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Rock of Ages by Timothy Hallinan
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Jun 14, 2022 | ISBN 9781641292184

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Praise

Praise for Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages, with its breezy pace, nonstop banter and Chandleresque wordplay—‘lips sharp enough to turn a kiss into a paper cut’—proceeds with flair toward a climax that proves unexpectedly moving.”
—Tom Nolan, The Wall Street Journal

“[A] wildly entertaining Los Angeles-set caper . . . [Hallinan’s] insider familiarity with the LA music scene shines through in Rock of Ages.”
BookPage, Starred Review

“Outstanding . . . Hallinan’s sharp-edged prose (a character has ‘lips sharp enough to turn a kiss into a paper cut’) and facility for making even assassins likable enhance a complex puzzle. Both newcomers and fans will be delighted.”
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“[A] toe-tappingly entertaining comic mystery . . . The one-liners come as if fired from a gatling gun in this gem of a novel that will leave Junior’s fans wishing they’d read it a whole lot slower.”
Booklist, Starred Review


“[A] rollicking crime and caper novel . . . Hallinan’s special touch is the family love (with complications) that drives each of his protagonists.”
—Kingdom Books

“The names of the bands are almost worth the price of admission alone, and this behind-the-scenes look at rock and roll is equal parts illuminating and hilarious . . . A first-rate plot and an excellent cast of characters.”
—Kittling Books

“This excellent eighth in the series is great fun.”
—Stop, You’re Killing Me!

Praise for the Junior Bender Mysteries


“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

“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

“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

“Timothy Hallinan’ 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

“Could not stop laughing. Tim Hallinan is sharp as a blade, has a wicked eye for human nature and keeps the reader guessing and rooting for Junior Bender all the way.”
—Helen Simonson, New York Times bestselling author of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

“Run right out and get this book. It’s just fabulous.”
—NPR, Morning Edition

“Burglar Junior Bender may just be our favorite literary P.I.”
Entertainment Weekly

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