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Timothy Hallinan

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I'm a thriller and mystery novelist who divides his time between Los Angeles and Southeast Asia, primarily Thailand, where I've has lived off and on for more than twenty years. As of now, I've had seventeen books published by major imprints.

My newest, THE HOT COUNTRIES (October 2014), is the seventh in a series of Bangkok thrillers about an American travel writer named Poke Rafferty and his small interracial family. It is currently getting some phenomenal reviews, I'm happy to say.

In April 2016 Soho Crime will publish KING MAYBE, the fifth in a series of mysteries featuring a Los Angeles burglar named Junior Bender. The first, CRASHED, came out in November of 2012 and the second, LITTLE ELVISES, was released by Soho Crime in Jannuary of th
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Crashed (Junior Bender, #1)

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“Life is a gift. If we don't live it well, we are being ungrateful. And we have to love the ones who journey with us." (A Nail Through the Heart)”
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“What was it like, being married to six actresses?"

"Like being married to one of them. They're all pretty much alike."

"Why'd you keep doing it, then?"

"Hope is the thing with feathers," Trent said, "that tickles your scrotum at the moments when you most need a clear head.”
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Timothy Hallinan Hey, Beth -- we scribblers have to stick together.


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Beth Hi Timothy,
Thanks for befriending this fellow author on Goodreads!


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