Their One-Stop Farewell Tour (Don't Miss IT!)
Authors: Max Allan Collins and Barbara Collins
Date: November 19, 2023
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About the Authors:
Max Allan Collins has earned an unprecedented ten Private Eye Writers of America Shamus nominations for his historical thrillers, winning twice for his Nathan Heller novels, True Detective and Stolen Away. A Mystery Writers of America Edgar nominee in both fiction and non-fiction categories, Collins has written five suspense novel series, film criticism, short fiction, songwriting, trading-card sets, and movie/TV tie-in novels, including Air Force One, The Mummy Returns, the New York Times bestselling Saving Private Ryan, CSI: Double Dealer (from the CBS series), and The Scorpion King.He scripted the internationally syndicated comic strip Dick Tracy from 1977 to 1993 and has written the Batman comic book and newspaper strip. His graphic novel, Road to Perdition, has been made into a DreamWorks feature film starring Tom Hanks and Paul Newman, directed by Sam Mendes.
Barbara Collins is a noted short-story writer who has also written books with her husband, Max Allan Collins, sometimes under the joint pseudonym Barbara Allan. In Bombshell, written by both Barbara and Max Allan Collins under their own names, the authors tell a "Cold-War" story featuring the late U.S.S.R. leader Nikita Khrushchev coming to the United States and meeting Marilyn Monroe, who sets out to save Khrushchev from an assassination plot by his own security agents. Wes Lukowsky, writing in Booklist, noted the novel's "wonderful characterizations" and the author's ability "to re-create an era within the context of a delightful comic adventure." Library Journal contributor Rex Klett commented that the story is "told with warmth, attention to historical detail, and serious tone."
Bookseller's Comment: Both Max's and Barb's most recent titles are listed below for your review. I wanted to take this space to thank them for their writing of great and delightful books over the years and, especially their loyalty to Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore. The first time they came to C&S we were in Oak Park in the early 1990's He had written the copy in an illustrated Dick Tracy graphic book. He actually wrote a note to my son in a cartoon bubble of Dick Tracy in a precarious position. He wrote "A.J. help me," We have had many very good authors at this store who are fortunately loyal and supportive to Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore. Max and Barb Collins have been and are on that Honor Roll. (Augie Aleksy Bookseller)