Archive for the ‘FOMAC’ Category

January Kindle Sale: DAMNED IN PARADISE, $2.99

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

This month, Amazon is featuring Nathan Heller novel DAMNED IN PARADISE on sale for $2.99 on the Amazon Kindle store. Nominated for the 1997 Shamus Award for Best P.I. Hardcover, DAMNED IN PARADISE is a great entry into the Heller series, and one not to miss for already fans. Here’s Publishers Weekly‘s write-up:

“Seven of the eight volumes in this series, which blends classic American crime with the fictional efforts of detective Nate Heller, have been nominated for Shamus awards (two have won). This tale warrants another. Collins gives us pre-statehood Hawaii and the Massie case, which revolved around the alleged abduction and rape of a Navy lieutenant’s wife and the subsequent murder of a suspect by lieutenant Thomas Massie and his mother-in-law. The sensational crime stirred racial hatreds in Hawaii and stoked a movement to place the territory under military rather than civilian rule. It’s 1932, and Heller, wrapping up his involvement in the Lindbergh kidnapping case (Stolen Away), lunches with Clarence Darrow. Darrow has been lured out of semi-retirement to defend Massie, his mother-in-law Grace Fortescue and two seamen against charges of murdering one of the five mixed-race youths accused of raping Thalia Massie. As Darrow’s investigator, Heller cuts through the incompetence, corruption and confusion that surrounded both the original crime and the subsequent murder of the suspect. Collins’s vivid sketch of a deeply divided polyglot culture is spiced with colorful real-life characters in Darrow, Buster Crabbe and Chang Apana, the Hawaiian policeman who served as a model for Charlie Chan.”

http://amzn.to/UT056h

A good number of Max’s other novels are on good deals right now too — click this link for an Amazon search — with most digital titles under 5 bucks. Now’s a great time to load that Kindle up for the coming year. And all these books are also available in handsome physical editions at all major online retailers as well as your local bookseller through indiebound.org. Stay tuned below for your regularly scheduled update.

10 Heller Kindle Titles $1.99

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

All day today (Sunday, September 23), Amazon’s Kindle Deal of the Day is featuring the Nathan Heller series, with the following ten titles available for only $1.99 each!

The Million-Dollar Wound
Neon Mirage
Stolen Away
Carnal Hours
Blood and Thunder
Flying Blind
Majic Man
Angel in Black
Chicago Confidential
Chicago Lightning: The Collected Nathan Heller Short Stories

Shareable link: http://amzn.to/ORG0Yb

This is the first time NEON MIRAGE, BLOOD AND THUNDER, MAJIC MAN, and CHICAGO CONFIDENTIAL have been showcased on the daily deal.

Of further interest to digital readers, Amazon has been rolling out a new feature called Whispersync, which syncs your place in a book between Kindle devices and the Audible audio edition, allowing you to switch back and forth between reading and listening. Now Amazon is offering many Audible editions at a significantly reduced price for owners of the Kindle editions. This only applies to the Audible download edition, not the audio CDs or MP3 CDs, but the downloadable version works on many portable devices and can be burned to CDs through iTunes. Abby and I have been listening to the Heller audio books (read by the wonderful Dan John Miller) on CD on our road trips over the past year and we’ve really been impressed by the readings. Look for the Audible edition on each Amazon book page.

True Crime for Kindle $1.99 Today Only

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

All day today (Saturday, September 1st), TRUE CRIME is on sale for $1.99 on the Amazon Kindle store. The second novel in the Nate Heller series (currently rated at 4.5 out of 5 stars) finds the detective facing Ma Barker, Baby Face Nelson, and perhaps the biggest and most dangerous question in his life: Who was the man shot down in the alley next to the Biograph Theater, the man the FBI had confidently identified as John Dillinger?

Don’t miss out on the novel the New York Times said has “enough twists, gritty period color and sheer violent momentum to keep crime buffs eagerly turning the pages,” and the Detroit Free Press called “a true gem.” And if that’s not convincing, how about praise from one Mickey Spillane: “Terrific!”

http://amzn.to/PJO4Ks

San Diego Comic-Con Archive

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Now that we’ve all arrived safely back home in the Midwest and the triple-digit weather we’d left behind, I thought I’d give Max a break from the update this week and post some photos I found on the net from the San Diego Comic Convention…1982.

All photos were taken and shared by Alan Light. The full set of his 1982 San Diego Comic Con photos is up on Alan’s Flickr.


M.A.C. receives an Inkpot Award while Sergio Aragon├ęs does a sketch of him.


Hank Ketcham and M.A.C. talk over dinner at the Inkpot Awards ceremony. Rox Kirby (Mrs. Jack Kirby), in pink, sits at left.


Here’s Barbara looking radiant as always. You wouldn’t believe it from the photo, but I was born the coming November, in a way making this my first Comic-Con.


Terry Beatty, M.A.C., and Catherine Yronwode speak on a panel discussion.


Bart Bush and M.A.C. talk on the dealers room floor.


Surrounded by original comic strip art, M.A.C. signs a book for Frank Miller (looks to be one of the Nolans — just published that year and now available on Kindle!)


M.A.C. hunts for bargains in the dealers room (looks like manga — I wonder if he still has those…). In the background is an attendee in a Rollerball costume.


M.A.C., Terry Beatty, and Rick Best take a break from the convention at the Sunset Lounge.


Terry and Max at the Hollywood Bowl.


M.A.C. meets Leslie Nielsen on the plane home.


See you next year, San Diego!