The Burglar in the Rye (Bernie Rhodenbarr #9) (Mass Market)
Other Books in Series
This is book number 9 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
- #4: The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza (Bernie Rhodenbarr #4) (Mass Market): $8.99
- #5: The Burglar Who Painted Like Mondrian (Bernie Rhodenbarr #5) (Mass Market): $8.99
- #6: The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams (Bernie Rhodenbarr #6) (Mass Market): $8.99
- #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
- #10: The Burglar on the Prowl (Bernie Rhodenbarr #10) (Mass Market): $8.99
- #11: The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons (Bernie Rhodenbarr #11) (Paperback): $14.99
- #12: The Burglar in Short Order (Bernie Rhodenbarr #12) (Paperback): $11.99
- #13: The Burglar Who Met Fredric Brown (Bernie Rhodenbarr #13) (Paperback): $19.99
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.
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.