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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
Eye In The RingThe Steinway CollectionFull ContactSeparate Cases
Hard LookStand-UpBeaten to a Pulp
 
No Exit from BrooklynThe Dead of BrooklynThe End of Brooklyn
 
Soldiers of Barrabas
26. The Barrabas Edge (1988)
 
Alone With the DeadIn the Shadow of the ArchBlood on the ArchEast of the Arch
Arch Angels
 
Murder is the Deal of the DayThe Masks Of Auntie LaveauSame Time, Same Murder
 
Widowmaker Trilogy
1. Invitation to a Hanging (2003)
2. Turnback Creek (2004)
Invitation to a HangingTurnback Creek
 
Leaving EpitaphVengeance CreekPearl River Junction
 
Everybody Kills Somebody SometimeLuck Be a Lady, Don't DieHey There (You with the Gun in Your Hand)You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Kills You
I'm a Fool to Kill YouFly Me to The MorgueIt Was a Very Bad YearYou Make Me Feel So Dead
The Way You Die Tonight
 
Texas Hold'em Mysteries (with Vince Van Patten)
The Picasso Flop (2007)
The Picasso Flop
 
Butler's WagerDenver DrawTexas Bluff
 
Double the BountyThe LawmanBeauty and the BountyBounty on a Baron
 
Music City Mystery
1. The Session Man (2012)
The Session Man
 
Bullets and LiesThe Reluctant Pinkerton
 
Rocky Mountain KillCommanche Come-OnBig Gun BushwhackerBulls Eye Blood
Deep Canyon KillFire in the Hole
 
Chinatown ChanceThe Oklahoma Score
 
Detective McQueen
1. The Turner Journals (2013)
The Turner Journals
 
Hitman with a Soul
1. Upon My Soul (2013)
Upon My Soul
 
Series contributed to
Dangerous GamesMidnight ManTotal Recall
 
The Night Stalker Casebook
 
Anthology series
The Early Years of Famous DetectivesFirst Appearances of Classic Private EyesFirst Appearances of Classic Amateur Sleuths
 
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)
For Crime Out Loud Vol. 2 (1996)
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)
The Eyes Have It: The First Private Eye Writers of America AnthologyMean Streets: The Second Private Eye Writers of American AnthologyAn Eye for Justice: The Third Private Eye Writers of America AnthologyJustice for Hire: The Fourth Private Eye Writers of America Anthology
Deadly AlliesDeadly Allies 2: The Private Eye Writers of America and Sisters in Crime : Collaborative AnthologyFor Crime Out LoudThe Eyes Still Have It: The Shamus Award-Winning Stories
Lethal LadiesHear the FearHow the West Was ReadLethal Ladies II
Tin StarThe Shamus GameMystery StreetMayhem in the Midlands
White HatsBoot HillMost WantedBlack Hats
High Stakes: 8 Sure-Bet Stories of Gambling and CrimeMurder and All That JazzGreatest Hits: Original Stories of Hitmen, Hired Guns, and Private EyesHollywood and Crime: Original Crime Stories Set During the History of Hollywood
The Shamus Winners Volume II: 1996-2009The Shamus Winners: America's Best Private Eye Stories: Volume I 1982-1995Crime SquareLivin' on Jacks and Queens
 
Non fiction
Writing the Private Eye Novel
 
Anthologies containing stories by Robert J Randisi
White House HorrorsThe UFO Files
 
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
Sathow's Sinners (2015)
Marcus Galloway
"An amazing talent...Galloway...writes with the sure hand of an old pro."



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