Title: The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza ***SIGNED***
Publisher: Del Rey/Ballantine Books, NY
Publication Date: 1997
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author on Full Title Page
Edition: First Thus.
First Edition, First Printing with full number line. Signed, without inscription, by author on the FULL title page. Unread Fine book in As New dust jacket. NO remainder mark, NO previous owner markings or inscriptions, NOT price clipped, NOT a Book Club Edition, NOT an Ex-Lib. Dust jacket covered in Mylar wrapper. All our books are bubble wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box. Please check our inventory for additional Lawrence Block signed titles. Bookseller Inventory # 002478
Synopsis: Lawrence Block's classic Bernie Rhodenbarr capers continue with this long-unavailable adventure for the Greenwich Village bookseller who can't resist a little breaking-and-entering now and then. Serendipity is a curious thing. It's just good luck that Bernie knows that Hank and Wanda Colcannon's Chelsea apartment is empty while they're out of town. But it's lousy luck that somebody beats him to the job and ransacks the place before he arrives. But then again, it's great luck that Bernie turns up a rare 1913 V-nickel. He knows that it's valuable, but when he takes it to Abel Crowe, his local fence, and finds out that the five-cent piece is worth a cool half a mil, well that's just stupefying. Abel has a soft spot for Bernie, who's always bringing him rare books on philosophy, including the writings of Baruch Spinoza, so he agrees to handle the hot coin. But the next day the cops come looking for Bernie. It seems the Colcannons came home early and surprised an intruder. Hank is badly beaten, and Wanda, unfortunately is dead. So, it turns out, is Abel. And the coin is missing. The whole thing stinks of a set-up. All the cops care about is how easy it will be to pin the whole thing on Bernie. All Bernie can do is turn for help from his brand new friend, name of Spinoza.
About the Author:
Lawrence Block is one of the most widely recognized names in the mystery genre. He has been named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America and is a four-time winner of the prestigious Edgar and Shamus Awards, as well as a recipient of prizes in France, Germany, and Japan. He received the Diamond Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association?only the third American to be given this award. He is a prolific author, having written more than fifty books and numerous short stories, and is a devoted New Yorker and an enthusiastic global traveler.
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