How nice it is to be favored with another Junior Bender mystery, and so quickly. It seems that I read CRASHED, the first book in the series, just a couple of months ago. I was at a low point mentally, and its combination of unique characterization and quality prose lifted me right back to where I wanted to be. Now comes LITTLE ELVISES to chase away whatever hobgoblins might be lingering in the eaves.
Timothy Hallinan has a practice of creating offbeat, immensely likable protagonists (not entirely unlike their creator) who are instantly memorable and unexpectedly competent. Ju