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The Fame Thief: A Junior Bender Mystery

There are not many people brave enough to say no to Irwin Dressler, Hollywood’s scariest mob boss-turned-movie king. Even though Dressler is ninety-three years old, LA burglar Junior Bender is quaking in his boots when Dressler’s henchman haul him in for a meeting. Dressler wants Junior to solve a “crime” he believes was committed more than 60 years ago, when an old friend of his, once-famous starlet Dolores La Marr, had her career destroyed after compromising photos were taken of her at a Las Vegas party. Dressler wants justice for Dolores and the shining career she never had.
Junior can’t help but think the whole thing is a little crazy. After all, it’s been 70 years. Even if someone did set Dolores up for a fall from grace back then, they’re probably long dead now. But he can't say no to Irwin Dressler (no one can, really). So he starts digging. And what he finds is that some vendettas never die --- they only get more dangerous.

The Fame Thief: A Junior Bender Mystery
by Timothy Hallinan

  • Publication Date: March 4, 2014
  • Genres: Fiction, Mystery
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Soho Crime
  • ISBN-10: 1616952822
  • ISBN-13: 9781616952822