Robert J. Randisi

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Robert Joseph Randisi
Born (1951-08-24) August 24, 1951 (age 69)
Brooklyn, New York
Pen nameJ. R. Roberts
OccupationNovelist
NationalityAmerican
GenreDetective fiction, Western fiction
Notable worksThe Gunsmith series; The Rat Pack series
Notable awardsLifetime Achievement from The Private Eye Writers of America; Lifetime Achievement from Western Fictioneers; Lifetime Achievement from The Short Mystery Fiction Society; John Seigenthaler Humanitarian Award from Killer Nashville; Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southwest Mystery Convention

Robert Joseph Randisi (born August 24, 1951) is an American author who writes in the detective and Western genres.

Biography[edit]

He has authored more than 650 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 has had a book published every month since January 1982. In 1984 he wrote 27 books in 12 months.[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 500 adult westerns featuring his character "Clint Adams - The Gunsmith".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ROBERT J. RANDISI". web.archive.org. 26 July 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Eileen Davidson - Co-author Robert Randisi". web.archive.org. 29 January 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Robert J. Randisi - Severn House Publishers".
  4. ^ "Piccadilly Publishing - J.R.Roberts Author Page". www.piccadillypublishing.org. Retrieved 19 April 2021.

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