To Catch a Spy

To Catch a Spy

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Hollywood gumshoe Toby Peters - who has played sleuth to such movie luminaries as Humphrey Bogart, the Marx Brothers, Bette Davis, Mae West and Charlie Chaplin - now finds himself working for Cary Grant. The assignment seems simple enough - Grant merely wants Toby to deliver a package and pick up an envelope at Elysian Park in the middle of the night. But at the critical moment of the exchange, a shot rings out and Toby finds himself with a corpse on his hands, a lump on his head, grass in his mouth and a dying man's words - the name George Hall - on his mind. Now in pursuit of a murderer, Toby and Cary Grant follow a trail of clues that leads them to a second dead body, a nest of Nazi sympathisers, and finally to a nighttime confrontation with a determined and well-armed killer on the grounds of an estate at the edge of Laurel Canyon. As always, Toby can count on the aid of his friends: a melancholy dentist; a huge wrestler-turned-poet; a suave, multilingual, Swiss little person; and Mrs Irene Plaut, Toby's daffy but dogged landlady.
All four lend Toby their dubious talents in a riotous plot that brings the hapless private eye and unflappable Cary Grant to a genuinely cliffhanging climax.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 165 x 244 x 27mm | 517g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752856006
  • 9780752856001

About Stuart M. Kaminsky

Stuart Kaminsky is the prolific, award-winning author of more than seventy novels, including ongoing series featuring Russian policeman Porfiry Rostnikov, Chicago cop Abe Liberman, Hollywood sleuth Toby Peters, and Jim Rockford of TV's Rockford Files. He lives in Florida.
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