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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Grouped Work ID 921282c2-cca0-158d-e4b8-448f842c2587
Grouping Title mildred pierced
Grouping Author kaminsky stuart m
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display_description Toby 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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series Toby Peters Mysteries
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subject_facet Crawford, 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_display Mildred pierced
title_full Mildred pierced / Stuart M. Kaminsky, Mildred pierced [electronic resource] / Stuart M. Kaminsky
title_short Mildred pierced
topic_facet Crawford, Joan, Electronic books, Fiction, Historical fiction, Motion picture actors and actresses, Murder, Mystery fiction, Peters, Toby (Fictitious character), Private investigators