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  • Lieberman's Day | Stuart M. Kaminsky

    Lieberman's Day

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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....

    Richard Delman says: "You are in the hands of a true master; a mensch."
  • You Bet Your Life | Stuart M. Kaminsky

    You Bet Your Life

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

  • Lieberman's Law: The Abe Lieberman Mysteries | Stuart M. Kaminsky

    Lieberman's Law: The Abe Lieberman Mysteries

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Ted says: "Lieberman's Thief AWFUL: Lieberman's Law a delight"
  • Lieberman's Folly: The Abe Lieberman Mysteries, Book 1 | Stuart M. Kaminsky

    Lieberman's Folly: The Abe Lieberman Mysteries, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Richard Delman says: "How can this man write so much, and so well?"
  • Vengeance | Stuart M. Kaminsky

    Vengeance

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    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.

    Ted says: "Unexpectional!"
  • The Big Silence | Stuart M. Kaminsky

    The Big Silence

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    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.

    Richard Delman says: "If Lieberman and Hanrahan arrested me..."
  • Fall of a Cosmonaut: An Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov Mystery, Book 13 | Stuart M. Kaminsky

    Fall of a Cosmonaut: An Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov Mystery, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated By John McLain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    maureen says: "Very poor choice of narrator"
  • Lieberman's Choice | Stuart M. Kaminsky

    Lieberman's Choice

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    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.

    Ted says: "15 Stars for Lieberman's Allegory!"
  • Death of a Dissident | Stuart M. Kaminsky

    Death of a Dissident

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated By John McLain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    sandra b says: "Mystery with a USSR/Russian Twist"
  • Tomorrow Is Another Day | Stuart M. Kaminsky

    Tomorrow Is Another Day

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
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    On December 10, 1938, Atlanta burned again. In the back lot at David O. Selznick’s studio, sets from a dozen old pictures were pushed together and set alight to provide a backdrop for the climax of what Selznick promised to be the movie of the century: Gone with the Wind. Toby Peters, then just a studio security guard, was on hand to help keep the dozens of Confederate extras in line. When the fire was over, he found one of them dead, impaled on his own sword.

  • Never Cross a Vampire: The Toby Peters Mysteries, Book 5 | Stuart M. Kaminsky

    Never Cross a Vampire: The Toby Peters Mysteries, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    dwhith says: "L.A. Detective Toby Peters is on the Case!"
  • Mildred Pierced: The Toby Peters Mysteries, Book 23 | Stuart M. Kaminsky

    Mildred Pierced: The Toby Peters Mysteries, Book 23

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

  • To Catch a Spy: Toby Peters, Book 22 | Stuart M. Kaminsky

    To Catch a Spy: Toby Peters, Book 22

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    It’s a lucky thing that Cary Grant once trained as an acrobat, because Toby Peters’s life is in the actor’s hands. As the two men sprint through the pitch-dark woods, trying to elude a man with a gun, they come to a canyon ledge. With nowhere to go but down, they scramble over the side. Peters slips, and Grant grabs hold of his wrist. As the killer closes in, Cary’s grip begins to falter....

  • A Fatal Glass of Beer | Stuart M Kaminsky

    A Fatal Glass of Beer

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Stuart M Kaminsky
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    W. C. Fields hires private eye Toby Peters to nab the culprit who is robbing him one bank account at a time, but while on the thief's trail, the two find out there is another bad guy who does not want the money, but rather wants both of them dead.

    John H says: "A Nose Knows"
  • Red Chameleon | Stuart M. Kaminsky

    Red Chameleon

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated By John McLain
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    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.

    Gabrielle says: "Skillfully spun, excellent depiction of an era"
  • The Fala Factor | Stuart M. Kaminsky

    The Fala Factor

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    If he is surprised to find Eleanor Roosevelt waiting for him in his dingy little office, Toby Peters does not show it. Although this is his first time working for the First Lady of the United States, years of private investigations for the Hollywood elite have left him unfazed by a famous face. The First Lady comes straight to the point. Six months after Pearl Harbor, the only thing that keeps her husband from buckling under the pressures of the presidency is his dog, a sprightly black terrier named Fala.

    Scott says: "Great new voice for classic series"
  • Dancing in the Dark: The Toby Peters Mysteries, Book 18 | Stuart M. Kaminsky

    Dancing in the Dark: The Toby Peters Mysteries, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated By Jim Meskimen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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, whose tutelage he has been forced to undertake by her threatening mafioso boyfriend. Luna has demanded dance lessons from Hollywood’s finest hoofer, and whatever Luna wants, Luna gets. Toby may not be a dancer, but he has no choice but to stay nimble and keep his feet moving.

  • The Dog Who Bit a Policeman | Stuart M. Kaminsky

    The Dog Who Bit a Policeman

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated By John McLain
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    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.

    Chris Garner says: "Unable to play this on any of my media players.."
  • A Cold Red Sunrise | Stuart M. Kaminsky

    A Cold Red Sunrise

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated By John McLain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (9)
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    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.

  • Black Knight in Red Square | Stuart M. Kaminsky

    Black Knight in Red Square

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Stuart M. Kaminsky
    • Narrated By John McLain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

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