Stuart M. Kaminsky
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Stuart M. Kaminsky

Stuart M. Kaminsky (1934-2009) was one of the most prolific crime fiction authors of the last four decades. Born in Chicago, he spent his youth immersed in pulp fiction and classic cinema--two forms of popular entertainment which he would make his life's work. After college and a stint in the army, Kaminsky wrote film criticism and biographies of the great actors and directors of Hollywood's Golden Age. In 1977, when a planned biography of Charlton Heston fell through, Kaminsky wrote Bullet for a Star, his first Toby Peters novel, beginning a fiction career that would last the rest of his life.

Kaminsky penned twenty-four novels starring the detective, whom he described as "the anti-Philip Marlowe." 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. His other two series starred Abe Lieberman, a hardened Chicago cop, and Lew Fonseca, a process server. In all, Kaminsky wrote more than sixty novels. He died in St. Louis in 2009.

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    • Smart Moves

    • A Toby Peters Mystery, Book 12
    • By: Stuart Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: Stephen Bowlby
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    A dentist dangles from the window of a swanky Park Avenue hotel, while Toby Peters, a Los Angeles detective who's very far from home, clutches the man by his jacket, which is tearing slowly, stitch by stitch....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not a good surprise from Mr. Kaminsky.

    • By Richard Delman on 09-18-17

    Regular price: $13.21

    • Buried Caesars

    • Toby Peters, Book 14
    • By: Stuart Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: Stephen Bowlby
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    The uniformed man standing before Toby Peters is General Douglas MacArthur, a soldier who considers himself the only man who can defeat the Japanese....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Ms Peach on 06-19-16

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    • Tarnished Icons

    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    In the topsy-turvy world of post-communist Russia, Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov's work is never done....

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Death of a Dissident

    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
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      4 out of 5 stars 24

    An unscrupulous cab driver. The killer's own frightened wife. Most troublesome of all, an outspoken dissident, watched closely by the KGB, whose trial had been set for the very next day....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mystery set in Soviet Russia

    • By Kindle Customer on 04-04-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Lieberman's Folly

    • The Abe Lieberman Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 161

    A pair of cops hunt the killer of the most beautiful hooker on Chicago’s North Side. On a blistering Chicago afternoon, the Cubs are winning and Abe Lieberman is waiting to meet a prostitute....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • How can this man write so much, and so well?

    • By Richard Delman on 02-07-16

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    • Mildred Pierced

    • The Toby Peters Mysteries, Book 23
    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    That down-at-the-heels gumshoe, Toby Peters again proves to be “an unblemished delight,”

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    • Lieberman's Law

    • The Abe Lieberman Mysteries
    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Abe Lieberman, the Chicago PD detective, has never has it easy when it comes to emotional cases, but this time the action is getting little too close to home....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mr. Kaminsky was a national treasure.

    • By Richard Delman on 03-17-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • You Bet Your Life

    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    There's nothing funny about the package that comes for Chico Marx. It's a severed ear....

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    • Lieberman's Choice

    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 103

    When a cop snaps, he threatens to take a building full of people with him....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 15 Stars for Lieberman's Allegory!

    • By Ted on 07-05-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Cold Red Sunrise

    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    At an icebound naval weather station in far Siberia, the young daughter of an exiled dies under suspicious circumstances....

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