- Author:Stuart M. Kaminsky
- Publisher:Mysterious Pr (September 1, 1985)
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Stuart M. Kaminsky (September 29, 1934 – October 9, 2009) was an American mystery writer and film professor
Stuart M. Kaminsky (September 29, 1934 – October 9, 2009) was an American mystery writer and film professor. He is known for three long-running series of mystery novels featuring the protagonists Toby Peters, a private detective in 1940s Hollywood (1977-2004); Inspector Porfiry Petrovich Rostnikov, a Moscow police inspector (1981-2010); and veteran Chicago police officer Abe Lieberman (1990-2007).
Bullet for a Star"is the first book in the series and it is one of the best. The action comes fast and furious and the dialogue is snappy and sarcastic. Toby Peters was fired by the Warner brothers 4 years before the story of "Bullet". The PI has done whatever jobs he could get to make ends meet. Warners call Peters into a meeting where they show him pictures of Errol Flynn and an underaged girl. Peters is supposed to handle the cash drop and pick up the negatives. Needless to say, Flynn complicates the ransom drop.
The Bullet for a Star in the title of Stuart Kaminsky’s first Toby Peters’ mystery was intended for Erroll Flynn. I find Peters to be likeable and Kaminsky peppers the books with a ton of Easter eggs for classic movie fans. I found this novel in my local public library, only a few miles away from where Kaminsky teaches (or taught) at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. In his non-writing life, Kaminsky was a professor of Film Stu Stuart Kaminsky in general and Toby Peters in particular are like theater pop-corn.
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Stuart M. Kaminsky Bullet for a Star 1 It was the summer of 1940, a hot August day in the San Fernando Valley, and I had doubts that my ’34 Buick would even get to Warner Brothers. The pistons were making threatening noises, and with four bucks in my wallet and nothing in the bank, I tried to ignore the sound. I was, I hoped, on the way to a jo. totaled my assets and salable qualities as I turned down Barham. Читать онлайн Bullet for a Star.
Toby Peters Mysteries. By (author) Stuart M. Kaminsky. In 1977, when a planned biography of Charlton Heston fell through, Kaminsky wrote Bullet for a Star, his first Toby Peters novel, beginning a fiction career that would last the rest of his life. Kaminsky penned twenty-four novels starring the detective, whom he described as "the anti-Philip Marlowe. In 1981's Death of a Dissident, Kaminsky debuted Moscow police detective Porfiry Rostnikov, whose stories were praised for their accurate depiction of Soviet life.
Bullet for a Star: A Toby Peters Mystery (Book One). The storytelling formula Stuart M. Kaminsky employs in his madcap mysteries featuring low-rent, World War II-era Los Angeles private eye Toby Peters has proved remarkably successful over more than a quarter century. Each entry in this series (beginning with 1977's Bullet for a Star) finds Toby taking on a celebrity client; being beaten silly at least once during the ensuing investigation; contending with a supporting cast of misfits ever eager to supply ludicrous asides; and eventually, despite meager expectations of his genius, unearthing clues enough to expose a murderer.
Bullet for a Star Kaminsky Stuart M. Неизвестно 9781453236802 : The first in a mystery series set in 1940s Hollywood, where a. .As real-life PI Toby Peters meets Bogies Sam Spade, he doesnt fall prey to being star-struck. But he may still fall prey to a killer
As real-life PI Toby Peters meets Bogies Sam Spade, he doesnt fall prey to being star-struck. But he may still fall prey to a killer. If you like your mysteries Sam Spade tough, with tongue in cheek and a touch of the theatrical, then the Toby Peters series is just your ticket. Автор: Kaminsky, Stuart M. Название: To catch a spy ISBN: 0752859374 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780752859378 Издательство: Orion Publishers Рейтинг
One of Hollywood's earliest sex symbols, the whip-smart blonde's star has fallen since the Hays Code down on the racy repartee that made her . The thief is among those in drag, and . Toby Peters has come to tear off his wig.
One of Hollywood's earliest sex symbols, the whip-smart blonde's star has fallen since the Hays Code down on the racy repartee that made her famous. Her latest project is a thinly veiled autobiographical novel, whose only copy is stolen just after she finishes her first draft. Tonight she's having a Mae West party, with every guest a man dressed as her. He's there as a favor to his brother, a brutal cop who had a fling with West when she first moved to Hollywood