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Fonesca, Lew (Fictitious character)

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Works: 15 works in 76 publications in 2 languages and 10,591 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories 
Classifications: PS3561.A43, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Lew (Fictitious character) Fonesca
    Always say goodbye : a Lew Fonesca mystery by Stuart M Kaminsky( Book )
    5 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,659 libraries worldwide
    Scratching out a living as a process server in Sarasota, Florida, four years after the hit-and-run death of his wife in Chicago, Lew Fonesca returns to his hometown, determined to uncover the truth about the "accident" that claimed his wife's life
    Bright futures : a Lew Fonesca mystery by Stuart M Kaminsky( Book )
    7 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,615 libraries worldwide
    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 fundingis brutally killed.A recent graduate of a public high school for the gifted is arrested for the crime and turns to Lew for help. Asemi-retired and much beloved singer of children's songs is being anonymously pushed to leave Sarasota, threatened with exposure asa 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 andstay happy' At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied
    Midnight pass : a Lew Fonseca mystery by Stuart M Kaminsky( Book )
    10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,604 libraries worldwide
    Abandoning his old life after the death of his wife, Lew Fonesca takes a series of odd jobs in Sarasota, Florida, and is enlisted to help locate some missing people, a situation that is complicated by a string of suspicious deaths
    Vengeance : a Lew Fonesca mystery by Stuart M Kaminsky( Book )
    5 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,529 libraries worldwide
    PI Lew Fonseca of Florida is hired to find a girl who ran away from her abusive father for the streets. The search takes him into the sleazy world of pimps and prostitution. First in a new series
    Denial : a Lew Fonesca mystery by Stuart M Kaminsky( Book )
    6 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,257 libraries worldwide
    Investigator Lew Fonesca tackles a pair of linked cases involving an elderly woman who swears against all evidence that she has witnessed a murder in her retirement home and a hit-and-run accident that has killed a fourteen-year-old boy
    Retribution : a Lew Fonesca novel by Stuart M Kaminsky( Book )
    4 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,252 libraries worldwide
    After his wife died, Lew Fonsesca remade his life as a private investigator in Sarasota. Adele, a young runaway, needs Lew's help again when her relationship with a reclusive author changes after a few manuscripts disappear
    Always say goodbye a Lew Fonesca mystery by Stuart M Kaminsky( Sound Recording )
    6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 407 libraries worldwide
    Four years ago Lew Fonesca's wife was struck and killed in a hit-and-run within sight of their apartment. He fled Chicago, driving mindlessly until his car gave up the ghost in Sarasota, FL. Working from a cheap office behind the Dairy Queen on Highway 301, he makes a threadbare living as a process server and savors his clinical depression like a fine wine. Lew's therapist, who alternately acts as his conscience and his sparring partner, tells him that unless he's willing to leave the planet, it's about time that he goes back to Chicago and closes the door to the past so that he can finally get on with the rest of his life. Lew hates to admit it, but he's beginning to see her point. So Lew returns to his home town, to friends and family--and to a grief that threatens to engulf him. He's resolved to dig until he finds out who killed his wife. In doing so, he'll uncover both sweet and painful memories of his past. He'll also confront a murderer who'll not hesitate to kill again to make sure hidden secrets stay buried
    Midnight pass by Stuart M Kaminsky( Sound Recording )
    6 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 303 libraries worldwide
    Lew Fonesca is a Sarasota part-time process server still mourning his dead wife and trying to get through life without any complications. When a distraught father comes to Lew to track down his wife and two kids, Lew suspects the wife ran off with the man's best friend. When people start showing up dead, Lew knows he's in way over his head, and this time he may not be able to make it come out okay
    Denial by Stuart M Kaminsky( Sound Recording )
    5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 280 libraries worldwide
    "Lew Fonesca is a man who does things for people. He makes small problems go away and tries to keep the larger ones from landing his clients in jail. He finds deadbeats, errant spouses, and generally keeps the populace of Sarasota on the up-and-up." "Now Lew is faced with one case that will try his patience ... and another that may break his heart." "The first involves an elderly woman who swears she's witnessed a murder in her old-age home despite the fact that everyone she tells her story to - her family, the hospital staff, and finally the cops - all tell her that it just couldn't have happened." "The other has Lew trying to find out the identity of a hit-and-run driver who killed a fourteen-year-old boy. This task dredges up old memories and a lot of pain, for Lew fled Chicago years ago, after a drunk driver killed his beloved wife." As Lew begins to dig deeper into both cases, he finds that they are tied together in ways he can't hope to untangle. And when someone tries to run him down, Lew knows that he's getting close to some nasty home truths and he is going to have to get the answers if he is to survive
    Bright futures by Stuart M Kaminsky( Sound Recording )
    7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 259 libraries worldwide
    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
    Vengeance by Stuart M Kaminsky( Sound Recording )
    8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
    PI Lew Fonseca of Florida is hired to find a girl who ran away from her abusive father for the streets. The search takes him into the sleazy world of pimps and prostitution. First in a new series
    Retribution a Lew Fonesca novel by Stuart M Kaminsky( Sound Recording )
    3 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
    Lew Fonesca is still a freelance process server, still has his office behind a Dairy Queen in Sarasota, and is still the friend of the poor and outcast. Now, he has two more cases he doesn't want, cases that will lead unerringly to the discovery of murder
    Double shot by Stuart M Kaminsky( Book )
    2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
    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. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied
    Kieta hitozuma by Stuart M Kaminsky( Book )
    1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 1 library worldwide
    Denial (7 cd) by Stuart M Kaminsky( Sound Recording )
    1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    "Lew Fonesca is a man who does things for people. He makes small problems go away and tries to keep the larger ones from landing his clients in jail. He finds deadbeats, errant spouses, and generally keeps the populace of Sarasota on the up-and-up." "Now Lew is faced with one case that will try his patience ... and another that may break his heart." "The first involves an elderly woman who swears she's witnessed a murder in her old-age home despite the fact that everyone she tells her story to - her family, the hospital staff, and finally the cops - all tell her that it just couldn't have happened." "The other has Lew trying to find out the identity of a hit-and-run driver who killed a fourteen-year-old boy. This task dredges up old memories and a lot of pain, for Lew fled Chicago years ago, after a drunk driver killed his beloved wife." As Lew begins to dig deeper into both cases, he finds that they are tied together in ways he can't hope to untangle. And when someone tries to run him down, Lew knows that he's getting close to some nasty home truths and he is going to have to get the answers if he is to survive
 
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