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Lawrence Block is one of the most widely recognized names in the mystery genre. He has been named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America and is a four-time winner of the prestigious Edgar and Shamus Awards, as well as a recipient of prizes in France, Germany, and Japan. He received the Diamond Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association—only the third American to be given this award. He is a prolific author, having written more than fifty books and numerous short stories, and is a devoted New Yorker and an enthusiastic global traveler.
I've read Lawrence Block for many years and the Bernie Rhodenbar series (The Burglar Who ...) is by far my favorite, especially as the series has matured - BR acquired the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Van Gogh
Good step in the progress of Bernie Rhodenbarr from a career as a burglar to a career as a bookshop owner who retains his burglary hobby. Read morePublished 6 months ago by SA
It's a book another family member reads and loves this author. But this is a very honest seller and the book arrived within the week! HIGHLY RECOMEND!!Published 7 months ago by Jill
Mr. Block has once again guided us gently into the world of "burglary addiction". His use of the English language is often humorous, often sarcastic, always creative. Read morePublished 9 months ago by deb whisenant
Have enjoyed the other "Burglar" books so I'm sure I'll enjoy this one. There just are not enough hours in the day to read all the books I've got stacked up. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jeanne Lorance
I enjoyed the book a lot, but then I like everything Block writes under his name. Much of the older pseudonym stuff isn't what I enjoy. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Gary Sandler
These are such clever mysteries, and you can't usually get more than half the clues so you are happy with the resolution and you just love the characters and the dialogue. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Anne
This book opens like a crime lover's dream. Bernie the Burglar is tending his shop, passing the time by reading about Robert B Parker's most famous creation, Spenser, PI. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Greggorio!