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The Burglar Who Liked To Quote Kipling

Block, Lawrence
Well well well, someone gets killed on Bernie's watch, and he gets blamed. Who could imagine?

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7/2023

The Burglar Who Met Fredric Brown

Block, Lawrence
This alternate universe story was...OK, but I didn't think it was as good as the rest of the series.

Quote:

"Girl Scout Cookies," he announced. "There is a child in this building, just a little bit of a thing, and it is her ambition to outself all the other members of her coven."
"I think they call it a troop," Carolyn said.

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7/2023

The Burglar Who Painted Like Mondarian

Block, Lawrence
Mondrians everywhere! What's a burglar to do?

Quote:

The last hike boosted the sales tax to 8 1/4 percent, and there are people who can figure out that sort of thing in their heads, but they probably can't pick locks. God gives us all different talents and we do what we can with them.

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7/2023

The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza

Block, Lawrence
Well, I kinda figured out who did it, but on the other hand I didn't see those two who were gonna do it. If you know what I mean.

Quote:

"...An old man like that, you worry about his heart, or maybe he had a fall, things like that. The guy was seventy-one."
"I didn't realize he was that old."
"Yeah, seventy-one..."

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7/2023

The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart

Block, Lawrence
I really enjoyed this one, I even found a couple of really good quotes. I kinda fell in love with Ilona myself.

Smoke Quote:

She took another deep drag on her cigarette. When she smoked, she really smoked.

Quote:

Or maybe she'd Just raise her eyebrows the slightest bit and give me that look of skeptical amusement. -- My Camellia would do that!

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7/2023

The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams

Block, Lawrence
Bernie Rodenbarr accused of stealing baseball cards.

QUOTE:

"Marginal?" He nodded. "Like you wouldn't want your sister to marry one, but it'd be okay for your cousin. Marginal..."

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6/1999

The Canceled Chezch

Block, Lawrence
Evan Tanner goes to Chezchoslovakia to rescue an old Nazi.

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10/2001

The girl with the long green heart.

Block, Lawrence
Con men swindle a guy with a fake Canadian land deal. May have read before. Sorta sounds familiar. Did I already read this?

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12/2005

Story Time

Bloor, Edward
Ghosts at the Whitaker Magnet School/library. Didn't move me. Except for the quote below.

QUOTE:

"[Library] Forgiveness Days are about leaving the past behind and moving on to the future". Page 417.

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4/2004

Tangerine

Bloor, Edward
Paul's family moves to Florida, where the citrus trees have been cut down for housing developments. Awful stuff is eventually revealed about his jerk older brother. Very good story, I had a good sense of time and place.

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4/2009

Memory Prisoner

Bloor, Thomas
Maddie is a teen that hasn't left her house since she was a little girl, for a reason that she cannot name, but WE suspect it has something to do with the sinister town library, don't we? And just WHO could the mysterious prisoner in the library basement be, eh?

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6/2007

By The Time You Read This

Blunt, Giles
John Cardinal's wife jumps off a building. Lisa investigates a child porn case. And Doctor Bell? Well, he's not helping much.

No Such Creature

Blunt, Giles
Owen and his uncle (who adopted him after his parents died) rob wealthy Republicans at dinner parties for a living. but uncle Max is starting to lose his mental faculties, and Owen wants to go to acting school. A violent and profane book, with a bit of humor. I enjoyed it.

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6/2009

Quote:

...home had turned into a house made of knives; there was nowhere he could move that did not hurt. (pg. 255) -- Now, there's a phase after my own heart.

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6/2009

Fallout

Bodeen, S. A.
A sequel to The Compound, which I have not read. Yet. How to sum up? Teen boy restored, with most of his family, to civilization after living underground for years (see previous book), has a lot to deal with.

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10/2014

The Gardener

Bodeen, S. A.
Guy meets girl. Girl is a plant or a nudibranch or autotroph or something. More plant, I guess. But not green. Bad Scientist tries to get girl back to The Laboratory. Good/Bad Scientist turns out to be boy's missing father. Good Scientist takes plant girl to a Safe Place.

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4/2013

The Raft

Bodeen, S. A.
Teen girl flying to Midway Island ends up on a raft floating in the Pacific. Nicely written tale of survival.

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10/2014

The Big Garage On Clear Street

Bodett, Tom
Tales about the town at the end of the road, in Alaska. 299 p.

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10/2001

The Sandcastle Girls

Bohjalian, Chris
A writer discovers family history that she didn't know about, so she writes a book about the Armenian Genocide. Pretty good story.

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2/2018

The Best Of Enemies

Bond, Nancy
The Patriotic Day ceremonies in Concord go awry, while Charlotte tries to deal with her family. Good story, with a map!

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10/2011

The Voyage Begun

Bond, Nancy
Paul Vickers is the new boy in a small town, son of the head of a government scientific outpost on Cape Cod. The story takes place in the near future after ecological changes and pollution have killed off the fishing and tourism industry in the area. Good story. I wish the author had used more real place names in the story so I could visualize where the action takes place.

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10/2011
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