Timothy Hallinan is the Edgar- and Macavity-nominated author of thirteen widely praised books, including The Fear Artist, Crashed, Little Elvises, and The Fame Thief. After years of working in Hollywood, television, and the music industry, he now writes fulltime. He divides his time between California and Thailand. i>From the Hardcover edition.
Praise for the Junior Bender Series "Timothy Hallinan's The Fame Thief has everything I've come to expect in a Hallinan novel: indelible, complex characters, fantastic plot, and moments of hold-your-breath suspense." --Charlaine Harris, author of the New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series "A modern-day successor to Raymond Chandler." --Los Angeles Daily News "If Carl Hiaasen and Donald Westlake had a literary love child, he would be Timothy Hallinan. The Edgar nominee's laugh-out-loud new crime series featuring Hollywood burglar-turned-private eye Junior Bender has breakout written all over it... A must-read." --Julia Spencer-Fleming, New York Times bestselling author of One Was a Soldier "Junior Bender is today's Los Angeles as Raymond Chandler might have written it. Tim [Hallinan] is a master at tossing out the kind of hard-boiled lines that I wish I thought of first." --Bruce DeSilva, Macavity & Edgar Award-winning author of Rogue Island "This is Hallinan at the top of his game. It's laugh-out-loud funny without ever losing any of its mystery. It's a whole new style and I love it. Junior Bender--a crook with a heart of gold--is one of Hallinan's most appealing heroes, rich with invention, and brimming with classic wit. I can't recommend it highly enough." --Shadoe Stevens, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson "Hallinan is a stunning talent." --Gregg Hurwitz, author of They're Watchingss