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The Burglar in the Closet (Bernie Rhodenbarr)

 
 
 
 
The Burglar in the Closet (Bernie Rhodenbarr)
Author: Lawrence Block
ISBN 13: 9780060872731
ISBN 10: 6087273
Edition: N/A
Publisher: HarperTorch
Publication Date: 2006-04-25
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 290
List Price: $7.99
 
 

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.