Order of Bernie Rhodenbarr Books
Bernie Rhodenbarr is a fictional character created by American novelist Lawrence Block. Rhodenbarr is a NYC thief who is an expert lockpick who loves the thrill of breaking and entering. The series is lighter in tone than Block’s Matt Scudder series. The novel The Burglar in the Closet was (loosely) adapted into the film Burglar starring Whoopi Goldberg as “Bernice.” Needless to say, Block was displeased with this adaptation.
The Bernie Rhodenbarr series began with Burglars Can’t Be Choosers in 1977. Below is a list of Lawrence Block’s Bernie Rhodenbarr books in order of when they originally published (and in chronological order):
Publication Order of Bernie Rhodenbarr Books
Note: The Burglar Who Smelled Smoke was co-authored by Lynne Wood Block.