Official Site of Author Robert S. Levinson
The Southern California chapter of Mystery Writers of America presented its third annual lifetime achievement award, "The Marlowe," to writer-producer-director
Pink Panther, Peter Gunn
, etc., fame) at a June ceremony at the Friars Club. Bob, chapter president, looked on as the presentation was made by special guest
The Q&A session was conducted with Blake by Bob and past national president
Columbo, Murder, She Wrote
, etc., fame).
James Lincoln Warren
welcomes Bob to the exclusive club of chapter members who've achieved "cover" stories in
Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
. Jim's appeared early in the year, while Bob's
debut carried in the July-August double-summer issue.
John Morgan Wilson
and Bob both appear in
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
in 2003. John's short story ran in the May issue. Bob's
debut is scheduled for December.
The Lifetime Achievement Award program featured tributes to Blake by novelist
Gar Anthony Haywood
, a past MWA-SoCal president, and TV scripter
. Both described how their life and work was substantially influenced by Blake.