A successful burglar, Junior Bender is scared straight by a crooked cop, becoming a private investigator in L.A. instead. He's still not a model citizen, however, and in this series, Bender continues to land in dangerous, often comic quandaries that put his abilities and his moral compass to the test.
Even though Irwin Dressler is 93 years old, Junior Bender is quaking in his boots when this Hollywood mob boss asks him to solve a "crime" committed more than 70 years ago. Dressler's friend, starlet Dolores La Marr, had her reputation destroyed after compromising photos were taken of her at a Las Vegas party, and the old man still wants justice for Dolores and the career she never had. Junior can't help thinking the whole thing is crazy; even if someone did set up Dolores for a fall, they're probably long dead. He can't say no to Irwin Dressler (no one can, really). But in this third outing (after Little Elvises), he starts digging, and finds that some vendettas never die—they only get more vicious.