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Thieves' Honor

A Novella by

"Thieves' Honor" is John Lutz's first published short story, published in ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE in 1966.


NED SPANGLER, that anonymous wisp of thievery known, to the police only as "The Monkey Burglar," gripped the rope with strong gloved hands as he lowered himself down the brick wall of the apartment building to the Vonderhursts' bedroom window. Eight stories below him the Ninth Avenue traffic continued to stream by, a myriad of moving lights, faint sounds muted by the night air. The office building across the street was dark, no danger of being seen. Cautiously, he moved his head to look into the Vonderhurst apartment.

The light was on in the bedroom, showing it to be unoccupied, but what Spangler was after lay carefully arranged on the oversized bed. He carefully tried the window and it raised with very little noise.

Genre: Mystery

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Title: Thieves' Honor
Author(s): John Lutz
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
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