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Stuart M. Kaminsky Books In Order

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Publication Order of Toby Peters Books

Bullet for a Star (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder on the Yellow Brick Road (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You Bet Your Life (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Howard Hughes Affair (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Never Cross a Vampire (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
High Midnight (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Catch a Falling Clown (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
He Done Her Wrong (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fala Factor (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Down for the Count (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man Who Shot Lewis Vance (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Smart Moves (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Think Fast, Mr. Peters (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Buried Caesars (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poor Butterfly (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Melting Clock (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil Met a Lady (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tomorrow is Another Day (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dancing in the Dark (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Fatal Glass of Beer (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Few Minutes Past Midnight (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Catch A Spy (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mildred Pierced (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Now You See It (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Porfiry Rostnikov Books

Death of a Dissident / Rostnikov's Corpse (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Knight in Red Square (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Chameleon (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cold Red Sunrise (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Fine Red Rain (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man Who Walked Like a Bear (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rostnikov's Vacation (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death of a Russian Priest (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hard Currency (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood and Rubles (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tarnished Icons (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dog Who Bit a Policeman (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fall of a Cosmonaut (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder on the Trans-Siberian Express (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
People Who Walk in Darkness (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Whisper to the Living (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Abe Lieberman Books

Lieberman's Folly (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lieberman's Choice (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lieberman's Day (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lieberman's Thief (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lieberman's Law (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Big Silence (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Not Quite Kosher (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Dark Place (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terror Town (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dead Don't Lie (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of CSI: New York Books

by Keith R.A. DeCandido
Dead of Winter (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood on the Sun (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deluge (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Four Walls (By: Keith R.A. DeCandido) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Kolchak The Night Stalker Books

Kolchak Night Stalker (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kolchak the Night Stalker Volume 1 (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kolchak: The Night Stalker Chronicles (With: Max Allan Collins) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lew Fonesca Books

Vengeance (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Retribution (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midnight Pass (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Denial (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Always Say Goodbye (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bright Futures (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Rockford Files Books

The Green Bottle (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil on my Doorstep (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

When the Dark Man Calls (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Exercise in Terror (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Find Miriam (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Opening Shots (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hidden and Other Stories (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Plays

The Final Toast (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Books (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

American Film Genres: Approaches to a Critical Theory of Popular Film (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clint Eastwood: The Candid On-and-off-screen of the World's #1 Male Superstar (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Don Siegel : Director (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ingmar Bergman; Essays in Criticism (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
John Huston, Maker of Magic (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Coop: The Life and Legend of Gary Cooper (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Basic Filmmaking (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
American Television Genres (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Writing for television (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Behind the Mysteries: Top Mystery Writers (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Ultimate Witch(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Guilty as Charged(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories 1997(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery in the Sunshine State(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Oxford Book of Detective Stories(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mysterious Press Anniversary Anthology: Celebrating 25 Years(2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Show Business is Murder(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. President, Private Eye(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Adventure of the Missing Detective and 19 of the Year's Finest Crime and Mystery Stories(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kolchak: The Night Stalker Chronicles(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On a Raven's Wing(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silent Night, Deadly Night(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Stuart M. Kaminsky was an American author best known for writing the Toby Peters series of detective novels, the Inspector Porfiry Petrovich Rostnikov series, the Abe Lieberman series, and the Lew Fonesca series. During his career, Stuart wrote sixty-three novels and eleven non-fiction books.

Each of the series features a unique protagonist in a unique time and place. The Toby Peters takes place in Hollywood during the 1940s, the Inspector Porfiry Petrovich Rostnikov series follows a Moscow police inspector, the Abe Lieberman series follows a process server in Sarasota, Florida, and the Abe Lieberman series follows a veteran Chicago police officer.

Kaminsky won the 1989 Edgar Award for Best Novel for the novel A Cold Read Sunrise. The author was also awarded the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America before his death.

During his life he also wrote screenplay, including the 1987 film Enemy Territory starring Gary Frank, Ray Parker Jr., and Jan-Michael Vincent.

