Thriller novelist Timothy Hallinan has landed a book deal with Soho Press’ Soho Crime imprint. The publisher will release the three titles in the Junior Bender series in print format.

Bob Mecoy at the Creative Book Services negotiated the deal with senior editor Juliet Grames. Hallinan had already published the first two installments of this series in eBook format. Lionsgate has acquired the TV and film adaptation rights to the books.

Here’s more about Crashed, the first book in the series. It will hit bookstores on November 13th: “Junior Bender is a Los Angeles burglar with a magic touch. Since he first started breaking into houses when he was fourteen years old, he’s never once been caught. But now, after twenty-two years of 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 movie venture, which someone keeps sabotaging.”

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