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Butcher’s Crossing

«Bastava un solo sguardo, o quasi, per contemplare tutta Butcher’s Crossing. Un gruppo di sei baracche di legno era tagliato in due da una stradina sterrata e poco oltre, su entrambi i lati, c’erano alcune tende sparse». Ecco lo sperduto villaggio del Kansas dove, in una torrida giornata del 1873, giunge Will Andrews, ventenne bostoniano affamato di terre selvagge. L’America sta cambiando, la ferrovia in breve scalzerà la tensione verso l’ignoto che aveva permeato il continente, lasciando solo il mito della frontiera. Eppure, il giorno in cui Will sente sotto i piedi la sua terra promessa, esiste ancora la caccia al bisonte, un’esperienza portentosa, cruenta e fondante, archetipo della cultura americana.
È questo che il ragazzo vuole: dimenticare le strade trafficate ed eleganti di Boston e rinascere in una terra che lo accolga come parte integrante della natura. Ma in questi luoghi lontani dalla costa orientale e dalla metropoli gli uomini sono legnosi, stremati dall’attesa di un riscatto mai ottenuto e negli occhi custodiscono tutta l’esperienza del mondo. La caccia, l’atroce massacro di cui Will si rende complice, è un momento in cui si addensano simbologie, dove il rapporto tra l’essere umano e la natura diventa grandiosa rappresentazione, ma soprattutto è un viaggio drammaticamente diverso da ciò che il ragazzo si aspettava, da quel che immaginava di scoprire su se stesso e sul suo paese.
Rito iniziatico, memoriale della fine di un’epoca, Butcher’s Crossing è una riflessione sul rapporto tra l’essere umano e la natura, il racconto di una rivoluzione personale e collettiva che si produce sullo sfondo di un paesaggio quasi mistico.
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### Sinossi
«Bastava un solo sguardo, o quasi, per contemplare tutta Butcher’s Crossing. Un gruppo di sei baracche di legno era tagliato in due da una stradina sterrata e poco oltre, su entrambi i lati, c’erano alcune tende sparse». Ecco lo sperduto villaggio del Kansas dove, in una torrida giornata del 1873, giunge Will Andrews, ventenne bostoniano affamato di terre selvagge. L’America sta cambiando, la ferrovia in breve scalzerà la tensione verso l’ignoto che aveva permeato il continente, lasciando solo il mito della frontiera. Eppure, il giorno in cui Will sente sotto i piedi la sua terra promessa, esiste ancora la caccia al bisonte, un’esperienza portentosa, cruenta e fondante, archetipo della cultura americana.
È questo che il ragazzo vuole: dimenticare le strade trafficate ed eleganti di Boston e rinascere in una terra che lo accolga come parte integrante della natura. Ma in questi luoghi lontani dalla costa orientale e dalla metropoli gli uomini sono legnosi, stremati dall’attesa di un riscatto mai ottenuto e negli occhi custodiscono tutta l’esperienza del mondo. La caccia, l’atroce massacro di cui Will si rende complice, è un momento in cui si addensano simbologie, dove il rapporto tra l’essere umano e la natura diventa grandiosa rappresentazione, ma soprattutto è un viaggio drammaticamente diverso da ciò che il ragazzo si aspettava, da quel che immaginava di scoprire su se stesso e sul suo paese.
Rito iniziatico, memoriale della fine di un’epoca, Butcher’s Crossing è una riflessione sul rapporto tra l’essere umano e la natura, il racconto di una rivoluzione personale e collettiva che si produce sullo sfondo di un paesaggio quasi mistico.

