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The Melting Clock (Toby Peters #16)

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  136 Ratings  ·  9 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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Oct 12, 2013 Terry rated it liked it
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Toby Peters is working for Salvador Daly in this book. A good, entertaining, light read with surrealist decorations. His family relations improve under stress. His friends come to the rescue again.
May 09, 2016 Tina rated it it was ok
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I really wanted to like it. characters were just weird and the story was not very interesting.
Jan 30, 2013 Terry rated it really liked it
Very funny. Very entertaining. One of Kaminsky's best.
David Seelye
Jul 10, 2016 David Seelye rated it really liked it
This was the funniest of the Toby Peter's books that I have read.
Joe O'Connor
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...
Aug 11, 2013 Stacy rated it liked it
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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