Toby Peters by Stuart M Kaminsky
Toby Peters is the central character in a series of historical mystery novels by American author Stuart M. Kaminsky. Set in the 1940s, Toby Peters is a private investigator who works in Hollywood. Naturally, his cases involve the Hollywood stars at the time, such as The Marx Brothers, Judy Garland, Errol Flynn, Howard Hughes, Bela Lugosi, Gary Cooper, Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, Charlie Chaplin, Cary Grant and many others.

Stuart Kaminsky began his Toby Peters series in 1977 with the novel Bullet for a Star. The series concluded with Now You See It in 2004 after 24 books in the series. Below is a list of Stuart M. Kaminsky’s Toby Peters books in order of when they were first released (which is also their chronology):

Publication Order of Toby Peters Books


Bullet for a Star(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder on the Yellow Brick Road(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
You Bet Your Life(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Howard Hughes Affair(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Never Cross a Vampire(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
High Midnight(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Catch a Falling Clown(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
He Done Her Wrong(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fala Factor(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Down for the Count(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man Who Shot Lewis Vance(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Smart Moves(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Think Fast, Mr. Peters(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Buried Caesars(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Poor Butterfly(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Melting Clock(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil Met a Lady(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tomorrow is Another Day(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dancing in the Dark(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Fatal Glass of Beer(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Few Minutes Past Midnight(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To Catch a Spy(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mildred Pierced(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Now You See It(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Toby Peters Synopses: The first book of the Toby Peters series is entitled Bullet for a Star. Toby Peters is a hardboiled detective in Hollywood, while someone is covering the city in bodies. Toby Peters now has to protect Errol Flynn from a bullet headed his way.

The second book in the Toby Peters series is Murder on the Yellow Brick Road. The year after The Wizard of Oz was released, the sets are smashed and a munchkin is found dead by Judy Garland. The studio calls for Toby Peters’ help. But could Judy Garland herself be the next target?

Book #3 in the series is You Bet Your Life. Chico Marx gets a package from Chicago with an ear inside and a message asking for a gambling debt of $120,000 to be paid off. However, Chico hasn’t been to Chicago to gamble. Chico goes to Louis B. Mayer, who goes to Toby Peters for help.

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