«Bastava un solo sguardo, o quasi, per contemplare tutta Butcher’s Crossing. Un gruppo di sei baracche di legno era tagliato in due da una stradina sterrata e poco oltre, su entrambi i lati, c’erano alcune tende sparse». Ecco lo sperduto villaggio del Kansas dove, in una torrida giornata del 1873, giunge Will Andrews, ventenne bostoniano affamato di terre selvagge. L’America sta cambiando, la ferrovia in breve scalzerà la tensione verso l’ignoto che aveva permeato il continente, lasciando solo il mito della frontiera. Eppure, il giorno in cui Will sente sotto i piedi la sua terra promessa, esiste ancora la caccia al bisonte, un’esperienza portentosa, cruenta e fondante, archetipo della cultura americana.
È questo che il ragazzo vuole: dimenticare le strade trafficate ed eleganti di Boston e rinascere in una terra che lo accolga come parte integrante della natura. Ma in questi luoghi lontani dalla costa orientale e dalla metropoli gli uomini sono legnosi, stremati dall’attesa di un riscatto mai ottenuto e negli occhi custodiscono tutta l’esperienza del mondo. La caccia, l’atroce massacro di cui Will si rende complice, è un momento in cui si addensano simbologie, dove il rapporto tra l’essere umano e la natura diventa grandiosa rappresentazione, ma soprattutto è un viaggio drammaticamente diverso da ciò che il ragazzo si aspettava, da quel che immaginava di scoprire su se stesso e sul suo paese.
Rito iniziatico, memoriale della fine di un’epoca, Butcher’s Crossing è una riflessione sul rapporto tra l’essere umano e la natura, il racconto di una rivoluzione personale e collettiva che si produce sullo sfondo di un paesaggio quasi mistico.
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### Sinossi
«Bastava un solo sguardo, o quasi, per contemplare tutta Butcher’s Crossing. Un gruppo di sei baracche di legno era tagliato in due da una stradina sterrata e poco oltre, su entrambi i lati, c’erano alcune tende sparse». Ecco lo sperduto villaggio del Kansas dove, in una torrida giornata del 1873, giunge Will Andrews, ventenne bostoniano affamato di terre selvagge. L’America sta cambiando, la ferrovia in breve scalzerà la tensione verso l’ignoto che aveva permeato il continente, lasciando solo il mito della frontiera. Eppure, il giorno in cui Will sente sotto i piedi la sua terra promessa, esiste ancora la caccia al bisonte, un’esperienza portentosa, cruenta e fondante, archetipo della cultura americana.
È questo che il ragazzo vuole: dimenticare le strade trafficate ed eleganti di Boston e rinascere in una terra che lo accolga come parte integrante della natura. Ma in questi luoghi lontani dalla costa orientale e dalla metropoli gli uomini sono legnosi, stremati dall’attesa di un riscatto mai ottenuto e negli occhi custodiscono tutta l’esperienza del mondo. La caccia, l’atroce massacro di cui Will si rende complice, è un momento in cui si addensano simbologie, dove il rapporto tra l’essere umano e la natura diventa grandiosa rappresentazione, ma soprattutto è un viaggio drammaticamente diverso da ciò che il ragazzo si aspettava, da quel che immaginava di scoprire su se stesso e sul suo paese.
Rito iniziatico, memoriale della fine di un’epoca, Butcher’s Crossing è una riflessione sul rapporto tra l’essere umano e la natura, il racconto di una rivoluzione personale e collettiva che si produce sullo sfondo di un paesaggio quasi mistico.

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The Business Blockchain

The definitive pioneering blueprint covering the what, why and how of the blockchain.

Blockchains are new technology layers that rewire the Internet and threaten to side-step older legacy constructs and centrally served businesses. At its core, a blockchain injects trust into the network, cutting off some intermediaries from serving that function and creatively disrupting how they operate. Metaphorically, blockchains are the ultimate non-stop computers. Once launched, they never go down, and offer an incredible amount of resiliency, making them dependable and attractive for running a new generation of decentralized services and software applications.

The Business Blockchain charts new territory in advancing our understanding of the blockchain by unpacking its elements like no other before. William Mougayar anticipates a future that consists of thousands, if not millions of blockchains that will enable not only frictionless value exchange, but also a new flow of value, redefining roles, relationships, power and governance. In this book, Mougayar makes two other strategic assertions. First, the blockchain has polymorphic characteristics; its application will result in a multiplicity of effects. Second, we shouldn’t ask ourselves what problems the blockchain solves, because that gives us a narrow view on its potential. Rather, we should imagine new opportunities, and tackle even more ambitious problems that cross organizational, regulatory and mental boundaries.

Drawing on 34 years of technology industry experience as an executive, analyst, consultant, entrepreneur, startup mentor, author, blogger, educator, thought leader and investor, William Mougayar describes a future that is influenced by fundamental shifts brought by blockchain technology as the catalyst for change. William Mougayar has been described as the most sophisticated blockchain business thinker. He is a blockchain industry insider whose work has already shaped and influenced the understanding of blockchain for people around the world, via his generous blogging and rigorous research insights. He is a direct participant in the crypto-technology market, working alongside startups, entrepreneurs, pioneers, leaders, innovators, creators, enterprise executives and practitioners; in addition to being an investor, advisor, and board member in some of the leading organizations in this space, such as the Ethereum Foundation, OpenBazaar and Coin Center.

Just as the Internet created new possibilities that we didn’t foresee in its early years, the blockchain will give rise to new business models and ideas that may still be invisible. Following an engaging Foreword by Vitalik Buterin, this book is organized along these 7 chapters:
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What is the Blockchain?
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How Blockchain Trust Infiltrates
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Obstacles, Challenges & Mental Blocks
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Blockchain in Financial Services
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Lighthouse Industries & New Intermediaries
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Implementing Blockchain Technology
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Decentralization as the Way Forward

The Business Blockchain is an invitation for technologists to better understand the business potential of the blockchain, and for business minded people to grasp the many facets of blockchain technology. This book teaches you how to think about the blockchain.

