Robert J. Randisi

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Robert Joseph Randisi
Born (1951-08-24) August 24, 1951 (age 68)
Brooklyn, New York
Pen nameJ. R. Roberts
GenreDetective fiction, Western fiction
Notable awardsLife Achievement Award from the Southwestern Mystery Convention

Robert Joseph Randisi (born August 24, 1951) 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."[citation needed]

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.[1]

He has co-written several mystery novels with soap opera actress Eileen Davidson: Death in Daytime (2008), Dial Emmy for Murder (2009), Diva Las Vegas (2010), and Swinging in the Rain (2011)[2]

Notable characters appearing in some of his novels include "Miles Jacoby," "Joe Keough," "Nick Delvecchio," "Gil and Claire Hunt," Truxton Lerwis," "Eddie G." and The Rat Pack.[3] As J. R. Roberts, he has written over 400 adult westerns featuring his character "Clint Adams - The Gunsmith".[4]


  1. ^ Biography on the Stark House Press website
  2. ^ Eileen Davidson – Co-author Robert Randisi. Retrieved on 2011-01-07.
  3. ^ "Robert J. Randisi - Severn House Publishers".
  4. ^ Randisi, Robert J. "50 Shades of Gunsmith" Piccadilly Publishing website

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