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YOU BET YOUR LIFE.

Kaminsky, Stuart M.

ISBN 10: 031289662X / ISBN 13: 9780312896621
Published by NY: ST. MARTIN' PRESS. 1978, 1978
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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SIGNED by Stuart M. Kaminsky on title page. Near fine copy in near fine dust jacket. (Mild shelf wear to jacket. Edge tear at upper right hand corner of front cover. Traces of mild rubbing at edges of jacket. TIny spot of soiling at top edge. 1/4"-inch skinned spot at bottom edge of boards) THIRD Toby Peters mystery. Bookseller Inventory # 21352

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Title: YOU BET YOUR LIFE.

Publisher: NY: ST. MARTIN' PRESS. 1978

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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Toby Peters goes to Chicago to clear up a famous comic’s gambling debts

There’s nothing funny about the package that comes for Chico Marx. It’s a severed ear, a simple message from a Chicago bookie who wants $120,000 from the world-renown Marx brother. The strange thing is that, though Chico likes to gamble, he hasn’t been making bets in Chicago. Terrified, he goes to the studio for help. Louis B. Mayer, king of Hollywood, places a call to Toby Peters.

Peters’s first lead is promising. Traveling on the studio’s dime, he makes his way to Florida where he gets an interview with Al Capone, deposed lord of the Chicago underworld. The retired bootlegger’s mind has gone soft, and he doesn’t know anything about Chico’s bookie, but he suggests Peters speak to his brother. With Scarface’s good word as an introduction, Peters goes to Chicago, where it will take more than a good sense of humor to keep the Marxes from getting axed.

About the Author:

Stuart M. Kaminsky (1934-2009) was one of the most prolific crime fiction authors of the last four decades. Born in Chicago, Kaminsky penned more than sixty novels over his lifetime. In 1981's Death of a Dissident, Kaminsky debuted Moscow police detective Porfiry Rostnikov, whose stories were praised for their accurate depiction of Soviet life. He died in St. Louis in 2009.

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