The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams

The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams

eBook - 2005
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The classic Bernie Rhodenbarr mystery finds the reformed burglar returning to crime when his landlord raises the rent and he becomes entangled in a frame-up involving baseball cards, a lot of cash, and murder. Reprint.

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Bernie Rhodenbarr is actually trying to earn an honest living. It's been an entire year since he's entered anyone's abode illegally to help himself to their valuables. But now an unscrupulous landlord's threat to increase Bernie's rent by 1,000% is driving the bookseller and reformed burglar back to a life of crime -- though, in all fairness, it's a very short trip. And when the cops wrongly accuse him of stealing a priceless collection of baseball cards, Bernie's stuck with a worthless alibi since he was busy burgling a different apartment at the time . . . one that happened to contain a dead body locked inside a bathroom.

So Bernie has a dilemma. He can trade a burglary charge for a murder rap. Or he can shuffle all the cards himself and try to find the joker in the deck -- someone, perhaps, who believes that homicide is thereal Great American Pastime.


Bernie Rhodenbarr is actually trying to earn an honest living. It's been an entire year since he's entered anyone's abode illegally tohelp himself to their valuables. But now an unscrupulous landlord's threat to increase Bernie's rent by 1,000% is driving the bookseller and reformed burglar back to a life of crime -- though, in all fairness, it's a very short trip. And when the cops wrongly accuse him of stealing a priceless collection of baseball cards, Bernie's stuck with a worthless alibi since he was busy burgling a different apartment at the time . . . one that happened to contain a dead body locked inside a bathroom.

So Bernie has a dilemma. He can trade a burglary charge for a murder rap. Or he can shuffle all the cards himself and try to find the joker in the deck -- someone, perhaps, who believes that homicide is the real Great American Pastime.



Publisher: New York : PerfectBound, 2005
ISBN: 9780060827595
0060827599
9780060827687
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Aug 17, 2018

Author reminded me of Lovejoy & Leverage. Lots of twist & turns, "alternative revenue" plus here's how it really happened.
Protagonist inadvertently get a new partner-in-crime & employee for his store.
Enjoyed the how protagonist get out of the jam more instead of who killed the victim and why

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