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Author: Stuart M. Kaminsky
ISBN13: 978-0786215218
Title: The Rockford Files: The Green Bottle
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Category: Mystery
Publisher: Thorndike Pr (August 1, 1998)
Pages: 436

The Rockford Files: The Green Bottle by Stuart M. Kaminsky



He has also written two original Rockford Files novels. He is the 50th annual recipient of the Grandmaster 2006 for Lifetime Achievement from the Mystery Writers of America. His nonfiction books including BASIC FILMMAKING, WRITING FOR TELEVISION, AMERICAN FILM GENRES, and biographies of GARY COOPER, CLINT EASTWOOD, JOHN HUSTON and DON SIEGEL. BEHIND THE MYSTERY was published by Hot House Press in 2005, and nominated by Mystery Writers of America for Best l book in 2006.

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The Rockford Files: The Green Bottle. by. Stuart M. Kaminsky (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Stuart Kaminsky has written an enjoyable and satisfying novel based on the characters from the television series, "The Rockford Files. Jim, Beth, Dennis, Angel, and the Firebird are all here in form true to the original characters. Jim Rockford is older now; mourning the loss of his father, Rocky; battling bad knees; trying to elude Angel's ubiquitous scams; and reflecting on his relationship with Beth and what might have been. Despite the passing of the years, Jim retains his wry wit and keen observations of the human condition. If you enjoyed the original "Rockford Files" series from 1974-1980, you will enjoy this book.

not only was the green bottle skillfully written, but it satisfied me both as a mystery reader and Rockford Files tv watcher. now as i come on line to see what else smk has done, i find this is Vol. 4-even better! Angel is perfect, Jim is better than tv where j garner caricatures the part a little too much every now and then, the ending remembering Old Carlos while looking west is effective and legitimate, and the scene where the judge takes apart the young . is worth the book alone. what a find for me-and you. True To The Original Characters. Published by Thriftbooks.

by Stuart M. Kaminsky. As if he didn't have enough to do already, Kaminsky takes a break from his three series detectives-Toby Peters, Porfiry Rostnikov, and Abe Lieberman-to put his spin on an even older series, starring TV's laid-back Malibu shamus Jim Rockford, who agrees this time to look for orthopedic surgeon Dr. Andrew Lewiston's missing niece in return for getting.

In The Green Bottle by Stuart Kaminsky (book 1 of The Rockford Files), Rockford is content to hang out on the beach and evade the debt collectors. He was able to pay his bills last month from an antique green bottle he found from a wealthy client and from an old lady who lost her cat. But now his luck may have run out when some goons show up looking to re-arrange his facial features.

com Product Description (ISBN 0812571053, Mass Market Paperback). Rockford is looking forward to a quiet day of lazing around the beach and evading the debt collectors. Last month's bills were covered by a generous fee from a wealthy client for finding an antique green bottle, and an eccentric old lady with a sob story about a lost cat is handing him a big check to cover his expenses for next month. And then he's going to find out that. Rockford has returned a missing green bottle to a rich and grateful client when he discovers that the case of the green bottle wasn't as simple as it looked.

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Stuart M. Kaminsky (September 29, 1934 – October 9, 2009) was an American mystery writer and film professor. He is known for three long-running series of mystery novels featuring the protagonists Toby Peters, a private detective in 1940s Hollywood (1977-1996); Inspector Porfiry Petrovich Rostnikov, a Moscow police inspector (1981-2010); and veteran Chicago police officer Abe Lieberman (1990-2007). Rockford Files novels. The Green Bottle (1996). Devil on My Doorstep (1998).

