Saturday, August 23, 2008

New Rat Pack Novel: HEY THERE (YOU WITH THE GUN IN YOUR HAND) by Robert J. Randisi

A few weeks ago Robert J. Randisi announced his first Rat Pack mystery—Everybody Kills Somebody Sometime—had been optioned for film and today I went out and found the cover art for the third installment of the series, Hey There (You with the Gun in Your Hand). The first two novels were terrific and the cover art was impressive, and the cover art for the third is just as good, if not a little different. The impression of the girl in the background reminds me of a James Bond poster and I love the image of Sammy Davis, Jr. with the gun in his hand.

Hey There (You with the Gun in Your Hand) is scheduled for release December 9, 2008 from St. Martin’s Minotaur.

The description over at reads:

"It's 1961 and Las Vegas is still the place to be. Eddie Gianelli, pit boss at the Sands Casino, now considers the Rat Pack his friends. And this time, his friend Frank Sinatra wants him to help Sammy. Someone has an embarrassing photo of Sammy and wants $25 grand for it. All Eddie has to do is make the pay-off and collect the photo. Easy, right? But at the rendezvous, in place of a blackmailer, Eddie finds a dead body greeting him instead. Pretty soon Eddie and New York torpedo Jerry Epstein are up to their elbows in bodies. There's a double-cross going on. Could the presence of the Secret Service mean that JFK is somehow involved?

"In this next installment, the Rat Pack is back in full swing. Celebrity cameos with Buddy Hackett and Marilyn Monroe add to the glamor. It's certain the stars are out, and it's up to Eddie to see that they don't fall from the sky."

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