The Mystery Writers of America take center stage...
...with twenty tales of mayhem in the entertainment world. Contributors include:
Carolyn Wheat - Edward D. Hoch - Annette Meyers - John Lutz - Elaine Viets - Angela Zeman - David Bart Bob Shayne - Mark Terry - Gary Phillips - Parnell Hall - Susanne Shaphren - Libby Fischer Hellman - Stuart M. Kaminsky - and others
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||4.40(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.05(d)|
About the Author
Stuart M. Kaminsky (1934–2009) was one of the most prolific crime fiction authors of the last four decades. Born in Chicago, he spent his youth immersed in pulp fiction and classic cinema—two forms of popular entertainment which he would make his life’s work. After college and a stint in the army, Kaminsky wrote film criticism and biographies of the great actors and directors of Hollywood’s Golden Age. In 1977, when a planned biography of Charlton Heston fell through, Kaminsky wrote Bullet for a Star, his first Toby Peters novel, beginning a fiction career that would last the rest of his life.Kaminsky penned twenty-four novels starring the detective, whom he described as “the anti-Philip Marlowe.” In 1981’s Death of a Dissident, Kaminsky debuted Moscow police detective Porfiry Rostnikov, whose stories were praised for their accurate depiction of Soviet life. His other two series starred Abe Lieberman, a hardened Chicago cop, and Lew Fonseca, a process server. In all, Kaminsky wrote more than sixty novels. He died in St. Louis in 2009.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I could not read more than a few of these lackluster short mysteries before deciding not to waste my time. Neither mysterious nor suspenseful, some of the stories seemed to have been cobbled together for an intermediate writing seminar. I would have expected more from Edward D. Hoch, at least! I recommend you not spend your time with this - or your money.