Street Music (A Poke Rafferty Novel #9) (Hardcover)

By Timothy Hallinan

Soho Crime, 9781641291231, 384pp.

Publication Date: May 12, 2020

List Price: 27.95*
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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 hang 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.

About the Author

Timothy Hallinan has been nominated for the Edgar, Nero, Shamus, Macavity and Silver Dagger awards. He is the author of twenty widely praised books, including the Simeon Grist Los Angeles mysteries, the Poke Rafferty Bangkok thrillers and the Junior Bender Hollywood burglar novels, including Herbie’s Game, winner of the Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery. After years of working in the television and music industries, he now writes full-time. He lives in California and Thailand.

Praise For Street Music (A Poke Rafferty Novel #9)

Praise for the Poke Rafferty Thrillers

“You could drown in the waves of corruption that surge through Timothy Hallinan’s Bangkok mysteries.”
—The New York Times Book Review

“Absorbing . . . Poke proves up to correcting the wrongs he sets out to right.”
The Wall Street Journal

“A fast-paced, compelling tale, but also, on every level, a fine literary read. [Hallinan’s] characters are fully drawn, his Bangkok beautifully evoked, his understanding of the complexities of the human condition so obvious and so full of compassion.”
—William Kent Krueger, Edgar Award-winning author of Ordinary Grace
“A bravura performance . . . that never loses the rhythm of its characters’ beating hearts.” 
Booklist, Starred Review