The Burglar In Rye

The Burglar In Rye

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Literary agent Anthea Landau, legendary resident of the Paddington Hotel, is auctioning off her personal correspondence from enigmatic writer Gulliver Fairborn. The reclusive Fairborn can't afford to outbid the collectors who are fighting to get their hands on the letters. Bernie Rhodenbarr's at the Paddington Hotel to make sure they never do. Bernie breaks into Anthea Landua'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 jewellery. Minutes later, he is under arrest.

When Bernie is bailed out, he learns that the gems 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 jewel thief, retrieve the missing letters, find the rubies' rightful owner, and still manage to protect the elusive Gulliver Fairborn...without getting caught.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 111 x 178 x 20mm | 162g
  • No Exit Press
  • Harpenden, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1842430300
  • 9781842430309
  • 3,575,133

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"Praise for Lawrence Block "Fast, Funny, Terrific" - Ed McBain "Wonderfully detailed and inspiring writing" - The London Guardian "An incorrigibly adorable thief" - New York Times "Excellent N.Y. background and unusual characters make Block a detective writer to savour" - London Daily Mirror "A homage to the golden age of murder mysteries" - Donna Leon, The Sunday Times"
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About Lawrence Block

Lawrence Block was born in Buffalo, New York in 1938. He attended Antioch College in Ohio then went to work in the mailroom of a New York publisher. His first story was published in 1957 and he has gone on to write more than thirty novels and countless stories and articles, not just under his own name but also as Paul Kavanagh. Indeed Lawrence Block has had several pseudonyms having learned his writer's art crafting erotic literature as Andrew Shaw, Sheldon Lord and Jill Emerson!
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4 45% (1,030)
3 26% (601)
2 3% (66)
1 1% (12)
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