The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series #6)

The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series #6)

by Lawrence Block
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The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series #6) by Lawrence Block

Bernie Rhodenbarr is actually trying to earn an honest living. It's been an entire year since he's entered anyone's abode illegally to help himself to their valuables. But now an unscrupulous landlord's threat to increase Bernie's rent by 1,000% is driving the bookseller and reformed burglar back to a life of crime — though, in all fairness, it's a very short trip. And when the cops wrongly accuse him of stealing a priceless collection of baseball cards, Bernie's stuck with a worthless alibi since he was busy burgling a different apartment at the time . . . one that happened to contain a dead body locked inside a bathroom.

So Bernie has a dilemma. He can trade a burglary charge for a murder rap. Or he can shuffle all the cards himself and try to find the joker in the deck — someone, perhaps, who believes that homicide is the real Great American Pastime.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060731441
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/25/2005
Series: Bernie Rhodenbarr Series , #6
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 566,780
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.96(d)

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.

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The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series #6) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Tangen More than 1 year ago
bad puns, Bernie Rhodenbarr, snarky, amateur sleuth, murder, NYC, law enforcement I laughed myself silly over the mangling of Sue Grafton titles! Bernie really tried not to go back to burglary, but it happened anyway. And I got to learn more about used book pricing and the insane prices of some vintage baseball cards. The publisher's blurb gives hints and there is no need for spoilers, just enjoy the unraveling of the mystery!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been rereading all the "Burglar" book in order, and got to "Ted Williams" and realised I had never read it in the first place. This was probably because I'm not much of a sports fan. I should have known better as Block turns a nice twisty tale around some missing baseball cards, although you don't have to deal much with baseball in this story. It is up to his usual standards, and i certainly recommend adding it to your reading list for an afternoon of fun.
Big_Dan_in_Dallas More than 1 year ago
This was the first Lawrence Block book I ever read. After reading it, I fell in love with the characters and with Block's writing. I went back and read the previous books, loving them just as much, and have purchased and read each subsequent book. These are light, breezy reads but are very entertaining just the same. There are many worse ways to spend your time.
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