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Book Reviews of The Burglar on the Prowl (Bernie Rhodenbarr, Bk 10)

The Burglar on the Prowl (Bernie Rhodenbarr, Bk 10)
The Burglar on the Prowl - Bernie Rhodenbarr, Bk 10
Author: Lawrence Block
ISBN-13: 9780061030987
ISBN-10: 0061030988
Publication Date: 1/25/2005
Pages: 369
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 55 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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jjares avatar reviewed The Burglar on the Prowl (Bernie Rhodenbarr, Bk 10) on + 2493 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Bernie Rhodenbarr is a burglar with a droll sense of humor. He's what used to be called "a gentleman thief." Bernie owns a Greenwich Village bookshop and sidelines as a burglar. He's not above using his sticky fingers to assist a friend. As a favor to a confederate, Bernie agrees to finger the cash in a smarmy plastic surgeon's wall safe. Bernie is a cautious man and decides to case the joint before actually robbing it. While out, he decides to burgle a random apartment. Unfortunately, unfortunate things ultimately occur.

Bernie is caught via technology; his image is caught on an ATM security camera and he's arrested for a crime he didn't commit. Talk about irony. While he's working his way through the legal system, Bernie's apartment is robbed (the irony is running rampant in this tale). Raffles (the cat), Carolyn (a neighbor and dog groomer), and Ray (a not-totally-on-the-up-and-up policeman who enjoys arresting Bernie) are regulars and all in attendance in this story.

At the end, Bernie pulls a Hercule Poirot, meaning that he gathers everyone together and unravels the plot of coincidences. I thought it was a tour-de-force by the author, but us mere mortals didn't have a prayer to figure it out beforehand. The plot is full of the unlikely, improbable, and nearly impossible.

Bernie Rhodenbarr Series
-- skipped some in this series --
9.The Burglar in the Rye (1999)
** 10.The Burglar on the Prowl (2004)
11.The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons (2013)
reviewed The Burglar on the Prowl (Bernie Rhodenbarr, Bk 10) on + 13 more book reviews
Another great addition to the Bernie Rhodenbarr series, with all the great dialog and humor we expect.
reviewed The Burglar on the Prowl (Bernie Rhodenbarr, Bk 10) on + 57 more book reviews
Funny books, an easy read, and always well written. I love this series!
reviewed The Burglar on the Prowl (Bernie Rhodenbarr, Bk 10) on + 14 more book reviews
Great writing. Great characters. The plot requires too much stretch for anyone not already a fan.
hardtack avatar reviewed The Burglar on the Prowl (Bernie Rhodenbarr, Bk 10) on + 1894 more book reviews
This is another good one from Block. I especially liked the comment by Carolyn, "Now tell me what really happened."
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The Burglar on the Prowl by Lawrence Block
ISBN: 0-06-103098-8
369 pages
Mystery/Thriller/Fiction
A very intelligent known burglar (Bernie Rhodenbarr) with his lesbian best friend along as a lookout, has been asked by a friend to break into a house to collect a large sum of money known to be in the safe. The plot thickens when while he was canvassing the neighborhood a few days before the big heist was to place he is spotted on cameras as being in the area and that same night 3 people end up burglarized and dead.
The policeman who brings him in has had dealings with him in the past and is convinced he is the only one who could have the skills to do this particular break in. The media coverage showing Bernie's involvement soon have the true killers, who never got what they were looking for, breaking into Bernie's place and keeping watch outside his place of business.
Later, Bernie and the detective work together, going back to the scene of the crime to try to find the true killers and the item everyone is looking for. 
reviewed The Burglar on the Prowl (Bernie Rhodenbarr, Bk 10) on + 91 more book reviews
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.
reviewed The Burglar on the Prowl (Bernie Rhodenbarr, Bk 10) on + 209 more book reviews
Bernie Rhodenbar is a delightful character and Block really puts this burglar with profesional pride and morals through his paces in this one.
reviewed The Burglar on the Prowl (Bernie Rhodenbarr, Bk 10) on + 202 more book reviews
It seemed like it would be a simple heist -- just pull some cash from a wall safe -- but complications ensue. And thatlovable burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr unexpectedly finds himself immersed in a plot to find a Latvian bad guy. There are so many subplots that it isn't always easy to keep up with them. But Bernie manages to tie all the loose ends together by the last page.
reviewed The Burglar on the Prowl (Bernie Rhodenbarr, Bk 10) on
If you love Bernie Rhodenbarr, you must read his latest. Very, very enjoyable. The lovable burglar is at it again.
reviewed The Burglar on the Prowl (Bernie Rhodenbarr, Bk 10) on + 53 more book reviews
Great read! This series is wonderful! Highly recommend for relaxing fun reading.
reviewed The Burglar on the Prowl (Bernie Rhodenbarr, Bk 10) on
This was a fun book to read and very humerous.
reviewed The Burglar on the Prowl (Bernie Rhodenbarr, Bk 10) on + 23 more book reviews
used library book. but in good shape.
reviewed The Burglar on the Prowl (Bernie Rhodenbarr, Bk 10) on + 320 more book reviews
The book was okay. Not one of my favorite characters, but a quiok read.
Puddnp avatar reviewed The Burglar on the Prowl (Bernie Rhodenbarr, Bk 10) on + 111 more book reviews
This is a sometimes funny look at a quirky burglar! Good fun and a quirky read.
bookmanpc avatar reviewed The Burglar on the Prowl (Bernie Rhodenbarr, Bk 10) on + 53 more book reviews
The bookstore owning burgular!
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