Max Allan Collins again.
The big piece of M.A.C. news this week is that my radio-style novel for audio, THE NEW ADVENTURES OF MIKE HAMMER VOL. 2: THE LITTLE DEATH, has been nominated for an Audie, the Academy Award of the audio book world. We are in the Best Original category, which makes it as much the writer’s award as anybody’s...but I am the first to salute the great cast headed by everybody’s favorite Mike Hammer, Stacy Keach, and to applaud producer/director Carl Amari, the maestro behind the Twilight Zone radio series.
This would seem as good a time as any to remind you that THE NEW ADVENTURES OF MIKE HAMMER VOL. 3: ENCORE FOR MURDER comes out...today. Again starring Stacy Keach. It's from Blackstone Audio.
More pertinently, on the e-book front, a reminder (following up my last blog entry here): to celebrate my birthday on March 3, we have arranged with Kensington for free e-books of ANTIQUES ROADKILL and YOU CAN’T STOP ME at any on-line retailers, starting today, March 1, through March 3. Actually, it’s more to celebrate the release of new books in the respective series represented by those two titles, ANTIQUES KNOCK-OFF and NO ONE WILL HEAR YOU.
ANTIQUES ROADKILL is the first book in the Trash 'n' Treasures comic cozy mystery series by "Barbara Allan" (my wife Barb and me). YOU CAN'T STOP ME is the first J.C. Harrow serial-killer/forensics thriller. The co-author is Matthew Clemens, who collaborates with me on ten CSI thrillers.
Free is good. Check 'em out.