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Hey There (You with the Gun in Your Hand): A Rat Pack Mystery (Rat Pack Mysteries #3)

3.92  ·  Rating Details  ·  105 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
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 p ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published December 9th 2008 by Minotaur Books
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Julie Failla Earhart
Dec 29, 2008 Julie Failla Earhart rated it it was amazing
Hey pallies! Robert J. Randisi’s third installment of the Rat Pack Mystery series, Hey There (You With The Gun In Your Hand), is on the shelves and waiting for you to dive right in!
At Ol’ Blue Eyes request, Joey Bishop has called upon Sands pit boss Eddie G. to take a quick trip up to his house in Tahoe. Seems one of the Pack is in a bit of a jam. Again. This time it’s Sammy Davis, Jr. Sammy’s hobby is photography, and now he’s being blackmailed over one of his photos. Whatever is in the pictur
Jul 21, 2009 Christia rated it liked it
I am a huge Rat Pack fan and knew I’d enjoy this the minute I spotted the cover of this book on the “new fiction” shelf in my local library.

The year is 1961 and Las Vegas is swinging. This time Sammy Davis, Jr. is the member of the Rat Pack who has found himself in a compromising position, all because of a photo he took (and doesn’t even remember), although it has certainly caught someone else’s eye. When Sammy receives a note attempting to blackmail him, like his pals Mr. S. and Dino before hi
Apr 08, 2009 Nancy rated it liked it
Don't tell anyone I've been reading "rat pack mysteries"!!
But, it is a bit like sneaking away with an entire bag of Cheetos--need I say more? (cheesy yes!)

Frank Sinatra is part of the culture for those of us who spend time in Palm Springs--his hip spirit is integral to the vibe of the community so I couldn't help but pull this book from the library shelf. Robert Randisi is writing about Sinatra (and his friends') time in Las Vegas, not Palm Springs, but the chummy, bad boy aura is the same and m
Hugh McBride
May 21, 2011 Hugh McBride rated it really liked it
The third edition in Robert J. Randisi's Rat Pack Mystery series again sees Sands pit boss Eddie Gianelli contributing his amateur sleuthing skills in an effort to help a friend in the Rat Pack. Having previously come to the assistance of Frank & Dino, Eddie G (and Jerry Epstein) put themselves in harm's way this time in order to head off a potential public relations disaster for Sammy Davis Jr.

As he has done in he previous two Rat Pack Mystery novels, Randisi does an excellent job of summon
Aug 28, 2010 Ensiform rated it liked it
The third Rat Pack mystery, in which Eddie G is recruited by Frank Sinatra to help his buddy Sammy Davis, who's being blackmailed because of an embarrassing photo in the wrong hands. Eddie and Jerry look into it and discover that this is not the only photo at large, nor the only blackmail scam going on, and it involves people with a lot more power, and more to lose, than the Rat Pack.

There's one bit where Eddie acts like a complete moron, sleeping with a new employee of the Sands who is clearly
Joe O'c
Nov 07, 2014 Joe O'c rated it really liked it
Excellent; Continuing characters: Eddie Gianelli and the Rat Pack; this time Eddie G is helping Sammy Davis Jr. who is being blackmailed over a photo, but then other, more violent people are looking for additional pictures that may have bigger consequences
Andrew Schneider
Mar 02, 2012 Andrew Schneider rated it liked it
I love the characters and the backdrop. The chemistry between Eddie G. and Jerry is a lot of fun to watch. Randisi does a great job of rendering Vegas in the early 1960s. The real historical figures come across true, but not so intrusive that they dominate. I found the third Rat Pack mystery a bit sloppier than the first two, though. A number of characters and plot threads were introduced, played as significant, then abandoned. There was also a major anachronism within the first two pages of the ...more
Jun 05, 2014 Jenniferbuckeye rated it it was amazing
a very easy read but fun and about my era and my rat pack
Mar 01, 2015 Stacy rated it really liked it
These books aren't going to the change the world, but the Rat Pack series gives me a great way to escape every so often. This time the focus is on Sammy Davis, Jr. and a stolen photograph that he would like that. Eddie G and Jerry are soon caught up in a case that as usual involves lots of dead bodies, wisecracking characters, and hanging out with the Rat Pack.
Chi Dubinski
Jan 02, 2015 Chi Dubinski rated it really liked it
Eddie G., a Las Vegas pit boss, is friends with Frank Sinatra, and has a reputation for being able to “fix” problems. In this Rat Pack mystery, Eddie helps out Sammy Davis, jr., by agreeing to be a go-between to buy some embarrassing photos by the entertainer.
A traditional mystery steeped in 1960s nostalgia, this book is as fun as a Las Vegas headliner’s act.
Feb 26, 2010 C.A. rated it really liked it
Once again Eddie G is asked to help out a member of the Rat Pack, this time it's Sammy who's in trouble. He's being blackmailed and askes Eddie to make the drop, but, of course, things go wrong, and bodies pile up. This one is my favorite so far, but just because I have the softest spot in my heart for Sammy Davis, Jr.!
Apr 14, 2010 ayrdaomei rated it liked it
Shelves: finished
Not much to add to my reviews of other books in this series. For my money it was better than the first book in the series, but not as good as '....Til Somebody Kills You. All these stories have been a blast -- what will I do when I'm done with Luck Be A Lady?
Jeffry Queen
Aug 23, 2012 Jeffry Queen rated it it was amazing
Great stuff if you're a fan of the Rat Pack, or Vegas or just nostalgia in general. No underlying message here. Just a good, fun read.
Aug 24, 2013 Edwin rated it really liked it
A nice light-hearted mystery. I gave it four stars because of my all abiding love for the Rat Pack, more than anything else.
Donna in Southern Maryland
This is the 3rd in the Rat Pack series. Very intertaining, particularly if you are fans of those guys, and I am.
Jun 27, 2013 Bill rated it it was ok
Thought I give this series another try. This book no better then the first. I done with this oneM
On page 58 I was just greeted by the F-riendly word. Of course I stopped there.
Feb 04, 2009 Janet rated it really liked it
Fun especially if you are a Rat Pack or Vegas fan.
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