Max Allan Collins

To Live and Die In Berlin Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘To Live and Spy In Berlin’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

TO LIVE AND SPY IN BERLINBy Max Allan Collins with Matthew V. ClemensWolfpack Publishing221 pgs With this third installment of the John Sand series, Collins and Clemens put forth a proposition many past mystery writers have tackled; can marriage still be romantic and sexy? Following the events that were detailed

Live Fast, Spy Hard Book Review By Ron Foriter

‘Live Fast, Spy Hard’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

LIVE FAST, SPY HARDBy Max Allan Collins with Matthew V. ClemensA John Sand ThrillerWolfpack Publishing263 pgs The 60s spy vibes continue in this second John Sand adventure that proved to be so much fun in the first. For those who came in late, John Sand is the actual British agent

Shoot Out At Sugar Creek Book Review By Ron Fontier

‘Shoot-Out At Sugar Creek’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

SHOOT-OUT AT SUGAR CREEKA Caleb York WesternBy Mickey Spillane & Max Allan CollinsKensington BooksAvailable April 27 – 2021222 pages The sixth chapter in the Caleb York series picks up where the fifth ended, with the people of Trinidad New Mexico dealing with the aftermath of the worst winter recorded in

Reincarnal Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Reincarnal & Other Tales’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

REINCARNAL & Other TalesBy Max Allan CollinsWolf Pack Publishing326 pages This book collects eleven horror tales by Collins, several in radio script form, that were written over the years for different anthologies. Note, the Table of Contents only lists ten. But hey, quality control ain’t what it used to be.

Showdown Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘The Big Showdown’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE BIG SHOWDOWN‘A Caleb York WesternBy Mickey Spillane & Max Allan CollinsPinnacle Western283 pgs Several years ago we reviewed “The Legend of Caleb York.” It was an adaptation by Max Allan Collins of a movie screenplay by the late Mickey Spillane. We liked it a great deal and believe it

Masquerade for Murder Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Masquerade for Murder’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

MASQUERADE FOR MURDERA Mike Hammer MysteryBy Mickey Spillane & Max Allan CollinsTitan Books220 pgs Honestly, having writer Max Allan Collins turn in another Mike Hammer novel in this Legacy series is like our enjoying the gift that never stops giving. With this entry, we find Hammer starting to feel his

Girl's Can't Help It Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Girl Can’t Help It’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

GIRL CAN’T HELP ITA Krista Larson MysteryBy Max Allan CollinsThomas & Mercer275 pgs There really should be a subgenre name for murder mysteries involving rock and roll bands. Seriously, quite a few such books have been done over the years. Enough to warrant such a label. None of which should

Hot Lead, Cold Justice Book Review

‘Hot Lead, Cold Justice’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

HOT LEAD, COLD JUSTICEA Caleb York WesternBy Mickey Spillane & Max Allan CollinsKensington Books200 pgs.Available 5/26/2020 With the fourth novel in this series, Max Allan Collins puts his hero, gunslinger turned Sheriff, Caleb York, up against a vicious gang of outlaws while at the same time dealing with the disastrous

Black Hat Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Black Hats’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

BLACK HATS Max Allan Collins Brash Books 264 pgs Wyatt Earp, the famous western lawman, is in his seventies enjoying semi-retirement living in Los Angeles with his wife Sadie. He does a little detective work every so often between acting as a consultant for the movie folks cranking horse operas

Girl Most Likely Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Girl Most Likely’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

GIRL MOST LIKELY By Max Allan Collins Thomas & Mercer 287 pgs Available April 1st, 2019 Books by one’s favorite writers are always a welcome treat for any reviewer. Whereas we’ve enjoyed Max Allan Collins work over the years, we always do our best to be honest and truthful with

Killing Town Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Killing Town’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

KILLING TOWN The Lost First Mike Hammer Thriller! By Mickey Spillane & Max Allan Collins Titan Books 225 pages Sometimes Christmas comes early. That was our first reaction upon learning Max Allan Collins and the folks at Titan Books were about to publish the first Mike Hammer book by the

Road to Perdition Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Road to Perdition’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

ROAD TO PERDITION The New, Expanded Novel Max Allan Collins Brash Books 239 pages Some times books and our interest in them take overly circuitous paths to reach us. Such was this case with this Max Allan Collins masterpiece. Bear with me, please. Back in 1987, the late-lamented First Comics

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