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Separate cases
Randisi, Robert J.
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Publication Information:
New York : Walker, 1990.
Physical Description:
xi, 210 pages ; 22 cm
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"A Walker mystery"--Jacket.
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Robert J. Randisi was a mystery writer who, in 1979, was asked to create a Western Series to be published by Charter Books. He created the Gunsmith Series, writing under the pseudonym J. R. Roberts, which he followed with a story in the Tracker Series as Tom Cutter and seven other western series under seven other pseudonyms. He has also written several Mystery stories as well.

Randisi is the author of over 400 novels, 40 short stories, has edited 25 anthologies and has written under 15 pseudonyms. He founded the Private Eye Writers of America and created the Shamus Award. He is co-founder of Mystery Scene Magazine and the American Crime Writer's League. Randisi has also the edited Mean Streets and the Private Eye Writers of America's newsletter. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southwest Mystery Convention and has been nomiated for the Shamus Award four times.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Miles Jacoby, a New York private eye, is flying solo after the death of his partner and mentor. Appearing as an expert witness, Miles is slashed to ribbons by opposing counsel. The resulting crisis in confidence has Miles floundering in an alcoholic haze until he reluctantly agrees to help the widow of a slain private eye. The police feel he was the victim of a serial killer; the widow believes that a sensitive case may have backfired, with the murderer using the serial killer's modus operandi to conceal the motive. Each Randisi book is better than its entertaining predecessor, and the thoroughly likable Jacoby may be on the cusp of a popularity enjoyed by series detectives Amos Walker, Nameless, and Spenser. --Wes Lukowsky