Imatge de l'autor

Stuart M. Kaminsky (1934–2009)

Autor/a de Murder on the Yellow Brick Road

126+ obres 6,671 Membres 161 Ressenyes 13 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Stuart M. Kaminsky is head of the radio/television/film department at Northwestern University in Illinois. He is also a writer of textbooks, screenplays, and mystery novels. The more popular of his two series of detective novels features Toby Peters. Set in the 1930s and 1940s, the Peters books mostra'n més draw on Kaminsky's knowledge of history and love of film by incorporating characters from the film industry's past in nostalgic mysteries. Murder on the Yellow Brick Road (1978), for example, features Judy Garland while Catch a Falling Clown (1982) stars Emmett Kelley as Peters's client and Alfred Hitchcock as a murder suspect. His other critically acclaimed series chronicles the cases of Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov. Kaminsky's detailed studies of Russian police procedure combined with aspects of life in Russia have earned the Series an Edgar nomination for Black Knight in Red Square (1984) and the 1989 Edgar Award for A Cold Red Sunrise (1988). Stuart Kaminsky was born in Chicago in 1934 and died in 2009. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Stuart M. Kaminsky

Murder on the Yellow Brick Road (1977) 270 exemplars
Death of a Dissident (1981) 232 exemplars
A Cold Red Sunrise (1988) 224 exemplars
Bullet for a Star (1977) 214 exemplars
Never Cross a Vampire (1980) 170 exemplars
Black Knight in Red Square (1983) 168 exemplars
A Fine Red Rain (1987) 140 exemplars
The Man Who Walked Like a Bear (1990) 132 exemplars
People Who Walk in Darkness (2008) 126 exemplars
You Bet Your Life (1978) 123 exemplars
Vengeance (1999) 120 exemplars
Blood on the Sun (2006) 118 exemplars
He Done Her Wrong (1983) 118 exemplars
Deluge (2007) 116 exemplars
A Whisper to the Living (2010) 115 exemplars
Rostnikov's Vacation (1991) 114 exemplars
Red Chameleon (1985) 114 exemplars
The Fala Factor (1984) 112 exemplars
Death of a Russian Priest (1992) 112 exemplars
The Howard Hughes Affair (1978) 112 exemplars
Blood and Rubles (1996) 111 exemplars
Dead of Winter (2005) 111 exemplars
Fall of a Cosmonaut (2000) 107 exemplars
Midnight Pass (2003) 106 exemplars
Lieberman's Folly (1991) 105 exemplars
The Dog Who Bit a Policeman (1998) 102 exemplars
High Midnight (1981) 98 exemplars
Catch a Falling Clown (1981) 97 exemplars
Hard Currency (1995) 97 exemplars
Always Say Goodbye (2006) 93 exemplars
Retribution (2001) 91 exemplars
Dancing in the Dark (1996) 90 exemplars
The Devil Met a Lady (1993) 90 exemplars
Tarnished Icons (1997) 89 exemplars
Denial (2005) 89 exemplars
Bright Futures (2009) 85 exemplars
Buried Caesars (1989) 84 exemplars
Lieberman's Choice (1993) 84 exemplars
Poor Butterfly (1990) 83 exemplars
Down for the Count (1985) 82 exemplars
Smart Moves (1986) 81 exemplars
The Melting Clock (1991) 81 exemplars
Tomorrow Is Another Day (1995) 77 exemplars
Mildred Pierced (2003) 77 exemplars
Not Quite Kosher (2002) 74 exemplars
Think Fast, Mr. Peters (1987) 73 exemplars
To Catch a Spy (2002) 73 exemplars
Lieberman's Law (1996) 72 exemplars
Terror Town (2006) 72 exemplars
Lieberman's Day (1994) 71 exemplars
The Dead Don't Lie (2007) 70 exemplars
A Few Minutes Past Midnight (2001) 69 exemplars
A Fatal Glass of Beer (1997) 68 exemplars
Lieberman's Thief (1995) 66 exemplars
The Man Who Shot Lewis Vance (1986) 62 exemplars
The Last Dark Place (2004) 61 exemplars
Now You See It (2004) 55 exemplars
When the Dark Man Calls (1983) 29 exemplars
Show Business Is Murder (2004) — Editor — 24 exemplars
John Huston, maker of magic (1978) 19 exemplars
Exercise in Terror (1985) 12 exemplars
Writing for Television (1988) 9 exemplars
Clint Eastwood (1974) 7 exemplars
Camaleón rojo (1985) 3 exemplars
The Final Toast {short story} (1987) 3 exemplars
The Final Toast {play} (2008) 3 exemplars
Judy et ses nains (1997) 2 exemplars
Il est minuit, Charlie Chaplin (2002) 2 exemplars
L'Affaire Howard Hughes (2000) 2 exemplars
Coups de feu dans les étoiles (1996) 2 exemplars
Du sang sous le soleil (2007) 2 exemplars
El fáctor fala (1984) 2 exemplars
Fantasia à l'opéra (1991) 2 exemplars
Rostnikov à Cuba (1997) 2 exemplars
Double Shot (Abe Lieberman) (2010) 2 exemplars
Busted Blossoms [Toby Peters] (1986) 2 exemplars
The Batman Memos 2 exemplars
Soleil post-mortem (2009) 1 exemplars
The Man Who Laughs 1 exemplars
Don Siegel : Director (1974) 1 exemplars
Du sang et des roubles (1998) 1 exemplars
Oculto 1995 1 exemplars
Il camaleonte rosso 1 exemplars
Alba siberiana 1 exemplars
Giocarsi la pelle 1 exemplars
Find Miriam 1 exemplars
Scorpion’s Kiss 1 exemplars
Snow [Short Story] (1999) 1 exemplars
Biscotti à Sarasota (2007) 1 exemplars
Frequenz Mord 1 exemplars
American Television Genres (1985) 1 exemplars
LES VACANCES DE ROSTNIKOV (1994) 1 exemplars
Der Tod des kubanischen Kochs (2003) 1 exemplars
La loi de lieberman (1998) 1 exemplars
Déluge (2008) 1 exemplars

