The Burglar who Studied Spinoza Author:Lawrence Block Bernie's about to burn his fingers on a hot coin worth a cool half-million! — By day he sells books in his Greenwich Village shop and lunches with his dog-groomer friend, Carolyn. By night he's a master of illegal entry. Not that Bernie looks for it - class A capers seem to come his way. So when Carolyn tempts him with an easy job, he goes for... more » it. Only to find that someone beat them to the coin collection, except for one ... a 1913 Liberty Head V-nickle ... worth a fortune.
But when Bernie's fence tries to hustle the coin, he's rubbed out. Along with the coin collector's wife.
Now Bernie's running both ways, with cops - and robbers - after him. And Bernie hot after the killer.
What's Bernie's future worth? How about a plugged nickle?« less