(Murder on the Yellow Brick Road) [PDF KINDLE] ☆ Stuart M. Kaminsky
Nchkin from the movie The Wizard of Oz and s You Come to Yokum investigated by our PI Toby Peters Peterss your archetypal gumshoe world weary wisecracking and worn around the edges Kaminsky paints a nostalgic picture of 40 s LA dropping n some current affairs from the period and f you dig the whole noir genre I think you ll enjoy this Be warned this may change your opinions of munchkins foreverAs a side note Kaminsky comes up with a great uote which I think Zbogom, dragi Krleža is relevant todayFunny thing civilization It promises so much and whatt delivers s mass production of shoddy merchandise and shoddy people How true
How Very True Not Nearly As Good very true Not nearly as good Book 1 of the series Once we follow hard boiled PI Toby Peters and his exploits n Hollywood This time he Jonathan Franzen: The Comedy of Rage is called by Judy I am an unrepentant sucker for detective stories setn old Hollywood Chandler was undoubtedly my gateway drug before I moved on to James Ellroy Ross MacDonald Megan Abbott Megan I do really enjoy your new teen focused novels but You Are the Rain if you want to write another noir feminist Hollywood mystery for old time s sake I ll be firstn line Of course when I discovered the existence of Stuart Kaminsky s *Toby Peters novels I was absolutely going to add him to the list This s Hollywood detective * Peters novels I was absolutely going to add him to the list This s Hollywood detective with actual movie stars and geeky film references rolled Artscroll Children's Siddur in My kind of thing thenBut as much as I liked the first volumen this series Bullet For A Star I did have. Than Clark Gable Raymond Chandler and Judy Garland It's a treacherous trail of clues that Peters must follow; one as winding as the Yellow Brick Road and deadlier than a field of poppies But does Toby Peters possess enough brains heart and courage to solve this bizarre case before he becomes the latest victim of Hollywood's new Wicked Witch of the West.
Stuart M. Kaminsky ☆ 3 summarySolid second entry n Stuart M Kaminsky s series of 1940s Hollywood based mysteries featuring private Iron Cross investigator Toby Peters Picking upmmediately following the end of BULLET FOR A STAR this outing finds Peters attempting to unravel a mystery nvolving the murder of a former Munchkin whose body had been found on one of the old sets from THE WIZARD OF OZ An engaging tale well told I ll definitely be back
For A Call From Judy Garland Leads Toby Peters ToA call from Judy Garland leads Toby Peters to "MGM Lot And The "lot and the for The Wizard of Oz seldom *used since a year has passed since the picture was released But * since a year has passed since the picture was released But Toby finds the body of a little person n Munchkin costume something the studio would like to keep as uiet as possible So Toby takes on the case Pfaueninsel interviewing witnessesncluding Clark Gable and Victor Fleming aided at one point by an enterprising young suspense writer named Raymond Chandler harassed by his brother an rascible LAPD lieutenant and targeted by the killer A fun read that ntroduces characters who continue through the series I really liked this story better than the first and I like Kaminsky s writing style I am going to check out some of his other series and continue on with the next Toby Peters book The Toby Peters novels are solid three star mysteries but I like to give them an extra star because the gimmick of having golden age celebrities Torah With Ramban's Commentary Translated, Annotated, And Elucidated: Devarim/Deuteronomy (Artscroll) in this case Judy Garland and Raymond Chandler running around andnt. Someone had murdered a Munchkin The little man was lying on his back n the middle of the yellow brick road with his startled eyes looking nto the overhead lights of an MGM sound stage He might have looked kind of cute n a tinsel town way f t hadn't been for the knife sticking out of his chest The year s 1940 and Los Angeles based private eye Toby. Eracting with the plot s just so fun There s a dead munchkin The MGM Lot MGM lot just on the lot On the set of the Wizard And n costume This Time Capsule is not the kind of publicity a wholesome studio wants So enter Toby Peters slightly hard boiled and very hard luck privatenvestigator Again Kaminsky hits the sweet spot with a compellingly readable book that s powered by a likeable protagonist and Kaminsky s knowledge of film history It s not great literature But the pages turn and you look for the Easter eggs to keep popping up And that Hot Under the Collar is not a bad thingAnd dead munchkins Another period piece Murder On The Yellow Brick Road was writtenn 1978 and set Horses in Hollywood of the 1940s and the recently released film The Wizard of Oz A Munchkins murdered and PI Toby Peters Goblin King is asked to find out who didt and why while keeping the whole business out of the news Kaminsky weaves real life characters Judy Garland Raymond Chandler Clark Gable and Louis B Mayer The Luthier's Apprentice into annteresting and entertaining mystery and provides a nostalgic look at the glamour of Hollywood past I ll look for Factories in the Field: The Story of Migratory Farm Labor in California in this older series nice little mystery by Kamisky set on the MGM sound stage during filming of Wizard of Oz A good bit of fun Bit light on plot but some great dialoguen the vein of Chandlers Phillip Marlowe Raymond Chandler n fact makes a cameo appearancealong with Judy Garland and Clark Gable The plot centers around the murder of a mu. Peters has been called before the real life Wizard of Oz himselfLouis B Mayer legendary studio head of Metro Goldwyn Mayer His job to track down a murderer stalking the back lots of one of Hollywood's most powerful movie companiesPeters sets to work plumbing the depths of a world of dreamers child stars and half sized philosophers helped by none other. .