Poor butterfly: a Toby Peters mystery

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A 1940s Hollywood gumshoe heads to San Francisco to foil a very real phantom of the opera in this &;believable and entertaining&; mystery (Publishers Weekly).   1942 is a dangerous year to stage Madama Butterfly. Although Puccini&;s masterpiece is a perennial favorite of the San Francisco opera crowd, its sympathetic depiction of a Japanese girl causes tension a year after Pearl Harbor. Newspaper editorialists rage against the production, opera buffs picket the theater, and a note appears nailed to the house door, threatening violence against cast and crew.   But someone is doing more than making idle threats&;a self-styled phantom of the opera. When a workman on the opera house renovation is killed, the maestro, Leopold Stokowski, the conductor who starred in Disney&;s Fantasia, calls Hollywood PI Toby Peters to catch a madman.   With two days to go before opening night, the attacks are building to a crescendo. As Peters hunts for the phantom, he falls for one of the company starlets. But they must tread lightly, or face a finale far more tragic than anything dreamed of by Puccini.   &;Hardly a pause separates the frightful, madly comic and nostalgic incidents made believable and entertaining in Kaminsky&;s artful handling&; (Publishers Weekly).
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Historical fiction
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Opera -- Fiction
Peters, Toby (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Private investigators -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction
title_displayPoor butterfly
title_fullPoor butterfly : a Toby Peters mystery [electronic resource] / Stuart M. Kaminsky
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Peters, Toby (Fictitious character)
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