The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams (Bernie Rhodenbarr)

The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams (Bernie Rhodenbarr)

Lawrence Block

Bernie Rhodenbarr is admittedly attempting to earn a good residing. it has been a complete yr considering the fact that he is entered anyone's dwelling house illegally to support himself to their valuables. yet now an unscrupulous landlord's danger to extend Bernie's lease through 1,000% is riding the bookseller and reformed burglar again to a lifetime of crime -- even though, is fairly, it is a very brief journey. And whilst the police officers wrongly accuse him of stealing a valuable number of baseball playing cards, Bernie's caught with a valueless alibi given that he used to be busy burgling a different house on the time . . . person who occurred to comprise a lifeless physique locked within a bathroom.

So Bernie has a obstacle. He can exchange a housebreaking cost for a homicide rap. Or he can shuffle the entire playing cards himself and check out to discover the joker within the deck -- a person, probably, who believes that murder is the real nice American Pastime.

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