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Lawrence Block, THE BURGLAR WHO COUNTER THE SPOONS

Lawrence Block is one of the best and most versatile mystery writers of the last fifty years.  His Matthew Scudder novels provide a new level of New York noir, and his Bernie Rhodenbarr mysteries, such as this one, are filled with witty dialogue and feature a complex plot.

The plot in this story is so complex that it refuses to be summarized.  Suffice it to say that it involves burglary, an obsessive collector, casual sex, and spoons, not necessarily in that order.  Just when you think Block has overextended himself and will never be able to resolve all the plot elements, he ties it up in a neat package.

If you want to read a very humorous novel by a master of the genre, give this one a try.  I guarantee you will seek out more of his books.

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