The Burglar who liked to Quote Kipling
"Block is a master of witty dialogue, plotting and pace, and the series' wacky, offbeat characters make great companions." - Cleveland Plain-Dealer "Fans will welcome it. New readers will delight in it. A witty, and always affectionate, sendup of the genre." - Denver Post "Clever and amusing." - Detroit Free Press "Wittily diverting…rather like an Agatha Christie novel narrated by Basil Fawlty, or a game of Clue organized by Monty Python." - Entertainment Weekly "Block peoples his mystery with a wacky cast of characters who all happen to have a knack for snappy dialogue, the wackiest and snappiest being Bernie himself, of course." Florida Times-Union "Rhodenbarr is one of the slickest characters in crime, and Block…one of the most talented writers." Houston Chronicle "…you'd rather be stranded on a desert island with [Bernie Rhodenbarr] than with any other detective in fiction."