The melting clock: a toby peters mystery

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Time is running out for surrealist painter Salvador Dalí and a 1940s Hollywood PI: &;Fast-paced, well-plotted, consistently funny&; (The Philadelphia Inquirer).   Talk about surreal! An ax-wielding monk hacks at a door, while on the other side private detective Toby Peters is running as fast as his recently broken leg will allow, alongside Salvador Dalí, dressed in a rabbit suit, repeatedly muttering &;grasshoppers&; as they try to make their escape.   It all started when Dalí hired a gang of burglars to steal three of his own paintings&;a publicity stunt that spiraled out of control when the thieves refused to give the missing masterpieces back. Dalí hired Peters to find the artwork, but now it seems the pair may have painted themselves into a corner.   &;The flamboyant prankster-artist [Dalí] holds his own among the hero&;s circle of zany friends in Mr. Kaminsky&;s Technicolor fantasy of 1940&;s Hollywood.&; &;The New York Times   &;Once again Kaminsky mixes the real&;in this case the surreal&;with the fictional for a quick-paced, clever revisionist Hollywood romp.&; &;Publishers Weekly
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display_descriptionA prank by a flamboyant Spanish artist could cost Toby Peters his life An ax-wielding monk hacks at the door. Toby Peters is on the other side, running as fast as his recently broken leg will allow. Alongside him is Salvador Dalí, dressed in a rabbit suit, insistently muttering "grasshoppers" as they try to make their escape. Dalí insists on being carried across the lawn, so Peters hobbles along with the surrealist in his arms. They get in the car just as the monk chops down the front door. The car doesn't start, and the monk charges silently, the ax in the air. This is not the strangest thing that has happened to Toby Peters this week. Life has been odd ever since the call came from Dalí's wife. Peters, suffering from post-New Year's malaise, was happy to look into the theft of three of Dalí's paintings. He had no idea that the investigation might end with his face being turned into abstract art.
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subject_facetElectronic books
Historical fiction
Mystery fiction
Peters, Toby (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Private investigators -- California -- Fiction
title_displayThe melting clock
title_fullThe melting clock : a toby peters mystery [electronic resource] / Stuart M. Kaminsky
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Peters, Toby (Fictitious character)
Private investigators