By Lawrence Block
Bernie Rhodenbarr is de facto attempting to earn a decent residing. it has been a whole 12 months when you consider that he is entered anyone's dwelling house illegally to support himself to their valuables. yet now an unscrupulous landlord's chance to extend Bernie's lease by way of 1,000% is using the bookseller and reformed burglar again to a lifetime of crime -- notwithstanding, is fairly, it is a very brief journey. And whilst the police officers wrongly accuse him of stealing a worthy number of baseball playing cards, Bernie's caught with a valueless alibi because he was once busy burgling a different condo on the time . . . one who occurred to comprise a useless physique locked inside of a bathroom.
So Bernie has a quandary. He can alternate a housebreaking cost for a homicide rap. Or he can shuffle the entire playing cards himself and check out to discover the joker within the deck -- a person, might be, who believes that murder is the real nice American Pastime.
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Fascinating! quick! humorous! exceptional! OH! ” Ed McBain “LIKABLE, shrewdpermanent, FAST-MOVING ENTERTAIN MENT…[with] quirky characters, artistic plotting, and vigorous discussion. ” Cleveland undeniable broker “[Block is] a grasp of ingratiating, literate entertainment…Plot turns apart, IT’S easily enjoyable to hear BERNIE RHODENBARR TALK…Anyone requiring escapist interpreting will locate [The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams] a true scouse borrow. ” Washington put up publication international “A CRACKERJACK deal with. splendidly wicked…a breezy learn. ” long island day-by-day information “The comedian caper has few practitioners this day, but…Lawrence Block is again among the thieving…He is nearly as good as they come…Block’s narrative pacing and storytelling…keep the reader smiling throughout…Whether you’re an outdated fan or a newcomer, The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams is reason to fasten your door and bar your home windows to stave off late-night intrusions as you tag besides Bernie…MASTERFUL. ” South Bend Tribune “Welcome again Bernie Rhodenbarr…WILDLY humorous… It was once definitely worth the wait…Crackles with fun…Block regales the reader with a number of pleasing aspect plots that absorb every little thing from the worth of infrequent baseball playing cards to the care and feeding of cats. ” linked Press “THE so much TALKED-ABOUT secret OF THE SEASON… Fun…Here is a locked-room secret, against the law no one can have dedicated, in a faculty of purple herrings that implicates totally all people, together with the narrator. ” Toronto sunlight “FANS should be completely happy to grasp THAT BERNIE IS AS LIGHTHEARTED AND LIGHT-FINGERED AS EVER. ” Virginian-Pilot “[A] VERY comic story in regards to the LIGHTER aspect OF CRIME. ” St. Louis Post-Dispatch “Welcome, Bernie the burglar. thrilled to determine you back…[Rhodenbarr’s] as insouciantly interesting, as supercharged with big apple angle as ever…Relentless madcap action…This ebook is going far towards confirming Block’s position on the mystery-writing pinnacle…The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams is a GRAND-SLAM FUN-FEST THAT’LL LOCK a grin in your FACE FROM starting to finish. ” Orange County sign up “HYSTERICAL…[It] made me snort out loud at the bus. ” Milwaukee magazine Sentinel “AN ABSOLUTE TREAT—the funniest, cleverest, in-jokiest lark of a secret considering that, well…the amiably larcenous Bernie. ” Booklist “RHODENBARR IS A WITTY, QUIRKY personality… If all of us spoke like they do in Block’s novels, there’d be smiles on all our faces and quips on our lips. ” Ottawa Citizen “MY, IT’S great to determine BERNIE back. ” Washington instances compliment for everyone’s favourite felon BERNIE RHODENBARR and manhattan occasions bestselling Grand grasp LAWRENCE BLOCK’s THE BURGLAR WHO TRADED TED WILLIAMS “Gentleman burglar, wit, and reluctant sleuth, Bernie Rhodenbarr, has again to astound and beguile us with one other story of his felony and ratiocinative skills…The plot has every little thing: romance, greed, sibling contention, betrayal, illicit kinfolk, and adequate twist of fate and literary spoofing to maintain the tale competently within the realm of Never-Never Land. when you like whodunits, the plot continues to be a real puzzle and AN workout FOR THE WITS…A gleaming deal with.