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ADVANCE PRAISE FOR THE EVIL DEEDS WE DO

“The writing is crisp and hard-boiled, reminiscent of the golden age of Chandler and Hammett but with a modern twist. Levinson’s first career was in the music business, lending much credence to the story. Elmore Leonard and Lawrence Block fans will find plenty to like in Levinson’s latest.”—Stacy Alesi, BOOK LIST

“A relentless prosecutor, a power-loving political aide and a desperate record producer form a dangerous triangle…Levinson’s narration alternates between suspenseful buildups and elaborate back stories in a ruthless world in which no one is to be trusted, the author least of all.”—KIRKUS REVIEWS

"I guarantee this will be Robert S. Levinson's most popular novel, a Hollywood neo-noir packed with surprise, suspense and plenty of sex and violence. In the course of this page-turning look at La La Land at its worst, Levinson also manages to introduce us to a cast of unforgettable characters."—Ed Gorman, MWA Ellery Queen, Shamus, Spur, SMFS Golden Derringer, and Int’l Fiction Writers award-winning author of The Sam McCain Series and The Midnight Run

“Sly, complex, and full of surprises, The Evil Deeds We Do, by Robert S. Levinson, is a sumptuous tale of revenge, skullduggery, and self-preservation set in a wonderfully rendered Los Angeles. Yummy.”—Wendy Hornsby, MWA Edgar award-winning author of The Color of Light and other Maggie MacGowen mysteries

“Robert S. Levinson knows music and murder and skillfully combines both in his savvy mystery, The Evil Deeds We Do.”—Paul Levine, John D. MacDonald fiction award-winning author of State vs. Lassiter and The Solomn vs. Lord series

“Robert S. Levinson's The Evil Deeds We Do is a rollicking tale that rips the glitter off the music biz. Levinson's insider experience shows in every line and his funky, hard-case heroine is the ultimate survivor in a rock'n'roll arena that makes the Hunger Games look tame.”—Doug Allyn, MWA Edgar, Derringer and EQMM Readers award-winning author of The Burning of Rachel Hayes

"The Evil Deeds We Do is a wild ride through LA's high rollers and low lifes. A fast and fun read."—
DP Lyle, award-winning author of the Samantha Cody and Dub Walker thriller series
 

 

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Cats, Books, and...More Cats!
Where he answers questions about writing, his life, and his participation in
 the anthology, "Love and Other Distractions"


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Novels

FINDERS KEEPERS

PHONY TINSEL

A RHUMBA IN WALTZ TIME

ASK A DEAD MAN

RESERVED FOR A FRIEND
a novella

THE ANDY WARHOL AFFAIR

THE ELVIS AND MARILYN AFFAIR

*THE ENDING WE DESERVE 

THE JAMES DEAN AFFAIR

THEJOHN LENNON AFFAIR

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Short Stories & Collections

A FLY ON THE PAGE

ADVENTURES OF AUGIE FOWLER

ANGLING TOWARD PARADISE and 2 More Short Stories

SHOW BIZ: SEX, SIN & SEDUCTION

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OF RECENT NOTE...

Bob's Derringer Award-winning short story, "The Quick Brown Fox," which first appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, is included in the new anthology, Between the Dark and The Daylight and 27 More of the Year's Finest Crime & Mystery Stories from Tyrus Books (ISBN 10: 0982520956 and ISBN 13: 978-0982520956), joining work by Joyce Carol Oates, T. Jefferson Parker, Michael Connelly, Peter Robinson, Doug Allyn, Charlaine Harris and others

Bob’s short story is the title piece in the anthology A Prisoner of Memory and 24 of the Year’s Finest Crime and Mystery Stories, edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Ed Gorman; Pegasus Books
ISBN-10: 1933648805
ISBN-13: 978-1933648804

 

An original short, "And the Winner is...," appears in  Hollywood and Crime: An Anthology of Hollywood Crime Stories," edited by Robert Randisi; Pegasus Books;
ISBN# 1933648287

"Levinson delivers a wicked portrait of gossip columnist Hedda Hopper...which turns on her lackey's efforts to stop a Nazi sharpshooter at the 1960 Academy Awards"
--Publishers Weekly
 

AN ELLERY QUEEN MYSTERY MAGAZINE
READERS AWARD WINNER
THREE CONSECUTIVE YEARS
 
"Death Conquers All"
"The Man in the Van"
and
"Take My Word for It and
You Don't Have to Answer"

MURDER TIMES TWO

Comprising two one-act stage plays by Bob and nominated for an “Angie” award of the International Mystery Writers Festival was performed during the annual IMWF fest in June, 2008, at RiverPark Center in Owensboro, KY


'Quote/Unquote'
All the Reviews

 

Finders, Keepers, Losers, Weepers
Five Star / Gale
 

 

PHONY TINSEL
Fiver Star / Gale
A RHUMBA
IN WALTZ TIME
Five Star / Gale

 

THE TRAITOR
IN US ALL

Five Star/Gale
 


 
IN THE KEY
OF DEATH

Five Star/Gale

 

WHERE THE LIES
BEGIN
Five Star/Gale
ASK A DEAD MAN
Five Star/Gale

 

Hot Paint: A Neil Gulliver and Stevie Marriner Novel
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