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Robert J Randisi


USA flag (b.1951)

aka Lew Baines, Tom Cutter, Spenser Fortune, Robert Lake, Paul Ledd, W B Longley, Joseph Meek, Joshua Randall, J R Roberts, Cole Weston

Robert J. Randisi 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."

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.

He co-wrote mystery novels with soap opera actress Eileen Davidson.
 

Genres: Western, Mystery, Thriller, Horror
 
Series
Miles Jacoby
   1. Eye In The Ring (1982)
   2. Beaten to a Pulp (1983)
     aka The Steinway Collection
   3. Full Contact (1984)
   4. Separate Cases (1990)
   5. Hard Look (1993)
   6. Stand-Up (1994)
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Tracker (as by Tom Cutter)
   1. The Winning Hand (1983)
   2. Lincoln County (1983)
   3. The Blue Cut Job (1983)
   4. Chinatown Chance (1983)
   5. The Oklahoma Score (1985)
   6. Barbary Coast Tong (1985)
   7. Huntsville Breakout (1985)
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Angel Eyes (as by W B Longley)
   1. The Miracle of Revenge (1985)
   2. Death's Angel (1985)
   3. Wolf Pass (1986)
   4. Chinatown Justice (1985)
   5. Logan's Army (1986)
   6. Bullets and Bad Times (1986)
   7. Six Gun Angel (1986)
   8. Avenging Angel (1986)
   9. Angel for Hire (1988)
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Ryder (as by Cole Weston)
   1. Buffalo Gal (1987)
   2. Longhorn Sisters (1987)
   3. Ryder's Army (1987)
   4. Tong War (1987)
   5. The Flaming Arrows (1987)
   6. Badlands Blood (1987)
   7. Showdown (1987)
   8. Blood Vengeance (1987)
   9. Range War (1987)
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Decker, the Bounty Hunter (as by Joshua Randall)
   1. Double the Bounty (1987)
   2. The Lawman (1987)
   3. Beauty and the Bounty (1988)
   4. Bounty on a Baron (1988)
   5. Broadway Bounty (1988)
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Mountain Jack Pike (as by Joseph Meek)
   1. Mountain Jack Pike (1988)
   2. Rocky Mountain Kill (1989)
   3. Comanche Come-On (1989)
   4. Crow Bait (1989)
   5. Green River Hunt (1990)
   6. St. Louis Fire (1990)
   7. The Russian Bear (1991)
   8. Hard for Justice (1991)
   9. Big Gun Bushwacker (1991)
   10. Bull's Eye Blood (1992)
   11. Deep Canyon Kill (1992)
   12. Fire in the Hole (1993)
   13. High Country Climax (1993)
   14. Trail Heat (1993)
   15. Rough Trade (1993)
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Shelter
   31. Hot and Spicy (1988)
   32. Tattle-Tail (1989)
   33. Wyoming Wench (1989)
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Joe Keough
   1. Alone With the Dead (1995)
   2. In the Shadow of the Arch (1997)
   3. Blood on the Arch (2000)
   4. East of the Arch (2002)
   5. Arch Angels (2004)
     aka Blood Of Angels
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Detective McQueen
   1. The Turner Journals (1999)
     aka The Sixth Phase
   2. Cold Blooded (2005)
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Sons of Daniel Shaye
   1. Leaving Epitaph (2004)
   2. Vengeance Creek (2005)
   3. Pearl River Junction (2006)
   4. Return to Vengeance Creek (2018)
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Texas Hold'em Mysteries (with Vince Van Patten)
   1. The Picasso Flop (2007)
   2. The Judgment Fold (2016)
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Gamblers
   1. Butler's Wager (2007)
   2. Denver Draw (2007)
   3. Texas Bluff (2008)
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Hitman with a Soul
   1. Upon My Soul (2013)
   2. Souls of the Dead (2015)
   3. Envy the Dead (2017)
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Novels
   Targett (1971)
   The Disappearance of Penny (1980)
   The Ham Reporter (1986)
   Once Upon a Murder (1987) (with Kevin Randle)
   Frontier Marshall (1989)
   The Backshooter (1989) (as by Robert Lake)
   The Black Moon (1989) (with others)
   Texas Iron (1991) (as by Robert Lake)
