Robert J. Randisi has written more published novels than we can count, but the tally is somewhere north of five hundred. Besides his many mysteries, Randisi has made his mark in the adult western market. Under the pen name "J.R. Roberts," he is the creator and author of the long-running Gunsmith series.
His private eye novel The Honky Tonk Big Hoss Boogie gained a Shamus nomination. He has edited numerous anthologies, including The Shamus Winners, Crime Square, and Hollywood and Crime.
In 1982, Bob Randisi founded the Private Eye Writers of America, of which he remains executive director. A native of Brooklyn, he lives with his wife, the writer Marthayn Pelegrimas (co-author with Robert of the Gil and Claire Hunt mysteries), in Nevada.