- Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Signet (MM); Reprint edition (Nov. 23 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0451194888
- ISBN-13: 978-0451194886
- Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 2.1 x 17.1 cm
- Shipping Weight: 159 g
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,019,023 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Burglar Who Studied Spinoza Mass Market Paperback – Nov 23 1998
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From Library Journal
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.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
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 out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top customer reviews
When Bernie arrives at the Colcannon place, he quickly realizes that a peer has already been there. Still, Bernie finds a few interesting items, including a 1913 V-nickel, which he takes to his fence Abel Crowe to appraise. Abel values the rare coin at $500K and willingly accepts it because Bernie is a pal who gives him philosophy books. However, everything falls apart by the next day when the cops come to accuse Bernie of murdering Wanda and Abel, and stealing the rare coin, which has been re-heisted. Bernie knows he has been set up and only he, with the help of Spinoza, can clear his name of the murder charges.
THE BURGLAR WHO STUDIED SPINOZA is a reprint of the fourth novel in the Rhodenbarr series which is now up to eight. Even after a dozen years (think Reagan), the story line remains remarkably refreshing as it highlights Bernie's best (and worst) traits and showcases the City at its most intriguing and frustrating self. Lawrence Block may have been at the top of his game with this wisecracking, absolutely fun tale about a professional thief turned sleuth who seems to spend a lot of time clearing his name from a couple of murder raps.
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