Bright Futures (Lew Fonesca Series #6) [NOOK Book]

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Lovable everyman Lew Fonesca, the Man Who Makes Things Work in Sarasota, is once again faced with cases that try his patience and test his sanity. 

A local curmudgeon who has been campaigning to end state-sponsored school funding is brutally killed. A recent graduate of a public high school for the gifted is arrested for the crime and turns to Lew for help.

A semi-retired and much beloved singer of children's songs is being...

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Bright Futures (Lew Fonesca Series #6)

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Overview


Lovable everyman Lew Fonesca, the Man Who Makes Things Work in Sarasota, is once again faced with cases that try his patience and test his sanity. 

A local curmudgeon who has been campaigning to end state-sponsored school funding is brutally killed. A recent graduate of a public high school for the gifted is arrested for the crime and turns to Lew for help.

A semi-retired and much beloved singer of children's songs is being anonymously pushed to leave Sarasota, threatened with exposure as a sexual predator. It is up to Lew to uncover the blackmailer and determine whether there is any truth to the accusation.

Lew has decided that life is worth more than just going through the motions. But will the good life that Lew so richly deserves elude him as he  uncovers some very sad truths? His final choice--do the right thing and see his happiness evaporate... or betray a trust and stay happy…


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Editorial Reviews

Patrick Anderson
Fights, murders and shootings aside, Bright Futures is an extremely good-natured book. The murders keep the plot spinning, a bit slowly at times, but I think Kaminsky cares most about the easy humor and essential decency of his oddball cast. These are his people. Will Fonesca get over his near-suicidal depression? Might he and Sally have a future? Will Victor Woo ever take his sleeping bag and go back to his family in Chicago? The novel is a nice juggling act—of crime, humor and sentiment
—The Washington Post
Marilyn Stasio
Kaminsky sees goodness in the oddest characters, which is why Lew is still alive, and why we're still reading.
—The New York Times
Publishers Weekly

At the start of the superb sixth Lew Fonesca hard-boiled whodunit (after 2006's Always Say Goodbye) from MWA Grand Master Kaminsky, 17-year-old Greg Lagerman, a student at a school for the gifted, hires Fonesca, who's been working as a process server in Sarasota, Fla., since losing his wife to a hit-and-run driver in Chicago, to exonerate a friend, 17-year-old Ronnie Graell. Graell stands accused of bludgeoning to death an eccentric wealthy politician whose most recent crusade was against a college financial-aid program. Given that the bloodstained suspect was found next to the corpse, Fonesca has his work cut out for him. The gumshoe's initial probes soon place him in the crosshairs of an unknown assailant. Kaminsky provides enough twists and turns to keep most readers guessing, but the book's power comes from the compelling portrayal of Fonseca, who still suffers emotionally from his wife's death, but continues to strive to move forward. (Jan.)

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“Pacing a series is a tricky maintenance job. Move too fast, your hero loses credibility. Move too slowly, your readers get bored. Move just right, you produce Denial.”—New York Times Book Review

“Good dark fun...Kaminsky strikes new chords of imagination every time out.”—Chicago Tribune on Midnight Pass

“Lew is still a triumph: a Lew Archer type with nerve endings so sensitive that when he's asked, 'anybody dead?' he replies, 'Most of the people who ever lived.”—Kirkus Reviews on Retribution

"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

“Kaminsky is such a pro that the pages fly by, and even though Lew is often such a sad sack, it’s hard not to root for him.”—The Chicago Tribune on Retribution

“There are three things we’ve come to expect from a Kaminsky story: superb plotting, real-world dialogue and character development. He doesn’t place a foot wrong in any of these departments in Midnight Pass.”—Sarasota Herald-Tribune

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429924290
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 1/6/2009
  • Series: Lew Fonesca Series, #6
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 569,124
  • File size: 284 KB

Meet the Author


Stuart M. Kaminsky  is the author of more than 60 novels and an Edgar Award winner who has been given the coveted Grand Master Award by the Mystery Writers of America.  In addition to his Lew Fonesca series (for which the Sarasota Convention and Visitors Bureau has officially recognized  him  as “The Voice of Sarasota”),  Kaminsky is also the creator of the critically acclaimed Inspector Rostinkov, Toby Peters, and Abe Lieberman mystery series.  He resides with his family naturally enough, in Florida.
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