**Recensie(s)**

If you are thinking about your blockchain strategy, especially from the enterprise side, this is an important book that will allow you to understand the blockchain at a level you may have not enjoyed before. It is definitely a book to learn from. (International Business Times, April 2016)
(source: Bol.com)

The definitive pioneering blueprint covering the what, why and how of the blockchain.

Blockchains are new technology layers that rewire the Internet and threaten to side-step older legacy constructs and centrally served businesses. At its core, a blockchain injects trust into the network, cutting off some intermediaries from serving that function and creatively disrupting how they operate. Metaphorically, blockchains are the ultimate non-stop computers. Once launched, they never go down, and offer an incredible amount of resiliency, making them dependable and attractive for running a new generation of decentralized services and software applications.

The Business Blockchain charts new territory in advancing our understanding of the blockchain by unpacking its elements like no other before. William Mougayar anticipates a future that consists of thousands, if not millions of blockchains that will enable not only frictionless value exchange, but also a new flow of value, redefining roles, relationships, power and governance. In this book, Mougayar makes two other strategic assertions. First, the blockchain has polymorphic characteristics; its application will result in a multiplicity of effects. Second, we shouldn’t ask ourselves what problems the blockchain solves, because that gives us a narrow view on its potential. Rather, we should imagine new opportunities, and tackle even more ambitious problems that cross organizational, regulatory and mental boundaries.

Drawing on 34 years of technology industry experience as an executive, analyst, consultant, entrepreneur, startup mentor, author, blogger, educator, thought leader and investor, William Mougayar describes a future that is influenced by fundamental shifts brought by blockchain technology as the catalyst for change. William Mougayar has been described as the most sophisticated blockchain business thinker. He is a blockchain industry insider whose work has already shaped and influenced the understanding of blockchain for people around the world, via his generous blogging and rigorous research insights. He is a direct participant in the crypto-technology market, working alongside startups, entrepreneurs, pioneers, leaders, innovators, creators, enterprise executives and practitioners; in addition to being an investor, advisor, and board member in some of the leading organizations in this space, such as the Ethereum Foundation, OpenBazaar and Coin Center.

Just as the Internet created new possibilities that we didn’t foresee in its early years, the blockchain will give rise to new business models and ideas that may still be invisible. Following an engaging Foreword by Vitalik Buterin, this book is organized along these 7 chapters:
*

What is the Blockchain?
*

How Blockchain Trust Infiltrates
*

Obstacles, Challenges & Mental Blocks
*

Blockchain in Financial Services
*

Lighthouse Industries & New Intermediaries
*

Implementing Blockchain Technology
*

Decentralization as the Way Forward

The Business Blockchain is an invitation for technologists to better understand the business potential of the blockchain, and for business minded people to grasp the many facets of blockchain technology. This book teaches you how to think about the blockchain.

**Recensie(s)**

If you are thinking about your blockchain strategy, especially from the enterprise side, this is an important book that will allow you to understand the blockchain at a level you may have not enjoyed before. It is definitely a book to learn from. (International Business Times, April 2016)
(source: Bol.com)

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Bury the Lead

Bury the Lead (Andy Carpenter Series #3) by David Rosenfelt
Northern New Jersey has a new local hero on its cultural crime turf.He’s Andy Carpenter, the Paterson defense attorney who can sling a quip as fast as he can outmaneuver a snarling prosecutor. Acclaimed author David Rosenfelt’s first novel, was nominated for an Edgar Award, now in this new novel, the intrepid lawyer is thrust into the spotlight where he risks becoming a media victim…of the most fatal kind. His streak of murder case acquittals made him a regular on cable talk shows. His recent $22 million inheritance bought him a dog rescue operation named the Tara Foundation after his own beloved golden retriever. Yet after turning down cases left and right, Andy Carpenter thinks he’s facing a midlife crisis. When a friend, a newspaper owner, calls in a favor and asks him to protect his star reporter, Andy is less than thrilled. His new client is Daniel Cummings, a journalist who is being used as a mouthpiece by a brutal serial killer. Things only get worse when Daniel is discovered near the body of the murderer’s latest victim. And after Andy himself starts collecting anonymous death threats, he hears the news every defense lawyer dreads…and moves to within a dangerous keystroke of becoming tomorrow’s obituary.

