A raucous tinsel-town adventure from the award-winning Stuart Kaminsky.
Toby Peters is an unusual private eye. He's already cracked cases involving Humphrey Bogart, the Marx brothers, John Wayne and Mae West, and is now gumshoeing for Charlie Chaplin. Welcome to Hollywood.
Chaplin has cause for alarm. A sinister visitor wielding a large knife has not only threatened him with death unless he stops production on his latest project, a film in which wealthy old women are married then murdered for their money. Chaplin has also been warned that he'd better stay away from one Fiona Sullivan. Or else. Fiona, of course, is Toby's only lead.
This calls for help from Toby's team of investigators: an eccentric dentist, a former wrestler and a multilingual Swiss midget. What ensues proves to be constantly surprising, a grandly wacky, increasingly suspenseful and frequently hilarious - not altogether unlike a Chaplin movie!
- Publication Date:
- 20 / 11 / 2004
- 154 x 235 x 22mm