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Lieberman's Thief (Abe Lieberman #4)

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In this fourth book of the Abe Lieberman Mystery series, the Chicago police detective finds he must catch a thief to nab a killer.
George "Pitty Pitty" Patnik was a thief who thought he had everything planned for a nice, clean in-and-out burglary. But that was before he heard the screams and saw the blood. Before the long knife came down again and again. Before the murdere
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Published September 1st 1996 by Paperback Nova Audio Books (first published March 1st 1995)
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#4 in the Abe Lieberman Series-This series is silently growing on me. The mystery aspect of these books is good but what really grabs me is the characters. Abe is an older cop. Jewish. Married to Bess who he adores. He has a daughter, Lisa. If she was my daughter, I’d disown her. She is divorcing her husband and moving to San Francisco and leaving her kids with Abe and Bess. So irresponsible. Her ex-husband is getting remarried. She was the one who dumped him and does not want him back but she c ...more
Frank Taranto
A thief witnesses a murder while robbing a house. Unable to get the murder victim out of his mind, he paints a picture of the scene.
Meanwhile, the murderer calls the police and asks for Lieberman by name to solve the crime of his wife's murder.
The story revolves around how Lieberman and his partner, Bill Hanrahan solve the problem, along with little subplots surrounding their lives.
Kaminsky writes wonderful characters, and the subplots and insights into their lives are what makes thse books real
David Caldwell
There was nothing wrong with this novel.It was the first Abe Lieberman story that I have read and just could not get into the characters.The mystery seemed to be thin as well, but then that just might be in comparison to his other series.This was a police procedural while the Toby Peters and Lew Fonecesca series are in the amateur/private eye category.Toby and Lew have to depend on themselves so they end up solving the mystery while Abe can rely on his fellow policemen to help "push" the suspect ...more
Mike Shapiro
If you like Harlan Coben's Myron Bolitar series, Stuart Kaminsky's Abe Lieberman series will hit the spot.
Lieberman and Rostnikov would be friends.
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Received the Shamus Award, "The Eye" (Lifetime achievment award) in 2007.

Stuart M. Kaminsky is author of 50 published novels, 5 biographies, 4 textbooks and 35 short stories. He also has screenwriting credits on four produced films including ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA, ENEMY TERRITORY, A WOMAN IN THE WIND and HIDDEN FEARS. He is a past president of the Mystery Writers of America and has been nomi
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