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This 1980 title is the fourth in Block's popular "Burglar" series to be republished by Dutton. The plot follows title character Bernie Rhodenbarr?bookseller by day, thief by night?as he stumbles into a murder and a setup.
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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 enjoy all of the Rhodenbarr stories. The characters are well developed and there is humor and mystery throughout.Published 9 days ago by sroc
I like the character and the writing is entertaining but the plots in the series tend to be predictablePublished 2 months ago by E. Magno
Blocks characters are well defined and consistent from book to book. If you like the character, nothing seems to distract from enjoying the book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
Bernie is semi retired from burglary but still willing to do a job to supplement his used bookstore and more then willing to bring his best friend along for an easy job. Read morePublished 5 months ago by themadlibrarian
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 9 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 11 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 12 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 14 months ago by deb whis