Created by Robert J. Randisi
Pseudonyms include Robert Leigh, Joe Roberts,W. B. Longley, Robert Lake, Spenser Fortune, Joshua Randall, Tom Cutter, J.R. Roberts, Joseph Meek, Cole Weston, Lew Baines, Paul Ledd, Spencer Fortune and Jon Sharpe
House pseudonyms include Nick Carter and Warren Murphy
HENRY PO‘s job as an investigator for the New York Racing Commission lands him in some pretty dangerous jams, but he’s managed to persevere in a series of short stories and at least one novel by Robert Randisi. A fitting American counterpart to Dick Francis’ Sid Halley.
Although he’s probably better known for the
five six million westerns he’s written, Randisi is, of course, the founder of The Private Eye Writers of America, and is also responsible a slew of other private eyes, including Brooklyn-based Nick Delvecchio, former boxer Miles “Kid” Jacoby , house-sitting sleuth Truxton Lewis, and most recently, the Rat Pack series featuring Vegas floor boss and casino troubleshooter Eddie G. They’re all equally good, and equally recommended.
- “The Equine Theft” (1985, Hardboiled; also The Second Black Lizard Anthology of Crime Fiction)
- “The Nickel Derby” (Spring 1987, Hardboiled)
- “The Girl Who Talked To Horses” (1996, Homicide Hosts Presents)