A fatal glass of beer

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W. C. Fields may be Hollywood's reigning jester, but he's no fool. For forty years he's cached over a million dollars of his lucre under assumed names in dozens of banks all over the country. The verdant towns have names like Coshocton, Ohio, and Rifle, Colorado. The noms de guerre have the distinctively Fieldsien ring of Otis Cribblecobblis, Quigley E. Sneersight, and Cormorant Beecham. But now a man who calls himself Lester O. Hipnoodle, a public menace with a maddeningly unspecified score to settle, has somehow lifted the great man's bankbooks and roams the nation cleaning out Field's deposits.America's flying fortresses successfully bomb the Nazi port of Rotterdam. In North Africa, General Montgomery advances on Rommel. British subs sink six Axis ships in the Mediterranean. And Toby Peters, the not always gainfully employed sleuth to the stars, has an assignment - get back Fields's money. From Altoona to Ottumwa, from Panguitch to Lompoc, Toby maneuvers a Cadillac sedan in the company of the martini-tippling, Indian club-juggling, pontificating Fields.Hipnoodle taunts them with tantalizing clues and harries them with the occasional bullet. The ugly specter of the Ku Klux Klan and the immortal profile of John Barrymore cast their enigmatic shadows across their path. As Peters and Fields pursue their quarry, an additional, mysterious desperado lights on their tail, whose interest lies not so much in grabbing Fields's fortune as in cancelling his - and Toby's - accounts. Permanently.
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Grouping Title fatal glass of beer
Grouping Author kaminsky stuart m
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display_description A huckster repeatedly robs a comedian, leading Toby on a cross-country chase The bank accounts are in the names of men like Otis J. Raisincluster, Quigley E. Sneersight, and Cormorant Beecham, but any comedy connoisseur knows that names that nonsensical could come only from the twisted brain of W. C. Fields. When toiling on the vaudeville circuit, the acid-tongued comic actor opened a new account in every town he played, adding up to a mountain of bankbooks and nearly a million dollars squirreled away in banks across the country. When a burglar makes off with a stack of the books, Fields hires private investigator Toby Peters to protect his nest egg. Toby's going on a road trip, and Fields wants to come along for the ride. As the trail winds through the nation's smallest towns, complications pop up in the form of the Amish, John Barrymore, and the Ku Klux Klan. If the thief doesn't kill Toby Peters, W. C. Fields's ceaseless shtick might.
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subject_facet Detective and mystery stories, Electronic books, Fields, W. C. -- (William Claude), -- 1880-1946 -- Fiction, Fields, W. C., -- 1879-1946 -- Fiction, Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction, Mystery fiction, Peters, Toby (Fictitious character), Peters, Toby (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Private investigators -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction, Theft -- Fiction
title_display A fatal glass of beer
title_full A fatal glass of beer / Stuart M. Kaminsky, A fatal glass of beer [electronic resource] / Stuart M. Kaminsky
title_short A fatal glass of beer
topic_facet Detective and mystery stories, Electronic books, Fiction, Fields, W. C, Peters, Toby (Fictitious character), Private investigators, Theft