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The Best American Mystery Stories 2002 (2002) — Col·laborador — 159 exemplars
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Chicago Noir: The Classics (2015) — Col·laborador — 52 exemplars
First Cases: New and Classic Tales of Detection (1999) — Col·laborador — 42 exemplars
Crème de la Crime (2000) — Col·laborador — 24 exemplars
Mean Streets: The Second Private Eye Writers of America Anthology (1986) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
Flesh & Blood: Erotic Tales of Crime and Passion (2001) — Col·laborador — 19 exemplars
Sex, Lies and Private Eyes (2009) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
Mystery for Short: Short Story Collections (1999) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
The Best American Mystery Stories 2002 [Audio Book, abridged] (2002) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Great Writers and Kids Write Mystery Stories (1996) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Soviet Sources | Poor Butterfly | Lautrec (1990) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars

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For the last few years I have been working my way through the Toby Peters series of mysteries by Stuart Kaminsky. These are not particularly spectacular in any way but I am a sucker for 1940s Hollywood and Toby Peter is a private detective that works in and around the film studios during the 1940s. In this outing he is assisting Gary Cooper who is being pushed into making a film that he has no interest in. What is interesting is who is doing the pushing as it appears to be a mafia boss.

Toby as always is stuck in the middle between the mafia, Gary Cooper, the desperate film crew that think that making this film with Gary Cooper is their ticket to fame and his surly brother, a cop who thinks that Toby is always in the wrong. Eventually Toby sorts through the beatings and bodies and figures out that this is a giant ruse and what someone really wants is for Gary Cooper to be killed.

While not my favorite of the series, I did enjoy this one. Gary Cooper comes across as a nice man who women loved and that men wanted to be like. As the story advanced we also get to meet Cooper’s friends Ernest Hemingway and Babe Ruth which added to the fun. I am looking forward to continuing on with the series.
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DeltaQueen50 | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Mar 15, 2024 |
Still fun but not as good as the last one.
 
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cdaley | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Nov 2, 2023 |
Very light read but if you are looking for something fun and fast this is it. Double bonus that the Wizard of Oz plays a big part of the back story.
 
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cdaley | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Nov 2, 2023 |
Stuart Kaminsky’s PI, Toby Peters is on the case for Warner Brothers Studios. Seems there is a photo of Errol Flynn in a compromising situation, with a very young girl. Warner Brothers wants to know if it is real or fake. Flynn says it’s a fake. Damage control is desperately needed or Flynn’s career will be down the tubes!

A ransom demands has been made and Toby is to be the delivery boy. Toby is skeptical about being given the original negative when he delivers the money. His suspicions of the exchange being a set-up are confirmed when he is hit over the head at the drop and wakes up to being in the company of a dead body!

As Toby tries to solve the murder and get the original negative, dead bodies keep turning up. Not a good thing.

A romp through 1940s Hollywood and the world of movie studios, with appearances of Peter Lorre, William Faulkner, Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart and more make this book a delight. The turns are sharp and the pace is steady, with humour interlaced with danger.

I’ve read a couple of books in the series and enjoyed them. This was the first of the series, and it did not disappoint.
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ChazziFrazz | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Jul 21, 2023 |

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Obres
126
També de
39
Membres
6,671
Popularitat
#3,670
Valoració
½ 3.7
Ressenyes
161
ISBN
803
Llengües
11
Preferit
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