The Burglar in the Rye

The Burglar in the Rye

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Superbly, re-vamped edition of one of the most popular titles in Block's 'Burglar' series which feature professional burglar turned sleuth Bernie Rhodenbarr. 'An incorrigibly adorable thief' - The New York Times 'Excellent New York background and unusual characters make Block a detective writer to savour' - The Daily Mirrorshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 110 x 174 x 22mm | 181.44g
  • Oldcastle Books Ltd
  • Harpenden, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1842430300
  • 9781842430309
  • 2,411,707

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Bernie Rhodenbarr is a lovable rogue with an endless supply of one-liners to match author Block's seemingly endless supply of plot twists and surprises. This concerns a reclusive author and an infamous New York hotel. Frankly, it could involve laundry lists or telephone directories: Block would still be the supreme entertainer. Review by IAN RANKIN Editor's note: Ian Rankin's latest Inspector Rebus book, Set in Darkness was reviewed last month. (Kirkus UK)show more

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"Praise for Lawrence Block "Fast, Funny, Terrific" - Ed McBain "Wonderfully detailed and inspiring writing" - The London Guardian "An incorrigibly adorable thief" - New York Times "Excellent N.Y. background and unusual characters make Block a detective writer to savour" - London Daily Mirror "A homage to the golden age of murder mysteries" - Donna Leon, The Sunday Times"show more

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1,711 ratings
3.88 out of 5 stars
5 24% (413)
4 45% (768)
3 27% (468)
2 3% (50)
1 1% (12)
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