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The Burglar Who Painted Like Mondrian by Lawrence Block
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Jan 07, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 2012-mysteries-lblock
Read in January, 2012

These mystery novels by Lawrence Block featuring Bernie Rhodenbarr, a burglar cum bookseller, are always funny. You can very much see the influence of Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe novels, with the wry narrator and final gathering of the suspects to solve the crime. Each one is very like the other, Bernie being wrongly accused of a crime, but not being able to prove that he didn't do it, because at that time he was burgling, and that's not a very good alibi - if you admit to that, you'll go to jail anyway! This one talks quite a bit about the painter Mondrian, believe it or not!

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