Bullet for a Star by Stuart Kaminsky
Hollywood detective Toby Peters does a job for one of Tinseltown’s finest
It’s been four years since security guard Toby Peters got fired from the Warner Brothers lot for breaking a screen cowboy’s arm. Since then he’s scratched out a living as a private detective—missing persons and bodyguard work, mostly—but now his old friends, the Warners, have a job for him.
Someone has mailed the studio a picture of Errol Flynn caught in a compromising position with a very young girl. Although Flynn insists it’s a fake, the studio is taking no chances. Toby is to deliver the blackmailer $5,000 and return with the photo negative. It should be simple, but Flynn, a swashbuckler on and off the screen, has a way of making things complicated. Though he isn’t impressed by movie stars, if Toby Peters isn’t careful he may end up dying for one.
“Peters is a good guy with a sense of humor, and every appearance he makes is a welcome one.” —Booklist
“Marvelously entertaining.” —Newsday
“Kaminsky came to detective fiction from academia, but the ease of his prose was anything but academic.” —Guardian
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