Bury the Lead (Andy Carpenter Series #3) by David Rosenfelt
Northern New Jersey has a new local hero on its cultural crime turf.He’s Andy Carpenter, the Paterson defense attorney who can sling a quip as fast as he can outmaneuver a snarling prosecutor. Acclaimed author David Rosenfelt’s first novel, was nominated for an Edgar Award, now in this new novel, the intrepid lawyer is thrust into the spotlight where he risks becoming a media victim…of the most fatal kind. His streak of murder case acquittals made him a regular on cable talk shows. His recent $22 million inheritance bought him a dog rescue operation named the Tara Foundation after his own beloved golden retriever. Yet after turning down cases left and right, Andy Carpenter thinks he’s facing a midlife crisis. When a friend, a newspaper owner, calls in a favor and asks him to protect his star reporter, Andy is less than thrilled. His new client is Daniel Cummings, a journalist who is being used as a mouthpiece by a brutal serial killer. Things only get worse when Daniel is discovered near the body of the murderer’s latest victim. And after Andy himself starts collecting anonymous death threats, he hears the news every defense lawyer dreads…and moves to within a dangerous keystroke of becoming tomorrow’s obituary.

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Burnt Offerings

An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, novel ‘You can’t trust anyone who sleeps with the monsters.’ That’s what I’ve always said. That’s what I’ve always believed. But now I’m the one sharing a bed with the Master Vampire of the City. I’m Anita Blake, the woman the vampires call the Executioner. From part of the solution, I’ve become part of the problem. So it hits close to home when an arsonist begins to target vampire-owned businesses all over town – an arsonist who seems to want to destroy more than just property. It’s the monsters who are in danger now. And it’s up to the Executioner to save them from the inferno.
(source: Bol.com)

An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, novel ‘You can’t trust anyone who sleeps with the monsters.’ That’s what I’ve always said. That’s what I’ve always believed. But now I’m the one sharing a bed with the Master Vampire of the City. I’m Anita Blake, the woman the vampires call the Executioner. From part of the solution, I’ve become part of the problem. So it hits close to home when an arsonist begins to target vampire-owned businesses all over town – an arsonist who seems to want to destroy more than just property. It’s the monsters who are in danger now. And it’s up to the Executioner to save them from the inferno.
(source: Bol.com)

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Burning Bright

The crew of Persephone only has 300 days to find help for the planet of Uraniel. They return to Queen’s Hat Station with hopes of recruiting more people for their ship, or finding any leads about the super-powered aliens threatening the galaxy.
But Elaka Nota is waiting for them on Queen’s Hat, and the conflict sets the crew of Persephone on a path that will change their friendship forever.

The crew of Persephone only has 300 days to find help for the planet of Uraniel. They return to Queen’s Hat Station with hopes of recruiting more people for their ship, or finding any leads about the super-powered aliens threatening the galaxy.
But Elaka Nota is waiting for them on Queen’s Hat, and the conflict sets the crew of Persephone on a path that will change their friendship forever.

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Burned

Y’all need to get yourselves together. Here’s a newsflash from the only High Priestess you have left at this dang school: Zoey isn’t dead. And believe me, I know dead. I’ve been there, done that and got the fricken tee-shirt…

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Y’all need to get yourselves together. Here’s a newsflash from the only High Priestess you have left at this dang school: Zoey isn’t dead. And believe me, I know dead. I’ve been there, done that and got the fricken tee-shirt…

Čítaj viac

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The Burma Legacy

Sam Packer, hero of Firehawk and The Lucifer Network, has a new assignment that will combine all his diplomatic and survival skills. An aging, wealthy Japanese businessman, Tetsuo Kamata, wants to rescue an ailing British car company, but the moment the announcement is made, death threats are made against Kamata by a former prisoner-of -war, Peregrine Harrison, who was tortured on the infamous Burma Railway. For the last five decades, Harrison has been the leader of a British-based cult. Packer can’t believe that at the age of 77 Harrison has the strength or will to exact revenge, but he reckons without Harrison’s cult adherents, one of whom is a ruthless ex-SAS operative now involved in drug smuggling in the Burma triangle. Packer learns that Kamata will be hit while visiting a new factory site in Burma and is flown out under cover to prevent a tragedy. Kamata is kidnapped and Packer is soon in the jungle, both hunter and hunted as he searches for the missing man and is tracked by his enemies. The Burma Legacy combines Geoffrey Archer’s immaculate research with heart stopping action.

