Search Results: "Stuart M. Kaminsky"


BOOK REVIEW

VENGEANCE by Stuart M. Kaminsky
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 13, 1999

"The biggest news, though, is his depressed little Lancelot in Levi's, who's worth at least a dozen more installments."
Not content with creating Toby Peters, Insp. 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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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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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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BURIED CAESARS by Stuart M. Kaminsky
Released: April 11, 1989

Yet another 1940's episode for Hollywood shamus Toby Peters—with dandy wartime atmosphere, sporadic charm, silly-putty plotting, and (as always) celebrity guest-stars from the period. Read full book review >

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HARD CURRENCY by Stuart M. Kaminsky
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Though the two stories of Rostnikov abroad and his deputies back home never do come together, either one would be worth a book of its own in this richly rewarding series."
With the collapse of the evil Soviet empire, where can an ethical Russian cop like Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov (Death of a Russian Priest, 1992, etc.) find moral tussles within the system? Read full book review >

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THE ROCKFORD FILES by Stuart M. Kaminsky
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Kaminsky's fans shouldn't get their hopes up: The important brand-name here is Rockford."
As if he didn't have enough to do already, Kaminsky takes a break from his three series detectives—Toby Peters, Porfiry Rostnikov, and Abe Lieberman—to put his spin on an even older series, starring TV's laid-back Malibu shamus Jim Rockford, who agrees this time to look for orthopedic surgeon Dr. Andrew Lewiston's missing niece in return for getting his knees fixed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG SILENCE by Stuart M. Kaminsky
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"More complex than McBain, with a wry touch Kellerman (both of them) would do well to emulate."
Assigned to baby-sit the ex-wife and son of accountant Mickey Gornitz before Gornitz testifies against his mobster boss Jimmy Stashall, Chicago cop Bill Hanrahan hears gunshots and races outside their supposedly secret motel location to find the woman dead and the son abducted, a scenario all too reminiscent of another of his foul-ups, when he was still a drunk. Read full book review >

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DANCING IN THE DARK by Stuart M. Kaminsky
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 10, 1996

"The uninitiate will scratch their heads in bemusement."
Luna Martin wants Fred Astaire to teach her to dance. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN by Stuart M. Kaminsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A fine, varied showcase for a born storyteller."
In his brief Introduction, the prolific Kaminsky (The Dog Who Bit a Policeman, 1998, etc.) maintains that he had fun writing every one of these 16 stories (1965—91), and it shows. 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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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 >