1# $a Stern, Richard Martin. Richard Martin Stern allows us a good glimpse of human nature at its best and worst. Thanks to an efficient prose that takes you from one place and time to another with mastery, this book keeps a good pace.
Stern wrote more than 20 mystery and suspense novels as well as short stories for Colliers and The Saturday Evening Post magazines. Richard Martin Stern, an award-winning author whose book "The Tower" was part of the basis for the 1974 movie "The Towering Inferno," died Oct. 31 in Santa Fe, N.M.