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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.--This text refers to an alternate Mass Market Paperback edition.
This is not pleasant reading. By this statement I don't mean that the writer was not an excellent observer of the society in which he lived. Quite the contrary. Read morePublished on May 19 2013 by Hana
With two deaths associated with a rare coin, Bernie the Burglar is trying to figure out who and why, partly to avenge his friend and fellow Spinoza afficionado, Abel Crowe. Read morePublished on March 13 2003 by Paul Skinner
This book is a good quick read, well-written and a page-turner. The interplay of the characters is entertaining and inviting, even the final "Charlie Chan movie" type... Read morePublished on Nov. 30 2001 by Frank
When Bernie and Carolyn enter the Colcannon home to ply their trade, they find that they are the second burglars to be in the in the house that night. Read morePublished on June 13 2000 by Ricky N.
I have enjoyed all the Rhodenbarr books. Rhodenbarr himself and Corolyn Kaiser are charming, and the plot of this book is as imaginative as the plots of all of the others in this... Read morePublished on Oct. 23 1999
A fascinating psycological insight into the life of a New York burglar. Block utilises the writers craft of suspence to give you one big adventure. Read morePublished on Jan. 8 1999
I read this book on a plane flight. I was so engrossed in the book that I didn't care when we landed. Bernie is the best at getting himself out of the trouble he gets into. Read morePublished on March 3 1998 by email@example.com