Catch a Falling Clown (Toby Peters Series #7)

Catch a Falling Clown (Toby Peters Series #7)

by Stuart M. Kaminsky
     
 

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Toby Peters, the Hollywood private eye who has previously saved the likes of Judy Garland, Gary Cooper, and the Marx Brothers, is back. This time there’s trouble under the big top, and his services are required by none other than Emmett Kelly.

A circus elephant has been electrocuted and Kelly fears for his life. Toby goes undercover as a clown and becomes

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Toby Peters, the Hollywood private eye who has previously saved the likes of Judy Garland, Gary Cooper, and the Marx Brothers, is back. This time there’s trouble under the big top, and his services are required by none other than Emmett Kelly.

A circus elephant has been electrocuted and Kelly fears for his life. Toby goes undercover as a clown and becomes entangled with a cast of bizarre characters, including a 250-pound wrestler/poet, a beautiful snake charmer, an immaculately-dressed Swiss midget, and a baffling witness named Alfred Hitchcock. It’s all in a day’s work for Toby Peters, and in another fast-paced Forties-era mad-cap adventure for his fans.

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Library Journal
Blackstone Audio deserves a round of applause for bringing back to life a series of Kaminsky's mysteries written in the 1970s and early 1980s. Although the author has moved on to darker and more convoluted plots in his more recent books, his Toby Peters series was a delight. They were written with more than a dash of humor and featured a variety of improbable real-life characters, ranging from the Marx Brothers to Judy Garland and - in this circus murder mystery - famed clown Emmett Kelly. Just for fun, Alfred Hitchcock also shows up...as a suspect! Someone is wreaking havoc on a small circus; an elephant has been killed, and Kelly narrowly escapes death. Toby reluctantly revisits the town of Mirador where he had a previous run-in with a corrupt sheriff and his violent deputy. In short order, Toby finds himself standing over another dead body, almost gets trampled by yet another elephant, and winds up locked in a cage with a killer gorilla. Reader Tom Parker is an absolute master of voices - his police chief sounds like Strother Martin on Ecstasy - and brings the circus scene to life. A fun, light-weight book for all mystery fans. Recommended for all libraries. - Joseph L. Carlson, Lompoc P.L., CA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780140070224
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/03/1984
Series:
Toby Peters Series, #7
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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