The Burglar

The Burglar

From Thomas Perry comes a new thriller about an unlikely burglar--a young woman in her 20s--who realizes she must solve a string of murders, or else become the next victim 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 Be From Thomas Perry comes a new thriller about an unlikely burglar--a young woman in her 20s--who realizes she must sol...

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Title:The Burglar
Author:Thomas Perry
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:The Burglar
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

The Burglar Reviews

  • Skip
    Feb 05, 2019
    Very weak effort from a good author. Elle is a burglar, small, petite, and disciplined, who plots her heists carefully; however, when she discovers a triple murder in a house she is robbing, she becomes hunted herself. The best part of this book is the terror/tension created by author ...
  • Ela
    Aug 29, 2018
    Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC! 3.5 Stars I really like the premise of this book, which is what attracted me to it in the first place. I liked it but didn't love it, I just felt something was missing, Also, I felt the ending could've been more thoroughly wraped up, instead we are lef...
  • Selena
    Oct 01, 2018
    I received a free e-copy of The Burglar by Thomas Perry from NetGalley for my honest review. Elle Stowell, is a burglar. She isn't just any burglar. She is a an amazing burglar who knows all the tricks of being a master of the trade. The writing is suburb and makes you feel like yo...
  • Larry
    Jan 24, 2019
    Elle Stowell is a professional burglar at the age of 24, and with half a life's experience. She's smart, fast, and tough, but nothing in her experience prepares her for what she finds when breaking into the residence of wealthy people in LA. Only her quick wits and highly developed ski...
  • Liz
    Dec 24, 2018
    I will admit to being drawn to this because of its blurb. A young female burglar stumbles across a murder scene while robbing a house and then someone starts trying to track her down. The problem was that the book didn?t come across as believable. The burglaries at the beginning do...
  • Susanne  Strong
    Dec 08, 2018
    3 Stars. Elle is not just your ordinary gal. She?s fit, smart and she knows how to make a quick get away. Her career is one most people would never admit to, yet all of her closest friends know about it. She?s a burglar and she quite good at it. On what she thinks will be a ...
  • Judy
    Dec 19, 2018
    I chose to read this book because the protagonist is a young woman, Elle, whose profession is burglary. I think this is an odd profession for a female and I was intrigued. The story really takes off when Elle is in the midst of burglarizing a house and finds three dead bodies who were ...
  • Bam
    Feb 05, 2019
    *3-3.5 stars= a good thriller. Ell Stowell has been a burglar since she was fourteen; it's how she supports herself. She stakes out the homes of the extremely wealthy, takes any cash or jewelry she can find, and so far has never been caught. But on a recent job, she finds 3 dead...
  • Monnie
    Dec 22, 2018
    I really enjoyed this book, but I admit it's a rather strange one. The title "burglar" is Elle, who has been on her own almost since she can remember - surviving by becoming adept at the ins and outs of theft (more to the point, how to get in and get out without getting caught). By now...
  • Monica
    Dec 17, 2018
    I'm going with 2.5 stars, rounded up. There were a few parts of this story I found really engaging: a strong female, independent, circle of interesting, like-minded friends (thieves). Most parts seemed like I was reading a how-to manual for a do it yourself MacGyver character. I ne...
  • Donna Davis
    Dec 02, 2018
    Thomas Perry?s tightly plotted suspense novels always keep me on the edge of my chair. Big thanks go to Net Galley and Mysterious Press for the review copy. This book will be available to the public January 8, 2019. Our protagonist is Elle, a twenty-four-year-old Californian that...
  • Kaceey
    Dec 12, 2018
    Over the years I?ve been aware of books by Thomas Perry and always wanted to read one. For some unknown reason I just never picked one up. When I saw Mr. Perry?s latest release, I was excited, here was my chance! The premise grabbed my attention right away! Elle is living the ...
  • Caidyn (SEMI-HIATUS; BW Reviews; he/him/his)
    Dec 16, 2018
    This review can also be found on my blog! I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. DNF at 23% After reading the amazing An Anonymous Girl, I knew that any thriller that came after it would have a tough act to follow. And, this one was, sadly, the bo...
  • Linda Strong
    Dec 25, 2018
    REVIEW TO BE POSTED 1/8/19 ...
  • Linda Strong
    Jan 08, 2019
