Never cross a vampire: a Toby Peters mystery

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The time is January 1942, and Toby Peters' services have just been retained by the private eye's strangest client: Bela Lugosi, who, over a decade after frightening millions of Americans with his depiction of the notorious Count Dracula, is now being stalked by a very real, very deadly, all-too-human creature of darkness intent on punishing the fading actor for perceived slights made against the vapiric race. Before Peters can get a handle on the situation, though, his business suddenly doubles in sound and fury when William Faulkner, the nation's most distinguished author gone Hollywood, is accused of killing a movie agent he hardly knew. Can even Peters find the connection between the two cases before he falls prey to the sinister machinations of the children of the night...'
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Grouping Title never cross a vampire
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display_description The stakes are life and death when Bela Lugosi is threatened in this "affectionate parody of the hard-boiled private-eye" genre (The New York Times).

1942: In the basement of a crumbling Los Angeles movie palace, five vampires crowd around Bela Lugosi. They should not frighten the fading horror icon, who found worldwide fame as Dracula, for these are only wannabes—diehard fans who get their kicks dressing up as bloodsuckers. But Lugosi is terrified, because he knows that one of these crackpots has been making threats against his life. Their fangs may be plastic, but their lethal intentions are all too real.

For protection, Lugosi hires Hollywood private eye Toby Peters, who's splitting his time between this case and a job for his old employers: the Warner brothers. A Hollywood murder has been linked to one of the studio's star screenwriters: the brilliant novelist and violent drunk, William Faulkner. To his horror, Peters finds a connection between the two cases. To get Faulkner off the hook, he'll have to find out who wants to close the coffin lid on Dracula.

With "shades of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett" Edgar Award–winning author Stuart Kaminsky's 1940s Hollywood PI is once again cracking wise and saving celebrities from psychos (The San Diego Union-Tribune).
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series Toby Peters mysteries
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subject_facet Historical fiction, Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction, Mystery fiction, Peters, Toby (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Private investigators -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction, Vampire films -- Fiction, Vampire films -- Production and direction -- Fiction
title_display Never cross a vampire
title_full Never Cross a Vampire Toby Peters Mystery Series, Book 5, Never cross a vampire / Stuart M. Kaminsky, Never cross a vampire : a Toby Peters mystery [electronic resource] / Stuart M. Kaminsky
title_short Never cross a vampire
title_sub a Toby Peters mystery
topic_facet Fiction, Mystery, Peters, Toby (Fictitious character), Private investigators, Production and direction, Vampire films