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By Lawrence Block

Bookseller and New-Yorker-to-the-bone, Bernie Rhodenbarr infrequently ventures out of new york, yet he's fascinated by the romantic getaway he has deliberate for himself and present girl love Lettice on the Cuttleford residence, a distant upstate b&b. regrettably, Lettice has a previous engagement—she's getting married . . . and not to Bernie—so he makes a decision to take most sensible blood brother Carolyn as an alternative. A restful respite from the large city's bustle will be too stable to waste. along with, there's a really important first version shelved within the Cuttleford's library that Bernie's simply itching to get his palms on. Did we overlook to say that Bernie's a burglar?

But first he's obtained to get round a truly useless physique at the library flooring. The plot's thickened by means of an separating storm from snow, downed cell traces, the shock arrival of Lettice and her reprehensible new hubby, and a progressively expanding corpse count number. And it's Bernie who'll need to determine whodunit . . . or die.

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Mom, five seconds ago, I was supposed to brag about my big artsy collaboration. ” She threw me a withering look, like she was just disgusted I was being so thick. “Your college application is intended for a different audience altogether. As for this other issue, all you have to say is that you’re not . . not one of those people. That is . ” Her eyes bounced from me to the wall and then the floor. “Unless . . well, unless there’s something you need to . . ah . . ” My cheeks heated. ” She was using her reasonable-mom voice, the one she pulled out whenever she’d thought of one more new project guaranteed to get me into the dream school of her 46 choice.

You think Yale . . ” Mom got this defiant look. “The Metropolitan is a very prestigious museum. If you’re careful and word it right, you can put this on your résumé. You’ll have collaborated on a work of art. Tell me that won’t distinguish you from the pack. ” This was just so typical. I wanted to shout, Mom, catch a clue already. She was like this 24/7: always scheming, trying to figure an angle to give me a leg up. But all I said was, “Mom, right now I have to go to school here. People are going to talk.

Which wasn’t right. Mr. Lange had gone into town alone. I glanced over at Jimmy. From the look on his face, I could tell: he knew what this was about. ” I asked. Jimmy didn’t respond. The truck roared up the drive past the house. Mrs. Lange rushed out of the kitchen, her apron still on, a towel in her hand. ” she called. “Harlan, what is it? What’s wrong? ” But that truck kept coming, the grill grinning so big and shiny, it was a maw with bared teeth. Maybe fifty feet from the barn, Mr. Lange braked hard enough that the truck rocked on its suspension.

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