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Think Fast, Mr. Peters by Stuart M. Kaminsky
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Think Fast, Mr. Peters (1987)

by Stuart M. Kaminsky

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Series: Toby Peters Mysteries (13)

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Hollywood detective Toby Peters is asleep on his floor when the dentist who shares his office calls, wailing that his wife has left him. While on the one hand, Toby is shocked that a woman as unpleasant as Mildred could ever attract a suitor, he's even more surprised by the name of the alleged Lothario: Peter Lorre, the scaly-voiced, bug-eyed Hollywood character actor. Though he can't imagine why the dentist would want her back, Toby agrees to track down his missing wife. He finds Lorre in a greasy spoon near the Warner Brothers' lot, but the actor doesn't know a thing about the missing Mildred. Her boyfriend turns out to be a Peter Lorre impersonator, and by the time Toby finds him, he's doing a very credible imitation of a dead man. The bullet was meant for the real Lorre, who has just become Toby's client--whether Toby likes it or not.… (more)

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Fun little mystery story with a neat trick - add period figures with a surprising degree of detail and realism. I'll look this guy up later. ( )
  HadriantheBlind | Mar 30, 2013 |
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Two German shepherds, named Trudi and Heidi were about to claw their way through the cardboard door to the Victory Window of I. Magnin on Wilshire in the hope that they could tear me into Spam salad.
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