BURGLARS CAN'T BE CHOOSERS by Lawrence Block

BURGLARS CAN'T BE CHOOSERS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A smart-alecky, Slightly kinky divertissement jives forth when discriminating Manhattan burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr (lives on the West Side, burgles on the East Side) is hired to snatch a blue, leather-covered box from a luxury apartment--only to find highly bribable cops and a just-barely dead corpse on the premises. Obvious suspect Bernie flees, of course, hides out with the roaches and a duplicitous bedmate-accomplice in Greenwich Village, and sneaks around in disguise--more cop-bribing--to solve the crime (neatly) and clear his bad name. This guilt-free, smug narrator may not be everyone's idea of an urban Robin Hood, and his licentious witticisms start out so-so and go downtown from there--but he's a fast, loose guide through the city streets and full of unwelcome information on how easily your burglar-proof locks can be picked.
Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1977
ISBN: 0060582553
Page count: 324pp
Publisher: Random House
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1977




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