Prolific mystery author Stuart Kaminsky died last week at the age of 75. While not a superstar of the publishing world, Mr. Kaminsky (or rather Dr. Kaminsky, as he earned a Ph.D and was a film studies scholar) had a long and distinguished career. Starting in 1977 and including this year, he wrote over 60 books. The more astonishing fact is that he wrote not one, not two, but four different mystery series! Some of you may have read his Chicago cop series featuring Abe Lieberman, or his Russian Police Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov series. Others may remember his Lew Foneseca, the depressive process server, or Toby Peters, the slightly seedy Hollywood P.I. In 2006, Stuart Kaminsky was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, the organization's highest honor. Mystery fans everywhere mourn the passing of this very talented writer.