The Man Who Shot Lewis Vance

The Man Who Shot Lewis Vance Vance got shot A detective got drugged A hooker was wired And the desk clerk was punched out They re all in one room with an ex cop and a movie star who want it kept quiet Also included is Cain s Muti

  • Title: The Man Who Shot Lewis Vance
  • Author: Stuart M. Kaminsky
  • ISBN: 9780312513948
  • Page: 317
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Vance got shot A detective got drugged A hooker was wired And the desk clerk was punched out They re all in one room with an ex cop and a movie star who want it kept quiet Also included is Cain s Mutiny by Bill Pronzini The ultimate hold up by phone Pay me or I ll kill you But it s the caller who should be afraid Unabridged Available now.

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    1. A quick, quick read based on the odd startled-looking Wayne on the cover. Why does he look startled? Why is he holding a gun and looking startled? Is that a Members Only jacket?

    2. I generally love the Toby Peters mysteries by the late film historian, Stuart Kaminsky. Peters, as former studio guard and private detective (in the Sam Spade mode), consistently becomes involved in mysteries that involve one or more celebrities as potential victims, suspects, and/or allies. The Man Who Shot Lewis Vance is not exception to the Kaminsky formula. He’s crossed paths with W. C. Fields, Mae West, the Marx Brothers, Judy Garland, Bela Legosi, Gary Cooper, (Ringling Brothers clown) E [...]

    3. I generally really enjoy the Toby Peters, and while this one had plenty of moments, the case is just ridiculous. Featuring John Wayne for (ultimately) no discernible reason, and a bit of Charlie Chaplin for even less. If this one was meant as pure romp, well okay maybe, but the action is otherwise senseless from start to finish - police, goons, villains alike. Fun, and of course a must for the completist, but I prefer installments which center on actual and plausible cases.

    4. The eleventh of the Toby Peters novels"," all of which are a delight to read. Peters is a Hollywood detective during the WWII"," and his clients are real people. People like John Wayne"," Judy Garland"," and Howard Hughes. I loved all of these books.

    5. Set in June 1942 Hollywood written in film noir style. John Wayne is being shot at. Is Charlie Chaplin doing the shooting. Toby Peters has been hired to find out.

    6. Very Good; Continuing character: Toby Peters; Toby is set up for a couple different murders in a hotel, and the ultimate target appears to be John Wayne.

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