Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Toby Peters Mysteries by Stuart M. Kaminsky

I just found out that Stuart M. Kaminsky's Toby Peters series has a large release today that features new paperback editions and ebooks.

The books are about Toby Peters, a down on his luck Hollywood private eye living during the 1940s when the Second World War was looming and Tinsel Town was in full bloom.  Kaminsky was a film authority and brought his considerable knowledge to these books, offering up all kinds of tidbits about movie stars and the studios themselves.

I started reading these books when I was twenty or so, and continued reading them till Kaminsky died a couple years ago.  I also followed his Lou Fonesca series, which was brilliant and a lot of fun as well.

Toby Peters is one of those classic private eyes, not to terribly hardboiled, but a guy who will stick till the job is done, even his he has to take a beating from his brother, an LAPD detective and later officer.  I've missed the sense of humor Kaminsky brought to these books, as well as the feeling of listening to a true Hollywood insider.

If you haven't discovered these books before, you're in for a treat.  And, if you're like me, an ebook version of these novels is probably the only excuse you need to sit down with them again.

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