Richard Martin Stern


Born
in Fresno, The United States
March 17, 1915

Died
October 31, 2001

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Richard Martin Stern was an American novelist. Stern began his writing career in the 1950s with mystery tales of private investigators In 1959 his novel The Bright Road to Fear won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel.

Stern is remembered for his 1973 novel The Tower, in which a fire engulfs a new metal-and-glass frame skyrise. Stern was inspired to write the novel by the construction of the World Trade Center in New York City. Warner Brothers bought the rights to the novel shortly after its publication for roughly $400,000, and Stern's book eventually became the movie The Towering Inferno.

Stern died on October 31, 2001 after prolonged illness. He was 86

Average rating: 3.41 · 519 ratings · 52 reviews · 43 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Tower

3.45 avg rating — 285 ratings — published 1973 — 12 editions
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Tsunami!

3.46 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1988
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Snowbound Six

3.22 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1977 — 2 editions
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Flood

3.52 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1979 — 4 editions
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Wildfire

3.28 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1985 — 4 editions
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The Big Bridge

3.31 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1982 — 7 editions
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Stanfield Harvest

2.69 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1972 — 2 editions
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Livros Condensados: Tsunami...

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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1990
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Brood of Eagles

4.17 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1972 — 4 editions
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A Torre do Inferno

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1975
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