    Elle Stowell is a thief. She chooses the houses to steal from carefully. She looks at wealthy neighborhoods, studies the inhabitants until she knows their schedules by heart, and tries to destroy nothing on her forays. She goes for the small items ...money and jewelry mostly. She'...
  • Tim
    Mar 24, 2019
    This story is not up the high standards of Thomas Perry I've become accustomed to. The heroine spends more time being chased and victimized than pulling off rad moves. 4 of 10 stars ...
  • Zoe
    Jan 23, 2019
    3.5 Stars! Fast, tight, and meticulous! The Burglar is a sinister, unpredictable thriller that takes us into the life of Elle Stowell, a young thief who finds herself unexpectedly mixed up in a triple homicide when she chooses the wrong house to rob. The writing is smooth and ...
  • Pattyh
    Aug 06, 2018
    Thank you Netgalley for the opportunity to preview The Burglar by Thomas Perry. It is an honor to read any of Mr. Perry's novels. I have been a fan for a long time - The Burglar is his new installment to his stand alone collection. A young woman with a shady background has integrated h...
  • Mackey
    Jan 13, 2019
    In the crime fiction genre, few authors are as well known as Thomas Perry and few books are written as intelligently as those he has authored. Fans of his anti-hero thrillers are in for a treat with Perry's newest, The Burglar. Elle is a unique burglar. She takes great care to blend...
  • Mandy White
    Dec 23, 2018
    The Burglar by Thomas Perry was a fast read for me and in the beginning I was hooked. Sadly it did not continue for the whole book. I was intrigued by the premise of a young female burglar in LA but felt that it went slightly off in the middle and end. The ending was so full of art jar...
  • Amy-GallivantingPages
    Nov 03, 2018
    *** 4 Stars **** Elle is a badass little lady who also happens to be a professional burglar. Initially I wondered how Thomas Perry would make this interesting because reading about some girl stealing people's stuff and selling it doesn't sound very thrilling to me. But, boy was I wr...
  • Sumit RK
    Jan 05, 2019
    Elle Stowell is smart, intelligent and perhaps the most skilled female burglar since Catwoman (ie Selina Kyle not the Halle Berry one). Elle approaches every robbery job with meticulous planning and carries it out with perfect execution. But things go wrong when she breaks into an L.A....
  • Rissa
    Aug 16, 2018
    The Burglar ? She is scouting out her next house when everything starts to fall apart. I like that she uses her brain when stealing and making a quiet get away. It showed that even though she is a bad person she has the capability to do more with her life because of her knowledge ...
  • Kathleen
    Jan 09, 2019
    Perry introduces us to Elle Stowell, cat burglar extraordinaire, who inadvertently discovers a triple murder in the course of one of her break-ins. Elle is an unrepentant thief that plies her trade in the homes of the super wealthy living in the Los Angeles metro area. The reader will ...
  • Scarlett Readz and Runz....Through Novel Time & Distance
    Jan 03, 2019
    Unexpectedly different! As far as professions go, I would miserably fail at burglar. For one, I am always amazed at the way thieves can think of making profits?some of these things don?t even enter my mind. And secondly, I don?t have a callus and stealth it takes to climb up w...
  • Dan
    Jan 23, 2019
    Thomas Perry usually provides well-written, easy-to-read, propulsive entertainment. That?s true with The Burglar too, his most recent novel. But The Burglar feels more formulaic than other Perry novels, with less character development. Perry being Perry, he maintained my interest thr...
  • Maureen Carden
    Jan 08, 2019
    I have been a fan of Thomas Perry since the publication of his first book, the Edgar winning The Butcher?s Boy through the Jane Whitman series and then into a number of standalones. Perry?s latest The Burglar can stand proudly with the rest of Perry?s books. Perry has always be...
  • Dee Arr
    Oct 17, 2018
    Thomas Perry has created an interesting way to mix a suspense thriller with a detective story. Elle is the title?s burglar, a woman who happens to choose the wrong house to rob and ends up becoming a witness to a murder scene. With no one to turn to for help, Elle goes on the run, do...
  • Elizabeth
    Dec 24, 2018
    Elle is young and attractive and lives in Los Angeles. You are reminded of this approximately 8 million times. Elle is a burglar. You are reminded of this approximately 8 million times. Elle knows what she's doing. You are also reminded of this approximately 8 million times. Elle chang...
  • Sheri
    May 02, 2019
    Thomas Perry has written numerous thrillers and I've heard so many great things about his writing. This book was an easy and enjoyable read, however, it was lacking severely in character development. As the title suggests, the main character is a highly skilled burglar and during a hom...