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The Burglar in the Closet by  Lawrence BLOCK - Paperback - First Thus - 1997 - from Ravenwood Gables Bookstore and Biblio.co.uk

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The Burglar in the Closet

by BLOCK, Lawrence

Condition: Very Good


New York: Signet, 1997. First Signet paperback printing, 1997. Very good copy with spine crease. 371 tight pages. Bernie is prowling around Crystal Sheldrake's apartment when someone comes through the door. Bernie slips into the closet, and when he emerges, the lovely Crystal lies dead on the floor.. First Thus. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good.

It's hard to ignore someone with his hands in your mouth. Bernie Rhodenbarr's all ears when Dr. Sheldrake, his dentist, starts complaining about his detestable, soon-to-be-ex wife, and happens to mention the valuable diamonds she keeps lying around the apartment. Since Bernie's been known to supplement his income as a bookstore owner with the not-so-occasional bout of high-rise burglary, a couple of nights later he's in the Sheldrake apartment with larceny on his mind -- and has to duck into a closet when the lady of the house makes an unexpected entrance. Unfortunately he's still there when an unseen assailant does Mrs. Sheldrake in . . . and then vanishes with the jewels. Bernie's got to come out of the closet some time. But when he does, he'll be facing a rap for a murder he didn't commit -- and for a burglary he certainly attempted -- unless he can hunt down the killer who left him hanging.




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