Mildred pierced

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That down-at-the-heels gumshoe Toby Peters again proves to be “an unblemished delight,” as the Washington Post Book World put it, while his creator, Stuart M. Kaminsky, continues to “make the totally wacky possible” in a zany new Hollywood adventure. Having survived the hire of such movie luminaries as Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, Charlie Chaplin, and Cary Grant, tinsel-town detective Toby finds himself in the employ of an edgy Joan Crawford. Actually, Toby needs Miss Crawford as much as she needs him. His longtime friend and office mate, the mad dentist Sheldon Minck, has been jailed for murder—the victim, his estranged wife, Mildred; the motive, a $200,000 inheritance; the weapon, a crossbow. Only Miss Crawford, the single witness to the crime, can attest to hapless Minck’s innocence. But the former MGM movie queen has just been offered her first film in two years, as the title character in Mildred Pierce, so she is anxious to avoid unpleasant publicity that could cost her the role. So it’s up to Toby to solve the crime, save Minck, and thus keep Miss Crawford’s famous name out of the daily papers.
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display_descriptionToby tries to clear a dentist accused of a medieval murder Though an otherwise unremarkable woman, Mildred Minck has the distinction of being the first citizen of Los Angeles to be murdered by crossbow. The police find her dentist husband, Sheldon, standing over the body with the weapon, swearing that only Joan Crawford can identify the real killer. An insanity defense seems a natural fit, but Sheldon wants his neighbor, private investigator Toby Peters, to prove his innocence. The dentist is telling the truth about one thing: Joan Crawford was there. The silver screen beauty is in the middle of a comeback, and begs Toby to keep her name out of it. She points Toby towards the Survivors of the Future, a merry band of crackpot survivalists that the dentist was hoping to join. Sheldon's new friends want him sprung, but only because they want him dead.
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subject_facetCrawford, Joan, -- 1908-1977 -- Fiction
Electronic books
Historical fiction
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Fiction
Motion picture actors and actresses -- Fiction
Murder -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Peters, Toby (Fictitious character)
Peters, Toby (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Private investigators -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction
title_displayMildred pierced
title_fullMildred pierced / Stuart M. Kaminsky
Mildred pierced [electronic resource] / Stuart M. Kaminsky
title_shortMildred pierced
topic_facetCrawford, Joan
Electronic books
Fiction
Historical fiction
Motion picture actors and actresses
Murder
Mystery fiction
Peters, Toby (Fictitious character)
Private investigators