Gypsy in Amber
|Author||Martin Cruz Smith|
|Published||January 1, 1971 by (publ. Putnam)|
|Followed by||Canto for a Gypsy|
Gypsy in Amber was nominated for an Edgar Award. The novel was optioned for a television series in 1974 with the title Roman Grey. A pilot episode was filmed but not picked up for a full series. The pilot episode was aired as a TV movie entitled The Art of Crime and was poorly received.
The story's protagonist is Romano Grey, a gypsy antique expert who is pulled into a murder investigation when one of his friends dies in an automobile accident and is posthumously accused of the murder of a girl whose body, neatly sliced into six pieces, is found at the scene of the accident. Grey reappears in Canto for a Gypsy, published in 1972.
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- Wroe, Nicholas (25 March 2005), "Crime Pays", The Guardian
- "Best Bets". The Sumter Daily Item. Dec 1, 1975. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
- Television Series and Specials Scripts, 1946-1992. McFarland. p. 403. ISBN 0786454377.
- "Review: The Art of Crime". NY Times. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
- "Review: Gypsy in Amber". The Montreal Gazette. Jan 28, 1984. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
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