To Catch A Spy

To Catch A Spy

A Toby Peters Mystery

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
While trying to deliver a package at the behest of film superstar Cary Grant, private detective Toby Peters stumbles upon a corpse and joins forces with the movie star to follow a trail of clues that leads them to a gang of Nazi sympathizers and a confontation with a forbidable murderer.

Perseus Publishing
With a hilarious new Hollywood thriller and in the hire of the urbane, amusing screen star Cary Grant, private investigator Toby Peters continues a madcap career that has cast him as sleuth to such movie luminaries as Humphrey Bogart, the Marx Brothers, Bette Davis, Mae West, and Charlie Chaplin. Like many a movie mystery, this one begins in the middle of the night, when Toby, trying to deliver a package at Grant’s behest, finds himself with a corpse on his hands, a lump on his head, and an odd message from a dying man. Now in pursuit of a murderer, Toby and Grant, who proves to be no less acrobatic than he is resourceful, follow a trail of clues that leads them eventually to a den of Nazi sympathizers and finally to a nighttime confrontation on a mountaintop with a very determined and formidably well-armed killer. As always, Toby can count on the aid of his friends: the unsanitary dentist Shelly Minck, with whom Toby shares an office; the huge wrestler-turned-poet Jerry Butler; the suave Swiss little person Gunther Whertman, who has mastered as many languages as he has skills; and Mrs. Irene Plaut, Toby’s daffy but dogged landlady. As always, too, all four lend Toby their loyalty and support, although they are more likely to add to the chaos. “Kaminsky has such a good time writing, and he so loves the period, that the reader is swept along willy-nilly.”—New York Times Book Review “Makes the totally wacky possible.... Peters [is] an unblemished delight.”—Washington Post

With a hilarious new Hollywood thriller and in the hire of the urbane, amusing screen star Cary Grant, private investigator Toby Peters continues a madcap career that has cast him as sleuth to such movie luminaries as Humphrey Bogart, the Marx Brothers, Bette Davis, Mae West, and Charlie Chaplin. Like many a movie mystery, this one begins in the middle of the night, when Toby, trying to deliver a package at Grant's behest, finds himself with a corpse on his hands, a lump on his head, and an odd message from a dying man. Now in pursuit of a murderer, Toby and Grant, who proves to be no less acrobatic than he is resourceful, follow a trail of clues that leads them eventually to a den of Nazi sympathizers and finally to a nighttime confrontation on a mountaintop with a very determined and formidably well-armed killer. As always, Toby can count on the aid of his friends: the unsanitary dentist Shelly Minck, with whom Toby shares an office; the huge wrestler-turned-poet Jerry Butler; the suave Swiss little person Gunther Whertman, who has mastered as many languages as he has skills; and Mrs. Irene Plaut, Toby's daffy but dogged landlady. As always, too, all four lend Toby their loyalty and support, although they are more likely to add to the chaos. "Kaminsky has such a good time writing, and he so loves the period, that the reader is swept along willy-nilly."—New York Times Book Review "Makes the totally wacky possible.... Peters [is] an unblemished delight."—Washington Post


Blackwell North Amer
After a triumphant return in A Few Minutes Past Midnight, Hollywood gumshoe Toby Peters - who has played sleuth to such movie luminaries as Humphrey Bogart, the Marx Brothers, Bette Davis, Mae West, and Charlie Chaplin - takes the twenty-second outing of his madcap career with the jaunty, urbane screen star Cary Grant.
The assignment seems to be simple enough in this zany new Hollywood thriller. Grant merely wants Toby to deliver a package and pick up an envelope. Where turns out to be Elysian Park, and when the middle of the night. At the critical moment of the exchange, however, a shot rings out and Toby finds himself with a corpse on his hands, a lump on his head, grass in his mouth, and a dying man's words - the name George Hall - on his mind. Now in pursuit of a murderer, Toby and Grant, who proves to be no less acrobatic than he is resourceful, follow a trail of clues that leads them soon to a second dead body (it's not George Hall), eventually to a nest of Nazi sympathizers, and finally to a nighttime confrontation with a quite determined and well-armed killer on the grounds of an estate at the very edge of Laurel Canyon.

Baker
& Taylor

While trying to deliver a package for film superstar Cary Grant, private detective Toby Peters stumbles upon a corpse and joins forces with the movie star to follow a trail of clues that leads them to a gang of Nazi sympathizers.

Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2002
Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf ed
ISBN: 9780786710232
0786710233
Branch Call Number: F KAM
Characteristics: 230 p. ; 24 cm

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