Archive for the ‘FOMAC’ Category


Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

If you missed Max on NPR, they’ve posted the seven minute COMPLEX 90 interview (streaming and download), along with a transcript of the highlights, and an excerpt from the book.

Here’s the link:

And don’t forget to check back on Tuesday for the weekly update!

Logan Marshall-Green to Star in Cinemax Pilot QUARRY

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Cinemax has announced that Logan Marshall-Green (Dark Blue, Traveler, The O.C., As I Lay Dying, Across the Universe) will star in Quarry. Here’s the scoop over at The Hollywood Reporter!

Logan Marshall-Green
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Antiques Chop In Stores Now!

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
The quaint Midwestern town of Serenity is about to hit the small screen. Brandy Borne and her dramatically ditzy mother, Vivian, will be starring in Antique Sleuths, a reality TV show based on the duo’s antiquarian adventures—and their troubling talent for solving deadly crimes. What better shooting set than a creepy old house, the site of a 60-year-old unsolved axe murder?

The location is perfect until Bruce Spring, the show’s producer, meets a fatal axe-ident, mortally mauled just like the home’s previous owner. The first suspect on the chopping block seems typecast for the role of killer—he was found at the scene of the attack, clutching a stained axe. But as Brandy and Vivian chop around for clues, plenty of other suspects stick out their necks…

It seems the show’s cameraman clashed with Bruce—could he be the culprit? What about the acrimony between Andrew, the harried homeowner, and Bruce, whose dirt-digging documentary all but accused Andrew of the original unsolved crime? And who’s driving that blood-red Toyota that keeps making unscripted cameo appearances? If Brandy and Vivian are going to get to the bottom of this mystery, they’ll have to be extra careful not to wind up on the cutting room floor—in pieces!

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Antiques Chop

Antiques Chop, the latest Trash ‘n’ Treasures mystery from Barbara Allan, hits shelves real and virtual today. Chop has been quick to earn critical praise, with Publishers Weekly saying, “The characters, both primary and secondary, shine with brassy humor, and series fans will applaud Vivian’s reach toward TV fame,” and Bill Crider calling it “a cozy with an edge” and suggesting you should “read the book. You’ll have a great time, and you can thank me later.”

Buy Antiques Chop at your local bookstore or online today!

Antiques Chop
Hardcover | E-Book Amazon Google Play Nook Kobo iTunes Sony Reader

And if you need to catch up on Brandy and Vivian’s adventures, Antiques Disposal is now available in paperback and reduced price e-book.

Antiques Disposal
Paperback | E-Book

Max’s regularly scheduled update continues below. And next week, we’ve got something a little different coming out as Mike Hammer slugs his way to shelves near you with Complex 90. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with liking both!

Kindle Sale Superpost — 25 Books $3.99 or Less

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

With Complex 90 and Antiques Chop two whole weeks away, what’s a reader to do?

Amazon apparently has a few ideas, with a ton of great M.A.C. deals appearing on the Kindle Storefront today. How many great deals are there? So many that I’m only going to recap the ones $3.99 or less. I have the scoop below, but you may want to just load the Max Allan Collins listing and browse what’s there.

Today’s Daily Kindle Deal features 40 suspense and mystery novels for $1.99 each, and Max is bringing 11 of them. (A trick to keep in mind with these: Audible offers the excellent, excellent readings of these Amazon-published books for only $1.99 if you own the Kindle versions, so if you listen to audiobooks on mp3, you can get both the e-book and the audiobook for less than four dollars.)

Each Nathan Heller below is an incredible $1.99, today only. This Shamus-winning, fictional-detective-meets-true-crime series was not written in a chronological order, so there’s no reason to wait–grab ’em now!

Neon Mirage | Carnal Hours | Blood and Thunder | Majic Man | Chicago Confidential | Chicago Lightning

The entire Disaster series, aside from The Lusitania Murders, is $1.99 today only. As you might be able to guess from the subject matter, continuity really isn’t an issue here. Read any and all, in any order.

The Titanic Murders | The Hindenburg Murders | The Pearl Harbor Murders | The London Blitz Murders | The War of the Worlds Murder

The Baby Blue Rip-Off (Mallory), $2.00

Midnight Haul, $3.00. A stand-alone eco-thriller perfect for Earth Day.

With Quarry tapped for a Cinemax pilot, Perfect Crime books is having a sale on the original Quarry hitman series. Each book is only $3.99 for a limited time.

Quarry | Quarry’s List | Quarry’s Deal | Quarry’s Cut | Quarry’s Vote

Also on sale from Perfect Crime Books are six adventures of heist artist Nolan. Fly Paper is only $2.99, and the rest $3.99.

Fly Paper | Hush Money | Hard Cash | Scratch Fever | Spree | Mourn the Living

The Dark City, an Eliot Ness mystery, $2.99

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