Stuart Kaminsky was the author of forty novels, five biographies, four textbooks, and thirty-five short stories. He also had screenwriting credits for five films, including Once Upon a Time in America, Enemy Territory, and Hidden Fears. He served as president of the Mystery Writers of America, was a member of the Florida Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, and was nominated for five Edgar Awards, a Shamus Award, and a McCavity Readers Choice Award. He won both an Edgar and the Prix de Roman D’Aventure of France for his novel A Cold Red Sunrise.