisher: Arbor House Pub Co
Publication Date: 1983
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Arbor House Pub Co, 1983. Condition: Fair. 1st. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Seller Inventory # GRP8543073
Book Description Arbor House Pub Co, 1983. Condition: Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP14037411
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. The dust jacket is missing. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0877955174I3N01
Book Description Arbor House Pub Co, New York, 1983. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Book is Good - reading copy. Strong and sturdy binding. There is moisture staining to bottom 1/2 portion of book with light curl to pages - this causes no damage to text or binding. Very light forward lean to binding. Top rear spine edge has a closed 1/4 inch tear. Very light bumping to cover corners and edges. Light bumps to spine ends. Very light surface shelf wear to cover with a small 1/2 inch thin mark on front cover bottom edge. No DJ. ; 187 pages. Seller Inventory # 3793
Book Description Arbor House Pub Co, 1983. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 0877955174 Hardcover with dustjacket, both very nice. Seller Inventory # 98097
Book Description Arbor House Pub Co, New York, 1983. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good / with Protective Cover. First Edition. Some rubbing and edgewear, DJ has yellwoed and has some staining, and very severe fading on spine. Text has foxing on all edges, interior is clean and tight in binding, no ownership or other markings. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 095568
Book Description Arbor House Pub Co September 1983, 1983. Hardcover. Condition: Used Near Fine. Seller Inventory # 2597
Book Description Arbor House Pub Co, 1983. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0877955174
Book Description ARBOR HOUSE, NY, 1983. HARDCOVER. Condition: VG. Dust Jacket Condition: VG. FIRST EDITION. New endpapers. Remainder dot. Seller Inventory # 022840
Book Description Arbor House Pub Co, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1983. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. Jacket in brodart, lightly scuffed and chipped. Boards have rubbed edges. Usual library markings. Pages are clean, text has no markings, binding is sound Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library. Seller Inventory # 327301