Burglars Can t Be Choosers

Bernie Rhodenbarr is a personable chap, a good neighbor, a passable poker player.

Burglars Can t Be Choosers

Author: Lawrence Block

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0061808520

Page: 320

View: 588

Bernie Rhodenbarr is a personable chap, a good neighbor, a passable poker player. His chosen profession, however, might not sit well with some. Bernie is a burglar, a good one, effortlessly lifting valuables from the not-so-well-protected abodes of well-to-do New Yorkers like a modern-day Robin Hood. (The poor, as Bernie would be the first to tell you, alas, have nothing worth stealing.) He's not perfect, however; he occasionally makes mistakes. Like accepting a paid assignment from a total stranger to retrieve a particular item from a rich man's apartment. Like still being there when the cops arrive. Like having a freshly slain corpse lying in the next room, and no proof that Bernie isn't the killer. Now he's really got his hands full, having to locate the true perpetrator while somehow eluding the police -- a dirty job indeed, but if Bernie doesn't do it, who will?

Mystery Fanfare

Mystery Fanfare

Author: Michael L. Cook

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN:

Page: 441

View: 661

This work is a composite index of the complete runs of all mystery and detective fan magazines that have been published, through 1981. Added to it are indexes of many magazines of related nature. This includes magazines that are primarily oriented to boys' book collecting, the paperbacks, and the pulp magazine hero characters, since these all have a place in the mystery and detective genre.

Contemporary Authors

review of Burglars Can ' t Be Choosers , p . ... 12 ; February , 1999 , review of The
Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling , p . ... Commonweal , June 20 , 1997 ,
reviews of The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart and The Burglar Who
Traded ...

Contemporary Authors

Author: Scot Peacock

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787646141

Page: 480

View: 326

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Hit Parade

... Mysteries Burglars Can't Be Choosers • The Burglar in the Closet • The Burglar
Who Liked to Quote Kipling • The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza • The Burglar
Who Painted Like Mondrian • The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams • The
Burglar ...

Hit Parade

Author: Lawrence Block

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061807613

Page: 336

View: 414

Keller is friendly. Industrious. A bit lonely, sometimes. If it wasn't for the fact that he kills people for a living, he'd be just your average Joe. The inconvenient wife, the troublesome sports star, the greedy business partner, the vicious dog, he'll take care of them all, quietly and efficiently. If the price is right. Like the rest of us, Keller's starting to worry about his retirement. After all, he's not getting any younger. (His victims, on the other hand, aren't getting any older.) So he contacts his "booking agent," Dot, up in White Plains, and tells her to keep the hits coming. He'll take any job, anywhere. His nest egg needs fattening up. Of course, being less choosy means taking greater risks—and that could buy Keller some big trouble. Then again, in this game, there are plenty of opportunities for some inventive improvisation . . . and a determined self-motivator can make a killing.

The Burglar Who Counted The Spoons

... THE BERNIE RHODENBARR MYSTERIES Burglars Can't Be Choosers • The
Burglar in the Closet • The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling • The Burglar Who
Studied Spinoza • The Burglar Who Painted Like Mondrian • The Burglar Who ...

The Burglar Who Counted The Spoons

Author: Lawrence Block

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409153584

Page: 272

View: 556

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 . . .

Clues

The Burglar Who Has His Standards John D . Stevens In any field pride of
workmanship marks the professional — the batter who runs out even the most
hopeless ... Bernie made his first appearance in Burglars Can ' t Be Choosers (
1977 ) .

Clues

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Words on Cassette 2002

( Pg . 294 ) -The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams . Recorded Bks . ( Pg . 295 ) -
Burglars Can't Be Choosers , Blckstn Audio . ( Pg . 295 ) * Block , Lawrence .
Burglars Can't Be Choosers . Chivers Audio Bks GBR . ( Pg . 295 ) Block ,
Lawrence .

Words on Cassette 2002

Author: R R Bowker Publishing

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: 9780835245166

Page: 4891

View: 762

100 Most Popular Genre Fiction Authors

... Small Town ( 2003 ) Such Men Are Dangerous ( 2003 ) Burglar ( Bernie
Rhodenbarr ) Series Burglars Can ' t Be Choosers ( 1977 ) The Burglar in the
Closet ( 1978 ) The Burglar Who Likes to Quote Kipling ( 1979 ) The Burglar Who
Studied ...

100 Most Popular Genre Fiction Authors

Author: Bernard Alger Drew

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 593

View: 334

Provides alphabetically-arranged, biographical entries of favorite contemporary writers of fiction, including Maeve Binchy, Michael Crichton, and Anne Rice, and presents insights on the creative process from each individual.

One Night Stands and Lost Weekends

... BERNIE RHODENBARR MYSTERIES Burglars Can't Be Choosers · The
Burglar in the Closet The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling The Burglar Who
Studied Spinoza The Burglar Who Painted Like Mondrian The Burglar Who
Traded Ted ...

