Red Chameleon: An Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov Mystery

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Scribner's Sons, Jan 1, 1985 - Fiction - 209 pages
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The violent and inexplicable murder of an old man in his bathtub and the theft of a worthless candlestick send Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov on a hunt into the past . . . A ring of car thieves with a taste for expensive vehicles is at large in Moscow's streets . . . High above the gray city, a sniper is taking aim at police officers, and the obsessed detective Emil Karpo takes the assignment to heart . . . "Kaminsky works up plenty of sweaty-palmed suspense of the best sort, built out of equal parts of likeable characters and believable dangers." Washington Post Book World

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Review: Red Chameleon (Inspector Rostnikov #3)

User Review  - RyooT - Goodreads

The story is okay, but lot's of timeline and continuity errors, some repetition Read full review

Review: Red Chameleon (Inspector Rostnikov #3)

User Review  - Joe Moffa - Goodreads

As usual, Rostnikov doesn't diaappoint. This is just one of a great detective series. Each book adds to the depth of the individual characters and makes for fine reading. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
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Section 3
41
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About the author (1985)

Stuart M. Kaminsky is head of the radio/television/film department at Northwestern University in Illinois. He is also a writer of textbooks, screenplays, and mystery novels. The more popular of his two series of detective novels features Toby Peters. Set in the 1930s and 1940s, the Peters books draw on Kaminsky's knowledge of history and love of film by incorporating characters from the film industry's past in nostalgic mysteries. Murder on the Yellow Brick Road (1978), for example, features Judy Garland while Catch a Falling Clown (1982) stars Emmett Kelley as Peters's client and Alfred Hitchcock as a murder suspect. His other critically acclaimed series chronicles the cases of Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov. Kaminsky's detailed studies of Russian police procedure combined with aspects of life in Russia have earned the Series an Edgar nomination for Black Knight in Red Square (1984) and the 1989 Edgar Award for A Cold Red Sunrise (1988). Stuart Kaminsky was born in Chicago in 1934 and died in 2009.

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