Red Chameleon: An Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov Mystery

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Scribner's Sons, 1985 - Fiction - 209 pages
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The trail leads to a high KGB official when Inspector Rostnikov of the Moscow Procurator's Office is assigned to the apparently minor murder case of an elderly Jew who was drowned in his bathtub

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When I discovered Inspector Rostnikov's mysteries by S.Kaminsky, I came across his last one, and since then I went back and now I am going through all of them. This one is as marvelous as all the ... Read full review

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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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