The response to FIELDS WHERE THEY LAY has been a little startling.
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016
“Best Christmas mystery of 2016.”
—Sunday Times (London) “
“Burglar Junior Bender may just be our favorite literary P.I.”
“Comparisons to Raymond Chandler and Donald Westlake are totally deserved . . .”
—Raleigh News & Observer
“Wickedly funny... Somewhere amid all this suspense and uncertainty lies the true meaning of Christmas . . .”
—BookPage, Top Pick for December
“Hallinan deserves to win an Edgar for his ingeniously plotted, often hilarious sixth Junior Bender novel.”
—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
And also . . .
A simple burglary goes wildly astray and leads Junior into a confrontation with Hollywood’s most powerful and least principled man, the studio head known as King Maybe.
A Booklist Top Ten Thriller
“The tricky plot is plenty funny and packed with colorful characters.”
—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review
“Are there too many lovable crooks in contemporary crime fiction? Well, maybe, but one thing’s for sure: they’re all chasing Junior.”
—Booklist, Starred Review
A Booklist Best Book of 2016
A Seattle Times Best Book of 2016
It’s been a very good year.