- Perfect Paperback: 211 pages
- Publisher: Twilight Tales, Inc.; first edition (4 November 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 097798561X
- ISBN-13: 978-0977985616
- Package Dimensions: 21.1 x 13.5 x 1.8 cm
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My Lolita Complex and other Tales of Sex and Violence Perfect Paperback – 4 Nov 2006
About the Author
Max Allan Collins is the author of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel Road to Perdition, which was made into the Academy Award-winning film starring Tom Hanks and Paul Newman. His other credits include such comics as Batman, Dick Tracy, and his own Ms. Tree; film scripts for HBO and Lifetime TV; and the Shamus-award-winning Nathan Heller detective novels. He lives in Muscatine, Iowa, with his wife Barb, a writer. Matthew V. Clemens has collaborated with Collins as co-plotter and forensics researcher on eight USA Today-bestselling CSI novels, two CSI: MIAMI novels, three Dark Angel novels and the recent Bones: Buried Deep. He and Collins have published more than a dozen short stories together. He is the author of the true-crime regional bestseller, Dead Water. He lives in Davenport, Iowa, with his wife, Pam, a teacher.
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Max Allan Collins has been writing tough guy fiction, private eye fiction, and mysteries for decades. He's a master of the craft. Author of the award-winning Nate Heller mysteries, he and his sometime writing partner Matthew V. Clemens pen the new and continuing adventures of the Las Vegas CSI team.
In addition to getting ten stories, the authors graciously acknowledge the markets and the circumstances that led them to write each of the stories. Readers don't just get entertainment. They also get some insight into the craft of writing as well as an education of how dedicated a craftsman has to be to ply his trade.
"Stakeout On Rush Street" -- one of the best in the collection -- was originally from a BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER anthology. "I Had Bigfoot's Baby" -- a lot of fun, and not just because it was in the Hellboy universe -- was from a Hellboy anthology. "Graveyard Shift" was originally the first chapter of a CSI novel.
The opening story, "A Woman's Touch", overs a peek under the skirts of the Civil War that has a vicious twist. "A Pebble For Papa", in addition to having an interesting history, also offers a view of the 1920s gangster that meets THE SOPRANOS head-on.
"East Side, West Side", "Sand on the Beach", and "Lie Beside Me" were all first chapters of projected novels, but stand well enough on their own. "My Lolita Complex" is mean and nasty, a story that compares to the grittiest noir novels out there.
If you want a walk on the wild side with Crime's bad boys, pick up MY LOLITA COMPLEX and have a blast. It's a great compilation to take with you on errands or to read a story before bedtime. If you can stop there.