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As a private eye, Toby Peters has had some pretty impressive clients over the years, but none of them has been quite as memorable as his latest: a tough-as-nails, sharp-witted, damsel-in-distress named Mae West. Mae, it seems, has discovered that her only copy of her sizzling autobiography is missing. Without hesitation, Peters agrees to track it down. But after taking a As a private eye, Toby Peters has had some pretty impressive clients over the years, but none of them has been quite as memorable as his latest: a tough-as-nails, sharp-witted, damsel-in-distress named Mae West. Mae, it seems, has discovered that her only copy of her sizzling autobiography is missing. Without hesitation, Peters agrees to track it down. But after taking a beating from a man named Ressner --a thief, a master of disguise, and, even more dangerous, a frustrated actor -- Peter realizes that his job is just beginning. Following the trait of Mae's scandalous memoirs soon leads Peters into the midst of a family feud of Herculean proportions, and a California sanitarium from which he must make a daring escape worthy of Ressner himself.......

Title : He Done Her Wrong
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ISBN : 9780743413060
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 256 Pages
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He Done Her Wrong Reviews

  • Jim
    2018-10-27 03:20

    I didn't care for this too much. He's a born loser & while it was amusing at first, it just got old & too predictable. By the half way mark, I knew what was going to happen too often. I started skipping ahead & didn't miss a thing.On the plus side, the characters were quirky - a lot of old time references & stars. I like Old Time Radio, so enjoyed them. The story was well read &, even though I came in long into the series, had no trouble picking up the threads.I won't bother getting another. Just not my type of humor.

  • Jim
    2018-10-22 04:31

    Kaminsky's detective, Toby Peters is quite a character. He is a hard boiled PI, just barely scraping by financially, but once he takes a case, he is determined with a capital "D". Peters gets knocked to the mat quite a bit and always gets up before the ten count and keeps coming. When asked how he catches criminals he replies, "I take whatever passes for a lead, and I keep after it. Sometimes I go after ten leads before I get anywhere, and sometimes I go after twenty leads and never get anywhere. My trick is to never give up."(pg.33)The action takes place in 1942 and begins with the theft of Mae Wests' memoirs. Peters' homebase is a boarding house in Hollywood and the story includes many celebrities of the day. Oh yeah, and his sidekicks are a midget and a former pro wrestler turned poet. What more could you want?

  • Libby
    2018-11-08 20:25

    I used to read the Toby Peters books back when they first came out. I loved the language, the incredible details, and of course the celebrities included in the stories. Found this one at the book exchange we have at work and I was pleased to find it was just as good a read, all these years later.

  • Dave Wallace
    2018-10-28 20:22

    It's 1942 in Los Angeles and our hero Toby is not the usual broke, hard-headed, wise cracking PI. Actually, he is those things but Toby is on the upper side of middle age, lives in a boarding house, has a tiny office inside a dentist's office and his old Buick gives up the ghost when he tries to pursue a killer in a Packard. His squad of friends that he relies on consist only of a fastidious Swiss midget, an aging ex-professional wrestler /poet/janitor and his brother the cop who doesn't actually like him and often uses Toby as a literal punching bag so he doesn't take his rage home to his wife and kids. Nevertheless he really is tough as nails and that suits him well as he does collect stitches again and (perhaps the best part of the book) spends some time with the patients of a mental hospital. Did I mention his client is Mae West who is also tough as nails. Lot's of period background and great characters make this one the best Toby Peters mystery I have read.

  • James Joyce
    2018-10-26 23:25

    "The opening of this book came to me in a dream. I have a friend named Gordon Hom. I saw him standing, dressed like Mae West, next to a pool surrounded by Mae Wests."-Stuart M. KaminskyAnd so this novel begins, with Toby surrounded by Mae Wests, blackmail, murder, madness, and a brief stay in an asylum. All this and Toby's client is his own brother, who is looking out for an old flame: Ms West, herself.Fun and a worthy addition to this great mystery series.

  • Marj
    2018-11-08 02:18

    I enjoyed Stuart Kaminsky's interpretation of Mae West in this story, and the mystery kept me guessing. Toby Peters manages to solve the problem, although it takes him awhile, and he has to go through quite a bit to reach the solution.I found this, as the others in this series, to be fun reads, and I'm looking forward to continuing the series.

  • Pam
    2018-11-16 21:40

    08/02/08 purchase from thrift store

  • Donna
    2018-11-06 01:14

    Good mystery centered around Hollywood in war time and Mae West, among others. Interesting plot and reflection of the times.

  • Laura
    2018-11-05 22:39

    Set in April 1942 Hollywood. May West has hired Toby Peters to find her stolen tell all mauscript. Has Cecil B. DeMille done her wrong? Written in Film Noir style.

  • Ed
    2018-10-26 20:24

    Toby Peters w/ Mae West

  • David Seelye
    2018-10-24 01:37

    It is better to read a Stuart Kaminsky book by looking up the pictures of the famous people involved.

  • Cindy
    2018-11-03 03:20

    This was a Toby Peters Mystery and I enjoy this look back to the 40's. It was a fun read and I wish I could have been there to see the room full of Mae West's.

  • Lisa
    2018-11-19 20:18

    Good fun read. Disappointed that Mae West didn't appear in the storyline more. Other than that, it was good.

  • Sharon Heath
    2018-10-29 00:32

    An entertaining summer read if you like old time detective stories.

  • Cherie
    2018-11-04 01:25

    Kaminsky makes me laught and this one was no exception. Toby bumbles around investigating but he always seems to figure things out.

  • Joe O'Connor
    2018-11-10 23:26

    Good; Continuing character: Toby Peters; this time its Mae West that the detective is trying to protect from an escapee from a mental hospital