The Dead Don't Lie
An Abe Lieberman Mystery
By Stuart M. Kaminsky
(Forge Books, Hardcover, 9780765316028, 304pp.)
Publication Date: August 7, 2007
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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The Dead Don't Lie is the latest in Edgar Award winner and MWA's Grand Master Stuart Kaminsky's Abe Lieberman mystery series. Lieberman and his partner, Bill Hanrahan, are hell or heaven bent on making the mean streets of Chicago just a little safer. As usual they have their hands full. Three prominent members of the Turkish community are all brutally murdered and Lieberman works to find out what, if anything, ties these murders together. It doesn't help that the key to the puzzle might be an event that took place over a century ago. Bill Hanrahan finds himself assigned to a case where a hospitalized chef claims to have been beaten by two people and shot by a third, a bespectacled Chinese man. As Bill digs deeper he finds himself at odds with an old nemesis, a man who has an unusual affinity for Bill's Asian wife.
Both men struggle to do the right thing even if it means bending the letter if not the spirit of the law.
Stuart M. Kaminsky is a MWA Grand Master, as well as an Edgar Award-winning author. His series include the Lew Fonesca, Inspector Rostnikov, Toby Peters, and Abe Lieberman mysteries, which includes such titles as Terror Town, The Last Dark Place, and Not Quite Kosher. He lives with his family in Sarasota, Florida.
"Kaminsky is the pre-eminent living writer of police procedurals."--Kirkus Reviews on Terror Town
"Managing to be genuinely scary when describes urban crime, Kaminsky also is blessed with a subtle irony about his character."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Terror Town
"Jam-packed with the stuff of good crime fiction-character, style, place, recognizable human conflict."--The Washington Post on The Big Silence
“Perhaps it is time to declare award-winning Stuart Kaminsky as the reigning monarch of excellent detective series.”—Midwest Book Review
“Stuart Kaminsky is hard to beat for a thoughtful, well-plotted, well-written mystery.”—The Washington Post Book World
“Kaminsky has the pro’s knack of combining quirky people, succinct descriptions, an eye for detail, and dark humor to produce entertainment at its best.”—Chicago Sun-Times