Junior Bender
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  • 1
    Crashed: A Junior Bender Mystery, Book 1 | Timothy Hallinan

    Crashed: A Junior Bender Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Timothy Hallinan
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (82)

    Junior Bender is a Los Angeles burglar with a magic touch. Since he first started breaking into houses at age fourteen, he's never once been caught. But now, after twenty-two years building 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 venture, which someone keeps sabotaging.

    Sympathetic thief. Fun read. Exemplary narration.

    I enjoyed this light read because of its humor and its convoluted plot. Yes, it strains credibility, but this is not great literature, just recreatio..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 18 2013 by MidwestGeek (Ann Arbor, MI, United States)
  • 2
    Little Elvises: A Junior Bender Novel, Book 2 | Timothy Hallinan

    Little Elvises: A Junior Bender Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Timothy Hallinan
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (41)

    Junior Bender is back to untangle one of the weirdest mysteries in Tinseltown. LA burglar Junior Bender has, unfortunately, developed a reputation as a competent private investigator for crooks. The unfortunate part about this is that, regardless of whether he solves the crime or not, someone dangerous is going to be unhappy with him - either his suspect or his employer. Now Junior is being bullied into proving aging music-industry mogul Vinnie DiGaudio is innocent of the murder of a nasty tabloid journalist he'd threatened to kill a couple times.

    Perfect Audio "Page Turner"

    I blindly bought this book knowing nothing about the author or the character and was delighted with my choice. The narration is excellent and I prefer..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 09 2014 by Abigail (arlington, VA, United States)
  • 3
    The Fame Thief: A Junior Bender Mystery, Book 3 | Timothy Hallinan

    The Fame Thief: A Junior Bender Mystery, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Timothy Hallinan
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (34)

    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 93 years old, LA burglar Junior Bender is quaking in his boots when Dressler’s henchmen haul him in for a meeting. Dressler wants Junior to solve a crime he believes was committed more than 70 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.

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  • 4
    Herbie's Game: A Junior Bender Mystery, Book 4 | Timothy Hallinan

    Herbie's Game: A Junior Bender Mystery, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Timothy Hallinan
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    It's everyday business when Wattles, the San Fernando Valley's top "executive crook", sets up a hit. He establishes a chain of criminals to pass along the instructions and the money, thereby ensuring that the hitter doesn't know who hired him. Then one day Wattles finds his office safe open and a single item missing: the piece of paper listing the crooks in the chain. When people associated with the chain begin to pop up dead, the only person Wattles can turn to for help is Junior Bender, professional burglar and begrudging private eye for crooks.

    A serious misstep from one of my faves.

    I have loved all of the Poke Rafferty books, which show us the extraordinary vista of Tim Hallinan's talent. On the other hand, I have read a couple o..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 07 2015 by Richard Delman (San Francisco)
  • 5
    King Maybe: The Junior Bender Mysteries, Book 5 | Timothy Hallinan

    King Maybe: The Junior Bender Mysteries, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Timothy Hallinan
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    Los Angeles burglar Junior Bender is in the middle of burgling a house and has just gotten his hands on one of the world's rarest stamps when the job goes terrifically wrong. After barely escaping, Junior realizes the danger is far from over. He's gotten himself on the wrong side of a man whose name is synonymous with violence, and to save his own skin he's set off a chain reaction of blackmail, strong-arming, and escalating crime.

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