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

Publication Order of Porfiry Rostnikov Books

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

Publication Order of Abe Lieberman Books

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

Publication Order of CSI: New York Books

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Dead of Winter (2005)Description / Buy at
Blood on the Sun (2006)Description / Buy at
Deluge (2007)Description / Buy at
Four Walls (By: Keith R.A. DeCandido) (2008)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Kolchak The Night Stalker Books

Kolchak Night Stalker (2003)Description / Buy at
Kolchak the Night Stalker Volume 1 (2004)Description / Buy at
Kolchak: The Night Stalker Chronicles (With: Max Allan Collins) (2005)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Lew Fonesca Books

Publication Order of The Rockford Files Books

The Green Bottle (1996)Description / Buy at
The Devil on my Doorstep (1998)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

When the Dark Man Calls (1983)Description / Buy at
Exercise in Terror (2001)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Opening Shots (1991)Description / Buy at
Hidden and Other Stories (1999)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Plays

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

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

Publication Order of Kolchak: The Night Stalker Books

Pain Without Tears (By: C.J. Henderson) (2004)Description / Buy at
Kolchak the Night Stalker Volume 1 (2004)Description / Buy at
Terror Within (By: C.J. Henderson,Stefan Petrucha) (2006)Description / Buy at
A Black & Evil Truth (By: C.J. Henderson) (2007)Description / Buy at
The Lovecraftian Horror (By: C.J. Henderson) (2007)Description / Buy at
The Lost World (By: C.J. Henderson) (2012)Description / Buy at
Kolchak and the Lost World (By: C.J. Henderson) (2012)Description / Buy at
Necronomicon (By: C.J. Henderson) (2012)Description / Buy at
Big Book of Kolchak the Night Stalker (With: C.J. Henderson) (2012)Description / Buy at
Passages of the Macabre (By: Ed Gorman,Nancy Holder,C.J. Henderson) (2016)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

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

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.

If You Like Stuart M. Kaminsky Books, You’ll Love…

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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