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Down for the Count (Toby Peters #10)

3.7 of 5 stars 3.70  ·  rating details  ·  99 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Private eye Toby Peters follows boxing as much as the next guy, but he never expected to encounter heavyweight champ Joe Louis this way: covered with blood and standing next to the corpse of Peters' ex-wife's husband on a deserted beach! Martin's.
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Published June 1st 1990 by Warner Books (NY) (first published January 1st 1985)
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grundoon
I hadn't read one from the Toby Peters series in probably over 15 years and, if anything, it's even more of a pleasure now. Ex-cop PI set in 1940s L.A. - sort of a personable noir style - short, seemingly well-researched period cases involving celebrities from all walks (this one, with Joe Louis), often Hollywood. Kaminsky passed about 5 years ago, so the oeuvre is set, and I've fortunately only read about half to date. They're becoming a little tough to track down (at least in original hardcove ...more
Deb
I loved this series back in the day....
Christian Devries
Really good. This one had a nice twist.
Fran Prisco
Great old time detective series
Joe O'c
Good; Continuing character: Toby Peters; Toby finds a body on the beach, who turns out to be his ex-wife's husband who was investing in bad boxers, and tries to help out Joe Louis, who could be charged with the murder.
Maria Kiguthi
I enjoyed listening to this book while working. It was fun to follow and I like the setting quite well. It was interesting to hear how much he was making and refunding during the war by being a private detective.
Andrea
1940S PRIVITE EYE TOBY PETERS FINDS A BODY ON THE BEACH AND BEGINS HIS INVESTIGATION - THE TALE INVOLVES BOXING GREAT JOE LEWIS, HIS EX WIFE, AND A SLEW OF SHADY CHARACTERS.
Cherie
I like the Toby Peters mysteries because I am fascinated with the historical details the author puts into his books and they make me laugh.
Carol
Fun, light mystery with a some twists and turns. Lots of fight scenes, but still pretty amusing.
Ed
Toby Peters w/ Joe Lewis
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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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