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 gypsyantique 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.