One Night Stands and Lost Weekends

Author: Lawrence Block

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780061582141

Page: 384

View: 793

In the era before he created moody private investigator Matthew Scudder, burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr, sleepless spy Evan Tanner, and the amiable hit man Keller—and years before his first Edgar Award—a young writer named Lawrence Block submitted a story titled "You Can't Lose" to Manhunt magazine. It was published, and the rest is history. One Night Stands and Lost Weekends is a sterling collection of short crime fiction and suspense novelettes penned between 1958 and 1962 by a budding young master and soon-to-be Grand Master—an essential slice of genre history, and more fun than a high-speed police chase following a bank job gone bad.

Cassette Books

Burglars Can ' t Be Choosers : A Bernie Rhodenbarr Mystery RC 42815 by
Lawrence Block read by L . J . Ganser 2 cassettes The first mystery featuring New
York burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr . Bernie is commissioned to break into an
apartment ...

Cassette Books

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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Contemporary Authors New Revision

BERNIE RHODENBARR ” SERIES “ EVAN TANNER ” SERIES The Thief Who
Couldn ' t Sleep , Fawcett , 1966 . ... Burglars Can ' t Be Choosers , Random
House , 1977 . ... The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling , Random House ,
1979 .

Contemporary Authors New Revision

Author: Daniel Jones

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787620073

Page: 500

View: 532

This volume of Contemporary Authors® New Revision Series brings you up-to-date information on approximately 250 writers. Editors have scoured dozens of leading journals, magazines, newspapers and online sources in search of the latest news and criticism. Writers appearing in this volume include: Margaret Drabble Jorie Graham V. S. Pritchett Kenneth Rexroth

Genreflecting

Burglars Block , Lawrence These stories feature Bernard Rhodenbarr . Burglars
Can't Be Choosers . The Burglar in the Closet . The Burglar Who Liked to Quote
Kipling . The Burglar Who Painted Like Mondrian . The Burglar Who Studied ...

Genreflecting

Author: Diana Tixier Herald

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN:

Page: 553

View: 304

Entries list the authors and titles of fictional books categorized by genre or themes, including historical, western, crime, adventure, romance, science fiction, fantasy, and horror books; includes author/title, subject, and character indexes.

Beacham s Popular Fiction in America

THE BURGLAR WHO STUDIED SPINOZA Bernie Rhodenbarr mystery novels :
Burglars Can't Be Choosers , 1977 ; The Burglar In the Closet , 1978 ; The
Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling , 1979 ; The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza ,
1981 ...

Beacham s Popular Fiction in America

Author: Walton Beacham

Publisher: Beacham Pub

ISBN:

Page: 1574

View: 361

Updates V.1 & V.2 ; Fiction-20th Century Literature.

Between a Wok and a Hard Place

National Bestselling Author LAWRENCE BLOCK THE BURGLAR WHO PAINTED
LIKE MONDRIAN _ 0 - 451 - 18076 - 3 / $ 6 . 99 Bernie Rhodenbarr ... 99 _
BURGLARS CAN ' T BE CHOOSERS 0 - 451 - 18073 - 9 / $ 6 . 99 _ THE
BURGLAR ...

Between a Wok and a Hard Place

Author: Tamar Myers

Publisher: Signet

ISBN: 9780451192301

Page: 263

View: 634

An Asian tourist found strangled and run over by a horse and buggy draws Magdalena Yoder from her quaint PennDutch Inn and into the secretive local Amish community, in her fifth mystery, which features authentic Pennsylvania-Dutch recipes. Original.

What Do I Read Next 1995

... 1981- 26 Lawrence Block The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams (New York:
Dutton, 1994) Series: Burglar Story type: ... 1981 The Burglar Who Liked to Quote
Kipling, 1 979 The Burglar in the Closet, 1 978 Burglars Can't Be Choosers, 1977
 ...

What Do I Read Next  1995

Author: Steven A. Stilwell

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810391468

Page: 663

View: 827

Sequels

Bernie was transmogrified into “ Bernice ” Rhodenbarr in the Whoopi Goldberg
movie Burglar ( 1987 ) , loosely based on this series . 1 . Burglars Can ' t Be
Choosers ( Random , 1977 ) Bernie is employed to steal a mysterious blue
leather box ...

Sequels

Author: Janet Husband

Publisher: Amer Library Assn

ISBN:

Page: 576

View: 410

A reference book for librarians and users of public libraries which provides easy access to information on good recreational reading. This revised edition features expanded coverage of mystery and science fiction. New indexes allow access by subject, genre and main characters.

After Hours

I never got good enough at this to try turning the fantasy into reality , but before
long I did something better with the fantasy ; I started a book with a burglar as its
hero . Back east I finished Burglars Can ' t Be Choosers , which turned out to be ...

After Hours

Author: Lawrence Block

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 165

View: 865

Talking Book Topics

Burglars Can't Be Choosers : A Bernie Rhodenbarr Mystery RC 42815 by
Lawrence Block read by L.J. Ganser 2 cassettes The first mystery featuring New
York burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr . Bernie is commissioned to break into an
apartment to ...

Talking Book Topics

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