- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: No Exit Press; New edition edition (July 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1901982637
- ISBN-13: 978-1901982633
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,947,790 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Burglar in the Rye (Bernie Rhodenbarr Mystery) Paperback – Jul 1999
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Bernie checks into a downtown hotel with the intention of "liberating" the private correspondence between his favourite author and his former literary agent who is about to sell them at auction. Half an hour later Bernie is under arrest for murder and the letters are no where to be found.
This book and the ones in the same series are essentially light hearted tales with a few twists and turns on the way. The language is plain and simple with no unnecessary wordiness getting in the way of the deviousness of the characters and spoiling the fun. The only problem is that you get the impression a few of the plot twists are only really there as a contractible obligation.
Overall probably not one of the best in the series but it's still good fun and that is exactly what it is supposed to be. Just keep your eye on the bear.
the text is littered with elegant wordplay. He even manages to make the burglar protagonist a sympathetic character. In the comic crime genre this is right up there with the best.
So much for explaining the concept of the series. The Burglar in the Rye is the ninth book in the series. I strongly suggest that you begin the series by reading Burglars Can't Be Choosers and follow it up with The Burglar in the Closet, The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza, The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling, The Burglar Who Painted Like Mondrian, The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams, The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart and The Burglar in the Library.Read more ›