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Robert D. Zimmerman

Born: 1952 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: RD Zimmerman, Robert Alexander

Connection to Illinois: Zimmerman was born and raised in Chicago.

Biography: Robert D. Zimmerman is an author of mysteries, psychological thrillers, and historical fiction. He studied Russian in college. After graduating, he worked in the Soviet Union for the US Information Service. His historical fiction are Russian themed and written under the pen name Robert Alexander. His book, ''The Kitchen Boy'', is soon to become a major motion picture. Oscar-winning screenwriter Sir Ronald Harwood (''The Pianist'', ''The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,'' ''Quartet'') has written the script, and Stefan Ruzowitzky, who won Best Foreign Language Oscar in 2008 for ''The Counterfeiters'', will direct. Kristin Scott Thomas will star as Tsarina Alexandra Romanov in the fictionalized tale of the tumultuous final ruling days of Tsar Nicholas II before he and his family were banished to Siberia.Zimmerman currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

  • '''''Closet'''''
  • -- Lambda Literary Award for Gay Men's Mystery, 1995 '''''Outburst'''''
  • -- Lambda Literary Award for Gay Men's Mystery, 1998

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Robert D. Zimmerman on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  A companion to British literature
ISBN: 9781118827338 OCLC: 870263794

A Companion to British Literature is a comprehensive guide to British literature and the contexts and ideas that have shaped and transformed it over the past 13 centuries. Its four volumes cover literature from all periods and places in Britain and demonstrate the wide variety of approaches to studying the subject--

ISBN: 9780857056269 OCLC: 936533522

In kidnapping cases, the first few hours are vital. Police Commandant Camille Verhoeven has nothing to go on: no suspect, no leads, no hope. But as he begins to understand more about Alex, he starts to realise she is no ordinary victim. After that, the chances of being found alive go from slim to nearly none. Alex Prevost - beautiful, resourceful, tough - may be no ordinary victim, but her time is running out. Commandant Camille Verhoeven and his detectives have nothing to go on: no suspect, no lead, rapidly diminishing hope. All they know is that a girl was snatched off the streets of Paris and bundled into a white van. The enigma that is the fate of Alex will keep Verhoeven guessing until the bitter, bitter end. And before long, saving her life will be the least of his worries.

Blood Russian
ISBN: 0345344634 OCLC: 16908998

Ballantine Books, New York : ©1987.

Blood trance /
ISBN: 068812139X OCLC: 26852052

Wm. Morrow, New York : ©1993.

Maddy and Alex try to solve the mystery of the murder of an evil stepmother.

ISBN: 9780385320047 OCLC: 38001072

Delta Trade Paperbacks, New York, N.Y. : 1997, ©1995.

When his secret gay lover is killed during a series of grisly murders, Emmy Award-winning news reporter Todd Mills finds that everything he has worked for is threatened and desperately seeks the truth.

Deadfall in Berlin
ISBN: 0440212170 OCLC: 26903492

Dell, New York : 1992, ©1990.

Deadfall in Berlin /
ISBN: 155611222X OCLC: 21764121

DIF, New York : ©1990.

Death trance :
ISBN: 0688114512 OCLC: 25412354

Morrow, New York : ©1992.

Maddie Phillips, a forensic psychiatrist, tries to help her brother Alex search for the murderer of his lover, Toni.

Death trance :
ISBN: 0440213266 OCLC: 29234614

Dell Pub., New York, N.Y. : [1993], ©1992.

Hostage /
ISBN: 0385318928 OCLC: 36649162

Delacorte Press, New York, N.Y. : ©1997.

In Minneapolis, TV reporter Todd Mills covers the abduction of a congressman by AIDS victims, incensed by the congressman's proposal to cut funding for AIDS research. The group plans to infect the congressman with their blood.

Innuendo /
ISBN: 0385319266 OCLC: 45423638

Dell, New York : 2000, ©1999.

Gay detective Steve Rawlins of Minneapolis investigates the murder of a homosexual, suspecting a Hollywood actor. But is his suspicion based on detection or emotion? The actor stole Rawlins' lover.

ISBN: 0821730991 OCLC: 22251684

Kensington Pub. Corp., New York : 1990, ©1989.

  Mindscream /
ISBN: 1556111371 OCLC: 19130880

D.I. Fine, New York : ©1989.

ISBN: 0385319231 OCLC: 55514744

Two gay men, one a journalist, the other a detective, team up to find the murderer of a gay policeman in Minneapolis. A portrait of the city's gay community by the author of Hostage.

Outburst /
ISBN: 0385323751 OCLC: 38964130

Two gay men, one a journalist, the other a detective, team up to find the murderer of a gay policeman in Minneapolis. A portrait of the city's gay community by the author of Hostage.

Rasputin's daughter /
ISBN: 0143038656 OCLC: 61240672

Viking, New York : 2006.

This novel is a fictionalized account of the mysterious life and death of the notorious Rasputin, as told by his daughter, Maria. Rasputin was a Russian mystic and adviser to the Romanovs, the Russian imperial family. In this story, Maria is interrogated by the provisional government on the details of her father's death, Maria vividly recounts a politically tumultuous Russia, where her father's powerful influence over the throne is unsettling to all levels of society and the threats to his life are no secret. With vast conspiracies mounting against her father, Maria must struggle with the discovery of Rasputin's true nature -- his unbridled carnal appetites, mysterious relationship with the empress, and rumors of involvement in secret religious cults -- to save her father from his murderers. Swept away in a plot much larger than the death of one man, Maria finds herself on the cusp of the Russian Revolution itself.

Red trance
ISBN: 0440217636 OCLC: 32872999

Dell, New York : 1995, ©1994.

  The cross and the sickle /
ISBN: 0821713124 OCLC: 10478094

Kensington Pub. Corp., New York : 1984, ©1983.

The kitchen boy /
ISBN: 0142003816 OCLC: 49805913

Viking, New York : 2003.

Presents a novel based on the 1918 Bolshevik revolutionary murder of Czar Nicholas II and the rest of the Russian royal family as told from the perspective of the event's only surviving witness, a young kitchen boy.

The red encounter /
ISBN: 0380750511 OCLC: 14217827

Avon, New York, N.Y. : ©1986.

The Romanov bride /
ISBN: 0143115073 OCLC: 174134032

Viking, New York : 2008.

Pavel, a vengeance-seeking villager, joins an underground group that assassinates the grand duke of Russia, irrevocably affecting the life purpose of his widow, Elisavyeta.

ISBN: 9780440218708 OCLC: 35098069

Dell Pub., New York, N.Y. : ©1996.

Tribe /
ISBN: 0385320027 OCLC: 38083239

Delta Trade Paperbacks, New York, N.Y. : 1997, ©1996.

When his former college girlfriend--who like him, is gay--re-enters Todd's life, she brings mystery and danger and also reawakens the twenty-year-old memory of the death of one of his fraternity brothers.