   Blood Trail to Kansas (1991) (as by Robert Lake)
   Mountain Man's Vengeance (1993) (as by Robert Lake)
   The Sportsman (1994)
   The Ghost With Blue Eyes (1999)
   Miracle of the Jacal (2001)
   Curtains of Blood (2002)
   The Offer (2003)
   The Funeral of Tanner Moody (2004) (with John Jakes and Elmer Kelton)
   Lancaster's Orphans (2004)
   Trapp's Mountain (2005)
   The Money Gun (2007)
   Gallows (2009)
   My Father's Badge (2010)
     aka The Bottom of Every Bottle
   The Further Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (2012)
   The Session Man (2012)
   McKenna's House (2014)
   Dry Stone Walls (2015)
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Collections
   Legend (1999) (with others)
   Delvecchio's Brooklyn (2001)
   The Guilt Edge (2010)
   The Traditional West (2011) (with others)
   Six-guns and Slay Bells (2012) (with others)
   The Cast-Iron Star (2013)
   The Adventures of the Bronze Buckaroo (2018) (with others)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   The Goodly Race (2015)
   Henry and the Idiots (2015)
   Like a Stranger (2015)
   A Matter of Ethics (2015)
   Turnabout (2015)
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Anthologies edited
   The Eyes Have It (1985)
   Mean Streets (1986)
   An Eye for Justice (1988)
   Under the Gun (1990) (with Ed Gorman and Martin H Greenberg)
   Justice for Hire (1990)
   Deadly Allies (1992) (with Marilyn Wallace)
   Deadly Allies 2 (1994) (with Susan Dunlap)
   For Crime Out Loud (1995)
   The Eyes Still Have It (1995)
   Lethal Ladies (1996) (with Barbara Collins)
   Hear the Fear (1997)
   How the West Was Read (1998)
   Lethal Ladies II (1998) (with Christine Matthews)
   Tin Star (2000)
   The Shamus Game (2000)
   Mystery Street (2001)
   Mayhem in the Midlands (2002) (with Christine Matthews)
   White Hats (2002)
   Boot Hill (2002)
   Most Wanted (2002)
   Black Hats (2003)
   High Stakes (2003)
   Murder... and All That Jazz (2004)
   Lone Star Law (2005)
   Greatest Hits (2005)
   Hollywood and Crime (2007)
   The Shamus Winners (2010)
   The Shamus Winners Volume II (2010)
   Crime Square (2012)
   Livin' on Jacks and Queens (2015) (with Cheryl Pierson)
   Fifty Shades of Grey Fedora (2015)
   Stories from 'White Hats' (2016)
   44 Caliber Funk (2016) (with Gary Phillips)
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Anthology series
First Cases
   1. First Cases (1996)
   2. First Cases 2 (1997)
   3. First Cases 3 (1999)
   4. First Cases 4 (2002)
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Non fiction
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Omnibus editions
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Series contributed to
Destroyer
   40. Dangerous Games (1980) (with Warren Murphy)
   43. Midnight Man (1981) (with William Ted Joy and Warren Murphy)
   58. Total Recall (1984) (with Warren Murphy)
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Cimarron
   15. Cimarron Property (1985) (as by Lew Baines)
   17. Cimarron Coma (1985) (as by Lew Baines)
   19. On a Texas Manhunt (1986) (as by Lew Baines)
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Blaze!
   2. The Deadly Guns (2015)
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Robert J Randisi recommends
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Easy Pickin's (2017)
(Snake Oil , book 1)
Marcus Galloway
"Galloway writes with the sure hand of an old pro."

Anthologies containing stories by Robert J Randisi
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Monkey Business (2021)
Crime Fiction Inspired By the Films of the Marx Brothers
edited by
Josh Pachter
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Bullets and Other Hurting Things (2021)
A Tribute to Bill Crider
edited by
Rick Ollerman
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Coast to Coast (2017)
Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea
edited by
Andrew McAleer and Paul D Marks

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