(source: Bol.com)

Sam Packer, hero of Firehawk and The Lucifer Network, has a new assignment that will combine all his diplomatic and survival skills. An aging, wealthy Japanese businessman, Tetsuo Kamata, wants to rescue an ailing British car company, but the moment the announcement is made, death threats are made against Kamata by a former prisoner-of -war, Peregrine Harrison, who was tortured on the infamous Burma Railway. For the last five decades, Harrison has been the leader of a British-based cult. Packer can’t believe that at the age of 77 Harrison has the strength or will to exact revenge, but he reckons without Harrison’s cult adherents, one of whom is a ruthless ex-SAS operative now involved in drug smuggling in the Burma triangle. Packer learns that Kamata will be hit while visiting a new factory site in Burma and is flown out under cover to prevent a tragedy. Kamata is kidnapped and Packer is soon in the jungle, both hunter and hunted as he searches for the missing man and is tracked by his enemies. The Burma Legacy combines Geoffrey Archer’s immaculate research with heart stopping action.

(source: Bol.com)

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Burglars Can’t Be Choosers

Burglars Can’t Be Choosers (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series #1) by Lawrence Block
Bernie Rhodenbarr is a personable chap, a good neighbor, a passable poker player. His chosen profession, however, might not sit well with some. Bernie is a burglar, a good one, effortlessly lifting valuables from the not-so-well-protected abodes of well-to-do New Yorkers like a modern-day Robin Hood. (The poor, as Bernie would be the first to tell you, alas, have nothing worth stealing.)
He’s not perfect, however; he occasionally makes mistakes. Like accepting a paid assignment from a total stranger to retrieve a particular item from a rich man’s apartment. Like still being there when the cops arrive. Like having a freshly slain corpse lying in the next room, and no proof that Bernie isn’t the killer.
Now he’s really got his hands full, having to locate the true perpetrator while somehow eluding the police — a dirty job indeed, but if Bernie doesn’t do it, who will?

Burglars Can’t Be Choosers (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series #1) by Lawrence Block
Bernie Rhodenbarr is a personable chap, a good neighbor, a passable poker player. His chosen profession, however, might not sit well with some. Bernie is a burglar, a good one, effortlessly lifting valuables from the not-so-well-protected abodes of well-to-do New Yorkers like a modern-day Robin Hood. (The poor, as Bernie would be the first to tell you, alas, have nothing worth stealing.)
He’s not perfect, however; he occasionally makes mistakes. Like accepting a paid assignment from a total stranger to retrieve a particular item from a rich man’s apartment. Like still being there when the cops arrive. Like having a freshly slain corpse lying in the next room, and no proof that Bernie isn’t the killer.
Now he’s really got his hands full, having to locate the true perpetrator while somehow eluding the police — a dirty job indeed, but if Bernie doesn’t do it, who will?

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The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams

Bernie Rhodenbarr is actually trying to earn an honest living. It’s been an entire year since he’s entered anyone’s abode illegally to help himself to their valuables. But now an unscrupulous landlord’s threat to increase Bernie’s rent by 1,000% is driving the bookseller and reformed burglar back to a life of crime — though, in all fairness, it’s a very short trip. And when the cops wrongly accuse him of stealing a priceless collection of baseball cards, Bernie’s stuck with a worthless alibi since he was busy burgling a different apartment at the time . . . one that happened to contain a dead body locked inside a bathroom.

So Bernie has a dilemma. He can trade a burglary charge for a murder rap. Or he can shuffle all the cards himself and try to find the joker in the deck — someone, perhaps, who believes that homicide is the real Great American Pastime.

“Lawrence Block clearly has a great deal of fun writing his Bernie Rhodenbarr mysteries, and the sense of whimsy is infectious.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch “Once again, Block has produced a funny and eminently readable mystery with clever plotting and amusing twists.” —Roanoke Times “Engaging. Have you read Block’s [Rhodenbarr} mysteries? You should. They are a real kick. Bernie Rhodenbarr is one of the most charming and witty characters in the burglar business.” —Rocky Mountain News “One of the mystery genre’s favorite characters. Delightful. Good fun.” —San Antonio Express-News “Bernie Rhodenbarr, lighthearted and light-fingered, is a most ingratiating sleuth. Delightful…good, clean fun…thank goodness for Lawrence Block.” —San Diego Union-Tribune “Bernie Rhodenbarr is such an outrageous and witty character, you wish he were real.” —San Francisco Examiner “Block’s Burglar series is one of crime fiction’s best.” —South Bend Tribune “It’s the mark if an innovative storyteller to turn a normally reprehensible character into a hero—of sorts. Author Lawrence Block’s Bernie the burglar series aren’t just good mysteries, they’re supreme escapism…Bernie is sheer amusement.” —South Florida Sun-Sentinel “Bernie Rhodenbarr is the perfect companion.” —Tampa Tribune
(source: Bol.com)

Bernie Rhodenbarr is actually trying to earn an honest living. It’s been an entire year since he’s entered anyone’s abode illegally to help himself to their valuables. But now an unscrupulous landlord’s threat to increase Bernie’s rent by 1,000% is driving the bookseller and reformed burglar back to a life of crime — though, in all fairness, it’s a very short trip. And when the cops wrongly accuse him of stealing a priceless collection of baseball cards, Bernie’s stuck with a worthless alibi since he was busy burgling a different apartment at the time . . . one that happened to contain a dead body locked inside a bathroom.

