Stuart M Kaminsky
Stuart M. Kaminsky (1934-2009) was an American author of mystery novels, crime fiction and non-fiction books, as well as a film professor. His series characters are Toby Peters, Inspector Rostnikov, Abe Lieberman and Lew Fonesca. He was awarded the title of Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. Kaminsky grew up in Chicago, where he got his Ph.D in speech from Northwestern University. He got his B.S. in journalism and M.A. in English from the University of Illinois. He went on to teach film studies at Northwestern for 16 years and followed that up with a six year stint at Florida State. At one point, Kaminsky served as president of Mystery Writers of America.

Stuart Kaminsky became a published author with the non-fiction book A Biographical Study of the Career of Donald Siegel and an Analysis of His Films in 1972. His first novel was the Toby Peters book Bullet for a Star, published in 1977. Below is a list of Stuart M. Kaminsky’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Toby Peters Books


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

Publication Order of Inspector Rostnikov Books


Rostnikov's Corpse(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Knight in Red Square(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Chameleon(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cold Red Sunrise(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Fine Red Rain(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rostnikov's Vacation(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man Who Walked Like a Bear(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death of a Russian Priest(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hard Currency(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood and Rubles(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tarnished Icons(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dog Who Bit a Policeman(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fall of a Cosmonaut(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder on the Trans-Siberian Express(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People Who Walk in Darkness(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Whisper to the Living(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Abe Lieberman Books


Lieberman's Folly(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lieberman's Choice(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lieberman's Day(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lieberman's Thief(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lieberman's Law(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Big Silence(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Not Quite Kosher(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Dark Place(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Terror Town(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dead Don't Lie(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Rockford Files Books


The Green Bottle(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Devil on My Doorstep(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Lew Fonesca Books


Vengeance(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Retribution(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Midnight Pass(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Denial(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Always Say Goodbye(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bright Futures(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Kolchak: The Night Stalker Books


Fever Pitch(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Volume One(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Night Stalker Chronicles(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of CSI: New York Books


Dead of Winter(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood on the Sun(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deluge(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


When the Dark Man Calls(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Exercise in Terror(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


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

Publication Order of Anthologies


Mystery in the Sunshine State(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Show Business is Murder(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
On a Raven's Wing(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Plays


Books(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Final Toast(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Don Siegel, Director(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
American Film Genres: Approaches to a Critical Theory of Popular Film(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Clint Eastwood(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ingmar Bergman: Essays in Criticism(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
John Huston: Maker of Magic(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Coop: The Life and Legend of Gary Cooper(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Basic Filmmaking(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Writing for Television(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
American Television Genres(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Behind the Mysteries: Top Mystery Writers(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Rostnikov’s Corpse was later re-published as Death of a Dissident. The graphic novel Fever Pitch was collaborated on with Christopher Jones and Barbara Schulz. The graphic novel Kolchak: The Night Stalker Volume One was collaborated on with Joe Gentile and Jeff Rice. The short story collection The Night Stalker Chronicles also contains contributions by Elaine Bergstrom, Max Allan Collins, Peter David, Mark Dawidziak, P.N. Elrod, Ed Gorman, C.J. Henderson, Brett Matthews and Robert E. Weinberg. A Biographical Study of the Career of Donald Siegel and An Analysis of His Films was re-published under the title Don Siegel, Director. Basic Filmmaking was co-authored with Dana H. Hodgdon. Writing for Television was written alongside Mark Walker.

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Stuart M. Kaminsky Synopses: In Mystery in the Sunshine State, Stuart M. Kaminsky takes some of the most notable writers from Florida as they write mystery stories involving P.I.’s and amateur sleuths. Some of the authors included are Les Standiford, Edna Buchanan, David Kaufelt, David Beaty and more.

In The Green Bottle by Stuart Kaminsky (book 1 of The Rockford Files), Rockford is content to hang out on the beach and evade the debt collectors. He was able to pay his bills last month from an antique green bottle he found from a wealthy client and from an old lady who lost her cat. But now his luck may have run out when some goons show up looking to re-arrange his facial features.

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