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Bob's Novel "Tap Dance"
will be published posthumously
 Fall 2019
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ADVANCE PRAISE

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 winner!
— Mary Ellen Dennis, best-selling author of The Landlord’s Black-Eyed Daughter

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 LOVESOME DOVE."
— 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 participation in
 the anthology, "Love and Other Distractions"

 

OF 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


 


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THE STARDOM AFFAIR

THE EVIL DEEDS WE DO

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

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

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The Stardom Affair
Five Start / Gale
     
The Evil Deeds We Do
Five Star / Gale
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

 


 
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