So Bernie has a dilemma. He can trade a burglary charge for a murder rap. Or he can shuffle all the cards himself and try to find the joker in the deck — someone, perhaps, who believes that homicide is the real Great American Pastime.

“Lawrence Block clearly has a great deal of fun writing his Bernie Rhodenbarr mysteries, and the sense of whimsy is infectious.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch “Once again, Block has produced a funny and eminently readable mystery with clever plotting and amusing twists.” —Roanoke Times “Engaging. Have you read Block’s [Rhodenbarr} mysteries? You should. They are a real kick. Bernie Rhodenbarr is one of the most charming and witty characters in the burglar business.” —Rocky Mountain News “One of the mystery genre’s favorite characters. Delightful. Good fun.” —San Antonio Express-News “Bernie Rhodenbarr, lighthearted and light-fingered, is a most ingratiating sleuth. Delightful…good, clean fun…thank goodness for Lawrence Block.” —San Diego Union-Tribune “Bernie Rhodenbarr is such an outrageous and witty character, you wish he were real.” —San Francisco Examiner “Block’s Burglar series is one of crime fiction’s best.” —South Bend Tribune “It’s the mark if an innovative storyteller to turn a normally reprehensible character into a hero—of sorts. Author Lawrence Block’s Bernie the burglar series aren’t just good mysteries, they’re supreme escapism…Bernie is sheer amusement.” —South Florida Sun-Sentinel “Bernie Rhodenbarr is the perfect companion.” —Tampa Tribune
(source: Bol.com)

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The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart

The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series #7) by Lawrence Block
Bookseller Bernie Rhodenbarr’s in love—with an exotic Eastern European beauty who shares his obsession with Humphrey Bogart movies. He’s in heaven, munching popcorn with his new amour every night at a Bogart Film Festival—until their *Casablanca*-esque idyll is cut short by his other secret passion: *burglary*.
When he’s hired to pilfer a portfolio of valuable documents from a Park Avenue apartment, Bernie can hardly refuse. But the occupant’s early return forces Bernie to flee empty-handed—and he soon finds himself implicated in a murder. Before you can say “who stole the strawberries?” he’s hunting for a killer, up to his neck in the outrageous intrigues of a tiny Balkan nation . . . and menaced by more sinister fat men and unsavory toadies than the great Bogie himself butted heads with in pursuit of that darn bird!

The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series #7) by Lawrence Block
Bookseller Bernie Rhodenbarr’s in love—with an exotic Eastern European beauty who shares his obsession with Humphrey Bogart movies. He’s in heaven, munching popcorn with his new amour every night at a Bogart Film Festival—until their *Casablanca*-esque idyll is cut short by his other secret passion: *burglary*.
When he’s hired to pilfer a portfolio of valuable documents from a Park Avenue apartment, Bernie can hardly refuse. But the occupant’s early return forces Bernie to flee empty-handed—and he soon finds himself implicated in a murder. Before you can say “who stole the strawberries?” he’s hunting for a killer, up to his neck in the outrageous intrigues of a tiny Balkan nation . . . and menaced by more sinister fat men and unsavory toadies than the great Bogie himself butted heads with in pursuit of that darn bird!

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The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza

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The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series #4) by Lawrence Block
Bookselling burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr doesn’t generally get philosophical about his criminal career. He’s good at it, it’s addictively exciting—and it pays a whole lot better than pushing old tomes. He steals therefore he is, period.
He might well ponder, however, the deeper meaning of events at the luxurious Chelsea brownstone of Herb and Wanda Colcannon, which is apparently burgled *three times* on the night Bernie breaks in: once before his visit and once after. Fortunately he still manages to lift some fair jewelry and an extremely valuable coin. Unfortunately burglar or burglars number three leave Herb unconscious and Wanda dead . . . and the cops think Rhodenbarr dunnit.
There’s no time to get all existential about it—especially after the coin vanishes and the fence fencing it meets with a most severe end. But Bernie *is* going to have to do some deep thinking to find a way out of this homicidal conundrum.

