In this blog I like to point you to worthy additions to your personal library. One of the folks who wrote a blurb for Russian Roulette also writes the most fun mystery series I know of. Robert Randisi writes what might loosely be called an historical series featuring Frank, Dean, Sammy and the rest of the Rat Pack. Las Vegas in the 1960s was a dangerous place and Randisi has a great feel for the era and location. The book titles play on the titles of Rat Pack member songs, like the latest book, “Hey There (you with the gun in your hand.)"

The real protagonist of these novels is Eddie Gianelli who works at the Sands Hotel. In this book, Sammy Davis Jr. is being blackmailed and Frank Sinatra asks Eddie to handle the money drop. This simple errand leads to a dead body and soon Eddie finds himself trying to solve a murder despite the interference of JFK’s Secret Service agents. Randisi is having so much fun writing these books that we can’t help but have a good time too. This book belongs in your library.

Treat yourself to Randisi’s “Hey There

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Comment by Austin S. Camacho on March 17, 2009 at 2:13am
Too true! But how has he had time to write about 500 novels??? Honestly, Bob is one of my heroes for his writing AND for staying a nice guy in a tough business.
Comment by I. J. Parker on March 16, 2009 at 11:55pm
Quite right! And Bob Randisi is also one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet.

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