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Burglars Can't Be Choosers - Lawrence Block
Burglars Can't Be Choosers
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Bernie Rhodenbarr is a personable chap, a good neighbor, a passable poker player. His chosen profession, however, might not sit well with some. Bernie is a burglar, a good one, effortlessly lifting valuables from the not-so-well-protected abodes of well-to-do New Yorkers like a modern-day Robin... show more
Bernie Rhodenbarr is a personable chap, a good neighbor, a passable poker player. His chosen profession, however, might not sit well with some. Bernie is a burglar, a good one, effortlessly lifting valuables from the not-so-well-protected abodes of well-to-do New Yorkers like a modern-day Robin Hood. (The poor, as Bernie would be the first to tell you, alas, have nothing worth stealing.)He's not perfect, however; he occasionally makes mistakes. Like accepting a paid assignment from a total stranger to retrieve a particular item from a rich man's apartment. Like still being there when the cops arrive. Like having a freshly slain corpse lying in the next room, and no proof that Bernie isn't the killer.Now he's really got his hands full, having to locate the true perpetrator while somehow eluding the police -- a dirty job indeed, but if Bernie doesn't do it, who will?
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780060582555 (0060582553)
ASIN: 60582553
Publisher: HarperTorch
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Bernie Rhodenbarr (#1)
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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog rated it
3.0 Burglars Can't be Choosers, Robert Block
So Block has three major series: Scudder the alcoholic detective, Keller the professional killer and Rhodenberry the burglar who solves murders. The impression I have is that I've written them out in order of decreasing popularity, which turns out to be the inverse of how much I like them. It was ...
Amber's Thoughts
Amber's Thoughts rated it
4.5 Mystery and Mischief
I read this because a fictional character recommended it. In the Pot Thief mysteries by J. Michael Orenduff, Susannah is a fan of Block’s Bernie Rhodenbarr books. I like Susannah and trust her taste in reading, and I believe the Pot Thief series is in some ways a tribute to the burglar series. (The ...
Olga Godim
Olga Godim rated it
Bernie is a burglar, and he doesn’t hide the fact, although he doesn’t advertise it either. In this novel, he tells his story with close attention to details, dry humor, and panache worthy of the best of mystery writers. Usually, Bernie works alone, but this time he took a job offered by a vaguely m...
kennethjmcginnis
kennethjmcginnis rated it
5.0 Burglars Can't Be Choosers
Maybe a 3.5 star book... Very fun and I will most likely read the rest of the series. I thought about giving it 4-stars, but then I recalled that every night the last few days I've fallen asleep while reading it.
Dantastic Book Reviews
Dantastic Book Reviews rated it
3.0
Bernie Rhodenbarr breaks into an apartment while the owner is out to steal a blue leather box and make a quick five large. Only the apartment owner is home and quite dead, and the cops burst in while Bernie is there. Bernie goes on the run and sets out to clear his name with the help of an oddly h...
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