Murder is the Deal of the Day by Robert J. Randisi
A Gil and Claire Hunt Mystery

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Gil and Claire Hunt, each married for the second time, both believe they've found the best of everything in each other. Determined to begin their lives anew and spend every possible minute together, they leave their respective residences and move to St. Louis. Gil owns and manages a secondhand bookstore. Claire is the host of a popular home shopping mall. Life is simple. But when three women are horribly murdered while watching tapes of Claire's show, Claire and Gil's quiet lives take a turn for the worst. Immediately the police are suspicious of Claire, convinced that she and her tapes are somehow linked to the murders. And so the nightmare begins....Can Gil and Claire prove Claire's innocence while protecting themselves and others from this television-crazed maniac?

Written by two critically acclaimed mystery authors, Murder is the Deal of the Day is a tight-knit bundle of suspense, emotion, and surprise.

 

About Robert J. Randisi

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Robert J. Randisi was a mystery writer who, in 1979, was asked to create a Western Series to be published by Charter Books. He created the Gunsmith Series, writing under the pseudonym J. R. Roberts, which he followed with a story in the Tracker Series as Tom Cutter and seven other western series under seven other pseudonyms. He has also written several Mystery stories as well. Randisi is the author of over 400 novels, 40 short stories, has edited 25 anthologies and has written under 15 pseudonyms. He founded the Private Eye Writers of America and created the Shamus Award. He is co-founder of Mystery Scene Magazine and the American Crime Writer's League. Randisi has also the edited Mean Streets and the Private Eye Writers of America's newsletter. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southwest Mystery Convention and has been nomiated for the Shamus Award four times. Robert J. Randisi's 2011 novel for Perfect Crime, The End of Brooklyn, won plaudits in a Booklist starred review as "dark, brooding and thoroughly compelling." The six-volume Miles Jacoby series, reissued in 2012, brought back the prize-fighter PI in novels as infused with the harmonies of New York as a Canarsie cab driver. "If [it] moved any faster you'd have to nail it down to read it," said Elmore Leonard of the first Jacoby book. Described by Booklist as "the last of the pulp writers," Randisi has published in the western, mystery, horror, science fiction and men's adventure genres, and he has been honored by the Private Eye Writers of America with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Christine Matthews has published over sixty stories under her real name, Marthayn Pelegrimas, as well as her "Matthews" mystery pseudonym. She has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Deadly Allies II, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Lethal Ladies, For Crime Out Loud I & II, Mickey Spillane's Vengeance Is Hers, Cat Crimes On Holiday, Till Death Do Us Part, Hollywood and Crime and Crime Square. Her stories have been chosen five times for Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg's Best of the Year books, the most recent being the 2011 edition. She is the author of four novels and the editor of several anthologies.
 
Published August 19, 2013 by Perfect Crime Books. 234 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Crime. Fiction

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In time-honored crime-fiction fashion, they respond by becoming amateur sleuths in order to prove Claire’s innocence.

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Veteran anthologist, editor and author Randisi (the Nick Delvecchio series, etc.) teams up with Matthews, a poet and playwright, to create the appealing sleuthing duo of Gil and Claire Hunt.

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