Search Results: "Stuart M. Kaminsky"


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PEOPLE WHO WALK IN DARKNESS by Stuart M. Kaminsky
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Suffers a bit from subplot glut, but it's good to have the old campaigner, who looks like a bear and thinks like a fox, astutely sifting clues again in Kaminsky's 54th novel."
After seven years of chronicling the affairs of Chicago cop Abe Lieberman, Hollywood shamus Toby Peters and Sarasota process server Lew Fonesca (The Dead Don't Lie, 2007, etc.), Kaminsky returns to Moscow. Read full book review >

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THE MELTING CLOCK by Stuart M. Kaminsky
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Above average for this uneven series (Poor Butterfly, 1970, etc.), though not in the same league as Kaminsky's stories about Inspector Rostnikov."
Hollywood-40's p.i. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD DON’T LIE by Stuart M. Kaminsky
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Lieberman's tenth gives good weight, right down to a nicely inconclusive ending that makes more tightly woven conclusions seem amateurish."
The results of Chicago's latest crime spree, in the words of Det. Abe Lieberman, are "four dead Turks and one tired Jew." Read full book review >

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ALWAYS SAY GOODBYE by Stuart M. Kaminsky
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"Several expertly handled little mysteries, but no big bang. Kaminsky is clearly aiming at series fans who are aching for the moment when Lew can finally say goodbye."
Lew Fonesca's search for his wife's killer turns out to be the most understated of his five adventures to date (Denial, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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DENIAL by Stuart M. Kaminsky
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2005

"Compelling in Lew's unobtrusively sensitive way, though it looks as if his fifth case, when he searches for the driver who ran down his own wife in Chicago four years ago, will be the big one."
Sarasota process server Lew Fonesca (Midnight Pass, 2003, etc.) never smiles even on good days, but his caseload this time has made him more withdrawn than ever. Read full book review >

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MILDRED PIERCED by Stuart M. Kaminsky
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2003

"More somber than Toby's usual antic fare, perhaps out of respect for Ruth."
Detective to the stars Toby Peters (To Catch a Spy, 2002, etc.) finds a client tougher than he is when he investigates the death of his officemate's wife. Read full book review >

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NOT QUITE KOSHER by Stuart M. Kaminsky
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"A lesser entry in Kaminsky's finest series, with a starring role for the Chicago River, enjoying what may be its busiest fictional week ever."
A pair of chapters as gemlike as short stories kick off Chicago detective Abe Lieberman's seventh case—if "case" is the best word for the latest chapter in Lieberman's Joblike trials. Read full book review >

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A FEW MINUTES PAST MIDNIGHT by Stuart M. Kaminsky
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"An ingenious twist on the old serial killer chestnut, with the usual manic Peters ménage obbligato."
Private investigator Toby Peters may have worked for some of the biggest stars in 1940s Hollywood—Clark Gable, Fred Astaire, W.C. Fields—but it's the bit players in Kaminsky's freewheeling series (Never Cross a Vampire, 2000, etc.) that get all the laughs. Read full book review >

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THE ROCKFORD FILES by Stuart M. Kaminsky
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1998

"Kaminsky's second revival of the TV series (The Rockford Files: The Green Bottle, 1996) starts off with a teenager popping up out of nowhere claiming to be his daughter, heavy with suspicions that her missing mother, Jim's long-ago lover, was murdered by her husband."
The Rockford Files ($22.95; Mar.; 288 pp.; 0-312-86444-2): His father may have died, but Jim Rockford won't be alone for long. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DARK PLACE by Stuart M. Kaminsky
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Kaminsky packs Abe's latest procedural almost too generously with subplots, and then provides most of them a teasing, sometimes heartrending extra kick before calling it a day."
Murder, rape, gang warfare, and his grandson's bar mitzvah: it's another busy week for Chicago cop Abe Lieberman (Not Quite Kosher, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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NOW YOU SEE IT by Stuart M. Kaminsky
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"The Peters entourage, barreling ahead full tilt, provides just enough insanity to enliven a routine whodunit."
Joined by his recently retired brother Phil Pevsner, 1940s p.i. Toby Peters (Mildred Pierced, 2003, etc.) proves that the hand really isn't quicker than the eye when he plays bodyguard to a famous magician. Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT PASS by Stuart M. Kaminsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"Prolific Kaminsky strikes a nice balance between dark and light in this fast-moving adventure."
Still grieving over the death of his wife back in Chicago, process-server Lew Fonesca (Retribution, 2002, etc.) takes on one impossible task after another as he crawls out of exile just long enough to rescue every lost soul in Sarasota. Read full book review >