March 5, 2009

A Few Minutes After Midnight ***

*** A Few Minutes After Midnight, Stuart Kaminsky, 2001

The Toby Peters series has been around since 1977, with 20+ novels to date. This is the first one I read. It enjoyed it. Not as much as the Lew Fonseca story I read, and it's not up to Rostnikov standards, but it's an entertaining read.

Toby Peters is a broke and broken down gumshoe who happens to have famous clients. In this one, the client is Charlie Chaplin.

It's a kind of flippant noir vibe, with interesting recurring characters. If you like a quick-read standby series to fall back on between more weighty reads, this is a good one.

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