Book Reviews of The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling (Bernie Rhodenbarr, Bk 3)

The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling (Bernie Rhodenbarr, Bk 3)
The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling - Bernie Rhodenbarr, Bk 3
Author: Lawrence Block
ISBN-13: 9780671618315
ISBN-10: 0671618318
Publication Date: 5/2/1986
Edition: Reissue
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling (Bernie Rhodenbarr, Bk 3) on + 59 more book reviews
Classic Block - charming and clever.
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Great one in the series, I like them all, and they combine humor with mystery with the Block style. Lighter than Scudder, but well worth the read.
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Bernie Rhodenbarr is a great character
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Fun read!
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Fun read!

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Bernie Rhodenbarr is always suave, never dull and always just a little bit of a loner. This book has him in fine, felonious form.
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I'm reading all of Lawrence Block's books and like the Bernie Rhodenbarr series the best.
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Bernie Rhodenbarr is trying to go legit by opening up a seconhand bookstore called Barnegat Books. But he can't resist the urge to steal, especially when someone's paying him to do it, and quite handsomely at that. What's at stake is a rare Kipling edition, and retrieving it is as easy as picking a lock.
The trouble starts when Bernie tries to turn over the book to its unrightful owner, and finds instead a once-lovely lady who's now a less-lovely corpse. Suddenly the burglar who copped Kipling is wanted for a nasty crime he wouldn't think of committing. All this hassle, and he still hasn't been paid.

This is a book with a wonderful sense of humor.
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Still enjoy the story line, follows the same pattern but does add a few new people to add amusement. One of my favorites actually in tis series!
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Former burglar turned bookstore owner Bernie Rhodenbarr is hired to steal a rare volume of poetry from a rich man's library. On delivery, however, Bernie is drugged and framed for murder. Now he has to find the real murderer...
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Gotta love Bernie Rhodenbarr. He's one of Block's finest creations.
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My friend recommended this mystery series about a burglar named Bernie Rhodenbarr. Bernie is an extremely intelligent and humorous fellow, and the book is a fun read. I have alrady started on Book #2.
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An excellant read! The first book I have ever read by this author, and I was amazed at the rate I read this book. Couldnt put it down! A must read for anyone!
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Bernie Rhodenbarr is a thief who has gone legit (sort of) as the owner of a used book store in Greenwich Village. Of course, used books don't turn much of a profit, so to make ends meet, he accepts an opportunity to steal a very rare book-length poem from a rich man's library. The heist goes off without a hitch, but the delivery is a different story. Drugged by the client's female go-between, he wakes up in her apartment to find the book gone, the lady dead, the smoking gun in his hand and the cops knocking at the door. Suddenly, he has to extricate himself from this sticky situation and find the killer before he's booked for Murder One.
(from back cover)
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Quite amusing. I enjoy Bernie Rhodenbarr's character and the awkward situations he manages to get himself into without much effort. He reminds me of Stephanie Plum. Hehe. Maybe one day Rhodenbarr and Plum can meet up and solve a mystery together while on the run.
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"Bernie Rhodenbarr has gone legit -- almost --as the new owner of a used bookstore in New York's Greenwich Village." Too bad he dabbled in his former occupation!
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The bookseller who is a burglar--how can you miss?
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I love all of the "burglar" books and this one did not disappoint. If you like mysteries with humor, Mr. Block is the master.
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The Bookstore owning Burgular!