Dust jacket illustration by Jeff Wong.
We’re pleased to be publishing the first trade hardcover of Lawrence Block’s The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons, featuring a delightfully retro cover by Jeff Wong.
Ever since The Burglar on the Prowl climbed the bestseller lists in 2004, fans have been clamoring for a new book featuring the lighthearted and lightfingered Bernie Rhodenbarr. Now everybody's favorite burglar returns in an eleventh adventure that finds him and his lesbian sidekick Carolyn Kaiser breaking into houses, apartments, and even a museum, in a madcap adventure replete with American Colonial silver, an F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscript, a priceless portrait, and a remarkable array of buttons. And, wouldn't you know it, there's a dead body, all stretched out on a Trent Barling carpet.
Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover
From Publishers Weekly (Starred Review):
“‘I love to steal,’ admits Bernie Rhodenbarr in MWA Grand Master Block’s superlative 11th mystery featuring the New York City thief and bookseller… With his razor sharp wit, Block succeeds in making Bernie’s thievery a noble undertaking.”
From Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine:
“Like Donald Westlake, Lawrence Block can deliver hard-boiled stories one time and then turn out a comic masterpiece like The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons the next.”
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