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Stuart KaminskyStuart Kaminsky (September 29, 1934 - October 9, 2009) was a screenwriter and an award-winning American mystery writer. He was the author of more than 60 crime novels and typically wrote two or more books a year.

Kaminsky, who grew up in Chicago, earned a B.S. in journalism and an M.A. in English from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. in speech from Northwestern University. He taught film and film history at Northwestern for 16 years, and then taught at Florida State for six years.

Kaminsky made his mystery debut in 1977 with "Bullet for a Star" (St. Martin's). The novel introduced Toby Peters, a down-at-the-heels private eye in the 1930s and '40s. The setting is Hollywood, and Peters's client is Errol Flynn, who, not surprisingly, is being blackmailed. Kaminsky's Inspector Rostnikov novel A Cold Red Sunrise received the 1989 Edgar Award for Best Novel. He has earned six other Edgar nominations. In 2006 Kaminsky received the Grandmaster Award from the Mystery Writers of America.

Besides being one of America's most prolific mystery writers, Kaminsky has inspired many other writers in the genre, including fellow Chicagoan Sara Paretsky, who dedicated the first novel in her V. I. Warshawski private-eye series to Kaminsky.

Stuart Kaminsky died in 2009.

Stuart Kaminsky Book List
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A Whisper to the Living
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A Whisper to the Living by Stuart Kaminsky

Bright Futures
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Bright Futures by Stuart Kaminsky

The People Who Walk in Darkness
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The People Who Walk in Darkness by Stuart Kaminsky

Terror Town
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Terror Town by Stuart Kaminsky

The Last Dark Place
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The Last Dark Place by Stuart Kaminsky

Midnight Pass
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Midnight Pass by Stuart Kaminsky

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Last Dark Place | Kaminsky, Stuart | Signed First Edition Book Kaminsky, Stuart | Last Dark Place | Signed First Edition Copy

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Man Who Walked Like a Bear | Kaminsky, Stuart | Signed First Edition Book Kaminsky, Stuart | Man Who Walked Like a Bear | Signed First Edition Copy

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Midnight Pass | Kaminsky, Stuart | Signed First Edition Book Kaminsky, Stuart | Midnight Pass | Signed First Edition Copy

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Stuart Kaminsky Bibliography

Toby Peters Series
  1. Bullet for a Star (1977)
  2. Murder on the Yellow Brick Road (1977)
  3. You Bet Your Life (1978)
  4. The Howard Hughes Affair (1979)
  5. Never Cross a Vampire (1980)
  6. High Midnight (1981)
  7. Catch a Falling Clown (1981)
  8. He Done Her Wrong (1983)
  9. The Fala Factor (1984)
  10. Down for the Count (1985)
  11. The Man Who Shot Lewis Vance (1986)
  12. Smart Moves (1986)
  13. Think Fast, Mr. Peters (1987)
  14. Buried Caesars (1989)
  15. Poor Butterfly (1990)
  16. The Melting Clock (1991)
  17. The Devil Met a Lady (1993)
  18. Tomorrow Is Another Day (1995)
  19. Dancing in the Dark (1996)
  20. A Fatal Glass of Beer (1997)
  21. A Few Minutes Past Midnight (2001)
  22. To Catch a Spy (2002)
  23. Mildred Pierced (2003)
  24. Now You See It (2004)

Inspector Rostnikov Series
  1. Rostnikov's Corpse (1981)
  2. (also published as Death of a Dissident)
  3. Black Knight in Red Square (1983)
  4. Red Chameleon (1985)
  5. A Fine Red Rain (1987)
  6. A Cold Red Sunrise (1988)
  7. The Man Who Walked Like a Bear (1990)
  8. Rostnikov's Vacation (1991)
  9. Death of a Russian Priest (1992)
  10. Hard Currency (1995)
  11. Blood and Rubles (1996)
  12. Tarnished Icons (1997)
  13. The Dog Who Bit a Policeman (1998)
  14. Fall of a Cosmonaut (2000)
  15. Murder on the Trans-Siberian Express (2001)
  16. People Who Walk in Darkness (2008)
  17. A Whisper to the Living (2010)
  18. Lew Fonesca series
  19. Vengeance (1999)
  20. Retribution (2001)
  21. Midnight Pass (2003)
  22. Denial (2005)
  23. Always Say Goodbye (2006)
  24. Bright Futures (2009)
  25. A Whisper to the Living (2010)

Abe Lieberman Series
  1. Lieberman's Folly (1990)
  2. Lieberman's Choice (1993)
  3. Lieberman's Day (1994)
  4. Lieberman's Thief (1995)
  5. Lieberman's Law (1996)
  6. The Big Silence (2000)
  7. Not Quite Kosher (2002)
  8. The Last Dark Place (2004)
  9. Terror Town (2006)
  10. The Dead Don't Lie (2007)
  11. CSI: NY
  12. Dead of Winter (2005)
  13. Blood on the Sun (2006)
  14. Deluge (2007)
  15. Rockford Files novels
  16. The Green Bottle (1996)
  17. Devil on My Doorstep (1998)

Other Novels
  • When the Dark Man Calls (1983)
  • Exercise in Terror (1985)

Story Collections
  • Hidden and Other Stories (1999)
  • The Man Who Beat the System and Other Stories (Audio) (2000)

Non-Fiction
  • A Biographical Study of the Career of Donald Siegel and an Analysis of His Films (1972)
  • Clint Eastwood (1974)
  • American Film Genres: Approaches to a Critical Theory of Popular Film (1974)
  • Don Siegel, Director (1974)
  • Ingmar Bergman: Essays in Criticism (1975)
  • John Huston: Maker of Magic (1978)
  • Coop: The Life and Legend of Gary Cooper (1979)
  • Basic Filmmaking (with Dana H Hodgdon) (1981)
  • Writing for Television (with Mark Walker) (1988)
  • American Television Genres (1991)
  • Behind the Mystery: Top Mystery Writers Interviewed (Interviews by Kaminsky; photographs by Laurie Roberts) (2005)
Stuart Kaminsky Awards
  • Edgar Award - 1989 - for A Cold Red Sunrise
  • Mystery Writers of America Grand Master - 2006