Robert J. Randisi Books In Order

Publication Order of Shelter Books

Prisoner of Revenge (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chain Gang Kill (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
China Doll (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Circus of Death (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lookout Mountain (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bandit Queen (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Apache Trail (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Mesa (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Comanchero Blood (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hard Men (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saddle Tramp (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shotgun Sugar (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fast-Draw Filly (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wanted Woman (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tongue-Tied Texan (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Slave Queen (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Treasure Chest (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heavenly Hands (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lay of the Land (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bang-Up Showdown (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whistlestop Wench (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hot and Spicy (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tattle-Tail (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wyoming Wench (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Miles Jacoby Books

Eye In The Ring (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Steinway Collection (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Full Contact (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Separate Cases (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hard Look (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stand-Up (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Tracker Books

The Winning Hand (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lincoln County (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Blue Cut Job (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chinatown Chance (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Oklahoma Score (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Barbary Coast Tong (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Huntsville Breakout (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Angel Eyes Books

The Miracle of Revenge (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death's Angel (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wolf Pass (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chinatown Justice (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Logan's Army (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bullets and Bad Times (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Six Gun Angel (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Avenging Angel (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Angel for Hire (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nick Delvecchio Books

No Exit from Brooklyn (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dead of Brooklyn (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The End of Brooklyn (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ryder Books

Buffalo Gal (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Longhorn Sisters (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ryder's Army (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tong War (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Flaming Arrows (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Badlands Blood (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Showdown (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Vengeance (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Range War (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Decker, the Bounty Hunter Books

Double the Bounty (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lawman (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beauty and the Bounty (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bounty on a Baron (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Broadway Bounty (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Soldiers of Barrabas Books

The Barrabas Edge (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mountain Jack Pike Books

Mountain Jack Pike (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rocky Mountain Kill (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Comanche Come-On (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crow Bait (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Green River Hunt (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
St Louis Fire (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Russian Bear (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hard for Justice (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Big Gun Bushwacker (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bull's Eye Blood (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deep Canyon Kill (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fire in the Hole (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
High Country Climax (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trail Heat (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rough Trade (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Joe Keough Books

Alone With the Dead (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Shadow of the Arch (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood on the Arch (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
East of the Arch (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Arch Angels (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Gil and Claire Hunt Books

Murder is the Deal of the Day (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Masks Of Auntie Laveau (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Same Time, Same Murder (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Detective McQueen Books

The Sixth Phase (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cold Blooded (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Widowmaker Trilogy Books

Invitation to a Hanging (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Turnback Creek (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sons of Daniel Shaye Books

Leaving Epitaph (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vengeance Creek (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pearl River Junction (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Return to Vengeance Creek (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Rat Pack Mystery Books

Everybody Kills Somebody Sometime (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Luck Be a Lady, Don't Die (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hey There ,You with the Gun in Your Hand (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Kills You (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I'm a Fool to Kill You (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fly Me to The Morgue (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It Was a Very Bad Year (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You Make Me Feel So Dead (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Way You Die Tonight (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When Somebody Kills You (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Only Have Lies for You (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Texas Hold’em Mysteries Books

The Picasso Flop (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Judgment Fold (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Gamblers Books

Butler's Wager (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Denver Draw (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Texas Bluff (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Talbot Roper Books

Bullets and Lies (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Reluctant Pinkerton (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Session Man Mystery Books

The Session Man (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Hitman with a Soul Books

Upon My Soul (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Souls of the Dead (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Envy the Dead (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nashville PI Books

The Honky Tonk Big Hoss Boogie (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Sweet Song of Hammer Dylan (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Housesitting Detective Books

Dry Stone Walls (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Targett (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Disappearance of Penny (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ham Reporter (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ute Revenge (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Once Upon a Murder (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black Moon (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Backshooter (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Texas Iron (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Trail to Kansas (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mountain Man's Vengeance (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sportsman (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ghost With Blue Eyes (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miracle of the Jacal (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Curtains of Blood (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Offer (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lancaster's Orphans (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Funeral of Tanner Moody (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trapp's Mountain (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Money Gun (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gallows (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bottom of Every Bottle (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Further Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
McKenna's House (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Goodly Race (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Henry and the Idiots (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Like a Stranger (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Matter of Ethics (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Turnabout (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Writing the Private Eye Novel (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Author Robert Joseph Randisi was born August 24, 1951 in Brooklyn, New York. He writes in the Western and detective genres, and has been called the last of the pulp authors by Booklist magazine. Randisi has published over five hundred books, and edited over thirty anthologies of short stories.

Robert co-founded the American Crime Writers League, and edited and co-founded Mystery Scene Magazine. He also founded The Private Eye Writers of America in the year 1981, where he made the Shamus Award.

