Max Allan Collins

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May 20, 2010 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Max Allan Collins will read from The Big Bang, his most recent collaboration with the late Mickey Spillane. Mickey Spillane, the creator of the iconic detective Mike Hammer, died in 2006. Max Allan Collins, his long-time collaborator, was originally shown the unfinished manuscript of The BIg Bang in 1982. He and Spillane were able to talk about the novel in detail, including plans for the ending, before Spillane's death. The result is a remarkable novel set in the midst of the swinging sixties. It is "vintage Mike Hammer on acid – literally." Max Allan Collins is the author of the best-selling graphic novel Road to Perdition. His other works include Saving Private Ryan and the Shamus-winning Nathan Heller novels.

Listen to an audio recording of this reading here