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The Burglar in the Rye : A Bernie Rhodenbarr Mystery by  Lawrence BLOCK - Signed First Edition - 1999 - from Ravenwood Gables Bookstore and Biblio.co.uk

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The Burglar in the Rye : A Bernie Rhodenbarr Mystery

by BLOCK, Lawrence

Condition: Fine/Fine


New York: Dutton, 1999. First edition, 1999. Like-new first printing signed by the author on the title page, in fine dust jacket preserved in clear, easily removable, archival cover. Remainder mark. 280 fresh-as-new pages. Burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr must solve a couple of murders, track down a rival thief, retrieve some missing letters and find the rightful owner of some jewels -- all while not getting caught. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Gulliver Fairborn's novel, Nobody's Baby, changed Bernie Rhodenbarr's life. And now pretty Alice Cottrell, Fairborn's one-time paramour, wants the bookselling, book-loving burglar to break into a room in New York's teeth-achingly charming Paddington Hotel and purloin some of the writer's very personal letters before an unscrupulous agent can sell them. Here's an opportunity to use his unique talents in the service of the revered, famously reclusive author. But when Bernie gets there, the agent is dead . . . and Bernie's wanted for murder. (He really hates when that happens!)Perhaps it's karmic payback; Bernie did help himself to a ruby necklace on his way out. (But it was lying there. And he is a burglar.) Now he's in even hotter water. And he'll need to use every trick in the book—maybe going so far as to entice the hermitic Fairborn himself out of seclusion—to bring this increasingly twisted plot to a satisfying denouement.




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