Stuart M. Kaminsky

Novelist, Author

1934 – 2009

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Who was Stuart M. Kaminsky?

Stuart M. Kaminsky 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; Inspector Porfiry Petrovich Rostnikov, a Moscow police inspector; and veteran Chicago police officer Abe Lieberman. A later series followed Lew Fonesca, a process server from Sarasota, Florida.

Kaminsky's Inspector Rostnikov novel A Cold Red Sunrise received the 1989 Edgar Award for Best Novel. He earned six other Edgar nominations, most recently for the 2005 non-fiction book Behind the Mystery: Top Mystery Writers Interviewed, which was also nominated for an Anthony Award, a Macavity Award, and an Agatha Award. In 2006 Kaminsky received the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America.

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Born
Sep 29, 1934
Chicago
Also known as
  • Stuart Kaminsky
  • Stuart Melvin Kaminsky
  • S. Kaminsky
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Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Northwestern University
Employment
  • Florida State University
  • Northwestern University
Died
Oct 9, 2009
St. Louis

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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