The Burglar In The Library

The Burglar In The Library

A Bernie Rhodenbarr Mystery

eBook - 2009
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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.
Publisher: Made available through hoopla
[United States]:, Harper Collins Publishers ,, 2009
ISBN: 9780061842559
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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Aug 10, 2018

Author lovingly revered & politically incorrect mocked the Cozy English mystery formula with almost fanboy glee. I could see why thief/ used book seller would be verboten to English style mansion host with overflowing library.

Mar 20, 2017

as in all Block's series a reader should best began with the first of the series. The bookseller/thief is not my favorite of his characters but he and his associates are all out of Block's mind.

Nov 09, 2015

So much banter between characters, and double talk too! I love the way its written! Definitely going to pick up another Bernie Rhodenbarr Mystery!

Oct 08, 2011

Disappointing. Too silly

Aug 28, 2009

Block moves Bernie out of New York City and into an English Style bed and breakfast. You can almost taste the clotted cream!


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