The Burglar

The Burglar

by Thomas Perry

Overview: 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 high-profile 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.

Carole Zwicker (03/06/19):The Burglar by Thomas Perry introduces the reader to Elle Stowell, a twenty-something female burglar who jogs on the streets of high-end neighborhoods in Los Angeles, while casing for possible targets. She travels light before and after her break-ins: she steals cash and jewelry that can easily be sold for a percentage of the value. While breaking into a gallery owner's mansion, Elle stumbles upon three dead bodies. Who are they and why were they all shot? She soon realizes that someone is looking for her and that it has to do with the murders. She does not know if they are friend or foe. Why is she being followed? Elle will need all of her burglary skills to get to the bottom of this mystery and to save herself. This novel excels at the cat-and-mouse thriller genre. The tension builds throughout and this is a most enjoyable read. Thomas Perry never disappoints.
Rating: *****

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