The Burglar Who Painted Like Mondrian (Bernie Rhodenbarr by Lawrence Block

By Lawrence Block

It isn't that used book shop proprietor and part-time burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr believes the fewer felony of his professions is especially moral. (It is, even though, a hurry, and he's first-class at it.) He simply thinks it really is unfair to stand a jail time period for his valid actions. After appraising the value of a wealthy man's library -- comfortably leaving his fingerprints all over the method -- Bernie unearths he is the police officers' leading suspect while his purchaser is murdered. somebody has framed Bernie Rhodenbarr larger than they do it on the Whitney. And if he desires to get out of this nook he is been masterfully painted into, he will need to unravel a slightly crafty -- if multiply murderous -- rip-off.

Show description

Read Online or Download The Burglar Who Painted Like Mondrian (Bernie Rhodenbarr Mysteries) PDF

Similar women sleuths books

Snow Blind (Julie Collins Series #4)

The frigid wintry weather months are potent sluggish within the PI biz for Julie Collins and her accomplice, Kevin Wells—until the duo is employed via a tender girl to enquire difficulties at her grandfather’s assisted residing facility, the place they stumble upon lax safety, unqualified healthcare group of workers, and a shady senior volunteer association.

The Orchid Shroud

“Not due to the fact that Nero Wolfe has this sort of aromatic blend of orchid lore and suspense came upon its means right into a secret novel,” Booklist trumpeted upon the booklet of Michelle Wan’s lethal Slipper. within the ORCHID SHROUD, Wan weaves one other story abounding in secret and orchids as inside decorator Mara Dunn and orchidologist Julian wooden crew as much as resolve murders: one courting again to the 1870s; the opposite happening nearly correct ahead of their eyes.

Splitsville.com

Splitsville. com is greater than Olivia Davis ever dreamed of whilst she introduced the web get a divorce carrier the place she does the soiled paintings below the alias of Jenn. nobody can discover she’s the mastermind of her web sensation, particularly once they threaten her for breaking their hearts. extra importantly, Olivia can’t hold a task.

Blood Country (Worldwide Library Mysteries)

Police officer Clare Watkins strikes along with her younger daughter to Wisconsin to break out from the previous and it really is undesirable stories. yet Clare does not comprehend that her ten-year-old daughter Meg not just witnessed the hit-and-run twist of fate that killed her father, she had additionally noticeable the guy who used to be riding. .. and were obvious via him.

Additional info for The Burglar Who Painted Like Mondrian (Bernie Rhodenbarr Mysteries)

Example text

I sipped my coffee black and went on adding numbers. The figure I came up with was somewhere in excess of $5,400, and I read it off to him. “I was probably conservative,” I added. “I’m doing this on the spot, without con­ sulting references, and I shaded things on the low side. ” “Retail prices. ” “And if you were buying the books as a dealer, presuming of course that this type of material was something you were interested in—” “I would be interested,” I allowed. ” I shook my head. “I’d be going with the first fig­ ure I quoted you,” I said.

Ubi, full name Ubiquity or Ubiquitous, I forget which, was a plump Russian Blue, more affectionate and a good deal less assertive than his Burmese buddy. Both had started life as males, and each had received at a tender age the sort of surgical attention which leaves one purring in soprano. “He was hiding somewhere,” I suggested. “No way. I looked in all his hiding places. In things, under things, behind things. Besides, I ran the electric can opener. ” “How? The window was shut and the door was locked.

Even if Appling and his wife were sequestered with the rest of the turkeys, there was always the chance that one of the rooms held some relative or friend or servant, sleeping peacefully or cowering in ter­ ror or putting in a quiet call to the local precinct. I went quickly in and out of each room and encoun­ tered nothing living but the houseplants. Then I re­ turned to the living room and switched on a lamp. I had plenty to choose from. The cobra door knocker was the first but hardly the last piece of art nouveau I encountered, and the living room was festooned with enough Tiffany lamps to cause a power failure.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.71 of 5 – based on 11 votes