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Down for the Count (Toby Peters #10)

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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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Sep 11, 2014 grundoon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 18, 2016 K rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Though not as good as some of his other Toby Peters mysteries, this was, per Stuart Kaminsky, an entertaining read. I am especially fond of the interplay between Peters and his landlady, Mrs. Plaut, who is hard of hearing and insists on calling him "Mr. Peelers."
The story really has less to do with Joe Louis, heavyweight champ than the title implies, but the plot works well enough anyway.
This is a lightweight contender, rather than a true heavyweight in the Kaminsky troves. Three and a half st
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Aug 16, 2009 Joe O'c rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
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Jan 22, 2013 Maria Kiguthi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
David Seelye
Continued to enjoy Stuart's books. Joe Louis was interesting, connecting to previous books and their characters is getting difficult for me.
Christian Devries
Jan 14, 2015 Christian Devries rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really good. This one had a nice twist.
Feb 18, 2013 Carol rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, audio-book
Fun, light mystery with a some twists and turns. Lots of fight scenes, but still pretty amusing.
Aug 10, 2010 Ed rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Toby Peters w/ Joe Lewis
Mar 25, 2016 Cindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rereading- lots of times! Love authors wry sense of humor. Tom Parker (??) reads entertainingly - his usual! Highly recommend this funny, interesting and clean novel.
Fran Prisco
May 25, 2014 Fran Prisco rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great old time detective series
I loved this series back in the day....
Jul 30, 2010 Andrea rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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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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