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For over thirty years Robert Alexander has been traveling
to Russia, where he has attended Leningrad State University,
worked for the U.S. Government, and traveled extensively.
Since 1990 he has been a partner in a St. Petersburg company
that operates a warehouse and customs clearance center,
dental clinic, and Barabu, a chain of espresso-wine bars.
Alexander was inspired to write his first book when he was
followed by the KGB. Since then he has written thirteen
thrillers and mysteries under the name of R.D. Zimmerman. He
has also written for television, as well as childrenís
fiction, mystery games, and mysteries that appeared on the
back of 15 million boxes of Total Cereal. His first
historical novel of revolutionary Russia, The Kitchen Boy,
was a New York Times bestseller, received widespread
acclaim, and has been optioned for film. Mr. Alexander
speaks frequently to book clubs, and both The Kitchen Boy
and Rasputinís Daughter have become book club favorites.
Born and raised in Chicago, Alexander currently makes his
home in Minneapolis.
Awards and Special Recognition...
THE KITCHEN BOY
New York Times Bestseller
#1 Minneapolis Star Tribune Bestseller
Photography by Thomas Legreve.