Tim Hallinan is one of my favorite writers. He has been ever since I picked up his first Poke Rafferty mystery, A Nail Through the Heart. He writes good, solid mysteries that keep you guessing (and worrying). He brings the culture and people of Thailand to life. He's versatile, writing another series featuring a cat burglar in Los Angeles. And he can write characters that bring you to your knees. Having met him, talked with him, and heard him talk about various incidents in his life that inspired him, Hallinan has done a lot to open my eyes to the magic that occurs when someone as talented as he starts creating stories.
I knew this book was going to be the last Poke Rafferty mystery, and although that made me a bit sad, I still had a big smile on my face when the book's particulars became available to all and sundry. Let's take a look at Street Music...
|Available April 7, 2020!|
"The conclusion to Timothy Hallinan’s Edgar Award-nominated Poke Rafferty series set in Thailand—a ticking-clock thriller about the most dangerous facets of Bangkok’s seedy underbelly.
Poke Rafferty’s hand-made intercultural family is disrupted in unexpectedly complicated ways by the birth of his son, littering their small Bangkok apartment with emotional land mines. At the same time, the most cantankerous member of the small gang of Old Bangkok Hands who hangs out at The Expat Bar suddenly goes missing under suspicious circumstances. Engaged in the search for the missing American and the challenges of life with a newborn, Rafferty misses the fact that he’s being followed by someone who puts his whole life in Thailand at risk."
Having been fortunate enough to attend Tim's most recent event at my favorite bookstore, I am really looking forward to meeting a new character, the character who inspired the title of the book.
All you Hallinan fans, take note of Street Music's release date. To those who haven't met Poke Rafferty, there's no time like the present. These are marvelous books!