The Burglar in the Rye

Author(s): Lawrence Block
Series: Bernie Rhodenbarr Series No: 9
Genre: Mystery
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.88 hours)
Product Number: Z0267
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449872526
Narrator/s: Richard Ferrone
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Winner of multiple Edgar and Shamus Awards, Lawrence Block keeps fans guessing to the end with his rollicking Bernie Rhodenbarr mysteries. In this diverting caper, full-time bookstore owner and part-time burglar Bernie tries to do the right thing for a new friend, only to find himself accused of some terrible wrongs. All Bernie plans to do is steal some letters. A New York City literary agent is auctioning off her personal correspondence with enigmatic writer Gully Fairborn. Gully's attractive ex-girlfriend has asked Bernie to swipe the letters so she can return them to her old heartthrob. But when Bernie breaks in, the letters are missing, and the literary agent is in bed with no hope of waking up. With the police watching him very closely, Bernie relies on jiggers of rye and Caroline, his lesbian best friend, to sharpen his deductive skills and find the killer. Narrator Richard Ferrone expertly guides you on a laugh-filled journey through the twists and turns of the clever plot.


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The Burglar in the Rye
Product Number: BX00006669
Product Number:Z0267
Product Number:C1418

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All formats/editions

Author(s): Lawrence Block
Narrator(s): Richard Ferrone
Genre: Mystery
Product Number C1418
Released: May 07, 2001
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780788771651
Author(s): Lawrence Block
Genre: Mystery
Product Number EB00239163
Released: Mar 20, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780061842870

Professional reviews

"New York's most likable cat burglar is asked to purloin a set of personal letters between a reclusive author and his literary agent before they are auctioned off at Sotheby's. Naturally bodies begin showing up, many glasses of rye whiskey are emptied, and Bernie the burglar is deep in hot water. Having heard Lawrence Block read his own works may be a handicap. It's hard to hear anyone else read his work. Richard Ferrone's voice does justice to hard-boiled detective writing with its deep, slightly gravelly tone, but his style may be darker and deeper than what is called for in reading Block's Bernie Rhodenbarr mysteries. S.E.S. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine"

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