Antiquarian book dealer Bernie Rhodenbarr jumps at the chance to appraise wealthy Gordon Onderdonk's private library. Not only will the assignment earn him a little extra cash, it will put him inside one of the most luxurious apartment buildings in the city- a choice opportunity for this part-time thief. And Bernie can't help but notice the priceless Mondrian hanging on the wall of Onderdonk's posh pad...
So when he must come up with a Mondrian as ransom for his best friend's kidnapped cat, Bernie makes a covert return trip to the apartment, only to discover the painting is gone- and finds a body in its place. Now he has to rescue an imperiled feline and uncover the truth about a clever crime, because someone's perfecting the art of murder- and Bernie's been framed....
Original title: The Burglar Who Painted Like Mondrian
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Crime/Caper
Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Amateur