PERIODIC TABLE OF MYSTERY AUTHORS



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Robert Randisi

Robert J. Randisi, full name Robert Joseph Randisi (24 Aug 1951-): Brooklyn-born mailroom manager, collection clerk, NYPD administrative aide; author of Westerns and men's adventure fiction, but best known for Private Eye novels; founder, Private Eye Writers of America; President, Private Eye Press: * 5 mystery/detective PI novels with series character Miles Jacoby (prizefighter turned Private Eye) * 6 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym/house name Nick Carter * 26 Western novels in the "Gunsmith" series under pseudonym J. R. Roberts * 4 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym Tom Cutter * 1 mystery/detective anthology edited Marion Randolph: pseudonym of Marie Freid Rodell (1912-9 Nov 1975): Associate Editor/Head of Mystery Department, Duell Sloan and Pearce (New York book publishers); founder of literary agency; Director, Rachel Crarson Trust for Living Environment: * 3 mystery/detective novels * 1 nonfiction book about mystery/detective writing, the essential "Mystery Fiction: Theory and Technique", as Marie Rodell In the Periodic Table of the Elements, "Ra" stands for Radium. In the Periodic Table of the Mystery Authors, "Ra" stands for Robert Randisi! Honorable Mentions: High C. Rae, full name High Crawford Rae (22 Nov 1935-) Scottish author, born in Glasgow; served in Royal Air Force; 1960 married Elizabeth MacMillan Dunn, 1 daughter; worked for John Smith & Son Booseller, Glasgow; 1974-1978 President, Scottish Association of Writers; Member, Scottish Arts Council: * 14 mystery/detective novels with series character Inspector/Superintendent McCaig, mostly set in Scotland * 5 mystery/detective thriller novels under pseudonym Robert Crawford, with series characters Arthur Salisbury and Frank Shearer * 3 unrelated novels * 7 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym Jessica Stirling (co-author Peggie Coghlan) * 7 unrelated military novels under pseudonym James Albany * 1 play * 1 radio play * 1 teleplay * editor/co-editor "Scottish Short Stories 1977" and "Scottish Short Stories 1978" Marion Randolph: pseudonym of Marie Freid Rodell (1912-9 Nov 1975): Associate Editor/Head of Mystery Department, Duell Sloan and Pearce (New York book publishers); founder of literary agency; Director, Rachel Crarson Trust for Living Environment: * 3 mystery/detective novels * 1 nonfiction book about mystery/detective writing, the essential "Mystery Fiction: Theory and Technique", as Marie Rodell Stephen Ransome: pseudonym of Frederick C[lyde] Davis (1902-1977): author of 1,000+ pulp stories * 21 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym Stephen Ransome, with series characters Lieutenant Lee Barcello, Steve Ransome * 18 mystery/detective novels under own name (Frederick C. Davis) with series characters Schuyler Cole & Luke Speare, Professor Cyrus Hatch; used pseudonym Stephen Ransome for British publication * 20-30 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym Curtis Steele, with series character James Christopher a.k.a. Secret Operator No.5 * 1 mystery/detective novel under pseudonym Murdo Coombs Frederick C. Davis @ MGrost Return to Mystery/Detective Table of Contents Return to PERIODIC TABLE OF MYSTERY AUTHORS [Grateful acknowledgment to Professor Erich Friedman for his permission for me to use the table structure and color GIFs of the Periodic Table, above, whose Mystery Author roll-over status names and correlation of Element Abbreviations with Mystery Author names are not the fault of Professor Erich Friedman but purely the work of Professor Jonathan Vos Post]