Robert S. Levinson

Biography

ROBERT S. LEVINSON, bestselling author of eight novels, The Traitor in Us All, In the Key of Death, Where the Lies Begin, Ask a Dead Man, Hot Paint, The James Dean Affair, The John Lennon Affair, The Elvis and Marilyn Affair. A regular contributor to Alfred Hitchcock and Ellery Queen mystery magazines. Cited annual EQMM Awards poll three times. His Hitchcock short story, "The Quick Brown Fox," a 2009 Derringer Award winner. His fiction has appeared in “year’s best” anthologies six consecutive years, non-fiction in Rolling Stone, Writers Guild of America’s Written By Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Westways Magazine, Autograph Magazine. His ninth novel, A Rhumba in Waltz Time, scheduled for August 2011. More: www.robertslevinson.com.

Books

Suitable for Framing
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,080. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Think Hitchcock on speed....Charlie Collier, a private dealer in art masterpieces, is flying to Honolulu to deliver a Raphael Madonna to a client by a deadline that, if missed, can cost him a twenty-million dollar sale. Grounded in L.A. by rainstorms, he visits an auction gallery and recognizes that masterworks due to go on the block tomorrow—are fakes. Now what?
The Ending We Deserve
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Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 80,760. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Fired pro football team recruiter Hank Holloway stumbles into one of the church world’s best kept secrets and becomes a “choir rustler,” battling for soloists against rustlers who violate one or more of the Ten Commandments in this seriocomic thriller that climaxes at “Sing, You Synods,” a nationwide singing competition that’s more Hitchcock than Hallelujah.
Ask A Dead Man
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 120,440. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
“Bury the past,” he said, “or it will always be there to haunt you.” So says KC McClory’s husband, Frankie, before his cold-blooded murder draws her into a plan to avenge Frankie’s death by assassinating one of the world’s great leaders. Meanwhile, “The Plowman who gunned down Frankie is now out to kill KC.
A Fly on the Page
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,800. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A Sampler, the opening chapters of the four books in the “Affair” series of seriocomic mystery-thriller novels starring Neil Gulliver and Stevie Marriner that propelled author Robert S. Levinson onto bestseller lists: The Elvis and Marilyn Affair, The James Dean Affair, The John Lennon Affair, and The Andy Warhol Affair (originally published as HOT PAINT), all now available as e-books.
Show Biz: Sex, Sin & Seduction
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Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 57,290. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Stories by Derringer award-winner Robert S. Levinson that appeared in Ellery Queen or Alfred Hitchcock mystery magazine, including four vailable in the ebook collection, Adventures of Augie Fowler. All touch on the glittering, sexy, sinful world of show business.
Adventures of Augie Fowler
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,030. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Four short stories that bring to center stage Augie Fowler, the significant sidekick in the Derringer Award-winning author’s “Affairs” series. Here it’s a younger Augie, connecting to Hollywood stars and a show business that no longer exists in adventures that originally appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.
The Andy Warhol Affair
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 123,240. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
This non-stop, pulse-jangling thrill ride has more heart-pounding twists and turns than a roller coaster as L.A. newspaper columnist Neil Gulliver and ex-wife Stevie Marriner chase after stolen art masterpieces believed lost forever. They escape more than one brush with death keeping a step ahead of paid killers, like Clegg, a tormented man who has his private reasons for the murders he commits.
The John Lennon Affair
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 115,400. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Manhattan. December 8, 1980—A crazed fan murders John Lennon. Reporter Neil Gulliver races to New York, falls in with two of Lennon’s closest mates, and begins relationships that tie him indelibly to the secret world inside rock-and-roll. Years later—Someone is killing people behind a music festival honoring the ex-Beatle’s memory, and the targets include Neil.
The James Dean Affair
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,610. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
For years Hollywood has buzzed with rumors of a curse on the actors who worked on the '50s classic film Rebel Without a Cause, a curse that caused them to die tragically and young. It started with James Dean crashing his Porsche, then Nick Adams's overdose, Sal Mineo's murder, and Natalie Wood's drowning. But what if it wasn't a curse? Neil Gulliver and Stevie Marriner chase after the truth.
The Elvis and Marilyn Affair
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,020. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Did Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe have a secret love affair? People will kill to find out. When actress Stevie Marriner, reigning "sex queen of the soaps," becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a once-famous movie director from the Golden Age of Hollywood, she calls on her ex-husband, newsman Neil Gulliver, for help.
Reserved for A Friend
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 22,740. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Andee Lujack travels recklessly inside Show Business, in a Hollywood where people are not necessarily who or what they seem, ego trumps affection, name-dropping is an art, nobody trusts anybody, and lying, deception and deceit are recurring substitutes for the truth. Prime among practitioners is her loving and loved Edward Canterbury, an aging film star with secrets best kept secret.
Angling Toward Paradise and 2 More Short Stories
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,030. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Here are three new crime stories by Robert S. Levinson, the award-winning author who is a regular contributor to Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. His Hitchock short, “The Quick Brown Fox,” was a Derringer Award winner, while he was cited three consecutive years in the annual EQMM Readers Award poll. His stories are featured in "year's best" anthologies.
Weeds
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
An original short story unlike those I write for the Ellery Queen and Alfred Hitchcock mystery magazines and various crime/mystery/thriller anthologies. Fantasy? Maybe. Or maybe not...

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