Biography

Timothy Hallinan

Timothy Hallinan is the Edgar- and Macavity-nominated author of many 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.

Timothy Hallinan

Books by Timothy Hallinan

by Timothy Hallinan - Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

Poke Rafferty is happier than he’s ever been. He’s financially solvent, his family is about to grow larger, and his adopted Thai daughter, Miaow, seems to have settled in at junior high school. All that is endangered when Miaow and her boyfriend, Andrew, buy a stolen iPhone from a shady vendor and discover photographs of two dead police officers on it—disgraced officers, violently murdered to avenge the long-dead. Surrounding the murder investigation is a conspiracy that reaches the top rungs of Bangkok law enforcement, and perhaps beyond.

by Timothy Hallinan - Fiction, Hard-boiled Mystery, Mystery

Junior Bender, the clown prince of crime fiction, returns in his most hard-boiled adventure yet --- a tale that will take him deep into a murderous conspiracy in present-day Los Angeles and uncover an increasingly confusing legacy of his burglar-mentor, Herbie Mott, who until very recently was always one step ahead of just about everybody.

by Timothy Hallinan - Fiction, Mystery

Few people can say no to 93-year-old Irwin Dressler, Hollywood’s scariest mob boss-turned-movie king. Dressler wants LA burglar Junior Bender to solve a “crime” committed over 60 years ago, when his friend Dolores La Marr’s career was destroyed over some controversial photos of her at a Las Vegas party. What Junior finds as he starts digging is that some vendettas never die --- they only get more dangerous.

by Timothy Hallinan - Thriller

An accidental collision on a Bangkok sidewalk goes very wrong when the man who ran into Rafferty dies in his arms, but not before saying three words: Helen Eckersley. Cheyenne. Seconds later, the police arrive, denying that the man was shot. As he learns more about his situation, it becomes apparent that he's been caught on the margins of the war on terror, and that his opponent is a virtuoso artist whose medium is fear.

by Timothy Hallinan - Fiction, Mystery

LA burglar Junior Bender is being bullied into proving that aging music industry mogul Vinnie DiGaudio is innocent of the murder of a nasty tabloid journalist he had threatened to kill. It doesn’t help that the dead journalist’s pretty widow is trying to get Junior to mix pleasure with business. Just as the investigation is spiraling out of control, Junior's hard-drinking landlady begs him to solve the disappearance of her daughter, who got involved with a very questionable character.

by Timothy Hallinan - Fiction, Mystery

Junior Bender is a Los Angeles burglar with a magic touch. Since he first started breaking into houses when he was 14 years old, he’s never once been caught. But now, after 22 years of an exemplary career, Junior has been blackmailed by Trey Annunziato, one of the most powerful crime bosses in LA, into acting as a private investigator on the set of Trey’s porn movie venture, which someone keeps sabotaging.

by Timothy Hallinan - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

An accidental collision on a Bangkok sidewalk goes very wrong when the man who ran into Poke Rafferty dies in his arms, but not before saying three words: Helen Eckersley. Cheyenne. Little does Rafferty know that he's about to be caught on the margins of the war on terror, and that his opponent is a virtuoso artist whose medium is fear.