Tag Archives: Max Allan Collins

REVIEW: “QUARRY’S EX”

QUARRY’S EX by Max Allan Collins Review by Mike Dennis “Clients opened a drawer, stuck in their hand, and I was the weapon they pulled out.” That’s Quarry talking, and he’s a professional killer. Like most in his line of work, he sees things through a very tight, all-business prism. He knows the intended targets are […]

BOUCHERCON 1, ST LOUIS 0

What can you say about Bouchercon that isn’t always said every year? It was great, the panels were great, the camaraderie was great, the organizers were great, the bar drinks were too expensive. This year in St Louis was no exception. What appeared to be a slightly smaller crowd than in years past actually made […]

REVIEW: “KISS HER GOODBYE”

KISS HER GOODBYE by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins (2011) Review by Mike Dennis Mike Hammer is back. It’s the 1970s. He’s a lot older now, a little mellower, and far more world-weary, as he makes his way through Kiss Her Goodbye, by Mickey Spillane in a 2011 posthumous collaboration with Max Allan Collins […]

REVIEW: “MY GUN IS QUICK”

MY GUN IS QUICK by Mickey Spillane Review by Mike Dennis “You have to be quick. And able. Or you’ll be dead.” That pretty much sums up Mike Hammer’s philosophy of life in New York City throughout all of his appearances in Mickey Spillane novels. But in My Gun Is Quick, Spillane’s searing 1950 tale […]