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    • 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 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mystery with a USSR/Russian Twist

    • By sandra b on 02-19-16

    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

    • Never Cross a Vampire

    • The Toby Peters Mysteries, Book 5
    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Coffins fill the basement of a crumbling Los Angeles movie theater. Five vampires crowd around fading horror idol Bela Lugosi, peppering him with questions. A malfunctioning plastic fang causes one of the undead-wannabes to lisp. The effect is less than fearsome, but Lugosi is terrified, for one of these oddballs has been making threats on his life. He hires Toby Peters to provide security against his unbalanced fans. The detective is not concerned, but he should be. Even fake vampires can kill.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • L.A. Detective Toby Peters is on the Case!

    • By dwhith on 11-12-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    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

    • Blood and Rubles

    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Crime in post-communist Russia has only gotten worse: rubles are scarce, blood, plentiful. In the eyes of Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov and his metropolitan police team, newfound democracy has unleashed the desperation that pushes people over the edge, and a trio of nasty cases confirms their worst fears.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Cold Red Sunrise

    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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

    • Red Chameleon

    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 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 15

    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 Big Silence

    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    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

    • 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 173
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 155

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

    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

    • Retribution

    • A Lew Fonesca Novel
    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Lew Fonesca is still a freelance process server, still has his office behind a Dairy Queen in Sarasota, and is still the friend of the poor and outcast. Now, he has two more cases he doesn't want, cases that will lead unerringly to the discovery of murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Retribution

    • By Donald on 01-09-05

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Hard Currency

    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    When a former Russian advisor stands accused of murdering a female citizen in Cuba, Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov is dispatched to the former Soviet Unions one-time ally on a criminal investigation-cum-diplomatic mission. With a watchful KGB agent on his tail Rostnikov must grapple with his cunning Cuban counterpart as well as a perplexing murder scenario, to save face for his mother country.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kaminski does it again

    • By Gabrielle on 02-17-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Lieberman's Law

    • The Abe Lieberman Mysteries
    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    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. His temple has been vandalized along with four others, and it looks like the vandals have more sinister plans in mind. Finding the culprit opens a window on the broiling ethnic tensions on Chicago's North Side, and what's happening in Abe's family life does nothing to turn down the heat.

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

    • By Richard Delman on 03-17-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Whisper to the Living

    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: Daniel Oreskes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Inspector Porfiry Petrovich Rostnikov is an honest policeman in a very dishonest post-Soviet Union. He and his team are searching for a serial killer who has claimed at least 40 victims. And then there is the problem of protecting a visiting British journalist who is working on a story about a Moscow prostitution ring. In doing so Rostnikov and his team uncover a chain of murders that lead to a source too high to be held accountable if the police want to keep their jobs - or their lives. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great series,

    • By Robert on 04-25-10

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Vengeance

    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    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

    • 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

    • 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 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    There's nothing funny about the package that comes for Chico Marx. It's a severed ear, a simple message from a Chicago bookie who wants $120,000 from the world-renown Marx brother. The strange thing is that, though Chico likes to gamble, he hasn't been making bets in Chicago. Terrified, he goes to the studio for help. Louis B. Mayer, king of Hollywood, places a call to Toby Peters.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    The gorilla doesn’t like clowns. Normally that wouldn’t bother Toby Peters, since detective work tends to keep him far away from animal cages, but tonight he’s dressed as a clown and locked in with the ape. The animal’s handler told him not to worry - gorillas don’t eat people. They just like to tear their arms and legs off. What the ape doesn’t understand is that Peters is here for his protection. Earlier that week, someone electrocuted an elephant, and the gorilla, as one of the star attractions in this second-rate circus, is next on the hit list.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved It

    • By dwhith on 11-19-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The People Who Walk in Darkness

    • An Inspector Rostnikov Mystery
    • By: Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated by: Daniel Oreskes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Inspector Rostnikov is a Russian bear of a man, an honest policeman in a very dishonest post-Soviet Russia. Known as "The Washtub", Rostnikov is one of the most engaging and relevant characters in crime fiction, a sharp and caring policeman as well as the perfect tour guide to a changing (that is, disintegrating) Russia. Surviving pogroms and politburos, he has solved crimes, mostly in spite of the powers that rule his world.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • historical ineptitude

    • By Marco on 12-14-09

    Regular price: $15.36

    • 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 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    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

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