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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    • Catch a Falling Clown

    • A Toby Peters Mystery, Book 7
    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    A circus stakeout puts Toby Peters at the bottom of the food chain....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved It

    • By dwhith on 11-19-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Vengeance

    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
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      4 out of 5 stars 36

    Lew finds himself being trailed by a mysterious burly man....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The melancholy server

    • By Donald on 04-09-06

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Lieberman's Day

    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 139
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      4 out of 5 stars 138

    When his nephew is killed by a mugger, Lieberman will do anything to bring his family justice....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You are in the hands of a true master; a mensch.

    • By Richard Delman on 03-17-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • You Bet Your Life

    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 9

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

    Regular price: $19.95

    • To Catch a Spy

    • Toby Peters, Book 22
    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    A simple job turns treacherous when Toby Peters stumbles upon a corpse....

    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 176
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 158

    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

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Lieberman's Thief

    • An Abe Lieberman Mystery
    • By: Stuart Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    George "Pitty Pitty" Patnik was a thief who thought he had everything planned for a nice, clean in-and-out burglary. But that was before he heard the screams and saw the blood....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • UGH! From a former FANBOY!

    • By Ted on 09-04-16

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Now You See It

    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Illusion gets more deadly than reality on Toby Peters's twenty-fourth outing from Edgar-winning author Stuart M. Kaminsky....

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    • Dancing in the Dark

    • The Toby Peters Mysteries, Book 18
    • By: Kaminsky Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    In this installment of a 1940s Hollywood detective series, Fred Astaire hires Toby Peters to help him get rid of an incredibly untalented dance student....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Few Minutes Past Midnight

    • Toby Peters, Book 21
    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Toby Peters - who has cracked cases involving such classic movie luminaries as Humphrey Bogart, the Marx Brothers, John Wayne, and Mae West - is gumshoeing for the legendary Charlie Chaplin....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Toby works for the Tramp

    • By Mark S. Traub on 07-16-15

    Regular price: $19.95

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