Stuart M. Kaminsky (1934-2009) was one of the most prolific crime fiction authors of the last four decades. He wrote twenty-four novels starring the detective Toby Peters, whom he described as "the anti-Philip Marlowe." In 1981's Death of a Dissident, he debuted Moscow police detective Porfiry Rostnikov, whose stories were praised for their accurate depiction of Soviet life. His other two series starred Abe Lieberman, a hardened Chicago cop, and Lew Fonesca, a process server.
In this 'marvelously entertaining' mystery, a hard-boiled Hollywood private eye investigates a murdered Munchkin on the set of The Wizard of Oz (Newsday).
A year after The Wizard of Oz's smash success, the yellow brick road is crumbling. The famous sets... SEE MORE