Thursday, January 10, 2019

Book Review: The Burglar by Thomas Perry

The Burglar
Title: The Burglar 

Author: Thomas Perry 

Stars: 5 Stars

A fantastic mystery told in a most unusual manner. A young cat burglar happens upon a triple homicide scene while committing a home burglary. She discovers a camera which has recorded the entire crime. After taking precautions to not be on the recording she takes the camera and departs the scene just as private security arrives. From that point it becomes a matter of survival from whomever is chasing her. The story takes several twists and turns before the entire scheme is resolved. The story is told from the burglars point of view which is quite a bit different from a police view. I enjoyed the book from start to finish and recommend it if you enjoy a mystery with a different view point.

I have rated this book 5 stars.

I received an ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased opinion.
Thank you Frank for the Review

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.

Hardcover304 pages
Expected publication: January 8th 2019 by Mysterious Press

About The Author
Thomas Perry
Thomas Perry is the author of 25 novels. He was born in Tonawanda, New York in 1947. He received a B.A. from Cornell University in 1969 and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Rochester in 1974. He has worked as a park maintenance man, factory laborer, commercial fisherman, university administrator and teacher, and as a writer and producer of prime time network television shows. 
He lives in Southern California.
His website is

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