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He Done Her Wrong (Toby Peters #8)

3.77 of 5 stars 3.77  ·  rating details  ·  128 ratings  ·  11 reviews
As a favor to his brother, Toby Peters does a job for a fading Hollywood divaYou can’t trust a man who’s dressed as Mae West, especially not in Mae West’s house. One of Hollywood’s earliest sex symbols, the whip-smart blonde’s star has fallen since the Hays Code cracked down on the racy repartee that made her famous. Her latest project is a thinly veiled autobiographical n ...more
ebook, 200 pages
Published December 13th 2011 by Road (first published 1983)
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I didn't care for this too much. He's a born loser & while it was amusing at first, it just got old & too predictable. By the half way mark, I knew what was going to happen too often. I started skipping ahead & didn't miss a thing.

On the plus side, the characters were quirky - a lot of old time references & stars. I like Old Time Radio, so enjoyed them. The story was well read &, even though I came in long into the series, had no trouble picking up the threads.

I won't bother
Kaminsky's detective, Toby Peters is quite a character. He is a hard boiled PI, just barely scraping by financially, but once he takes a case, he is determined with a capital "D". Peters gets knocked to the mat quite a bit and always gets up before the ten count and keeps coming. When asked how he catches criminals he replies, "I take whatever passes for a lead, and I keep after it. Sometimes I go after ten leads before I get anywhere, and sometimes I go after twenty leads and never get anywhere ...more
I enjoyed Stuart Kaminsky's interpretation of Mae West in this story, and the mystery kept me guessing. Toby Peters manages to solve the problem, although it takes him awhile, and he has to go through quite a bit to reach the solution.
I found this, as the others in this series, to be fun reads, and I'm looking forward to continuing the series.
This was a Toby Peters Mystery and I enjoy this look back to the 40's. It was a fun read and I wish I could have been there to see the room full of Mae West's.
Set in April 1942 Hollywood. May West has hired Toby Peters to find her stolen tell all mauscript. Has Cecil B. DeMille done her wrong? Written in Film Noir style.
Joe O'c
Good; Continuing character: Toby Peters; this time its Mae West that the detective is trying to protect from an escapee from a mental hospital
Kaminsky makes me laught and this one was no exception. Toby bumbles around investigating but he always seems to figure things out.
Good mystery centered around Hollywood in war time and Mae West, among others. Interesting plot and reflection of the times.
Good fun read. Disappointed that Mae West didn't appear in the storyline more. Other than that, it was good.
Aug 02, 2008 Pam marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: california, mystery
08/02/08 purchase from thrift store
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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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