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Mystery writer Stuart M. Kaminsky dies

bullet-for-a-starStuart 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.

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