The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart

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  1. 9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Second-rate mystery, First-rate Bernie, February 25, 2002
    By 
    Craig Clarke “Somebody Dies” (New England) –
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    This is certainly not the best book in the Bernie Rhodenbarr series, but it is still entertaining in the way I expect from Block. Bernie is back with his wisecracking and his lockpicking, this time with a convoluted plot involving Humphrey Bogart movies and an attempted country called Anatruria. But it’s all really unimportant, and the main clue, the word “caphob,” turns out to be the key to the solution but in a really obscure way.

    It’s really too complicated for its own good, and Block has definitely done better, but I would read another Burglar book for the reason anyone reads a series novel, for the main character and the regular supporting cast: Carolyn, the lesbian dog groomer; and Ray, the ubiquitous policeman. Oh, yes, and Raffles, hard-working, toilet-using feline about town.

    The Bogart references are fun, too, especially for a film fan.

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  2. 5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    It Doesn�t Really Amount To A Hill of Beans, July 29, 2001
    By 
    Untouchable (Sydney, NSW Australia) –

    Bernie Rhodenbarr, burglar extraordinaire is recruited by the friend of an old acquaintance to break into an apartment to steal some documents. Unfortunately, he is interrupted during the attempt and the documents disappear. When murdered bodies begin showing up along with mysterious visitors, both threatening and friendly, Bernie finds himself drawn into a mystery whose origins come from an unknown European country.

    While it had it

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