Vengeance is the first book in the Lew Fonseca Mystery series. The story follows Fonseca in his job as a process server in Florida. He had worked the same position in Cook County, Illinois before packing up his belongings and heading south after the loss of his wife. He had planned to go all the way to Key West, but ended up in Sarasota after his car broke down. Lew made his home there and picked up work doing investigations for local attorneys.

Lew is hired by one of these lawyers for a more personal case: to find the lawyer’s wife. The search soon leads to him being followed by a mysterious man and another missing person case. Lew will get help from his friends in his search, but he’ll need to find her fast before it’s too late.

Kaminsky also wrote books for the CSI: New York series, based on the popular television franchise. Dead of Winter follows Detective Mac Taylor, a crime scene investigator who believes that everything is connected and each person has their own story. He works with Detective Stella Bonasera in the Big Apple. They end up getting a case of a dead man in an elevator with no bullets, no DNA evidence, and seemingly no motive. It may just be the perfect crime and it could end up as one of their biggest toughest tests yet.

Lieberman’s Folly is the first book in the Abe Lieberman series. The story picks up as Lieberman is sixty years old and a veteran detective. He has been partners with Bill Hanrahan for a long time, but lately Hanrahan has been drinking heavily after his wife left him. The two spend a hot Chicago afternoon meeting with an informant who needs their help to protect her from an out of control john. The two agree to watch on their off time. Hanrahan has first watch, but his drinking gets the best of him and the woman he was protecting is murdered. The detectives are racked with guilt and set out to find the killer and bring them to justice.

The series continues with Lieberman’s Choice. Abe gets every cop’s worst nightmare as he needs to investigate a fellow colleague. Bernie Shepard found out his wife was cheating with a fellow cop and murdered them both. Now he’s holed up in his apartment with a rifle and explosives. It will be up to Abe and his partner Bill to keep him at bay. Bernie demands to meet with the police captain and is threatening more violence if he doesn’t get it. For a veteran cop like Bernie, he knows that both choices can only end badly.

Death of a Dissident is the first book in the Inspector Rostnikov series. The book introduces readers to Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov of the Moscow police force. Things are not easy for him. His wife is Jewish which makes his superiors suspicious of her and his dreams of becoming a weight-lifter seem to be falling by the wayside. At work, a famous dissident is about to go on trial when they are murdered. Porfiry must find the killer, but also do so in a way that is acceptable to the KGB. No easy task. The killer ends up striking again and a unique pattern appears. The killer is only using weapons based on distinctly Russian things: a hammer, a sickle, and a vodka bottle.

Black Knight in Red Square is the second book in the Inspector Rostnikov series. This story takes place during the Moscow Film Festival. The festival is meant to be a symbol of Moscow re-emerging as a world class city, but for others it is a target. A gang of zealots has targeted the event and set out to attack those who are there for the festival. They are dangerous and efficient. The Kremlin is doing what they can to cover up the killings, but they’ll need Inspector Rostnikov to solve the case as soon as possible to avoid and scrutiny.

Bullet for a Star is the first book in the Toby Peters Mysteries series. Toby Peters was fired from the Warner Brothers lot for breaking an actor’s arm. Since the he has taken up work as a private detective. He is given a second chance by the Warners when they bring him in for a job they need kept quiet. There is a picture of Errol Flynn in a compromising position with an underage girl. Flynn swears it is a fake, but the studio can’t afford to take him at his word. Toby is sent to deliver the money to the blackmailer and bring back the photo negative. Things end up going awry and now it’s up to Peters to clear Flynn’s name.

The second book in the Toby Peters Mysteries series is Murder on the Yellow Brick Road. It is a year after the success of The Wizard of Oz, but now Judy Garland has found the body of a dead Munchkin. The studio brings in Toby to investigate as they need to protect Judy’s image. Toby soon finds that it’s not only her image that he’ll need to protect as she is in the sights of a killer.

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