Robert J. Randisi made his name as a crime novelist partly because of his books featuring private eyes such as Miles Jacoby and Nick Delvecchio, and partly because of his founding, in 1981, of the Private Eye Writers of America. But lately he’s spent much of his time plotting historical mysteries (such as It Was a Very Bad Year and the forthcoming You Make Me Feel So Dead) around the 1960s “Rat Pack.”
So it’s noteworthy to see Randisi finally returning to the world of gumshoe fiction. His next novel, The Honky Tonk Big Hoss Boogie (to be published in August by Perfect Crime), will introduce Nashville session musician and P.I. Auggie Velez. You can see the cover and read the plot description here.