The Hot Rock
The First Dortmunder Novel
From Library Staff
John Dortmunder is a pessimistic, hard-luck professional thief. He is a nonviolent character who devises schemes that are usually outlandish and over-the-top. This series has a variety of amusing supporting cast members.
The capers ratchet up and up to the utterly absurd in this tale of a professional thief and his compatriots.
This slapstick mystery introduces John Archibald Dortmunder, the thief whose capers never quite come off, as he and his convict friends plot to steal the fabulous Balaboma Emerald. It’s wonderfully amusing with great dialogue. You’ll find yourself rooting for these very competent, lovable crimi... Read More »