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Bernie Rhodenbarr, a gentle thief, gets himself caught up in another murder. This time, his dentist wants him to burglarize his ex-wife, but she winds up getting killed while Bernie is hiding in the closet!
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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical    -   very upbeat Time/era of story:    -   1960's-1970's What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Special suspect?    -   investigator him/herself Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   character killed during/after sexing Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   thief/con artist Age:    -   20's-30's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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