Search Results: ""robert j. randisi""


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 26, 2005

"Excellently researched and argued; a useful adjunct to Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin's broader-ranging American Prometheus."
Did a vast right-wing conspiracy bring down the peace wing of the American nuclear establishment? Read full book review >

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FLY ME TO THE MORGUE by Robert J. Randisi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2011

"The weakest entry in the series to date. Pass it up, dig out a cherished old album instead and spin a platter or two."
In the sixth of Randisi's current series (I'm a Fool to Kill You, 2011, etc.), Bing Crosby makes the Rat Pack scene. Read full book review >

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LUCK BE A LADY, DON’T DIE by Robert J. Randisi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 12, 2007

"Sporadic fun, though once more Randisi's Frank, Dino, Sammy et al. seem more like Mouseketeers than a Rat Pack."
In this return to the Rat Pack of 1960 Las Vegas (Everybody Kills Somebody Sometime, 2006, etc.), it's Frank's turn on the hot seat. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"A collection without much reason for being."
Murder and mayhem—but only traces of glitter—abound in this Hollywood anthology. Read full book review >

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IN THE SHADOW OF THE ARCH by Robert J. Randisi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 15, 1998

"Louis, Detective Joe Keough (Alone with the Dead, 1995) hits the ground running in his search for the Mall Rat, a killer who preys on blond mothers and their young childrenand who may have orphaned a little boy who turns up outside the station in Keough's first day on the job."
In The Shadow Of The Arch ($23.95; Jan. 15; 368 pp.; 0-312-18115-9): Transplanted from the Big Apple to St. Read full book review >

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HEY THERE (YOU WITH THE GUN IN YOUR HAND) by Robert J. Randisi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 9, 2008

"A limp plot peopled by celebrities past their prime. Requiescat Rat Pack?"
In Randisi's return to 1961 Las Vegas for another visit with the Rat Pack, the hot spot's on Sammy Davis Jr. Read full book review >

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BLOOD ON THE ARCH by Robert J. Randisi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2000

Blood On The Arch ($22.95; Apr. 256 pp.; 0-312-24179-8): The Gateway Arch, that is, and yes, Mark Drucker left his bloody handprints all over it while he was being battered to death. Read full book review >

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THE EYES STILL HAVE IT by Robert J. Randisi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 1995

"An underedited volume that every fan of the genre will want anyway."
Now that a dozen stories have won the Private Eye Writers of America's Shamus Award, it makes perfect sense to collect them into a single volume. Read full book review >

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IT WAS A VERY BAD YEAR by Robert J. Randisi
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"Little mystery and less suspense. But Eddie's relaxed recollections of his seventh canter around the Vegas nostalgia track (Fly Me to the Morgue, 2011, etc.) are a perfect nightcap for fans who don't want to elevate their pulse rate before dropping off to sleep."
For Americans who loved or admired John F. Kennedy, 1963 was indeed a very bad year, but it doesn't seem to have been so hard on Kennedy's friend Frank Sinatra, despite the kidnapping of his son Frank Jr. Read full book review >

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YOU’RE NOBODY ’TIL SOMEBODY KILLS YOU by Robert J. Randisi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"Whatever you think of Sinatra and his drinking buddies, they can't have been as colorless as Randisi portrays them."
Randisi exhumes the Rat Pack again, poor Marilyn Monroe along with them. Read full book review >

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EVERYBODY KILLS SOMEBODY SOMETIME by Robert J. Randisi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 8, 2006

"The plot's feeble, and the prose limps. If Sinatra et al. were really as colorless as Randisi (Same Time, Same Murder, 2005, etc.) renders them, they'd be known as the Snore Pack."
Las Vegas, 1960: Some lowlife's out to trap one of the Rat Pack. Read full book review >

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ARCH ANGELS by Robert J. Randisi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 2004

"As for the rest: deliberate pace, pedestrian prose, monochromatic sleuth."
In the fifth of this archly titled series (East of the Arch, 2002, etc.), Detective Joe Keough tracks a killer angel or two. Read full book review >