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The Burglar in the Library (Bernie Rhodenbarr Mysteries) Mass Market Paperback – 1 Jun 1998

4.4 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Signet Book (Jun. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451407830
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451407832
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 2.6 x 17.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,118,034 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.


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By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 3 April 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Lawrence Block is one of our most talented mystery authors. In the Bernie Rhodenbarr series he explores how an ordinary, but intelligent, "honest" person might go about pursuing a life of crime as a fastidious and talented burglar who isn't proud of what he does, doesn't like to hang out with criminals, and really gets a big thrill out of breaking and entering . . . and removing nonessential valuables from rich people. As you can see, there's a sitcom set-up to provide lots of humor. But the humor works well in part because Mr. Block is able to put the reader in the Bernie's shoes while he breaks, enters and steals . . . and evades the long arm of the law. To balance the "honest" burglar is an array of "dishonest" and equally easy-money loving cops. As a result, you're in a funny moral never-never land while your stomach tightens and your arm muscles twitch as tension builds. To make matters even more topsy-turvy, Bernie at some point in every story turns into an investigator who must figure out "who-dun-it" for some crime that he personally didn't do. It's almost like one of those "mystery at home" games where the victim comes back as the police investigator, playing two roles. Very nice!
So much for explaining the concept of the series. The Burglar in the Library is the eighth book in the series. I strongly suggest that you begin the series by reading Burglars Can't Be Choosers and follow it up with The Burglar in the Closet, The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza, The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling, The Burglar Who Painted Like Mondrian, The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams and The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart. Each story in the series adds information and characters in a way that will reduce your pleasure of the others if read out of order.
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Format: Paperback
I'll recommend this book to anyone who've read too much 20th century crime fiction! It's a sort of modern turn at an Agatha Christie kind of crime. Funny, witty and in general very entertaining. Highly recommendable.
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Format: Hardcover
It is clear that Lawrence Block loves mysteries. He parodies the classic 'English' mystery beautifully, his characters are believable - even the more pompous ones (such as the English Colonel).
I read this in one day - corny as it sounds, I couldn't put it down. I would recommend that any fan of mysteries and, indeed, a well written book should read this at the first opportunity.
I am fairly new to Lawrence Block's novels but I am looking to read more.
Very witty. Very Clever.
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By A Customer on 21 Sept. 2002
Format: Paperback
Bernie and Caroline go for a weekend in the country - Bernie has an ulterior motive of course. This story updates the Agatha Christie type of plot where the suspects are trapped in a house and can't get in touch with the police. I really enjoyed this.
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I did not like this as much as all the other Bernie novels . I didn't think he was as good out of his familiar New York Surroundings.
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