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The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series #4) by Lawrence Block
Bookselling burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr doesn’t generally get philosophical about his criminal career. He’s good at it, it’s addictively exciting—and it pays a whole lot better than pushing old tomes. He steals therefore he is, period.
He might well ponder, however, the deeper meaning of events at the luxurious Chelsea brownstone of Herb and Wanda Colcannon, which is apparently burgled *three times* on the night Bernie breaks in: once before his visit and once after. Fortunately he still manages to lift some fair jewelry and an extremely valuable coin. Unfortunately burglar or burglars number three leave Herb unconscious and Wanda dead . . . and the cops think Rhodenbarr dunnit.
There’s no time to get all existential about it—especially after the coin vanishes and the fence fencing it meets with a most severe end. But Bernie *is* going to have to do some deep thinking to find a way out of this homicidal conundrum.

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The Burglar Who Painted Like Mondrian

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The Burglar Who Painted like Mondrian (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series #5) by Lawrence Block
It’s not that used bookstore owner and part-time burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr believes the less legal of his two professions is particularly ethical. (It is, however, a rush, and he is very good at it.) He just thinks it’s unfair to face a prison term for his legitimate activities. After appraising the worth of a rich man’s library — conveniently leaving his fingerprints everywhere in the process — Bernie finds he’s the cops’ prime suspect when his client is murdered.
Someone has framed Bernie Rhodenbarr better than they do it at the Whitney. And if he wants to get out of this corner he’s been masterfully painted into, he’ll have to get to the bottom of a rather artful — if multiply murderous — scam.

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The Burglar Who Painted like Mondrian (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series #5) by Lawrence Block
It’s not that used bookstore owner and part-time burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr believes the less legal of his two professions is particularly ethical. (It is, however, a rush, and he is very good at it.) He just thinks it’s unfair to face a prison term for his legitimate activities. After appraising the worth of a rich man’s library — conveniently leaving his fingerprints everywhere in the process — Bernie finds he’s the cops’ prime suspect when his client is murdered.
Someone has framed Bernie Rhodenbarr better than they do it at the Whitney. And if he wants to get out of this corner he’s been masterfully painted into, he’ll have to get to the bottom of a rather artful — if multiply murderous — scam.

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The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling

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The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series #3) by Lawrence Block
Bernie Rhodenbarr has gone legit — almost — as the new owner of a used bookstore in New York’s Greenwich Village. Of course, dusty old tomes don’t always turn a profit, so to make ends meet, Bernie’s forced, on occasion, to indulge in his previous occupation: burglary. Besides which, he likes it.
Now a collector is offering Bernie an opportunity to combine his twin passions by stealing a very rare and very bad book-length poem from a rich man’s library.
The heist goes off without a hitch. The delivery of the ill-gotten volume, however, is a different story. Drugged by the client’s female go-between, Bernie wakes up in her apartment to find the book gone, the lady dead, a smoking gun in his hand, and the cops at the door. And suddenly he’s got to extricate himself from a rather sticky real-life murder mystery and find a killer — before he’s booked for Murder One.

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The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series #3) by Lawrence Block
Bernie Rhodenbarr has gone legit — almost — as the new owner of a used bookstore in New York’s Greenwich Village. Of course, dusty old tomes don’t always turn a profit, so to make ends meet, Bernie’s forced, on occasion, to indulge in his previous occupation: burglary. Besides which, he likes it.
Now a collector is offering Bernie an opportunity to combine his twin passions by stealing a very rare and very bad book-length poem from a rich man’s library.
The heist goes off without a hitch. The delivery of the ill-gotten volume, however, is a different story. Drugged by the client’s female go-between, Bernie wakes up in her apartment to find the book gone, the lady dead, a smoking gun in his hand, and the cops at the door. And suddenly he’s got to extricate himself from a rather sticky real-life murder mystery and find a killer — before he’s booked for Murder One.

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The Burglar on the Prowl

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The Burglar on the Prowl (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series #10) by Lawrence Block
Acclaimed *New York Times* bestselling author Lawrence Block returns with one of his most inspired and popular characters: the extraordinary Bernie Rhodenbarr.
Sophisticated yet down-to-earth, philosophical yet practical, Bernie is a gentleman who knows and loves his territory, the gloriously diverse and electric streets of Manhattan. He is minding his own business when he’s asked for a favor — a neat, uncomplicated bit of vengeful larceny that will reap a tidy profit — an offer the intrepid thief can’t refuse.
But with a few days to go before the crime, Bernie gets restless. So what does a burglar do to change his mood? Go on the prowl, of course. This bit of prowling lands Bernie in a pile of trouble that includes four murders and the burglary of his own home. Caught in the center of a deadly mystery, Bernie must use his wits and wiles to connect the dots and add up the coincidences. Because if he doesn’t catch a killer, he’ll lose not only his freedom but his life.

