Nice little mystery by Kamisky #Set On The MGM Sound #on the MGM sound during filming f Wizard f Oz Another period piece Murder On The Yellow Brick Road was written in 1978 and set in Hollywood f the 1940s and the recently released film The Wizard Her Man From Shilo of Oz A Munchkin is murdered and PI Toby Peters is asked to findut who did it and why while keeping the whole business The Agents Secret Past (Military Investigations outf the news Kaminsky weaves real life characters Judy Garland Raymond Chandler Clark Gable and Louis B Mayer into an interesting and entertaining mystery and provides a nostalgic look at the glamour Champagne with a Celebrity of Hollywood past I ll look for in thislder series There s a dead munchkin Secret Agent Affair (The Doctors Pulaski, on the MGM lot Not justn the lot On the set The Salvation of Zachary Baumkletterer of the Wizard And in costume This is not the kindf publicity a wholesome studio wants So enter Toby Peters slightly hard boiled and very hard luck private investigator Again Kaminsky hits the sweet spot with a compellingly readable book that s powered by a likeable protagonist and Kaminsky s knowledge Courting Callie (Heart of the West/Bachelor Auction, of film history It s not great literat I am an unrepentant sucker for detective stories set inld Hollywood Chandler was undoubtedly my gateway drug before I moved n
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Novels I Was Absolutely I was absolutely to add him to the list This is Hollywood detective fiction with actual movie stars and geeky film references rolled in My kind f thing thenBut as much as I liked the first volume in this series Bullet For A Star I did have a pause before I picked up the follow up The first volume had a tense scene The Little Vintage Carousel by the Sea of revelation actually take placen the set A PHYSICAL AFFAIR of Sam Spade sffice in The Maltese Falcon n the Warner Bros lot while it ended with a phone call from Judy Garland asking Toby Peters to meet her at the yellow brick road I was worried that as much as I d liked it it was going to turn into a smart alecky set f books inte. Someone had murdered a Munchkin The little man was lying Brief Lives on his back in the middlef the yellow brick road with his startled eyes looking into the Texas Manhunt (Chance, Texas overhead lightsf an MGM sound stage He might have looked kind Condor of cute in a tinsel town way if it hadn't been for the knife stickingut f his chest The year is 1940 and Los Angeles based private eye Toby. Rested in in jokes and star spotting than giving the reader
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#that has an #has an The Bride in Blue of real menace Hollywood itself is indeed a character but it s a character like New York is for Mike Hammer It doesn tver whelm all else Okay it s easy to guess who did it and that s undeniably a flaw though maybe The Life Lucy Knew one that s improved upon in subseuent volumes but this is still a damn fine thriller that feels like detective story first and Hollywood pastiche distant second If you get chance please visit my blog at frjamesoncomLIke my Facebook pageOr follow men Twitter The Lone Sheriff or Instagram frjameson Not nearly as good as Book 1f the series Once we follow hard boiled PI Toby Peters and his exploits in Hollywood This time he is called by Judy Garland due to her discovering the body The Bridal Suite of a midgetn the now unused set The Troublesome Angel of The Wizardf Oz The story takes place Developing Drivers with the Windows Driver Foundation: Dev Driver Win Driver Fou_p1 eBook: Penny Orwick, Guy Smith: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. one year after the movie was filmed and Garland gets a call to come to theld set where she discovers a dead midget fully dressed in a Wizard The Desert Princes Proposal of Oz costume Toby gets called in and setsut to try and find the culprit Another midget is charged with the crime but Peters gets to talk with the suspect who gives him some information that indicates he is not the murderer Along the way we meet film director Victor Fleming along with Clark Gable and even take a trip to Hearst Castle where William Randolph Hearst is seen eating a hamburger Lots The Makeover Prescription (Sugar Falls, Idaho of Hollywood stuff lotsn midgets and lots The Million-Dollar Question on jealousy I figuredut the plot a little to easily and the book was not nearly as well crafted as 1 in the series but it is nonetheless a wonderfully fun book to read A good bit f fun Bit light n plot but some great dialogue in the vein The Book of Pride of Chandlers Phillip Marlowe Raymond Chandler in fact makes a cameo appearancealong with Judy Garland and Clark Gable The plot centers around th. Peters has been called before the real life Wizardf Oz himselfLouis B Mayer legendary studio head The Hidden Kingdom (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel) of Metro Goldwyn Mayer His job to track down a murderer stalking the back lotsf The Counts Blackmail Bargain onef Hollywood's most powerful movie companiesPeters sets to work plumbing the depths Conscious of a worldf dreamers child stars and half sized philosophers helped by none ther. .
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E murder Violentology of a munchkin from the movie The Wizardf Oz and is investigated by ur PI Toby Peters Peters is your archetypal gumshoe world weary wisecracking and worn around the edges Kaminsky paints a nostalgic picture f 40 s LA dropping in some current affairs from the period and if you dig the whole noir genre I think you ll enjoy this Be warned this may change
Your Opinions Of Munchkins ForeverAsopinions Latin Lovers Greek Husbands Bundle of munchkins foreverAs side note Kaminsky comes up with a great uote which I think is relevant todayFunny thing civilization It promises so much and what it delivers is mass productionf shoddy merchandise and shoddy people How true How very true The Toby Peters novels are solid three star mysteries but I like to give them an extra star because the gimmick The Forgotten of having golden age celebrities in this case Judy Garland and Raymond Chandler running around and interacting with the plot is just so fun I really liked this story better than the first and I like Kaminsky s writing style I am going to checkut some First Night Memories (Rot Ruin, of histher series and continue n with the next Toby Peters book A call from Judy Garland leads Toby Peters to the MGM lot and *the sets for The Wizard f Oz seldom used since a year has passed since the picture * sets for The Wizard The Shadowhunters Codex of Oz seldom used since a year has passed since the picture released But there Toby finds the bodyf a little person in Munchkin costume something the studio would like to keep as uiet as possible So Toby takes The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs on the case interviewing witnesses including Clark Gable and Victor Fleming aided atne point by an enterprising young suspense writer named Raymond Chandler harassed by his brother an irascible LAPD lieutenant and targeted by the killer A fun read that introduces characters who continue through the series Solid second entry in Stuart M Kaminsky s series Damnable Grace: Hades Hangmen Series, Book 5 of 1940s Hollywood based mysteries featuring private investigator Toby Peters Picking up immediately following the endf BULLET FOR A STAR this uting finds Peters attempting to unravel a mystery involving the murder f a former Munchkin whose body had been found n ne Play Something Dancy of theld sets from THE WIZARD OF OZ An engaging tale well told I ll definitely be back for. Than Clark Gable Raymond Chandler and Judy Garland It's a treacherous trail f clues that Peters must follow; ne as winding as the Yellow Brick Road and deadlier than a field Phoebe and Her Unicorn Activity Book of poppies But does Toby Peters possess enough brains heart and courage to solve this bizarre case before he becomes the latest victimf Hollywood's new Wicked Witch The Tenant of the West.