Little Elvises

Little Elvises

Book - 2012
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LA burglar Junior Bender has 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.
Publisher: New York : Soho Teen, 2012.
ISBN: 9781616952778
1616952776
Branch Call Number: HALLINAN T
Characteristics: 347 p. ; 20 cm.

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DAN F HAMMANG
Apr 14, 2018

Think of combining Henry James and Robin Williams and setting the result loose on a romp through the nooks and crannies of Los Angeles in the person of Junior Bender, a burglar for our own times. The somewhat strange title quickly makes sense as Hallinan weaves a story that involves our cultural penchant for trying to replicate big successes. I really did laugh out loud and even read a few of the passages out loud to my wife. Junior is hard not to like. It was a treat to read. I will be back for more.

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stephaniedchase
Dec 18, 2013

While in my mind, Junior Bender is no Poke Rafferty, this mystery is very entertaining and has a great neo-Noir/underbelly of Hollywood feel -- fans of Elmore Leonard will enjoy.

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