The long-awaited eleventh novel in the Bernie Rhodenbarr series.
Everybody's favourite 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 . . .
One of the very best writers now working the beat ... Block has done something new and remarkable with the private eye novel - WASHINGTON POST
Intoxicating writing - CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Wittily diverting ... rather like an Agatha Christie novel narrated by Basil Fawlty, or a game of Clue organized by Monty Python - ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
Wonderfully funny ... Block's effortless first-person narrative and zippy dialogue is as pleasing as escapist fare ever gets - LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK REVIEW
Wonderful ... hilarious dialogue and characters you wish you could invite over for supper. Block is a hoot, plain and simple. [Block's] written dialogue has the honesty of a conversation overheard on a bus ... Bernie Rhodenbarr is a lot-of-laughs burglar. Recommended reading ... Age has not dimmed Rhodenbarr's considerable charms. The wit runs fast and plot twists are quick as a cat burglar - USA TODAY