The Burglar in the Rye

The Burglar in the Rye

A Bernie Rhodenbarr Mystery

Book - 1999
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Fifty books. Four Edgar awards. Two bestselling series. It all adds up to Lawrence Block, one of the bonafide masters of mystery fiction, and the creator of Matthew Scudder and Bernie Rhodenbarr. Now Bernie--bookseller by day, burglar by night--returns in his first adventure since The Burglar in the Library, two years ago. This time, he's tapped to retrieve the lost letters of famed and reclusive author Gulliver Fairborn. But instead of the letters, Bernie finds one dead literary agent, a beautiful woman, and a cadre of cops in his way.With his customary brand of dead-on dialogue, clever plotting, and amusing twists, Lawrence Block has done it again. The Burglar in the Rye is Bernie's wryest mystery, and the latest triumph in Lawrence Block's illustrious career.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, 1999.
ISBN: 9780525945000
Branch Call Number: M/BLOC
Characteristics: 280p. 24cm.


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WVMLStaffPicks Nov 13, 2014

The incorrigible Bernie is at it again. Bookstore owner by day, thief by night, and sleuth by necessity, Bernie sets out once again to prove his innocence while making sure that crime does pay. Fast, funny, and totally addictive.

Mar 21, 2014

Clever, well written and enjoyable as he chases down a writer based on J.D. Salinger.


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