A Junior Bender Mystery

Book - 2012
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Quick-talking burglar Junior Bender gets blackmailed into starting a new career as a private investigator for crooks in this hilariousl Hollywood mystery
Junior Bender, a burglar with a magic touch, is being blackmailed into taking on a new freelance job. One of LA's biggest crime bosses is producing a porn movie that someone keeps sabotaging; Junior's job is to figure out who's responsible and keep the movie on track.

The trouble is, he's not sure he can go through with the job, blackmail or no blackmail. The actress lined up to star in the film, Thistle Downing, is an ex-child star who now lives alone in a drug-induced stupor, destitute and uninsurable. This movie would be scandalous fodder for tabloids around the country. Junior knows what he should do--get Thistle out and find her some help--but doing the right thing will land him on the wrong side of some scary people.
Publisher: New York : Soho Crime, c2012.
ISBN: 9781616952747
Characteristics: 356 p. ; 20 cm.


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Jan 30, 2017

Entertaining read, good writing, but how does an ultra-clever fellow like Junior Bender get set up so incredibly easily at the beginning of the book, which sets the stage for the story? Kind of defies even suspension of disbelief.

Jan 28, 2017

Crashed was clever and funny! I liked the characters, and the plot was quite intricate. Junior is a burglar with a heart of gold. As I started this book, I felt guilty for not reading something more serious in these serious times, but the longer I read the more immersed I became. Junior is manipulated into working for a crime syndicate leader, and the plot twists just keep coming. Junior is funny, and the book has a satisfying ending. I give this book 4-4.5 stars, and I would definitely read another book in this series.


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