The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling

The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling

A Bernie Rhodenbarr Mystery

eBook - 2005
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Someone is willing to pay former burglar-turned-bookseller Bernie Rhodenbarr a great deal of money to steal a rare Kipling manuscript, but Bernie's contact turns up dead, and he has to use all the tricks of his trade to outsmart the cops before they throw the book at him. Reprint.

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Bernie Rhodenbarr has gone legit -- almost -- as the new owner of a used bookstore in New York's Greenwich Village. Of course, dusty old tomes don't always turn a profit, so to make ends meet, Bernie's forced, on occasion, to indulge in his previous occupation: burglary. Besides which, he likes it.

Now a collector is offering Bernie an opportunity to combine his twin passions by stealing a very rare and very bad book-length poem from a rich man's library.

The heist goes off without a hitch. The delivery of the ill-gotten volume, however, is a different story. Drugged by the client's female go-between, Bernie wakes up in her apartment to find the book gone, the lady dead, a smoking gun in his hand, and the cops at the door. And suddenly he's got to extricate himself from a rather sticky real-life murder mystery and find a killer -- before he's booked for Murder One.


Bernie Rhodenbarr has gone legit -- almost -- as the new owner of a used bookstore in New York's Greenwich Village. Of course, dusty old tomes don't always turn a profit, so to make ends meet, Bernie's forced, on occasion, to indulge in his previous occupation: burglary. Besides which, he likes it.

Now a collector is offering Bernie an opportunity to combine his twin passions by stealing a very rare and very bad book-length poem from a rich man's library.

The heist goes off without a hitch. The delivery of the ill-gotten volume, however, is a different story. Drugged by the client's female go-between, Bernie wakes up in her apartment to find the book gone, the lady dead, a smoking gun in his hand, and the cops at the door. And suddenly he's got to extricate himself from a rather sticky real-life murder mystery and find a killer -- before he's booked for Murder One.



Publisher: New York, NY : PerfectBound, 2005
ISBN: 9780060832124 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
0060832126 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK FIC BLOCK

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Incinerated_Newt Mar 10, 2011

A bit formulaic, but if you enjoy Block's Bernie Rhodenbarr books, you'll enjoy this one too.

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