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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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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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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EAST OF THE ARCH by Robert J. Randisi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Drab characters, limp prose, anorexic plot."
When a couple of brutally murdered women turn up in East St. Read full book review >

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DELVECCHIO’S BROOKLYN by Robert J. Randisi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"At his best, Randisi (Murder is the Deal of the Day, 1999, etc.) can give his work a nice noir patina that is mostly missing here."
Nine stories featuring homeboy Nick Delvecchio, the Brooklyn p.i. who gets the shakes whenever he has to cross the border into Manhattan. Read full book review >

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FIRST CASES by Robert J. Randisi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 18, 1996

Most of the 15 stories (196792) collected here aren't true debuts, since the detectives of Michael Collins, Lawrence Block, John Lutz, Marcia Muller, Loren D. Estleman, Sara Paretsky, Sue Grafton, Max Allan Collins, Jeremiah Healy, Benjamin F. Schultz, and editor Randisi had already appeared in novels predating these short stories. Read full book review >

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STAND-UP by Robert J. Randisi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 19, 1994

"Though Miles does rouse himself to do some actual detective work on both cases before he hangs up his hat, the biggest mystery here is why Walker Blue would ever want this nebbish for a partner."
Walker Blue, New York City's premier investigator, wants to take on Miles Jacoby as a partner, but first Miles (Hard Look, 1993, etc.) has to clear his ledger of two cases. Read full book review >