Download The Burglar in the Closet (Bernie Rhodenbarr Mysteries) by Lawrence Block PDF

By Lawrence Block

It is not easy to disregard a person along with his arms on your mouth. Bernie Rhodenbarr's all ears while Dr. Sheldrake, his dentist, starts off complaining approximately his detestable, soon-to-be-ex spouse, and occurs to say the precious diamonds she retains mendacity round the house. seeing that Bernie's been identified to complement his source of revenue as a bookshop proprietor with the not-so-occasional bout of high-rise housebreaking, a few nights later he is within the Sheldrake condo with larceny on his brain -- and has to duck right into a closet while the girl of the home makes an unforeseen front. regrettably he is nonetheless there whilst an unseen assailant does Mrs. Sheldrake in . . . after which vanishes with the jewels. Bernie's received to come back out of the closet it slow. but if he does, he will be dealing with a rap for a homicide he did not dedicate -- and for a housebreaking he definitely tried -- except he can seek out the killer who left him striking.

Show description

Read or Download The Burglar in the Closet (Bernie Rhodenbarr Mysteries) PDF

Best thriller & suspense books

Angry Lead Skies: A Garrett, P.I., Novel

A chain a ways prior to its time, now again in print a person else could have realized by way of now: while hassle comes knocking, do not open the door. yet there is a it's because Garrett's nonetheless within the P. I. company finally those years-he's now not one to benefit his classes. probably that is why he shall we himself get roped into being a bodyguard for Kip Prose, an obnoxious child being threatened via creatures that cannot relatively be defined.

The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza

Bookselling burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr does not regularly get philosophical approximately his felony occupation. he is sturdy at it, it is addictively exciting—and it will pay a lot greater than pushing outdated tomes. He steals as a result he's, interval. He may well good give some thought to, notwithstanding, the deeper which means of occasions on the sumptuous Chelsea brownstone of Herb and Wanda Colcannon, that is it seems that burgled 3 times at the evening Bernie breaks in: as soon as prior to his stopover at and as soon as after.

Fury (2002)

Frank Corso is a pariah—a journalist as soon as vilified for making up "facts" on an enormous crime tale. but sluggish, sheltered Leanne Samples trusts not anyone yet Corso to inform the realm that her court testimony that positioned Walter Leroy "Trashman" Himes on demise Row used to be a lie. Convicted of the savage slaying of 8 Seattle ladies, Himes is simply six days from execution, except Frank Corso and outcast photographer Meg Dougherty right into a fight that is going some distance past correct, mistaken, fact, and justice.

Effected Intent

Steve Pfister is a reticent polymer chemist who lives long ago, not able to enable pass of his army adventure. His most modern invention will get the eye of a few excessive point govt officers, resulting in a chance to paintings on a best mystery undertaking with nationwide defense implications. lifestyles couldn’t be extra regimen for laptop programmer invoice Miller, till he stumbles on details that he shouldn’t have, together with a bioterrorism plot.

Extra info for The Burglar in the Closet (Bernie Rhodenbarr Mysteries)

Sample text

Skin doesn’t take fingerprints, any number of inane television programs notwithstanding. What I did have to wipe were the surfaces I’d been near since I took off my rubber gloves (which I now put back on, incidentally). So I got a washcloth from the bathroom and I wiped the inside of the closet door and the floor of the closet, and I couldn’t think what else I might have touched but I wiped around the outside closet knob just to make sure. Of course the murderer had touched that knob. So maybe I was wiping away his prints.

So maybe I was wiping away his prints. On the other hand, maybe he’d been wearing gloves. Not my concern. I finished wiping, and I went back to the bathroom and put the washcloth back on its hook, and then I returned to the bedroom for a quick look at the disappointed pastel lady, and I gave her a quick wink and dropped my eyes to look for my attaché case. To no avail. Whoever killed Crystal Sheldrake had taken her jewelry home with him. CHAPTER Three I t never fails. I open my mouth and I wind up in hot water.

Back on my hands and knees again, tugging at the paper. Tugging gently, because a swift tug would have the effect of a swift yank on a table- 30 Lawrence Block cloth, removing the cloth but leaving the dishes behind. I didn’t just want the paper. I wanted the key that was on it as well. Why pick a lock if the key’s just inches from your grasp? Easy does it, take your time, easy, that’s right— And then the door buzzer buzzed. I swear I wanted to spit. The damned buzzer made a sound loud enough to make hens stop laying.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.20 of 5 – based on 17 votes