Official Site of Author Robert S. Levinson
EARLY PRAISE FOR PHONY TINSEL
“A delightfully improbable romp through 1938 Hollywood with all the usual Levinson wit and humor.”—MARGARET MARON, Mystery Writers of America Grand Master
“One of the freshest, liveliest and page-turningest takes on Old Hollywood ever written. Buy a copy for yourself and then rack up a few more for gifts.”—ED GORMAN, Shamus, Anthony and Spur award-winning author
“The author takes a lighter tone, peppering the tale with humor and wordplay...Fans of Hollywood’s Golden will have lots of fun with the real-life movie references.”—BOOKLIST
“A tale filled with as much ambition, greed and treachery as a Joan Crawford double-feature.”—JOSEPH FINDER, New York Times bestselling author
“Boffo!...a wry, fast-paced, often hilarious tale of love, ambition and making movies in Hollywood’s Golden Age...Truly a delight!”—THE CHRISTOPHER REICH, New York Times bestselling author
“Robert S. Levinson’s Phony Tinsel, set in 1930s Hollywood, is a twisted tale of love, sex, and egos featuring a screenwriter named Charlie Dickens and the women who sink their claws into him.”—THE JURY BOX, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine
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
An original short, "And the Winner is...," appears in
Hollywood and Crime: An Anthology of Hollywood Crime Stories,"
edited by Robert Randisi; Pegasus Books;
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
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