Winner of multiple Edgar and Shamus Awards, Lawrence Block keeps fans guessing to the end with his rollicking Bernie Rhodenbarr mysteries. In this diverting caper, full-time bookstore owner and part-time burglar Bernie tries to do the right thing for a new friend, only to find himself accused of some terrible wrongs. All Bernie plans to do is steal some letters. A New York City literary agent is auctioning off her personal correspondence with enigmatic writer Gully Fairborn. Gully's attractive ex-girlfriend has asked Bernie to swipe the letters so she can return them to her old heartthrob. But when Bernie breaks in, the letters are missing, and the literary agent is in bed with no hope of waking up. With the police watching him very closely, Bernie relies on jiggers of rye and Caroline, his lesbian best friend, to sharpen his deductive skills and find the killer. Narrator Richard Ferrone expertly guides you on a laugh-filled journey through the twists and turns of the clever plot.
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by Lawrence Block
by Lawrence Schiffman
by Lawrence Sanders, Vincent Lardo
"New York's most likable cat burglar is asked to purloin a set of personal letters between a reclusive author and his literary agent before they are auctioned off at Sotheby's. Naturally bodies begin showing up, many glasses of rye whiskey are emptied, and Bernie the burglar is deep in hot water. Having heard Lawrence Block read his own works may be a handicap. It's hard to hear anyone else read his work. Richard Ferrone's voice does justice to hard-boiled detective writing with its deep, slightly gravelly tone, but his style may be darker and deeper than what is called for in reading Block's Bernie Rhodenbarr mysteries. S.E.S. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine"
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