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    • Rostnikov's Vacation

    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    A Jewish man in a squalid government flat finds a killer in his shower. A young punk girl hurtles naked through the window of her apartment. And in the Crimea, at a health retreat for mid-level functionaries, an aging policeman’s death is made to look like heart failure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As always Kaminsky delivers

    • By Claudia on 04-16-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Death of a Russian Priest

    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    When Inspector Rostnikov arrives in the town of Arkush with Emil Karpo, the policeman nicknamed the Vampire, he finds a community stunned by the murder of the outspoken Father Merhum. But it is the priest's cryptic last words that make Rostnikov wonder if this was indeed a political assassination or a murder with a motive closer to home.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    His longtime friend and office mate, the mad dentist Sheldon Minck, has been jailed for murder - the victim, his estranged wife, Mildred; the motive, a $200,000 inheritance; the weapon, a crossbow. Only Miss Crawford, the single witness to the crime, can attest to hapless Minck’s innocence. But the former MGM movie queen has just been offered her first film in two years, as the title character in Mildred Pierce, so she is anxious to avoid unpleasant publicity that could cost her the role.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Exercise in Terror

    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: Teresa DeBerry
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Bittie’s hot dogs are worth waiting for. Outside the hot dog stand one summer afternoon, Maureen sits with her two children in the family’s car, wishing her husband would hurry up and get their food. Two men lurk nearby - a couple of drunks who had followed them from the supermarket. Before David can get into the car, the drunk men confront him, attack him, and take a baseball bat to his skull, while Maureen desperately tries to shield their little boy and girl.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    The Victims: 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. The Weapons: A heavy iron-headed hammer. A rusty, antiquated sickle. And a broken vodka bottle. The Cops:Tkach, who seduces suspects into confessing with his apparent innocence. Karpo, a bit of a Tartar, a bit of a vampire, a stolid saint of the Soviet faith.

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

    • By Kindle Customer on 04-04-15

    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 79
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Three years ago Lew Fonseca quit his job as a process server with the State Attorney's Office in Cook County, Illinois, and drove his rattling Toyota south to escape the memories of his beloved late wife. Headed for Key West, the Toyota broke down in a Dairy Queen parking lot in Sarasota, Florida. Buoyed by the friendship of a few trustworthy souls, Lew settled there, making ends meet by doing some investigative work for local attorneys.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The melancholy server

    • By Donald on 04-09-06

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Denial

    • A Lew Fonesca Mystery
    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Lew Fonesca is a man who does things for people. He makes small problems go away and tries to keep the larger ones from landing his clients in jail. He finds deadbeats, errant spouses, and generally keeps the populace of Sarasota on the up and up.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Definitely worth the listen....

    • By Barbara on 09-17-05

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Murder on the Trans-Siberian Express

    • Inspector Rostnikov, Book 14
    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Inside the Moscow Police Department, madness reigns. Inspectors Karpo and Zelach enter the underground world of post-punk rock clubs searching for clues to the disappearance of an anti-Semitic rock star who happens to be the son of one of Moscow's most powerful Jewish citizens.

    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 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    At an icebound naval weather station in far Siberia, the young daughter of an exiled dies under suspicious circumstances. The high-ranking Commissar sent to investigate the mystery suffers a similar fate: he is murdered by an icicle thrust into his skull. Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov is dispatched to solve the Commissar's murder, with one caveat: He is not to investigate the girl's death. Even if all the clues tell him that the two cases are linked.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Man Who Walked Like a Bear

    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Porfiry and Sarah Rostnikov have been in love since the end of World War II, growing old together as the Soviet Union lurches towards modernity. Sarah is recovering from a brain operation, her police inspector husband at her side, when a bearlike man staggers into her hospital room. Hulking, naked, and insensible, he is about to leap out the window when Rostnikov talks him off the ledge. But before the orderlies take him away, the giant whispers a secret to the investigator. Someone has been stealing from the factory where he works.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I love Stuart Kaminsky.

    • By Richard Delman on 02-01-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Fall of a Cosmonaut

    • An Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov Mystery, Book 13
    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    It was one of those days when Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov should have stayed in bed. After braving a ferocious storm, Rostnikov arrives inside the Petrovka headquarters only to find three very peculiar investigations waiting for him. First there's cosmonaut Tsimion Vladovka, whose last words on the space station Mir were instructions to contact Rostnikov if something went wrong with the mission. Now, Vladovka is missing and his fellow cosmonauts are turning up dead.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very poor choice of narrator

    • By maureen on 01-18-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Lieberman's Choice

    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 103

    Bernie Shepard comes home with a shotgun. He opens the door to his bedroom, and sees what he expected - his wife in bed with another cop. Two pumps of the shotgun take care of them, and Shepard carries out the rest of his plan. Accompanied by his dog, this half-mad detective goes to the roof of his building, where he has built a small fortress stocked with food, water, and weapons. Talking Shepard down falls to Abe Lieberman and Bill Hanrahan, the odd-couple partners in Chicago homicide.

