Bookseller and New-Yorker-to-the-bone, Bernie Rhodenbarr rarely ventures out of Manhattan, but hes excited about the romantic getaway he has planned for himself and current lady love Lettice at the Cuttleford House, a remote upstate b&b. Unfortunately, Lettice has a prior engagement—shes getting married . . . and not to Bernie—so he decides to take best buddy Carolyn instead. A restful respite from the big citys bustle would be too good to waste. Besides, theres a very valuable first edition shelved in the Cuttlefords library that Bernies just itching to get his hands on. Did we neglect to mention that Bernies a burglar?
But first hes got to get around a very dead body on the library floor. The plots thickened by an isolating snowstorm, downed phone lines, the surprise arrival of Lettice and her reprehensible new hubby, and a steadily increasing corpse count. And its Bernie wholl have to figure out whodunit . . . or die.