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Robert S. Levinson is the bestselling author of many stand-alone novels including “A Rhumba in Waltz Time" as well as the Neil Gulliver and Stevie Marriner series of  mystery-thrillers,  from “The Elvis and Marilyn Affair" through “The Stardom Affair.”

A frequent contributor to EQMM and AHMM, he won the Short Mystery Fiction Society's Best Short Story, Derringer Award, a Shamus award nominee, and was an Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Readers Award winner three consecutive years.

Plays by Bob were featured at the inaugural and second annual International Mystery Writers Festival of RiverPark Center in Owensboro, KY.

Bob served four years on the Mystery Writers of America national board of directors, two years as president of MWA's Southern California chapter. He wrote and produced two Annual Edgar Awards galas of the MWA and the inaugural and 2nd Annual Thriller Awards shows of the International Thriller Writers organization.

In addition to MWA, ITW, Sisters-in-Crime, Private Eye Writers of America and the International Association of Crime Writers, Bob was a member of the Writers Guild of America-West (past board of directors member) and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He was past chairperson of the editorial board of the WGAw's monthly magazine, “Written By,” and served six terms as president of the Hollywood Press Club.

After publication of "The Elvis and Marilyn Affair," Bob embarked upon a fifth career, following decades of success as a newspaperman, a public relations executive, and a writer-producer of more than three dozen television specials.

His company, Levinson Associates, created and pioneered "independent PR support services" in the music industry and at one time was the largest rock-contemporary music PR firm in the world.

Later, he formed Levinson Entertainment Ventures, Inc., developing, writing and producing some 40 comedy, musical, variety and awards specials for the world marketplace.

More information about this amazing man can be found at rslevinson.com.

Bob is survived by his wife Sandra Levinson, daughter Deborah Levinson, son David Levinson (Janine), granddaughter Erin (Lysiajh), brother Michael Levinson (Myra), sister Judy Arfin, and countless nieces and nephews.  Bob was preceded in death by his parents Helen Korn (Sam) and Al Levinson, as well as his brother Richard Levinson.

A Private ceremony was held [shortly after his death]. In lieu of flowers memorials in Bob’s name may be made to a charity of your choice.

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