Bullet for a Star (Toby Peters Series #1)

Bullet for a Star (Toby Peters Series #1)

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by Stuart M. Kaminsky
     
 

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Toby Peters looked at the glossy photograph. Yes that was Errol Flynn in the picture. And, yes, there was a girl with him... a very young girl. They were both birthday naked, and seemed to be enjoying themselves. No wonder Flynn and Warner Brothers were nervous-if the photograph wasn't a fake, the studio's investment in the star was in serious jeopardy.
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Toby Peters looked at the glossy photograph. Yes that was Errol Flynn in the picture. And, yes, there was a girl with him... a very young girl. They were both birthday naked, and seemed to be enjoying themselves. No wonder Flynn and Warner Brothers were nervous-if the photograph wasn't a fake, the studio's investment in the star was in serious jeopardy.
Toby found the picture where he was supposed to find it. He wasn't planning to get hit on the head, though, or to find a corpse when he awoke. The first of a series of corpses, scattered all over Hollywood.
The trail Toby follows in order to clear Flynn-and himself-takes him throughout the film colony and finally onto the set of THE MALTESE FALCON, where Bogie, Lorre, and Greenstreet find themselves playing roles that aren't rehearsed-but whose execution has to be picture perfect.

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ISBN-13:
9780446400619
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
12/01/1991
Series:
Toby Peters Series, #1
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
4.22(w) x 6.81(h) x 0.54(d)

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Bullet for a Star 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Main character survives all attacks, a bit liike James Bond, but continuallly makes stupid mistakes nor at all like Bond. I read till the end, luckily it is ashort story.
RobertDowns More than 1 year ago
I like the pictures. A lot. I’m not ashamed to admit it either, because I don’t think liking the pictures and liking books are mutually exclusive. And I love a good, strong hardboiled character as much as the next guy. So reading about Errol Flynn and Peter Lorre, along with a Gary Cooper cameo appearance, made this one extremely enticing book reading experience. The details felt spot-on, as dames and broads and abercrombies filled nearly every page. And I found myself skipping along to the end. BULLET FOR A STAR went down easier than a Jack and Coke, and I was drunk with passion and on a nicotine-induced high throughout much of this tale. Had it been any longer, I might have been forced to stumble home. Toby Peters may not have had two dimes in his pocket, but he totally won my heart with his stick-to-itiveness and well-timed comebacks. He may have been swinging from the rafters as he tried to put the pieces of the mystery together, but that that didn’t keep him from a well-placed kick or a hard right. As for the mystery itself, it proved an enticing tale, but this novel felt more at home inside the studios and name-dropping actors and actresses and taking its action both inside and outside the bedroom. In the end, that was more than fine with me, as this was one tale that I breezed through faster than a New Mexico sandstorm. Robert Downs Author of Falling Immortality: Casey Holden, Private Investigator
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You'll like this series that take you back to the 1940's and Hollywood. You'll feel like you're watching an old movie. Well writen and has you looking forward to the next book.
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