- 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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1 current hold with 3 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Climax Public Library||M HAL (Text)||33500012817482||New||Available||-|
|Mahnomen Public Library||M HAL (Text)||33500012817490||New||Checked out||01/03/2019|
|Karlstad LINK Site||HAL (Text)||35500006112278||New||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781616957483
- ISBN: 1616957484
- Physical Description: pages cm.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Soho Crime, 2018.
|Summary, etc.:|| "Los Angeles burglar Junior Bender has a rule about never taking a job that pays too well--in the criminal underworld, if someone is offering you more money than a job is worth, someone is going to end up dead. But he's bending his rule this one time because he and his girlfriend, Ronnie, are in desperate need of cash so they can hire a top-notch kidnapper to snatch Ronnie's two-year-old son back from her evil ex. The whole thing is pretty complicated, and has Junior on edge. The parameters of his too-well-paying job do nothing to calm his nerves. A nameless woman in an orange wig has offered Junior fifty grand--twenty-five up front--to break into the abandoned house of a recently deceased 97-year-old recluse, Daisy Horton, and steal a doll from the woman's collection. Junior knows no doll is worth $50k, so he figures there must be something hidden inside the doll that can get him in a heap of trouble. It takes Junior less time than he would have hoped to realize he's not the only person looking for the doll. When an old friend ends up murdered, Junior decides he will stop at nothing to figure out who the woman in the orange wig is, and why she wants the doll so bad she's leaving a trail of bodies in her wake"-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 October #2
Junior Bender, a careful and talented thief, doubles as a sleuth with a special clientele: other crooks in need of under-the-table detective work. This time, though, the crook with a problem is Junior himself. It all stems from breaking one of his own rules: never take a job if you're being offered too much money. And $50K for stealing a doll from the abandoned house of a deceased widow is definitely too much money. Naturally, it goes bad, first when Junior finds another thief in the house, also hired to find the doll, and then, when Thief Number Two, who happens to be a friend of Junior's, is killed shortly after exiting the premises. Junior wants to avenge his friend's death and, in the process, find the damn doll. This installment of the unfailingly entertaining series is a bit darker than fans might expect from a Junior caper. Still, while the frenetic action leaves little time for the tomfoolery we love, Junior's musings on everything from silverware to first editions are again a delight, and his band of Holmesian Irregulars continues to steal scenes as effortlessly as Junior lifts a diamond tiara. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.
Timothy Hallinan has been nominated for the Edgar, Nero, Shamus, Macavity, and Silver Dagger awards. He is the author of twenty-two widely praised books, including the Poke Rafferty Bangkok thrillers, most recently Fools’ River, and the Junior Bender Hollywood burglar mysteries, including Herbie’s Game, winner of the Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery. After years of working in the television and music industries, he now writes full-time. He lives in California and Thailand.
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