Complex 90 Now On Kindle!

June 11th, 2013 by Max Allan Collins

After an inexplicable screw-up has finally been resolved, the new Spillane/Collins Mike Hammer novel, COMPLEX 90, is available as a Kindle e-book.

This week’s blog entry will be very short, because my son Nate was in Georgia over the weekend with his wife Abby, at a wedding, and will still be on the road when normally he would post this. So I am making his life (and, well, mine, a little) easier with this brief entry.

I will be starting the sixth and final Mike Hammer novel (of the substantial Hammer manuscripts in Mickey’s files), KING OF THE WEEDS, today. I was supposed to do that last week, but more galley proofs came in as well as some other unexpected writing chores. Chronologically, this is the penultimate novel in the saga – it was conceived to be the last Hammer, until 9/11 inspired Mickey to put it aside to write THE GOLIATH BONE. It is, in some respects, a sequel to BLACK ALLEY, the last Hammer published during Mickey’s lifetime.

Again, for those of you who want to see more, the best way to make that happen is to encourage other readers to pick up COMPLEX 90 (in whatever form) and post reviews on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. There are three more significant (if shorter) Hammer manuscripts, all from the 1950s, that could be the next three novels.

By the way, the offer of advances proofs of WHAT DOESN’T KILL HER saw the ten copies disappearing quickly, ditto the five offered review copies of ANTIQUES CHOP. Of the former, I am trying to get another five or six copies to fill the requests that trailed in. Many thanks to those of you who offered to read and review these novels – the books are going out today.

Reviews of COMPLEX 90 continue, like this A-plus one from Pullbox Review.

Finally, the very sharp UK reviewer, Mike Carlson, is less effusive but mostly positive about COMPLEX 90 here.


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4 Responses to “Complex 90 Now On Kindle!”

  1. Spike says:

    So Stephen King is now writing Hard Case Crime books?
    ‘Joyland’ just came out and I read it and it sucks. MAC you
    ain’t, SK. Stick to horror, don’t get out of your depth..

  2. This is King’s second Hard Case Crime book, and all fans of the line owe him a debt of thanks — his willingness to do the occasional book for HCC to some degree underwrites the entire line, keeping it afloat.

  3. Spike says:

    So I should have enjoyed Joyland, then? It rambled on and on.. King
    loves his filler.. Read Needful Things sometime.

  4. I haven’t read the book, and rarely read fiction these days, since I’m reading so much research all the time. But I do appreciate that King supports HCC.