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The Burglar on the Prowl (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series #10) by Lawrence Block
Acclaimed *New York Times* bestselling author Lawrence Block returns with one of his most inspired and popular characters: the extraordinary Bernie Rhodenbarr.
Sophisticated yet down-to-earth, philosophical yet practical, Bernie is a gentleman who knows and loves his territory, the gloriously diverse and electric streets of Manhattan. He is minding his own business when he’s asked for a favor — a neat, uncomplicated bit of vengeful larceny that will reap a tidy profit — an offer the intrepid thief can’t refuse.
But with a few days to go before the crime, Bernie gets restless. So what does a burglar do to change his mood? Go on the prowl, of course. This bit of prowling lands Bernie in a pile of trouble that includes four murders and the burglary of his own home. Caught in the center of a deadly mystery, Bernie must use his wits and wiles to connect the dots and add up the coincidences. Because if he doesn’t catch a killer, he’ll lose not only his freedom but his life.

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The Burglar in the Rye

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The Burglar in the Rye (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series #9) by Lawrence Block
Gulliver Fairborn’s novel, *Nobody’s Baby*, changed Bernie Rhodenbarr’s life. And now pretty Alice Cottrell, Fairborn’s one-time paramour, wants the bookselling, book-loving burglar to break into a room in New York’s teeth-achingly charming Paddington Hotel and purloin some of the writer’s very personal letters before an unscrupulous agent can sell them. Here’s an opportunity to use his unique talents in the service of the revered, famously reclusive author. But when Bernie gets there, the agent is dead . . . and Bernie’s wanted for murder. (He *really* hates when that happens!)
Perhaps it’s karmic payback; Bernie *did* help himself to a ruby necklace on his way out. (But it *was* lying there. And he *is* a burglar.) Now he’s in even hotter water. And he’ll need to use every trick in the book—maybe going so far as to entice the hermitic Fairborn himself out of seclusion—to bring this increasingly twisted plot to a satisfying denouement.

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The Burglar in the Rye (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series #9) by Lawrence Block
Gulliver Fairborn’s novel, *Nobody’s Baby*, changed Bernie Rhodenbarr’s life. And now pretty Alice Cottrell, Fairborn’s one-time paramour, wants the bookselling, book-loving burglar to break into a room in New York’s teeth-achingly charming Paddington Hotel and purloin some of the writer’s very personal letters before an unscrupulous agent can sell them. Here’s an opportunity to use his unique talents in the service of the revered, famously reclusive author. But when Bernie gets there, the agent is dead . . . and Bernie’s wanted for murder. (He *really* hates when that happens!)
Perhaps it’s karmic payback; Bernie *did* help himself to a ruby necklace on his way out. (But it *was* lying there. And he *is* a burglar.) Now he’s in even hotter water. And he’ll need to use every trick in the book—maybe going so far as to entice the hermitic Fairborn himself out of seclusion—to bring this increasingly twisted plot to a satisfying denouement.

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Burglar in the Library

The Burglar in the Library (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series #8) by Lawrence Block
Bookseller and New-Yorker-to-the-bone, Bernie Rhodenbarr rarely ventures out of Manhattan, but he’s excited about the romantic getaway he has planned for himself and current lady love Lettice at the Cuttleford House, a remote upstate b&b. Unfortunately, Lettice has a prior engagement—she’s getting married . . . and *not* to Bernie—so he decides to take best buddy Carolyn instead. A restful respite from the big city’s bustle would be too good to waste. Besides, there’s a very valuable first edition shelved in the Cuttleford’s library that Bernie’s just itching to get his hands on. Did we neglect to mention that Bernie’s a burglar?
But first he’s got to get around a very dead body on the library floor. The plot’s thickened by an isolating snowstorm, downed phone lines, the surprise arrival of Lettice and her reprehensible new hubby, *and* a steadily increasing corpse count. And it’s Bernie who’ll have to figure out whodunit . . . or die.

The Burglar in the Library (Bernie Rhodenbarr Series #8) by Lawrence Block
Bookseller and New-Yorker-to-the-bone, Bernie Rhodenbarr rarely ventures out of Manhattan, but he’s excited about the romantic getaway he has planned for himself and current lady love Lettice at the Cuttleford House, a remote upstate b&b. Unfortunately, Lettice has a prior engagement—she’s getting married . . . and *not* to Bernie—so he decides to take best buddy Carolyn instead. A restful respite from the big city’s bustle would be too good to waste. Besides, there’s a very valuable first edition shelved in the Cuttleford’s library that Bernie’s just itching to get his hands on. Did we neglect to mention that Bernie’s a burglar?
But first he’s got to get around a very dead body on the library floor. The plot’s thickened by an isolating snowstorm, downed phone lines, the surprise arrival of Lettice and her reprehensible new hubby, *and* a steadily increasing corpse count. And it’s Bernie who’ll have to figure out whodunit . . . or die.

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