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Always Say Goodbye

A Lew Fonesca Mystery

Lew Fonesca (Volume 5)

Stuart M. Kaminsky

Forge Books

Four years ago, Lew Fonesca's wife Catherine was struck and killed in a hit-and-run. Grief-stricken, he fled to Chicago and wound up in Sarasota, Florida where he's made a living as a process server. Four years on, he's still savoring his depression like fine wine, and his therapist--and sparring partner--has had enough. It's time, she tells Lew, to get on with his life. Time to go back to Chicago and find out what really happened to his wife.
 
Lew hates to admit it, but Ann Horowitz might be right. Even if it kills him, he has to know the truth about his wife's death. So he returns to his home, his family, his friends--and a mystery.
 
He's resolved to dig until he finds out who killed his wife. In doing so, he'll uncover both sweet and painful memories of his past. He'll also confront a murderer who'll not hesitate to kill again to make sure hidden secrets stay buried.

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Always Say Goodbye
1Three Years and Two Months Later 
 
LEW HAD COME TO SARASOTA more than four years ago wanting no place to go, nothing to do, no people to be responsible for or to be responsible for him.It didn't happen. He wanted the dark cell of his existence behind the Dairy Queen on 301. Two small rooms overlooking the parking lot, hard to find. Almost none of his business came through the door. He had a Florida process server's license and an arrangement with four law firms to serve papers. Not much money. But more than enough for him.He wanted each day to be a dark blanket
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Praise for Always Say Goodbye

"Kaminsky adds all of the touches that have distinguished his books over the past thirty years...he also adds an incredibly taunt plot that keeps twisting back on itself and a genuine feel for Chicago's wonderfully ethnic neighborhoods. This is the kind of book that shows why Kaminsky has been named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America."
--Mystery Scene on Always Say Goodbye
 
"Stacked with vivid characters and plenty of local color…it looks as if Lew has a real future ahead of him."
--The New York Times Book Review on Vengeance
 
"Kaminsky's sense of place is faultless…he grabs readers and takes them on a memorably tumultuous ride of violent dips and turns."
--Publishers Weekly (starred) on Vengeance

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Stuart M. Kaminsky

  • Stuart Kaminsky is an Edgar Award winner who has more than fifty published novels to his credit and who The Mystery Writers of America have named as their 2006 Grand Master, MWA's highest honor. Always Say Goodbye is the fourth title in the Lew Fonesca series (following Vengeance, Retribution, and Midnight Pass). Kaminsky is also the author of the Inspector Rostnikov, Toby Peters, and Abe Lieberman mystery series. He lives with his family in Sarasota, Florida.
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    A Lew Fonesca Mystery

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