New Books and Bouchercon

September 17th, 2013 by Max Allan Collins
What Doesn't Kill Her
Lady, Go Die! Paperback

My Thomas & Mercer thriller, WHAT DOESN’T KILL HER, written with the assistance of longtime collaborator Matthew Clemens, goes on sale today. That means those of you who asked for review copies will now be available to post your reviews at Amazon.

The Top Suspense Group, of which I am a part, has an excellent WHAT DOESN’T KILL HER write-up courtesy of that excellent writer Libby Hellmann on the TSG blog today. Read it right here.

Barb and I are listening to Dan John Miller’s audio of WHAT DOESN’T KILL HER, and he really brings the book to life. Dan is heading into the studio to read ASK NOT this week – I am thrilled that the definitive audio voice of Nate Heller is back for this one.

Also available, for those you who have been waiting for a mass market paperback, is Titan’s new edition of LADY, GO DIE! This establishes a pattern for Titan reprints to come, utilizing images culled from old paperback covers (as opposed to the Hard Case approach of doing new retro covers). What do you think?

Speaking of Mike Hammer, here is a nifty review from Sons of Spade of COMPLEX 90.

Well, Barb and I did not win the Nero for ANTIQUES DISPOSAL, but we remain very pleased that we were noticed. That’s a very tough place to get nominated. Read about who won and who else was nominated at the Rap Sheet.

My thanks to readers who requested review copies of EARLY CRIMES. Some of those reviews are up at Amazon now.

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For those of you going to Bouchercon in Albany next weekend, here are the event times for Barb and me:

Friday, Sept. 20:

9:45 am signing – not sure where this will be held; probably the book room. It’s a Thomas & Mercer signing.

1:50-2:45 pm Barb/MAC panel, “I Don’t Want to Be Alone” RM 1

2:45-3:15 pm signing, “Barbara Allan” (Barb and MAX), book room

Saturday, Sept. 21:

10:20-11:15 am Barb panel, “Money or Love” RM 3

11:15-11:45 am signing, “Barbara Allan” (Barb and MAC), book room

12:30-1:25 pm MAC panel, “Famous Last Words” RM 6

1:25-1:45 pm signing, MAC, book room

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2 Responses to “New Books and Bouchercon”

  1. Frank says:

    I am one of those readers you mentioned a couple weeks ago that wouldn’t be caught dead reading a ” cozy ” mystery. I had read more than 100 of your books and dared to read ” Antiques Roadkill “. I always get into your books in the first chapter but this one took me about 2/3 of the way through for it click, but I am glad I kept reading. I then read the next 6 books in the series in succession and think it is an excellent series. I would encourage your readers to be open minded and try these books. You won’t be disappointed. Each book in the series keeps getting better than the one before. Two questions though : your short story ” Antiques Slay Ride ‘ on kindle. Will it ever be in print ? Also, what are the next books in the series ? I have read Antiques A Go Go, Antiques Con and Antiques Swap as some possible names . Thanks in advance and keep on writing.

  2. Hi Frank —

    Barb and I have been commissioned by Kensington to write one ANTQIUES Christmas novella a year for three years. At that time, I hope we will collect them into a book, possibly with one more previously unpublished (and as yet unwritten!) story. Our original title for the next book was ANTIQUES CON. Then our editor suggested ANTIQUES A GO GO, which we liked and used. Then the sales force at Kensington didn’t like it, and we reverted to ANTIQUES CON. Right now Barb is working on her draft of the book after that, ANTIQUES SWAP.

    Thanks for giving the series a tray. The reprint of ANTIQUES MAUL is a bestseller at Barnes and Noble, I’m happy to say. The series is possibly the most successful I’ve been associated with, in many respects.