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

    • By Ted on 07-05-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Lieberman's Day

    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 137

    In a posh part of Chicago’s North Side, two Trinidadian men look for someone to jump. Waiting outside an apartment building, they see a couple shivering in the cold as they make their way to their car. The Trinidadians draw guns, demand money - and quickly go too far. Shots ring out, and the muggers run. Behind them, the man is dead, and his pregnant wife lays bleeding in the street.The murder victim is the nephew of Abe Lieberman, one of the most dignified cops in Chicago homicide. When he learns of the killing, Lieberman’s calm facade cracks. As he works with his partner, Bill Hanrahan, to find the killers, Lieberman makes a pact with the devil....

    • 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

    • Bright Futures

    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: Michael McConnohie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    A local curmudgeon who has been campaigning to end state-sponsored school funding is brutally killed. A recent graduate of a public high school for the gifted is arrested for the crime and turns to Lew for help. A semi-retired and much beloved singer of children's songs is being anonymously pushed to leave Sarasota, threatened with exposure as a sexual predator. It is up to Lew to uncover the blackmailer and determine whether there is any truth to the accusation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great moody book

    • By mayo9191 on 02-13-12

    Regular price: $15.36

    • 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 175
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 157

    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. This mild-mannered old police detective still has a few tricks up his sleeves - and one of them is named Estralda Valdez. One of the city’s loveliest women of the night, she is Lieberman’s most prized confidential informant, and she needs help with a psychotic john. Though they suspect she’s only paranoid, Lieberman and his partner, Bill Hanrahan, agree to watch Valdez’s back.

    • 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

    • Black Knight in Red Square

    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    The Moscow Film Festival may lack Cannes' boats, bikinis, and gentle breezes, but it has nevertheless attracted scores of international actors, directors, and deal-makers. For some, the festival represents Moscow's re-emergence as a world-class city. But for a gang of zealots headed by a beautiful brunette, the festival represents a target, and they have been attacking the "film people" with frightening efficiency. Desperate to avoid embarrassment, the Kremlin is trying to cover up the killings. And desperate to stop the killers, the KGB has put Inspector Rostnikov on the case.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Poor Butterfly

    • A Toby Peters Mystery, Book 15
    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: Stephen Bowlby
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    The year 1942 is a bad time to stage Madame Butterfly. Although Puccini's masterpiece is a perennial favorite of the San Francisco opera crowd, its sympathetic depiction of a Japanese girl causes tension in the dark months following Pearl Harbor. Newspaper editorialists rage against the production, opera buffs picket the theater, and a note appears nailed to the house door, threatening violence against the cast and crew. When the first workman dies, the maestro calls Toby Peters, a Los Angeles detective who works discreetly for Hollywood's rich and famous.

    Regular price: $13.21

    • Red Chameleon

    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 20

    The violent and inexplicable murder of an old man in his bathtub and the theft of a worthless candlestick send Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov on a hunt into the past. A ring of car thieves with a taste for expensive vehicles is at large in Moscow's streets. High above the gray city, a sniper is taking aim at police officers, and the obsessed detective Emil Karpo takes the assignment to heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Skillfully spun, excellent depiction of an era

    • By Gabrielle on 03-19-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Dog Who Bit a Policeman

    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 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

    Moscow police inspector Porfiry Rostnikov has adapted well to life without Communism. But under the Soviets, blood feuds were pursued in the dark halls of bureaucracy, and now they take place in the streets. An international drug ring has chosen Moscow as its next port of call, and the only thing standing in its way is the budding Russian mob, headed by a young man whose brutality is matched only by his madness. In a gang war of this magnitude, no civilian is safe.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Unable to play this on any of my media players..

    • By Chris Garner on 12-15-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Big Silence

    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    The Big Silence takes Lieberman and his Irish partner, Bill Hanrahan - the Rabbi and the Priest, as they are known on the streets - on a journey that will test their consciences to the limit. When the young son of an informant in a governmental witness protection program is kidnapped and a grisly death occurs, they will have to make some hard choices to make things right. Told with compassion and with the keen insight into the human psyche, The Big Silence is gritty, compelling...and unforgettable.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • If Lieberman and Hanrahan arrested me...

    • By Richard Delman on 02-26-16

    Regular price: $18.89

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