A Whisper to the Living

Inspector Rostnikov (Volume 2 of 2)

Stuart M. Kaminsky

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A Whisper to the Living continues the adventures (some would say trials and tribulations) of Inspector Porfiry Petrovich Rostnikov, an honest policeman in a very dishonest post-Soviet Union. Rostnikov is one of the most engaging and relevant characters in crime fiction, a sharp and caring policeman as well as the perfect tour guide to a changing Russia.  

Rostnikov and his team are searching for a serial killer who has claimed at least 40 victims. And then there is the problem of protecting a visiting British journalist who is working on a story about a Moscow prostitution ring…and in doing so Rostnikov and his team uncover a chain of murders that lead to a source too high to be held accountable if the police want to keep their jobs

Or their lives.

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The Boy in Bitsevsky Park

It was cold.

Not so cold that Yuri Platkov would not do that which he had promised himself to do if the man was still sitting on the bench in front of the path into Bitsevsky Park. It was cold, but the boy could detect a faint drifting fall of moisture from the dark sky.

The man was still sitting there.

Was this the fifth day in a row? Yuri counted backwards and decided that it was. It had snowed three days earlier, putting another white layer on the park. The man had been there before and during the snow.

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Praise for People Who Walk in Darkness:
 
“Kaminsky is adept at navigating the shoals of post-Soviet Russia while delivering solid suspense and knockout characterization.”—Booklist (starred review) on People Who Walk in Darkness
 
“Kaminsky expertly ties all the disparate threads together into one satisfying read…strongly recommended for all mystery collections.”—Library Journal (starred review)
 
“Porfiry Petrovich Rostnikov is one of the better contemporary examples of an honest policeman navigating the shoals of a corrupt society…The particularly high stakes make this one of Rostnikov's more exciting investigations. Hopefully, fans won't have to wait as long for his next outing.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“An endearing Russian bear of a detective…the chief inspector is dispatched to the wretched town of Devochka, which consists of eight identical single-story concrete buildings and a cracked concrete road to the mine. While some people can and do go mad in such places, Devochka inspires Kaminsky’s sleuth to new levels of irony. —The New York Times Book Review

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Stuart M. Kaminsky

Stuart M. Kaminsky was the author of more than 60 novels and an Edgar Award winner who was given the coveted Grand Master Award by the Mystery Writers of America. Kaminsky also created the critically acclaimed Inspector Rostinkov and Toby Peters mystery series.  He passed away in the fall of 2009.

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A Whisper to the Living
Stuart M. Kaminsky

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
January 2010
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ISBN: 9781429970921
ISBN10: 1429970928
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 256 pages
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January 2011
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ISBN: 9780765318893
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