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The Melting Clock (Toby Peters #16)

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  99 ratings  ·  6 reviews
In wartime L.A., milk prices are up. Margarine and gas can t be bought. For private eye Toby Peters, shoplifting patrol at the local Ralph s Grocery has been the only steady work. Into this grind of reality comes a hefty, dubiously welcome dose of surrealism, in the person of Salvador Dali, encamped in nearby Beverly Hills. The artful madman whose professed mission is to s ...more
Hardcover, 198 pages
Published 1991 by Mysterious Press
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Joe O'c
Good; Continuing character: Toby Peters; with Salvador Dali as his client this time, the story gets pretty surreal and confusing as paintings and clocks are trying to be retrieved
Nov 24, 2012 Laura marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Set in Holywood January 1943 & written in film noir style. Toby comes across painter of the surreal Salvador Dali. Treasure is missing & bodies are piling up...
Toby Peters w/Salvador Dali

The story line is almost as surreal as the artist.
Toby Peters is hired by Salvadore Dali to find stolen paintings and clocks
Very funny. Very entertaining. One of Kaminsky's best.
The conversations with Dali were hilarious!
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Received the Shamus Award, "The Eye" (Lifetime achievment award) in 2007.

Stuart M. Kaminsky is author of 50 published novels, 5 biographies, 4 textbooks and 35 short stories. He also has screenwriting credits on four produced films including ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA, ENEMY TERRITORY, A WOMAN IN THE WIND and HIDDEN FEARS. He is a past president of the Mystery Writers of America and has been nomi
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