Gypsy in Amber
|Author||Martin Cruz Smith|
|Published||January 1, 1971 by (publ. Putnam)|
|Followed by||Canto for a Gypsy|
Gypsy in Amber is a 1971 mystery novel by American novelist Martin Cruz Smith as "Martin Smith". It was first published on January 1, 1971 through Putnam and was Smith's second novel and first mystery novel.
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.
- "Criminals At Large". NY Times. November 28, 1971. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
- 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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