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The Resource The burglar in the rye, Lawrence Block

The burglar in the rye, Lawrence Block

Label
The burglar in the rye
Title
The burglar in the rye
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Block
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Literary agent Anthea Landau, legendary resident of the Paddington Hotel, is auctioning off her personal correspondence from enigmatic writer Gulliver Fairborn. Her famous ex-client, who guards his private life so jealously that he has never been photographed or interviewed, is reportedly outraged by Landau's betrayal - yet can't afford to outbid the collectors who are fighting to get their hands on his letters. Bernie Rhodenbarr is at the Paddington to make sure they never do. Gully Fairborn is Bernie's literary idol, so when Fairborn's ex-lover, Alice Cottrell, asks the bookseller-burglar to help her return the letters to their rightful author, Bernie doesn't hesitate. He breaks into Anthea Landau's suite and finds her - dead. The police burst in, and Bernie takes a fire escape down to an empty room, where he quietly pockets some nice ruby jewelry. Minutes later, he is under arrest. By the time Bernie is bailed out, his bookstore is visited by a host of mysterious folks, all demanding the letters he doesn't have. That's when Bernie learns that the gems he does have were heisted the night before he stole them. Now, to clear his name and right some terrible wrongs, Bernie must solve a murder or two, track down a rival thief, retrieve the missing letters, find the rubies' rightful owner, and still manage to protect the elusive Gulliver Fairborn...without getting caught
Member of
Summary
The daytime bookseller and nighttime burglar, Bernie Rhodenbarr of New York is hired to steal a packet of letters someone wants destroyed. Instead, he finds a dead man and now he must clear his name
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
015950
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Block, Lawrence
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.L63
LC item number
B85 1999
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Bernie Rhodenbarr Mystery
Series volume
[Book 9]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rhodenbarr, Bernie (Fictitious character)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Thieves
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled
Target audience
adult
Label
The burglar in the rye, Lawrence Block
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Series numeration from NoveList
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
13958377
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Printing.
Extent
280 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780525945000
Lccn
98051326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The burglar in the rye, Lawrence Block
Publication
Copyright
Note
Series numeration from NoveList
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
13958377
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Printing.
Extent
280 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780525945000
Lccn
98051326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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