He publishes his work under his own name, as well as JR Roberts, Tom Cutter, Robert Lake, WB Longley, Paul Ledd, Joshua Randall, Joseph Meek, Spenser Fortune, and Lew Baines. Randisi also wrote mystery novels with Eileen Davidson, a soap opera actress. His work is from the horror, western, thriller, and mystery.

He was given a Life Achievement Award from the Southwestern Mystery Convention.

“Everybody Kills Somebody Sometime” is the first novel in the “Rat Pack Mysteries” series, which was released in the year 2006. Joey Bishop, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Frank Sinatra are the Kings of Cool. The Rat Pack. “Ocean’s 11” is the first movie they have done with each other and they have taken Las Vegas by storm. As they film during the day and cavort onstage at the Sands Casino during the night. It is obvious that not everybody has been charmed, though, when Dean starts getting anonymous threatening letters.

Eddie Gianelli, Eddie G, works as a pit boss at the Sands. After working there for twelve years, he has the entire town wired. He is still surprised when Joey Bishop turns up at his table and invites him to meet with Frank in the private steam room the Rat Pack has. Frank asks Eddie to figure out who has been sending out the threats, as a favor to both Dean and to him.

Eddie would like to just politely decline, but he is caught between the not very subtle nudgings of his boss, Jack Entratter and simply being starstruck by Dino, so agrees to look into the matter. He gets some help from a Jewish torpedo from Brooklyn and his PI best buddy. A few bruised ribs and a few corpses later, he remembers why he was reluctant to start with. In a city filled with gamblers, Eddie has now become the highest roller of all. This game is murder, and the stakes could be his own life.

This is a light, nostalgic, and intriguing mystery that deals with a bit of historical fiction. The book has a surprising ending and you are interested in everything going on the entire way through.

“Luck Be a Lady, Don’t Die” is the second novel in the “Rat Pack Mysteries” series, which was released in the year 2007.Vegas during the year 1960. Drinkin’, gamblin’, and everyone’s misbehavin’.

Six months ago, while filming of “Ocean’s 11”, the Rat Pack needed Eddie’s help to find the mug that was sending threatening notes to Dino. Now they have come back for the premiere and it is Frank that needs help from Eddie. It would appear that a babe he was planning on meeting in Vegas took a powder, and left behind her luggage as well as a stiff in the bath. She is laying low, and it is up to Eddie to locate her and figure out whether she is a killer or a victim.

Once more Eddie G teams up with Danny Bardini, his PI buddy, and Jerry Epstein, the Jewish New York torpedo, a guy who never met a pancake he didn’t like. The trio scours the neon streets, casinos, smoke-filled lounges, and seamy back alleys while they dodge thugs with guns and bodies. When Sam Giancana gets on the scene, Eddie begins to wonder if he will be able to keep himself alive and out of jail.

Cameos from celebrities liven up the action, and Mo Mo Giancana brings a rather dark presence to things.

This book was even more enjoyable than the first book in the series. The historical notes are a nice touch, and some like Randisi’s style the more they read his work.

“Hey There (You with the Gun in Your Hand)” is the third novel in the “Rat Pack Mysteries” series, which was released in the year 2008. Las Vegas is still the place to be in 1961. Eddie Gianelli (who is the pit boss at Sands Casino) now views the Rat Pack to be his friends. His friend Frank Sinatra wants him to help out Sammy. Somebody has an embarrassing picture of Sammy and wants 25 thousand dollars for it.

Eddie just has to make the pay-off and get the photo back. Sounds easy. At the meeting place, instead of a blackmailer, Eddie finds there is a corpse greeting him. Quickly Eddie and Jerry are wading in bodies that go up to their elbows. Somewhere, there is a double cross going on. Could the Secret Service’s presence mean that JFK is involved somehow?

Some were able to read this one in just a single afternoon. These books are simply a lot of fun and very entertaining.

“You’re Nobody Til Somebody Kills You” is the fourth novel in the “Rat Pack Mysteries” series, which was released in the year 2009. Eddie G’s talents have been requested once more, this time around to help out Marilyn Monroe, who believes someone is following her.

“I’m a Fool to Kill You” is the fifth novel in the “Rat Pack Mysteries” series, which was released in the year 2010. Rumor spreads that Ava Gardner, Frank’s ex wife, was seen in the Sands Hotel and Casino in distress, and Eddie G is asked to check things out. Eddie tracks her back to Los Angeles, where Ava is afraid that she did something horrible.

It falls on Eddie to figure out just what went down. Someone is after Ava who wants to do her harm and it is not long before he is dodging bullets in Vegas in an effort to keep both himself and Ava alive.


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