The burglar : a novel / Thomas Perry.

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    • Publication Information:
      First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Elle Stowell is a young woman with an unconventional profession: burglary. But Elle is no petty thief--with just the right combination of smarts, looks, and skills, she can easily stroll through ritzy Bel Air neighborhoods and pick out the perfect home for plucking the most valuable items. This is how Elle has always gotten by. She is good at it, and she thrives on the thrill. But after stumbling upon a grisly triple homicide while stealing from the home of a wealthy art dealer, Elle discovers that she is no longer the only one sneaking around. Somebody is searching for her. As Elle realizes that her knowledge of the murder has made her a target, she races to solve the case before becoming the next casualty, using her breaking-and-entering skills to uncover the truth about exactly who the victims were and why someone might have wanted them dead. With high-stakes action and shocking revelations, The Burglar will keep readers on the edge of their seats as they barrel towards the heart-racing conclusion"-- Provided by publisher.
    • ISBN:
      9780802129000
      0802129005
    • Accession Number:
      2018027585
    • Accession Number:
      on1040205426
      1040205426
    • Accession Number:
      fay.598465
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      PERRY, T. The burglar : a novel. [s.l.] : The Mysterious Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 19 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Perry T. The Burglar : A Novel. The Mysterious Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.598465. Accessed November 19, 2019.
    • APA:
      Perry, T. (2019). The burglar : a novel. The Mysterious Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.598465
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Perry, Thomas. 2019. The Burglar : A Novel. The Mysterious Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.598465.
    • Harvard:
      Perry, T. (2019) The burglar : a novel. The Mysterious Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.598465 (Accessed: 19 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Perry, T 2019, The burglar : a novel, The Mysterious Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, viewed 19 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Perry, Thomas. The Burglar : A Novel. The Mysterious Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.598465.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Perry, Thomas. The Burglar : A Novel. The Mysterious Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.598465.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Perry T. The burglar : a novel [Internet]. The Mysterious Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic; 2019 [cited 2019 Nov 19]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.598465

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2018 October #2

*Starred Review* As we've noted before, Perry writes very well about smart people, whichever side of the law they happen to be on: he shows them thinking, and that process of observing a mind at work, putting together a plan and then improvising on it, proves as compelling as any action scene, although Perry is plenty good at those, too. In his latest novel, the smart person being examined is a burglar, Elle Stowell, a young woman whose carefully designed appearance and lithe frame allow her both to blend in as she cases neighborhoods in tony Beverly Hills and Bel Air and to easily scale whatever drainpipe or climbing vine to gain access to the second floors of mansions. It's all going swimmingly until Elle finds three naked and very dead bodies in the bedroom of a home she was in the act of robbing. Elle skedaddles, but it quickly becomes apparent that the killers know about her and are eager to tie up any loose ends. So the thinking begins, as Elle tracks the murderers as they track her. What she uncovers—an elaborate fine-art scam—proves almost as fascinating as Elle's remarkable ability to put herself into and then extract herself from harm's way. Nobody drives a narrative like Perry; sure, he knows how to stomp on the gas pedal and negotiate the curves, but, best of all, he does that while dispensing unfailingly interesting information about stuff we've never bothered to think about, which is one more reason we can't get enough of Perry's smart people. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2018 August #1

Just nominated for the 2018 Macavity Awards, Perry here introduces us to Elle Stowell, who thrives on stealing from the Bel Air rich and famous. Then she encounters a gruesome triple murder and realizes that she had better find the killer before he finds her.

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2018 October #4

Burglar Elle Stowell, the whip-smart, fearless protagonist of this uneven standalone from Edgar winner Perry (The Bomb Maker), comes from a family of thieves. She approaches every job analytically and is meticulous in her planning. But when she breaks into an L.A. mansion and finds three dead bodies—one male art gallery owner and two affluent married women—naked on a bed in the master bedroom, she becomes the target of a group of professional killers. As the killers' search for her intensifies and the body count rises, the diminutive burglar must uncover the reason why the gallery owner and women were murdered before she becomes the next casualty. The first part of this tight narrative, which is equal parts mystery and thriller, is virtually un-put-downable. But the story starts to unravel in the second part, when numerous plot holes become apparent. In addition, the weak ending will leave readers less than satisfied. Perry fans will hope for a return to form next time. Agent: Mel Berger, WME. (Jan.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.