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The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling (1979)

by Lawrence Block

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Series: Bernie Rhodenbarr (3)

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I'm not going to rate this because I didn't finish it. This is the 3d in the series & I knew what was going to happen before it did. It's not really any different than either of the other 2 books. Too similar to bother listening to now. Maybe in a year or two...
  jimmaclachlan | Aug 18, 2014 |
Just goes to show that you can't help but be in the wrong place at the wrong time if you persist in being a burglar! This time around Bernie is unwittingly involved in a fraudulent rare book scheme. He uses his powers of deduction, along with the help of another adoring girl, to solve the crime. ( )
  tjsjohanna | Aug 8, 2013 |
http://www.cozylittlebookjournal.com/2006/06/burglar-who-liked-to-quote-kipling....

Not the best in the series, a little dated and a little racist. But it did introduce Carolyn and the bookstore (although it didn't show Bernie meeting Carolyn or acquiring the bookstore. That had already happened by the start of the book.) I wonder if the elusive Kipling book mentioned throughout is a real text. The Deliverance of Fort Bucklow. I must look that up. ( )
  CozyBookJournal | Apr 13, 2012 |
It was the first Block book I have read, and the second story from him (the first one was a short story). I love the dialogue in this book. It's not my usual genre but I was entertained 100%.
  jaypee | Aug 3, 2011 |
I like the Burglar series a lot: the books are fun, and burglar Bernie is a very nice man, albeit with this one small fault of loving being a burglar, and a bit silly too: we see the problems coming from way off, he just stumbles along until he finds himself in such a pickle that he really has to start thinking. Perfect books for recovering after a bad day at the office. ” ( )
  mojacobs | Jul 5, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060731257, Mass Market Paperback)

Bernie Rhodenbarr has gone legit -- almost -- as the new owner of a used bookstore in New York's Greenwich Village. Of course, dusty old tomes don't always turn a profit, so to make ends meet, Bernie's forced, on occasion, to indulge in his previous occupation: burglary. Besides which, he likes it.

Now a collector is offering Bernie an opportunity to combine his twin passions by stealing a very rare and very bad book-length poem from a rich man's library.

The heist goes off without a hitch. The delivery of the ill-gotten volume, however, is a different story. Drugged by the client's female go-between, Bernie wakes up in her apartment to find the book gone, the lady dead, a smoking gun in his hand, and the cops at the door. And suddenly he's got to extricate himself from a rather sticky real-life murder mystery and find a killer -- before he's booked for Murder One.

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Trying to go legit, Bernie has taken over a secondhand bookstore in Greenwich Village, but he still can't resist stealing things when the rewards are right.

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