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Double Shot

Double Shot

Two Full Novels: Bright Futures and Not Quite Kosher

Abe Lieberman

Stuart M. Kaminsky

Forge Books



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Abe Lieberman: a strong, sympathetic Chicago cop. His love for his family is matched by his quiet, zealous commitment to do what is right. Sometimes he's faced with some uncomfortable ethical choices in order to see that justice—rather than the letter of the law—is meted out.

Lou Fonesca: a world-weary guy who got in a car and just started driving after his wife died and wound up in front of a Dairy Queen in Sarasota. He now makes his way amid bail jumpers and lost wives, solving the little cases and trying to get by.

What do these two men have in common? They are both created by one of America's best loved mystery authors, Stuart Kaminsky. Putting two of his most beloved series into one volume gives readers an introduction into Kaminsky's world.

Not Quite Kosher and Bright Futures and are two full length novels that Kaminsky fans will cheer at. Double Shot introduces new readers to a national treasure in the mystery field.


"You sure?"
Wychovski looked at Pryor, and said, "I'm sure. One year ago. This day. That jewelry store. It's in my book."
Pryor was short, thin, nervous. Dustin Hoffman on some kind of speed produced by his own body. His face was flat,...


Praise for Double Shot

“Superb…Kaminsky provides enough twists and turns to keep most readers guessing, but the book's power comes from the compelling portrayal of Fonseca.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Bright Futures

“Kaminsky sees goodness in the oddest characters, which is why Lew is still alive, and why we're still reading.” —New York Times Book Review on Bright Futures

“Veteran Chicago cop Abe Lieberman, whether viewed on the job, on a synagogue committee, or in his family circle, is one of the most engaging, unpredictable, and fully realized characters in detective fiction.” —Ellery Queen on Not Quite Kosher

“If Edgar Award winner Kaminsky were any more prolific, he'd have to be listed as part of the GNP....a complex, diverting puzzle for which Kaminsky is famous.” —Booklist (starred) on Not Quite Kosher

Reviews from Goodreads

About the author

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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