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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (46 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stuart M. Kaminsky Narrator: Christopher Lane Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Toby Peters Mysteries Release Date: May 2011 ISBN: 9781455171347
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“I’m here,” came a familiar voice.

I turned…and found myself looking at Bette Davis no more than a half a dozen feet in front of me. She strode forward around two couples and stood in front of me with a smile that could kill. The orchestra had picked up the theme and it was hard to hear her as she said, “Why are you following me?”

Why has the fabulous Bette Davis—the best known face in the world behind Roosevelt and Hitler—been kidnapped, not once, not twice, but three times? What in the world does this star abduction have to do with Third Reich designs on America’s plans for a top-secret superbomber? And who else but Hollywood private eye Toby Peters to plunge into this hair-raising adventure in pursuit of the answers?

Spending about a third of his waking time on the phone and another third on his back (usually in hospitals), Peters penetrates a hapless spy ring composed of fourth-rate Tinseltown tough guys. He delves far too deeply for his own good into the bedroom peccadillos of America’s glitter set, and, as bodies stack up around him, he sets off to the rescue of a movie goddess. But who’ll protect Toby Peters from the divine Miss Davis?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Shades of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. If you think Stuart Kaminsky doesn’t have a feeling for the best of both authors, you are in for a surprise.”

    San Diego Union-Tribune

  • “Christopher Lane interprets the story amusingly and does fine character impersonations of crazy old ladies, petty crooks, and brusque if well-meaning cops.”

    Library Journal

  • “Lane does an especially nice job with the crotchety lady’s voice.”

    Kliatt

  • “Another pleasantly foolish outing for Toby Peters…The byplay between Toby and Davis, who stops recycling dialogue from her movies only long enough to get snatched three times, is the high point here.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • #1 NPR Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe O'c | 4/17/2013

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Toby Peters; Bette Davis is the star in trouble this time, as her husband is being blackmailed "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen | 10/31/2012

    " Bette Davis is on the case! (Funny enough this is one of 3 books with the great actress helping solve a murder) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 S. | 1/11/2012

    " Not my favorite of the series. I had a little trouble getting into it. I am also not a huge Bette Davis (Toby Peters' client in this novel). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed | 9/30/2011

    " Toby Peters w/ Bette Davis "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen | 4/17/2011

    " Bette Davis is on the case! (Funny enough this is one of 3 books with the great actress helping solve a murder) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 8/16/2009

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Toby Peters; Bette Davis is the star in trouble this time, as her husband is being blackmailed
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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

Christopher Lane is an award-winning actor, director, and narrator. He is a three-time winner of the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration and recipient of ten AudioFile Earphones Awards.