Search Results: "Robert J. Randisi"


BOOK REVIEW

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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MURDER IS THE DEAL OF THE DAY by Robert J. Randisi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 4, 1999

"Randisi (In the Shadow of the Arch, 1998, etc.) has done better."
Three murder victims, all women, are smothered to death within days of each other. 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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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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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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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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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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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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ALONE WITH THE DEAD by Robert J. Randisi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 13, 1995

"The behavior of both killers defies belief, but veteran Randisi's workaday authority in handling the boys in blue puts this miles above his fumbling recent novels about shamus Miles Jacoby (Stand-Up, 1994, etc.)."
Flatbush Det. Joe Keough thinks the latest rape- strangulation credited to a serial killer the press has dubbed The Lover is really the work of someone else—and he's right. 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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HARD LOOK by Robert J. Randisi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 1993

A search for the missing wife of yuppie hood Jerry Meyer, whom the client has glimpsed from behind on a body-building postcard he bought in Tampa, takes p.i. Read full book review >