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Stuart M. Kaminsky (1934–2009)

Autor(a) de Murder on the Yellow Brick Road

128+ Works 6,676 Membros 161 Reviews 13 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras de Stuart M. Kaminsky

Death of a Dissident (1981) 233 cópias
A Cold Red Sunrise (1988) 225 cópias
Bullet for a Star (1977) 215 cópias
Never Cross a Vampire (1980) 170 cópias
Black Knight in Red Square (1983) 168 cópias
A Fine Red Rain (1987) 140 cópias
The Man Who Walked Like a Bear (1990) 132 cópias
People Who Walk in Darkness (2008) 126 cópias
You Bet Your Life (1978) 122 cópias
Vengeance (1999) 121 cópias
He Done Her Wrong (1983) 118 cópias
Blood on the Sun (2006) 118 cópias
Deluge (2007) 116 cópias
A Whisper to the Living (2010) 115 cópias
Red Chameleon (1985) 114 cópias
Rostnikov's Vacation (1991) 114 cópias
Dead of Winter (2005) 112 cópias
Death of a Russian Priest (1992) 112 cópias
The Fala Factor (1984) 112 cópias
The Howard Hughes Affair (1978) 112 cópias
Blood and Rubles (1996) 111 cópias
Fall of a Cosmonaut (2000) 107 cópias
Lieberman's Folly (1991) 106 cópias
Midnight Pass (2003) 104 cópias
The Dog Who Bit a Policeman (1998) 102 cópias
High Midnight (1981) 98 cópias
Catch a Falling Clown (1981) 97 cópias
Hard Currency (1995) 97 cópias
Always Say Goodbye (2006) 93 cópias
Retribution (2001) 91 cópias
Dancing in the Dark (1996) 90 cópias
The Devil Met a Lady (1993) 90 cópias
Tarnished Icons (1997) 89 cópias
Denial (2005) 89 cópias
Bright Futures (2009) 85 cópias
Buried Caesars (1989) 84 cópias
Lieberman's Choice (1993) 84 cópias
Poor Butterfly (1990) 83 cópias
Down for the Count (1985) 82 cópias
Smart Moves (1986) 81 cópias
The Melting Clock (1991) 81 cópias
Mildred Pierced (2003) 77 cópias
Tomorrow Is Another Day (1995) 77 cópias
Not Quite Kosher (2002) 74 cópias
Terror Town (2006) 73 cópias
Think Fast, Mr. Peters (1987) 73 cópias
To Catch a Spy (2002) 73 cópias
Lieberman's Law (1996) 72 cópias
Lieberman's Day (1994) 71 cópias
The Dead Don't Lie (2007) 70 cópias
A Few Minutes Past Midnight (2001) 69 cópias
A Fatal Glass of Beer (1997) 68 cópias
Lieberman's Thief (1995) 66 cópias
The Man Who Shot Lewis Vance (1986) 62 cópias
The Last Dark Place (2004) 61 cópias
Now You See It (2004) 55 cópias
When the Dark Man Calls (1983) 29 cópias
Show Business Is Murder (2004) — Editor — 24 cópias
John Huston, maker of magic (1978) 19 cópias
Exercise in Terror (1985) 12 cópias
Writing for Television (1988) 9 cópias
Clint Eastwood (1974) 6 cópias
The Final Toast {play} (2008) 3 cópias
Camaleón rojo (1985) 3 cópias
Judy et ses nains (1997) 2 cópias
L'Affaire Howard Hughes (2000) 2 cópias
El fáctor fala (1984) 2 cópias
Rostnikov à Cuba (1997) 2 cópias
Fantasia à l'opéra (1991) 2 cópias
Du sang sous le soleil (2007) 2 cópias
Double Shot (Abe Lieberman) (2010) 2 cópias
The Batman Memos 2 cópias
Alba siberiana 1 exemplar(es)
Il camaleonte rosso 1 exemplar(es)
La paura corre sul filo 1 exemplar(es)
Soleil post-mortem (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Rostniknov et les chiens enragés (2002) 1 exemplar(es)
Oculto 1995 1 exemplar(es)
Behind the Mystery 1 exemplar(es)
Giocarsi la pelle 1 exemplar(es)
Don Siegel : Director (1974) 1 exemplar(es)
Biscotti à Sarasota (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
Déluge (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
Scorpion’s Kiss 1 exemplar(es)
The Man Who Laughs 1 exemplar(es)
Find Miriam 1 exemplar(es)
Snow [Short Story] (1999) 1 exemplar(es)
American Television Genres (1985) 1 exemplar(es)
Du sang et des roubles (1998) 1 exemplar(es)
Frequenz Mord 1 exemplar(es)
La loi de lieberman (1998) 1 exemplar(es)
Der Tod des kubanischen Kochs (2003) 1 exemplar(es)
LES VACANCES DE ROSTNIKOV (1994) 1 exemplar(es)
L'orologio liquefatto 1 exemplar(es)
Morte di un prete russo 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Doorbell Rang (1965) — Introdução, algumas edições1,377 cópias
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1976) — Contribuinte — 359 cópias
The Further Adventures of Batman (1989) — Contribuinte — 350 cópias
Murder in Baker Street: New Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2001) — Contribuinte — 288 cópias
Dark Love (1995) — Contribuinte — 252 cópias
The Mysterious West (1994) — Contribuinte — 232 cópias
Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe (1988) — Contribuinte, algumas edições; Contribuinte — 203 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories 2005 (2005) — Contribuinte — 190 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories 1998 (1998) — Contribuinte — 179 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Private Eye Stories (1988) — Contribuinte — 163 cópias
The Further Adventures of the Joker (1990) — Contribuinte — 160 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories 2002 (2002) — Contribuinte — 159 cópias
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (2015) — Contribuinte — 144 cópias
A Century of Noir: Thirty-two Classic Crime Stories (2002) — Contribuinte — 80 cópias
The Ultimate Witch (1993) — Contribuinte — 76 cópias
The Oxford Book of Detective Stories (2000) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias
Guilty As Charged (1996) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias
Murderous Schemes (1996) — Contribuinte — 58 cópias
Chicago Noir: The Classics (2015) — Contribuinte — 52 cópias
First Cases: New and Classic Tales of Detection (1999) — Contribuinte — 42 cópias
Crème de la Crime (2000) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
Flesh & Blood: Erotic Tales of Crime and Passion (2001) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Sex, Lies and Private Eyes (2009) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Mystery for Short: Short Story Collections (1999) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Great Writers and Kids Write Mystery Stories (1996) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Soviet Sources | Poor Butterfly | Lautrec (1990) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias

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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 | outras 4 resenhas | Mar 15, 2024 |
Still fun but not as good as the last one.
 
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cdaley | outras 6 resenhas | 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 | outras 4 resenhas | 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 | outras 8 resenhas | Jul 21, 2023 |

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Obras
128
Also by
39
Membros
6,676
Popularidade
#3,667
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Resenhas
161
ISBNs
803
Idiomas
11
Favorito
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