The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons

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Bernie Rhodenbarr, #11

Lawrence Block Serie: Bernie Rhodenbarr | Taal: Engels

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Ever since The Burglar on the Prowl climbed the bestseller lists in 2004, fans have been clamoring for a new book featuring the lighthearted and lightfingered Bernie Rhodenbarr. Now everybody's favorite burglar returns in an eleventh adventure that finds him and his lesbian sidekick Carolyn Kaiser breaking into houses, apartments, and even a museum, in a madcap adventure replete with American Colonial silver, an F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscript, a priceless portrait, and a remarkable array of buttons. And, wouldn't you know it, there's a dead body, all stretched out on a Trent Barling carpet... From Booklist Block fans who feared the Bernie Rhodenbarr series was finished will rejoice to see that the bookseller-thief lives to steal again! All the usual suspects are back—Bernie; his lesbian sidekick, Carolyn; and his nemesis/friend, NYPD cop Ray Kirschbaum—and all are in fine fettle. The plot wanders a bit—from a Fitzgerald manuscript through a dead dowager and on to a whole bunch of rare buttons—but if it’s the charismatic Bernie doing the wandering (and peppering his peregrinations with puns of the biblio variety), who really cares? Certainly not anyone who has made Bernie’s acquaintance in any of his 10 previous adventures. And, besides, if the multistranded plot seems to be unraveling along the way, it makes the signature finale (borrowed, of course, from Nero Wolfe), when Bernie gathers all the suspects at his bookstore and reveals who dun what, all the more satisfying. Does Block’s decision to self-publish Bernie’s latest under his own LB imprint suggest that more will be on the way, or that this single LB title will become a bibliographic rarity of special interest to Block collectors (and even, possibly, to a thief with Bernies literary tastes)? --Bill Ott

"It's a delight to find the burglar back on his best form, proving that, even at 75, Block is still one of the greatest crime writers of his or any other generation." DAILY MAIL "Established fans know what to expect - neat, suspenseful plotting, howlingly funny one-liners, irresistable characters and endlessly quotable dialogue. New comers to this marvelous series are to be greatly envied." MORNING STAR "Block returns with a bang after a decade away." NORTHERN ECHO "Block's dialogue sparkles with wit and learned literary references, asides to crime-fiction addicts are plentiful." -- Marcel Berlins TIMES A crisp and assured read, sumptuously funny but the overriding feeling I'm left with after turning over the final page - gratification. It made me smile throughout and from a book, you can't ask any more than that. A wonderful and warm read, a great introduction, albeit a late one, to a series that I now have no option other than to begin at the beginning! ~MiloRambles

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9781507086049
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28-03-2015
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Engels
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