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A Mystery Writers of America Grand Master, Lawrence Block is a four-time winner of the Edgar Allan Poe and Shamus Awards, as well as a recipient of prizes in France, Germany, and Japan. The author of more than fifty books and numerous short stories, he is a devout New Yorker who spends much of his time traveling.--This text refers to an alternate Mass Market Paperback edition.
This is the second in the popular Bernie Rhodenbarr series, and once again the feckless New York City burglar blunders into a murder scene. Getting himself out of this situation while chasing a woman or two occupies him throughout. Adams Morgan narrates in such a way that he disappears into the background. He has an expressive American voice, and he imparts the rueful lightness called for by the first-person point of view. His characterizations are entirely a matter of pacing. It's all nicely done and understated. D.W. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
While I do love Lawrence Block and his Bernie Rhodenbarr series, I found this piece to be not one of his best works. Read morePublished on Sept. 27 2001 by T
This book really rates about 2 1/2 stars. The book was enjoyable to read and the character is likeable, however I thought you could see the ending coming for way too long. Read morePublished on Aug. 15 2000 by Mark S. Winger
I was recommended this book by a friend and I was pleasantly pleased by it, although not unduly impressed. Read morePublished on June 29 2000 by "gsibbery"