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The Burglar in the Rye

by Block, Lawrence

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


New York: Dutton, 1999. CJ6 - A first edition (First printing July 1999 stated with complete numberline) hardcover book SIGNED by author on the title page in very good condition in very good dust jacket. Dust jacket has label on the front, book has remainder mark on the top, dust jacket and book have some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. Wonderfully quirky characters, twists and turns galore, and Lawrence Block's trademark dead-on dialogue make The Burglar in the Rye another riotous triumph for Bernie Rhodenbarr. 9.5"x6.5", 280 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Remainder.

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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