Mystery writer Stuart M. Kaminsky dies
Stuart M. Kaminsky, the author of around 70 mystery books, died on Friday at the age of 75. A fan of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, Kaminsky started writing at a young age. His first novel, Bullet for a Star, was published in 1977 and featured a 1940s-era detective called Toby Peters. Peters went on to star in more than 20 novels.
Kaminsky’s Inspector Rostnikov novel, A Cold Red Sunrise, received the 1989 Edgar Award for Best Novel. He earned six other Edgar nominations during his career.