A classic Rockford case involves retrieving stolen property, locating a cat for an eccentric old lady, thugs out to rearrange Rockford's anatomy, and a hunt that turns deadly when a beautiful woman in search of Hollywood fame turns up missing
Reviews: 7
Nilarius
I'm only halfway through so I might update this review. I think the story is decent but I don't think Kaminsky paid close enough attention to the details of the show. For instance, in the book, Angel calls Rockford Jim quite a bit. On the show, he almost always referred to him as Jimmy. And having Rockford taking the missing cat case just for money? He would never do that. He actually said in an episode he wouldn't take cases that didn't "seem real" to him. Then there's the part about Rocky and his mother moving with him from Oklahoma to California a few years after WWII when he was 10. It's mentioned several times on the show that Rockford served in Korea. Given that WWII ended in 1945 and Korea was from 1950-1953, you would have to figure a few years after would be 1948 or later so Rockford would have had to have served when he was 14 or younger. Lastly, while Rockford's dialog with other characters does sound like him (I can almost hear him saying those things in my head), the first person narration doesn't sound anything like him. I like the book but am disappointed that it didn't stay as true to the show as I had hoped.
Prince Persie
Three things about this novel brought it down for me.

First, it is written in first person which just didn't give me the feel of a Rockford Files story.

Second, Angel again. I'm sorry, but in the series Angel wasn't in every episode (thankfully) but he has been in both novels and it's just irritating.

Thrird, The mystery is solvable about midway through because of a flub in what the killer says. I'm not even sure it was intended because it is never mentioned at the end...but it is there. It made the second half of the novel rather tedious.

So what is the verdict? It's ok, not great. The other Rockford novel by Kaminsky is better. This one is more legwork without the classic intertwining of seemingly unimportant events that was classical in Rockford.

Since there are few options for Rockford fans I would recommend reading it, but don't expect it to blow you away.
Dordred
I was a little disappointed the author killed off Rocky. I was looking forward to the dialog between them. But other then that, all other regular characters was there, and they all acted and spoke just like in the series. Very enjoyable read.
Bragis
(ring. ring.) "This is Jim Rockford. At the tone, leave your name and message. I'll get back to you." (beep)

If you loved the TV series, The Rockford Files, you will love The Green Bottle.
If you can't tell Jim Rockford from Jim Henson, you will STILL love The Green Bottle.

Chicagoan Kaminsky has Malibu Rockford narrate a clever, intricate story with a final wrap-up chapter that satisfies.
Roru
Stuart Kaminsky has written an enjoyable and satisfying novel based on the characters from the television series, "The Rockford Files." Jim, Beth, Dennis, Angel, and the Firebird are all here in form true to the original characters.
Jim Rockford is older now; mourning the loss of his father, Rocky; battling bad knees; trying to elude Angel's ubiquitous scams; and reflecting on his relationship with Beth and what might have been. Despite the passing of the years, Jim retains his wry wit and keen observations of the human condition. Mr. Kaminsky provides additional insight into the character of Jim Rockford, particularly the formative years and the time in prison.
The story is well-paced and intriguing. I enjoyed this book more than many of the recent 2-hour "Rockford Files" movies presented on television in recent years. If you enjoyed the original "Rockford Files" series from 1974-1980, you will enjoy this book.
Wiliniett
Stuart Kaminsky has written an enjoyable and satisfying novel based on the characters from the television series, "The Rockford Files." Jim, Beth, Dennis, Angel, and the Firebird are all here in form true to the original characters.
Jim Rockford is older now; mourning the loss of his father, Rocky; battling bad knees; trying to elude Angel's ubiquitous scams; and reflecting on his relationship with Beth and what might have been. Despite the passing of the years, Jim retains his wry wit and keen observations of the human condition. Mr. Kaminsky provides additional insight into the character of Jim Rockford, particularly the formative years and the time in prison.
The story is well-paced and intriguing. I enjoyed this book more than many of the recent 2-hour "Rockford Files" movies presented on television in recent years. If you enjoyed the original "Rockford Files" series from 1974-1980, you will enjoy this book.
Arashitilar
I have watched Rockford since the age of 6. We are reading about Rockford some 20 odd years later. Still living in Paradise cove, and taking his lumps! He is now morning the death of his fatherand STILL having to deal with Angel Martian! True to characters personalities! Good to read again and again...
not only was the green bottle skillfully written, but it satisfied me both as a mystery reader and Rockford Files tv watcher. now as i come on line to see what else smk has done, i find this is Vol. 4--even better! Angel is perfect, Jim is better than tv where j garner caricatures the part a little too much every now and then, the ending remembering Old Carlos while looking west is effective and legitimate, and the scene where the judge takes apart the young d.a. is worth the book alone. what a find for me--and you.