He Done Her Wrong (Toby Peters Series #8) by Stuart M. Kaminsky
As a private eye, Toby Peters has had some pretty impressive clients over the years, but none of them has been quite as memorable as his latest: a tough-as-nails, sharp-witted, damsel-in-distress named Mae West. Mae, it seems, has discovered that her only copy of her sizzling autobiography is missing. Without hesitation, Peters agrees to track it down.
But after taking a beating from a man named Ressnera thief, a master of disguise, and, even more dangerous, a frustrated actorPeters realizes that his job is just beginning.
Following the trail of Mae's scandalous memoirs soon leads Peters into the midst of a family feud of Herculean proportions, and a California sanitarium from which he must make a daring escape worthy of Ressner himself...