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out the plot a little to easily and the book was nearly as well crafted as 1 in the series but it is nonetheless a wonderfully fun book to read I am an unrepentant sucker for etective stories set in old Hollywood Chandler was undoubtedly my gateway The Pocket Guide to Action drug before I moved on to James Ellroy Ross MacDonald Megan Abbott Megan Io really enjoy your new teen focused novels but if you want to write another noir feminist Hollywood mystery for old time s sake I ll be first in line Of course when I Algorithms for Clustering Data (Prentice Hall Advanced Reference Series : Computer Science) discovered the existence of Stuart Kaminsky s Toby Peters novels I was absolutely going to add him to the list This is Hollywoodetective fiction with actual movie
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Stars And Geeky Film References Rolled In and geeky film references rolled in kind of thing thenBut as much as I liked the first volume in this series Bullet For A Star I id have a pause before I picked up the follow up The first volume had a tense scene of revelation actually take place on the set of Sam Spade s office in The Maltese Falcon on the Warner Bros lot while it ended with a phone call from Judy Garland asking Toby Peters to meet her at the yellow brick road I was worried
that as much as I liked it it was going to turn into a smart alecky set as much as I Introduction to African American Studies d liked it it was going to turn into a smart alecky set books interested in in jokes and star spotting than giving the reader properetective fictionI needn t have frettedYes we have Garland Clark Gable and Raymond Chandler in the cast of character but actually we get a book here with a surprising amount of heft It feels properly hard boiled with tough guys tough My Lover dames and a twisting mystery that has an undercurrent of real menace Hollywood itself is indeed a character but it s a character like New York is for Mike Hammer Itoesn t over whelm all else Okay it s easy to guess who Alcohol Addiction did it and that s undeniably a flaw though maybe one that s improved upon in subseuent volumes but this is still aamn fine thriller that feels like Mobilizing New York detective story first and Hollywood pasticheistant second If you get chance please visit my blog at frjamesoncomLIke my Facebook pageOr follow me on Twitter or Instagram frjameson. Than Clark Gable Raymond Chandler and Judy Garland It's a treacherous trail of clues that Peters must follow; one as winding as the Yellow Brick Road and Aspects of South African Literature deadlier than a field of poppies Butoes Toby Peters possess enough brains heart and courage to solve this bizarre case before he becomes the latest victim of Hollywood's new Wicked Witch of the West.
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sweet spot with a compellingly readable book that s powered by a likeable protagonist and Kaminsky s knowledgespot with a compellingly readable book that s powered by a likeable protagonist and Kaminsky s knowledge film history It s not great literature But the pages turn and you look for the Easter eggs "to keep popping up And that is not a bad thingAnd ead "keep popping up And that is not a bad thingAnd Social Media in Academia dead Another period piece Murder On The Yellow Brick Road was written in 1978 and set in Hollywood of the 1940s and the recently released film The Wizard of Oz A Munchkin is murdered and PI Toby Peters is asked to find out whoid it and why while keeping the whole business out of the news Kaminsky weaves real life characters Judy Garland Raymond Chandler Clark Gable and Louis B Mayer into an interesting and entertaining mystery and provides a nostalgic look at the glamour of Hollywood past I ll look for in this older series nice little mystery by Kamisky set on the MGM sound stage Dream Save Do: Life is Short, Live Your Dream during filming of Wizard of Oz Solid second entry in Stuart M Kaminsky s series of 1940s Hollywood based mysteries featuring private investigator Toby Peters Picking up immediately following the end of BULLET FOR A STAR this outing finds Peters attempting to unravel a mystery involving the murder of a former Munchkin whose body had been found on one of the old sets from THE WIZARD OF OZ An engaging tale well told I llefinitely be back for A call from Judy Garland leads Toby Peters to the MGM lot and the sets for The Wizard of Oz seldom used since a year has passed since the picture was released But there Toby finds the body of a little person in Munchkin costume something the studio would like to keep as uiet as possible So Toby takes on the case interviewing witnesses including Clark Gable and Victor Fleming aided at one point by an enterprising young suspense writer named Raymond Chandler harassed by his brother an irascible LAPD lieutenant and targeted by the killer A fun read that introd. Someone had murdered a Munchkin The little man was lying on his back in the middle of the yellow brick road with his startled eyes looking into the overhead lights of an MGM sound stage He might have looked kind of cute in a tinsel town way if it hadn't been for the knife sticking out of his chest The year is 1940 and Los Angeles based private eye Toby.
Read & Download Ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Û Stuart M. KaminskyUces characters who continue through the series I really liked this story better than the first and I like Kaminsky s writing style I am going to check out some of his other series and continue on with the next Toby Peters book The Toby Peters novels are solid three star mysteries but I like to give them an extra star because
the gimmick of having golden age celebrities in this case Judy Garland and Raymond Chandler running around and interactinggimmick of having golden age celebrities in this case Judy Garland and Raymond Chandler running around and interacting the plot is just so fun A good bit of fun Bit light on plot but some great ialogue in the vein of Chandlers Phillip Marlowe Raymond Chandler in fact "MAKES A CAMEO APPEARANCEALONG WITH JUDY GARLAND AND CLARK "a cameo appearancealong with Judy Garland and Clark The plot centers around the murder of a munchkin from the movie The Wizard of Oz and is investigated by our PI Toby Peters Peters is your archetypal gumshoe world weary wisecracking and worn around the edges Kaminsky paints a nostalgic picture of 40 s LA ropping in some current affairs from the period and if you Modern English in Action (Level 12) dig the whole noir genre I think you ll enjoy this Be warned this may change your opinions of munchkins foreverAs a side note Kaminsky comes up with a great uote which I think is relevant todayFunny thing civilization It promises so much and what itelivers is mass production of shoddy merchandise and shoddy people How true How very true Not nearly as good as Book 1 of the series Once we follow hard boiled PI Toby Peters and his exploits in Hollywood This time he is called by Judy Garland Nature-Inspired Metaheuristic Algorithms due to heriscovering the body of a midget on the now unused set of The Wizard of Oz The story takes place one year after the movie was filmed and Garland gets a call to come to the old set where she The Alchemical Mandala A Survey of the Mandala in the Western Esoteric Traditions discovers aead midget fully The Alcohol Blackout: Walking, Talking, Unconscious Lethal dressed in a Wizard of Oz costume Toby gets called in and sets out to try and find the culprit Another midget is charged with the crime but Peters gets to talk with the suspect who gives him some information that indicates he is not the murderer Along the way we meet filmirector Victor Fleming along with Clark Gable and even take a trip to Hearst Castle where William Randolph Hearst is seen eating a hamburger Peters has been called before the real life Wizard of Oz himselfLouis B Mayer legendary studio head of Metro Goldwyn Mayer His job to track Digital Feminist Activism: Girls and Women Fight Back Against Rape Culture down a murderer stalking the back lots of one of Hollywood's most powerful movie companiesPeters sets to work plumbing theepths of a world of reamers child stars and half sized philosophers helped by none other. .