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.