The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons

Author(s): Lawrence Block

Classic Fiction

The long-awaited eleventh novel in the Bernie Rhodenbarr series. Everybody's favourite 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 ...


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The long-awaited eleventh novel in the Bernie Rhodenbarr series.

"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

Lawrence Block was awarded the CWA CARTIER DIAMOND DAGGER in 2004. He is also a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America. He is the author of many novels and short stories and has won numerous awards for his mystery writing. He lives and works in New York City.

General Fields

  • : 9781409153573
  • : Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • : Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • : April 2015
  • : 199mm X 135mm X 22mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lawrence Block
  • : Paperback
  • : 813.54
  • : 336