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BeschreibungToby joins forces with a famous PI to save a general from embarrassment. The uniformed man standing before Toby Peters is General Douglas MacArthur, a soldier who considers himself the only man who can defeat the Japanese. But though he may be all-powerful in the South Pacific, today he is in Los Angeles with a problem only a detective can solve. The general has an eye on a post-war promotion to the White House, and an aide has stolen his war chest, his donor list, and a handful of embarrassing private letters. To get them back, Toby may need some help. Lucky for him, he+s just met Dashiell Hammett, one of the finest crime novelists of all time. Dodging his mistress while he+s waiting to rejoin the army, Dash needs amusement and thinks Toby+s case sounds like a lark. In fact, the assignment proves dangerous. Toby may not be a soldier, but he+s finally gotten a chance to die at a general+s whim. About the Author. Stuart M. Kaminsky (1934-2009) was one of the most prolific crime fiction authors of the last four decades. Born in Chicago, he spent his youth immersed in pulp fiction and classic cinema - two forms of popular entertainment which he would make his life+s work. After college and a stint in the army, Kaminsky wrote film criticism and biographies of the great actors and directors of Hollywood+s Golden Age. In 1977, when a planned biography of Charlton Heston fell through, Kaminsky wrote Bullet for a Star, his first Toby Peters novel, beginning a fiction career that would last the rest of his life. Kaminsky penned twenty-four novels starring the detective, whom he described as "the anti-Philip Marlowe.- In 1981+s Death of a Dissident, Kaminsky debuted Moscow police detective Porfiry Rostnikov, whose stories were praised for their accurate depiction of Soviet life. His other two series starred Abe Lieberman, a hardened Chicago cop, and Lew Fonseca, a process server. In all, Kaminsky wrote more than sixty novels. He died in St. Louis in 2009. Review quote. "Impressive. . . . Kaminsky has staked a claim to a piece of the Russian turf. . . . He captures the Russian scene and characters in rich detail.- - The Washington Post Book World. "Quite simply the best cop to come out of the Soviet Union since Martin Cruz Smith+s Arkady Renko in Gorky Park.- - The San Francisco Examiner. "Stuart Kaminsky+s Rostnikov novels are among the best mysteries being written.- - The San Diego Union-Tribune. "For anyone with a taste for old Hollywood B-movie mysteries, Edgar winner Kaminsky offers plenty of nostalgic fun . . . The tone is light, the pace brisk, the tongue firmly in cheek.- - Publishers Weekly. "Marvelously entertaining.- - Newsday. "Makes the totally wacky possible . . . Peters [is] an unblemished delight.- - Washington Post. "The Ed McBain of Mother Russia.- - Kirkus Reviews.
Untertitel: The Toby Peters Mysteries 14. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Mysterious Press at Bastei Entertainment
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2015
Seitenanzahl: 184 Seiten
Format: epub eBook