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Can You Feel the Suspense

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

photo by Bryan Leazenby/Onsite Images

Last night Barb and I watched the last run-through of the radio-style play version of ENCORE FOR MURDER, wtih Gary Sandy making a terrific Mike Hammer and a wonderful supporting cast that includes Firesign Theater’s Phil Proctor in three, count ’em three, roles. If you are in driving distance of Owensboro, don’t miss it (tonight is the first of four performances). Nice write-up here.


2012 Shamus Nominees—M.A.C. up for Two!

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012


The Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) just announced this year’s Shamus Awards nominees, and M.A.C. made the cut not once but twice—for BYE BYE, BABY and QUARRY’S EX. Here’s the full list, and Max’s Update continues below.

2012 Shamus Awards Nominees


Bye Bye, Baby by Max Allan Collins / Tom Doherty
1222 by Anne Holt / Scribner
When the Thrill is Gone by Walter Mosley / Riverhead Books
A Bad Night’s Sleep by Michael Wiley / Minotaur
The Highly Effective Detective Crosses the Line by Richard Yancey / Minotaur


The Plot Against Hip Hop by Nelson George / Akashic
Claire Dewitt and the City of the Dead by Sara Gran / Houghton Mifflin
The Ocean Forest by Troy D. Nooe / Ingalls
The Shortcut Man by P.G. Sturges / Scribner
The Stranger You Seek by Amanda Kyle Williams / Bantam


Quarry’s Ex by Max Allan Collins / Hard Case Crime
Threat Warning by John Gilstrap / Kensington
Serial by John Lutz / Kensington
Long Pig by James L. Ross / Perfect Crime Books
Fun & Games by Duane Swiercyzinski / Mulholland


“A Bullet From Yesterday” by Terence Faherty in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (Jan.)
“Mr. Monk & The Sunday Paper” by Lee Goldberg in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (July)
“Who I Am” by Michael Z. Lewin in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (Dec.)
“Vampire Slayer Murdered in Key West” by Michael West in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (Sept. / Oct.)
“Dancer in a Storm” by L. A. Wilson in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine (Jan. / Feb.)

Mike Hammer Wallpaper

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Here’s a new wallpaper from the collected Mike Hammer comic strip announced last week. Several more cover wallpapers, including Return to Perdition and Quarry’s Ex, can be found at the Downloads page.

Mickey Spillane’s From the Files of Mike Hammer
Image from the Hermes Press collected reprint
Art by Ed Robbins
Mickey Spillane's From the Files of Mike Hammer wallpaper
4:3 large (1600 x 1200) | 4:3 medium (1024 x 768) | HD (1920 x 1080) | 16:10 widescreen (1440 x 900)

Current Deals

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

There are a lot of promotions going on right now, so I thought I’d collect them all in one post:

MICKEY SPILLANE ON SCREEN, a complete study of the television and film adaptations of Mike Hammer, from academic press McFarland, can be snagged at Barnes and Noble for 33% off, or $30.37. The tome was slated for a September 2012 release, but Max received his copies today, and McFarland’s online store lists the book as shipping now.

Two Nathan Hellers, TRUE CRIME and THE MILLION DOLLAR WOUND are both on sale on the Amazon Kindle store. TRUE CRIME is $1.99, with the end of sale unknown, and THE MILLION DOLLAR WOUND is also $1.99 through the end of May.

THE GOLIATH BONE, the chronologically last Mike Hammer, and the first by Mickey Spillane and M.A.C., is still a steal for the Kindle at $1.85.

QUARRY and QUARRY’S VOTE are discounted on the Kindle store, with the QUARRY $1.99 sale and QUARRY’S VOTE $1.99 sale extended until the end of May.

The QUARRY trade paperback is also 35% off, this week only, when purchased directly from Perfect Crime’s printer, Create Space. The entire Nolan series is also 20% off through the end of the month, and the deals can be combined in one order to save on shipping. Just add both codes below separately to your cart. At 20% off, orders of two or more will beat Amazon, and the more you buy, the better the deal. I suggest all of them, of course.

Nolan series 20% off code: LX2E2WBF

QUARRY 35% off code: 62LHK8WT


And don’t forget to check out LADY, GO DIE!, the lost sequel to I, THE JURY, and ANTIQUES DISPOSAL, the newest Trash ‘n’ Treasures cozy from Barbara Allan. Both are in stores now!

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