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3.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 5 3.60 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stuart M. Kaminsky Narrator: Brian Holsopple Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Toby Peters Mysteries Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781611748512
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Coffins fill the basement of a crumbling Los Angeles movie theater. Five vampires crowd around fading horror idol Bela Lugosi, peppering him with questions. A malfunctioning plastic fang causes one of the undead-wannabes to lisp. The effect is less than fearsome, but Lugosi is terrified, for one of these oddballs has been making threats on his life. He hires Toby Peters to provide security against his unbalanced fans. The detective is not concerned, but he should be. Even fake vampires can kill.

Meanwhile, the Warner brothers contact Peters regarding a murder. A body has surfaced in one of Hollywood’s darker corners, and police suspicion has fallen on one of the studio’s star screenwriters: William Faulkner. As he struggles to balance the murder investigation while protecting Lugosi, Peters finds a thread connecting the two cases. To get Faulkner off the hook, he’ll have to find out who wants to kill Hollywood’s original Dracula.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 12/8/2013

    " Set in 1942 Hollywood. Private Detective Toby Peters tries to protect Bela Lugosi from unknown screen writer William Faulkner or Dracula. Written like an old 1930-40's film noir...enjoy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rich | 10/25/2013

    " If you like mysteries and are a fan of old movies and are familiar with actors of the era Kaminsky's series is set in, you'll love these. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandi | 10/16/2013

    " if you are into mystery with a hollywood twist this series if for you! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed | 9/11/2013

    " Toby Peters w/ Bela Lugosi & William Faulkner "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Honeycarmel | 8/12/2013

    " It was a fun read. I was a bit shocked by the time period and the underground vampire following. I guess because it's so popular now, it never occured to me that it has been around for a long time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacey Lewis | 8/9/2013

    " This book was good, not great. I liked the characters and writing style. I'm looking forward to reading more by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 6/11/2013

    " I have been meaning to read one of Stuart Kaminsky's novels for years now. I won't wait too long before I read another. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Kucharski | 1/8/2013

    " Read this during Halloween time and enjoyed it. It's a fun caper private dick story placed in the 40's. Interesting crime, and a loveable detective who constantly gets punched about. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joe O'c | 11/21/2012

    " Good; Continuing character: Toby Peters; detective helps Bela Lugosi, who is getting threats from another "vampire". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Glenn | 11/17/2012

    " Overwritten at times and not as witty as the book thinks it is. "

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About the Author
Author Stuart M. Kaminsky

Stuart 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.

About the Narrator

Brian Holsopple has been in the voice-over and audio business for more than twenty years. His commercial client list includes Discover Channel, Virginia Lottery, and City Bank of Texas, among others. A winner of the 2007 Publisher’s Weekly Audiobook Award, he has narrated books for Arthur C. Clarke, Henry Wiencek, and Jay Rubenstein.