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Stuart M. Kaminsky

Novelist, mystery writer

1934   -   2009

country of citizenship: United States of America
native language: English
educated at: University of Illinois system, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Northwestern University, Northwestern University School of Communication
occupation: writer, screenwriter, journalist, novelist, university teacher, biographer
award received: Edgar Award

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). There is also a fourth series featuring a Sarasota, Florida Process Server named Lew Fonesca (1999-2009) which is not as widely known. 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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