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Burglars Can't Be Choosers (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series #1)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2012

    Beginning and intro to bernie

    Quick, cute book. Very short. Number one in this burglar series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2012

    Bernie rocks New York

    I have followed the "Burglar" series for many years and Bernie bless his heart just rocks.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 12, 2012

    Very Good

    First time I have ever read Lawrence Block, but I will certainly buy more of his book. He is a breath of fresh air. A whole new idea in suspence.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    Great Start for New Kids on the (Lawrence) Block

    A burglery gone wrong, a murder, and a manhunt makes life for Bernie less than optimal. This book mark the first of the Burglar series and serves as a great introduction to the charming Bernie Rhodenbarr, burglar and hero of the series. My wife is a fan of Block's, and alerted me to a sale of this e-book. It was a fun, quick read, great for Summers visiting the in-laws.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2004

    Bernie Doesn't Take Life Too Seriously

    Bernie Rhodenbarr is a burglar and a sleuth. He is almost 35 years old, but opening locks and stealing things is the only trade he knows. While drinking in one of his favorite bars, Bernie meets a stranger who offers him $5,000 to steal a box from the home of J. Francis Flaxford. The stranger seems to know about Bernie's many accomplishments as a burglar. Bernie has his reservations but he accepts a $1,000 advance and enters Flaxford's apartment when it is supposed to be empty. Almost immediately he is surprised by two cops. When one of them searches the apartment, he finds Flaxford murdered in the back bedroom. Bernie races from the apartment, convinced he has been set up by the stranger in the bar. Bernie is now a fugitive from justice and he decides to hide out in the apartment of an actor friend who is away on a road trip. After a reatless night, he is awakened by a girl who stops by to water the plants. The girl introduces herself as Ruth and takes an interest in Bernie's plight after she recognizes him from TV newscasts. Together they start to plan how Bernie can find the real killer. They decide to begin by locating the stranger who set Bernie up in the first place. The stranger turns out to be an actor named Wesley Brill who was hired by Darla Sandoval to approach Bernie about the burglary. Darla wants to recover some incriminating photos from Flaxford who was blackmailing her. From this point on the plot takes a few neat twists aided by some incredible coincidences. The book has a light-hearted tone, mainly because Bernie doesn't take life too seriously. Amidst a cast of clownish characters, two crooked policemen manage to stand out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2000

    Two Crooked Policemen

    Bernie Rhodenbarr is a burglar and a sleuth. He is almost 35 years old, but opening locks and stealing things is the only trade he knows. The book has a light-hearted tone, mainly because Bernie doesn't take life too seriously. Amidst a cast of clownish characters, two crooked policemen manage to stand out.

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