Stuart M. Kaminsky





Stuart M. Kaminsky

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born
in Chicago, Illinois, The United States
September 29, 1934

died
October 09, 2009

gender
male

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About this author

Received the Shamus Award, "The Eye" (Lifetime achievment award) in 2007.

Stuart M. Kaminsky is author of 50 published novels, 5 biographies, 4 textbooks and 35 short stories. He also has screenwriting credits on four produced films including ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA, ENEMY TERRITORY, A WOMAN IN THE WIND and HIDDEN FEARS. He is a past president of the Mystery Writers of America and has been nominated for six prestigious Edgar Allen Poe Awards including one for his short story “Snow” in 1999. He won an Edgar for his novel A COLD RED SUNRISE, which was also awarded the Prix De Roman D’Aventure of France. He has been nominated for both a Shamus Award and a McCavity Readers Choice Award.

Kaminsky writes several popular series including those f...more


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More books by Stuart M. Kaminsky…
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“We, at least I, need monsters. Without monsters, there are no heroes. Something has to be black and white.
~Lew Fonesca ”
Stuart M. Kaminsky

“Karpo, as always, was dressed in black. His leather coat was black. Even his scarf and fur hat were black. Rostnikov thought that clothes reflected the people who wore them. Rostnikov himself dressed neatly, conservatively, in old comfortable suits and ties Sarah had bought for him at market stalls. As for Karpo's choice of black, Rostnikov was not given to simple judgment. He himself was rather fond of black, which was either the absence of color or the totality of color. There was a statement in black, he thought. Black said, You cannot penetrate my being by looking at my exterior. I am a dark cipher.”
Stuart M. Kaminsky, Murder on the Trans-Siberian Express

“The worst thing,' she whispered to the cat as she stroked it, 'is not to be useful.”
Stuart M. Kaminsky, Death of a Dissident

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