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Other Books in Series
This is book number 4 in the Bernie Rhodenbarr series.
- #1: Burglars Can't Be Choosers (Bernie Rhodenbarr #1) (Mass Market): $8.99
- #2: The Burglar in the Closet (Bernie Rhodenbarr #2) (Mass Market): $8.99
- #3: The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling (Bernie Rhodenbarr #3) (Mass Market): $8.99
- #5: The Burglar Who Painted Like Mondrian (Bernie Rhodenbarr #5) (Paperback): $14.99
- #6: The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams (Bernie Rhodenbarr #6) (Paperback): $14.99
- #7: The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart (Bernie Rhodenbarr #7) (Mass Market): $8.99
- #8: The Burglar in the Library (Bernie Rhodenbarr #8) (Mass Market): $8.99
- #9: The Burglar in the Rye (Bernie Rhodenbarr #9) (Mass Market): $8.99
- #10: The Burglar on the Prowl (Bernie Rhodenbarr #10) (Mass Market): $8.99
- #11: The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons (Bernie Rhodenbarr #11) (Paperback): $18.74
- #12: The Burglar in Short Order (Bernie Rhodenbarr #12) (Paperback): $11.99
Bookselling burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr doesn't generally get philosophical about his criminal career. He's good at it, it's addictively exciting—and it pays a whole lot better than pushing old tomes. He steals therefore he is, period.
He might well ponder, however, the deeper meaning of events at the luxurious Chelsea brownstone of Herb and Wanda Colcannon, which is apparently burgled three times on the night Bernie breaks in: once before his visit and once after. Fortunately he still manages to lift some fair jewelry and an extremely valuable coin. Unfortunately burglar or burglars number three leave Herb unconscious and Wanda dead . . . and the cops think Rhodenbarr dunnit.
There's no time to get all existential about it—especially after the coin vanishes and the fence fencing it meets with a most severe end. But Bernie is going to have to do some deep thinking to find a way out of this homicidal conundrum.
About the Author
Lawrence Block is one of the most widely recognized names in the mystery genre. He has been named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America and is a four-time winner of the prestigious Edgar and Shamus Awards, as well as a recipient of prizes in France, Germany, and Japan. He received the Diamond Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association—only the third American to be given this award. He is a prolific author, having written more than fifty books and numerous short stories, and is a devoted New Yorker and an enthusiastic global traveler.