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Robert J Randisi


USA (1951 - )

aka Lew Baines, Tom Cutter, Spenser Fortune, Robert Lake, Paul Ledd, W B Longley, Joseph Meek, Joshua Randall, Cole Weston

Robert J. Randisi is an American author who writes in the detective and Western genres. He has authored more than 500 published books and has edited more than 30 anthologies of short stories. Booklist magazine said he "may be the last of the pulp writers."

He co-founded and edited Mystery Scene magazine and co-founded the American Crime Writers League. He founded The Private Eye Writers of America in 1981, where he created the Shamus Award.

He co-wrote mystery novels with soap opera actress Eileen Davidson.
 
Series
Miles Jacoby
1. Eye In The Ring (1982)
2. The Steinway Collection (1983)
     aka Beaten to a Pulp
3. Full Contact (1984)
4. Separate Cases (1990)
5. Hard Look (1993)
6. Stand-Up (1994)

 
 
Soldiers of Barrabas
26. The Barrabas Edge (1988)
 

 
 
Widowmaker Trilogy
1. Invitation to a Hanging (2003)
2. Turnback Creek (2004)
 
 
 
Texas Hold'em Mysteries (with Vince Van Patten)
The Picasso Flop (2007)
 
 
Music City Mystery
1. The Session Man (2012)
 
 
 
Detective McQueen
1. The Turner Journals (2013)
 
Hitman with a Soul
1. Upon My Soul (2013)
2. Souls of the Dead (2015)
 
Housesitting Detective
1. Dry Stone Walls (2015)
 
Novels
 
Omnibus
 
Collections
 
Series contributed to
 
 
 
Anthology series
 
Anthologies edited
The Eyes Have It: The First Private Eye Writers of America Anthology (1985)
Mean Streets: The Second Private Eye Writers of American Anthology (1986)
An Eye for Justice: The Third Private Eye Writers of America Anthology (1988)
Under the Gun: Mystery Scene Presents the Best Suspense and Mystery, First Annual Collection (1990) (with Ed Gorman and Martin H Greenberg)
Justice for Hire: The Fourth Private Eye Writers of America Anthology (1990)
Deadly Allies (1992) (with Marilyn Wallace)
Deadly Allies 2: The Private Eye Writers of America and Sisters in Crime : Collaborative Anthology (1994) (with Susan Dunlap)
For Crime Out Loud (1995)
The Eyes Still Have It: The Shamus Award-Winning Stories (1995)
Lethal Ladies (1996) (with Barbara Collins)
Hear the Fear (1997)
How the West Was Read (1998)
Lethal Ladies II (1998)
Tin Star (2000)
The Shamus Game (2000)
Mystery Street (2001)
Mayhem in the Midlands (2002) (with Christine Matthews)
White Hats (2002)
Boot Hill (2002)
Most Wanted (2002)
Black Hats (2003)
High Stakes: 8 Sure-Bet Stories of Gambling and Crime (2003)
Murder and All That Jazz (2004)
Greatest Hits: Original Stories of Hitmen, Hired Guns, and Private Eyes (2005)
Hollywood and Crime: Original Crime Stories Set During the History of Hollywood (2007)
The Shamus Winners Volume II: 1996-2009 (2010)
The Shamus Winners: America's Best Private Eye Stories: Volume I 1982-1995 (2010)
The Shamus Winners Volume 1: 1982-1995 (2011)
Crime Square (2013)
Livin' on Jacks and Queens (2014)
Fifty Shades of Grey Fedora (2015)
 
Non fiction
 
Anthologies containing stories by Robert J Randisi
 
Short stories
The President's Mind (1996)
Quick (1997) (with Marthayn Pelegrimas)
Closed: Due to Curiosity (1998) (with Marthayn Pelegrimas)


Robert J Randisi recommends
The Accomplice
The Accomplice (2007)
(Accomplice , book 1)
Marcus Galloway
"Marcus Galloway is an amazing talent."

Sathow's Sinners (2015)
Marcus Galloway
"An amazing talent...Galloway...writes with the sure hand of an old pro."



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