The Rules of Ten
Ex-cop. Ex-monk.
LA’s newest P.I.

The Rules of Ten

The Rules of Ten is a brand new detective novel series. Tenzing ‘Ten’ Norbu spent many years in a Tibetan monastery before becoming an LA cop. Now he’s going solo as the city’s first Dharma Detective.

Battling old grudges and new cases, Ten has got his work cut out for him. Whether he’s tackling sleazy film stars, on the trail of strange cults or just trying to keep his love life on track, Ten has got to be prepared for what the City of Angels has in store for him.

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Gay Hendricks and Tinker Lindsay’s hardboiled writing has been praised by some of the best in the business:

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  • ‘Refreshingly different characters and dazzling insights when you least expect them’
    --David Michie, author of The Dalai Lama's Cat and The Art of Purring
  • ‘Beautifully written and intricately plotted’
    --Robert Ferrigno, New York Times bestselling author of the Assassin trilogy
  • ‘Savvy, sharp and spiritual ... one of the most compelling detectives I've encountered on the page’
    --Alison Gaylin, Edgar-nominated author of Hide Your Eyes, Heartless, and You Kill Me
  • ‘Crackling with wit, superbly drawn characters, and a blistering plot’
    --Diane Mott Davidson, New York Times bestselling author of The Whole Enchilada
  • ‘Rich with insights into the complexity of human relationships and being alive in this modern-day world’
    --Geneen Roth, author of Women, Food and God
  • ‘Wholly original and very, very real – a great addition to detective fiction’
    --Julie Smith, author of the Skip Langdon series

And it's not just fellow authors who are loving the series... check out all the great reviews on Goodreads below.

Find out more about Gay and Tinker's unique collaboration here, work out which of the Rules of Ten series is right for you here and read about some of the unique places and objects in Ten's caseload here. Click on any of the book covers below to learn more about them.

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