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Man Who Shot Lewis Vance, the (1986) [Novel]
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Series: Toby Peters
Part: 11

Summary :

The setting is Hollywood in 1942, and someone is out to kill John Wayne, in this 11th adventure featuring private gumshoe Toby Peters. A man named Lewis Vance lures Toby to his hotel room, ostensibly to hire him for a case. But Toby, after awakening from a stupor induced by a drugged Pepsi, finds himself in the room with Vance's corpse on the bed and John Wayne pointing a .38 at his chest. Wayne has also been lured there by a cryptic phone call and is suspicious of the P.I., but when he learns that Toby is a chum from his old neighborhood, the actor hires him to find the real culprit. The case gets more tangled when Toby discovers a link between Vance's alleged killer, a shady desk clerk named Teddy Spaghetti, and the theft of a $10,000 donation (made by Charlie Chaplin) to a charity promoting Soviet-American relations; he soon find himself in Chaplin's hire to recover the stolen money.

Original title: The Man Who Shot Lewis Vance
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and DetectivesNoir

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Man Who Shot Lewis Vance, the (1986)
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Language: English

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Man Who Shot Lewis Vance, the (1986)

ISBN: 0312513941

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