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The devil met a lady

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"Why has fabulous Bette Davis - the best known face in the world behind Roosevelt and Hitler - been kidnapped not once, not twice, but three times? What in the world does this star abduction have to do with Third Reich designs on America's plans for a top-secret superbomber? And who else but Hollywood private eye Toby Peters - always short of a nightmare, far from a dream - to plunge into his seventeenth and most hair-raising adventure in pursuit of the answers?" "It begins with a frantic call from the elegant Arthur Farnsworth, an alcoholic designer of aircraft machinery and, not incidentally, Bette's most current husband. Farnsworth, spinning a tale of illicit passion and brazen blackmail, hires Peters to out-navigate the Nazis, as well as keep an eye on his illustrious wife." "Spending about a third of his waking time on the phone and another third on his back (usually in hospitals). Peters penetrates a hapless spy ring composed of fourth-rate Tinseltown tough guys. He delves far too deeply for his own good into the bedroom peccadillos of America's glitter set. And, as bodies build around him, he sets off to the rescue of a movie goddess. But who'll protect Toby Peters from the divine Miss Davis?" "The Devil met a Lady heralds the long-awaited reunion of Toby Peters, vintage L.A.'s saltiest hard-boiled sleuth, with the greatest luminaries of the silver screen's golden age."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Grouped Work IDf235e0c9-ed06-ecb9-38c4-c8a68b032639
Grouping Titledevil met a lady
Grouping Authorstuart m kaminsky
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-07 04:24:26AM
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display_descriptionProtecting a starlet from kidnappers gets Toby Peters kidnapped himself For Hollywood private eye Toby Peters, hell is Bette Davis. After two days locked in a hotel room with the Oscar-winning diva, her ice-queen persona and witty repartee are driving him mad. He's there on behalf of her husband Albert Farnsworth, an aeronautics engineer with a head full of government secrets. Blackmailers are threatening his wife, demanding plans for America's new long-range bomber. Always eager to help out Uncle Sam, Toby hides Bette in a fleabag motel. After forty-eight hours together he's fantasizing about killing his client. As it turns out, someone may do it for him. The thugs track them to the hotel and escort them out at gunpoint. He'll have to crack the spy ring fast, lest this be Bette's-and his-final performance.
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Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description Road, 2011.1 online resource
ils:.b14418356BookBooksEnglishMysterious Press, [1993]194 pages ; 22 cm.
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subject_facetDavis, Bette, -- 1908-1989 -- Fiction
Davis, Bette, -- 1908-1989. -- Fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Electronic books
Historical fiction
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction
Motion picture actors and actresses -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Peters, Toby (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Private investigators -- Fiction
title_displayThe devil met a lady
title_fullThe devil met a lady / Stuart M. Kaminsky
The devil met a lady [electronic resource] / Stuart M. Kaminsky
title_shortThe devil met a lady
topic_facetDavis, Bette
Electronic books
Motion picture actors and actresses
Peters, Toby (Fictitious character)
Private investigators