This was my 5th of Lawrence Bock's Bernie Rhodenbarr and the storyline is pretty much like all the others. Bernie a career burglar who owns bookstoreThis was my 5th of Lawrence Bock's Bernie Rhodenbarr and the storyline is pretty much like all the others. Bernie a career burglar who owns bookstore of rare and used books but his true bread and butter comes as he schemes a burglary, someone concede to the burglary gets murdered, Bernie gets accused and sets out to find the real killer and of course does after some elaborate planning that brings all the suspects together at the end with Bernie going through a mind shaking explanation.
Along the way interesting characters are introduced, some are reoccurring from previous books; Carolyn the lesbian dog groomer who is Bernie's behind the scenes partner and whose character is googling over a various number of female characters one of course who is her current fling. There is Ray a cop who is bending the rules of law and order for personal financial gain.
The murder surrounds something rare and of great value in this case it is a painting. Bernie of course has his sexual flings and is always one step ahead of everyone else and in the end has proven himself innocent but not without a a cash profit.
The 'Burglar Who Painted Like Mondrian' is neither more or less then the previous four but it is a simple read for simple entertainment for those whose entertainment come from mysteries, I being one.
The closing the book on TBWPLM is it filled in the hours prior to bedtime and those times you got an hour or so to kill and don't want to have a fully engaged my to comprehend and retain what your reading. ...more