Friday, June 30, 2006

Dead at the Sands

A new exchange at the Chatterific site between novelist Robert J. Randisi (Eye in the Ring, Arch Angels, etc.) and a trio of interviewers, including moderator Gerald So, reveals that Randisi is preparing to debut a new mystery series featuring Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and other members of the notorious 1950s-1960s “Rat Pack” of American entertainers. He explains that the first entry, Everybody Kills Somebody Sometime (due out in late October from St. Martin’s Minotaur), is “set in Vegas during 1960, when the Rat Pack was shooting Ocean’s 11 ... Dean Martin is threatened, hence the title.” Randisi has also contracted to write a sequel, Luck Be a Lady, Don’t Die, which will focus on crooner Sinatra. If the series prospers, the third installment “would be a Sammy Davis book.” Although Dean, Frank, and Sammy will appear in all of these novels, “along with other real people,” Randisi points out that the main character will actually be “a fictional pit boss named Eddie G.” Cool, man.

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