Bob's Novel "Tap Dance"
will be published posthumously
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Bob won a Shamus!
High adventure, low motives, and witty writing bring
the old Wild West to fire-breathing life in Tap Dance, a tour de force
by the late and truly great Robert S. Levinson. You’ll revel in
characters and towns with odd names, situations that could have happened
and maybe even did, and a crime-riddled tale that melds charm and
suspense into a memorable novelistic brew. Put out the Do Not Disturb
sign and settle in. Once you enter the wildly entertaining world of Tap
Dance, you won’t want to leave.
— Gayle Lynds, New York Times best-selling author of The Assassins
A richly layered story teeming with memorable people
and the times and places in which they lived, TAP DANCE is a sure
— Mary Ellen Dennis, best-selling author of The Landlord’s Black-Eyed
After penning a series of popular crime novels,
Levinson has done a surprising turnabout, crafting a brilliant
picaresque wild west adventure that reads as if Kurt Vonnegut had taken
a bold leap into Larry McMurtry territory. McDukes and Swaney, the
book’s two rompin’, stompin’ likeable antiheroes are great company on
this breezy, breathless, and at times brutally funny gallop though a
slice of almost true American history. Their reckless romances,
courageous gunfights and death defying heroics, recounted with
tongue-in-cheek by their amazingly adaptable pal Buchanan, deserve a
spot on the same favored shelf as Thomas Berger’s LITTLE BIG MAN and
Charles Portis’ TRUE GRIT.
— Dick Lochte, author of "Sleeping Dog"
"An infectious narrative voice, vivid characters and
lively plot make this read like a Western novel from an old pro, rather
than a first Western novel. Robert Levinson has proven himself to be
equally adept at any genre he chooses to write in. Swaney and McDukes
are the best duo to come along since Larry McMurtry's Gus and Call in
— Robert J Randisi
Bob talked about the return
after ten-plus years of L.A. newspaper columnist Neil Gulliver
and his ex-wife, "Sex Queen of the Soaps" Stevie Marriner, in
THE STARDOM AFFAIR on the blog conducted by award-winning author
Ed Gorman in his blog
Read more about Bob at
Cats, Books, and...More Cats!
Where he answers questions about writing, his life, and his
the anthology, "Love and Other Distractions"
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
An original short, "And the Winner is...," appears in
Hollywood and Crime: An Anthology of Hollywood Crime Stories,"
edited by Robert Randisi; Pegasus Books;
"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"
AN ELLERY QUEEN MYSTERY MAGAZINE
READERS AWARD WINNER
THREE CONSECUTIVE YEARS
"Death Conquers All"
"The Man in the Van"
"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
ROBERT S. LEVINSON
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THE STARDOM AFFAIR
THE EVIL DEEDS WE DO
A RHUMBA IN WALTZ TIME
ASK A DEAD MAN
RESERVED FOR A FRIEND
THE ANDY WARHOL AFFAIR
THE ELVIS AND MARILYN AFFAIR
ENDING WE DESERVE
THE JAMES DEAN AFFAIR
THE JOHN 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