Stuart Kaminsky: We’ll Miss You


Stuart Kaminsky


My heart is broken this morning. Stuart Kaminsky has passed away.

I had the unique honor of assisting Stuart with the police and forensic information in his CSI novels. I’ll never forget his reaction to one particular description of something I gave him. He said, “I don’t think I could write that any better than you just did. Do you mind if I use your words?” And he did just that. I saved his email as proof because I knew no one would ever believe it! What a thrill it was for me to see that and my name in the acknowledgments of his other books. Stuart also read the rough manuscript for my police procedure book, and then he generously wrote the foreword for it. He believed in me and for that I’ll never forget him. What a nice, nice man.

8 replies
  1. Peter Kaminsky
    Peter Kaminsky says:

    Thank you all for all your kind words about my father. He was my best friend and a great writer and, most importantly, a good person.

  2. Sylvia Foil
    Sylvia Foil says:

    He was the kindest person I ever met. I was fortunate to be his student many years ago at Northwestern and he was a terrific teacher. I owe so much to his influence. In recent years, I knew him as a friend and today I am very happy that I took the opportunity to thank him for all he did for me. It seems impossible that he is gone.

  3. Rosemary
    Rosemary says:

    I bid on and won a critique from Stuart last year at Sleuthfest. He was so generous and helpful – I was thrilled by every positive comment because it came from a writer of his stature. So sorry to learn of his passing.

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