2011 Edgar nominee Timothy Hallinan's six novels featuring erudite Los Angeles private eye Simeonn Grist have become cult favorites, now available for the first time since the 1990s. In the fourth book, INCINERATOR, Grist comes up against his most terrifying adversary, a madman who's setting fire to the homeless. As Simeon is drawn into the case —-very much against his will — he realizes that the Incinerator had a huge advantage. Somewhere, years ago, the two of them met, and the Incinerator has been nursing hatred and resentment for years. Now, as helpless people burst into flame on Skid Row, Simeon has to scour the wastelands of Los Angeles, and his own past, looking for the face of a killer.