This week, J. Kingston Pierce chooses Bye Bye, Baby by Road to Perdition author Max Allan Collins.
Says Pierce, “Back for the first time since Chicago Confidential (2002), P.I. Nate Heller is in Hollywood in 1962, helping Marilyn Monroe with a contract dispute. When the sex symbol suddenly dies, he’s sure it had as much to do with the politicians and mobsters she’d been cozying up to as with the drugs in her system.”
Looking for previous Pierce’s Picks? They’re here. Want to hear more from Pierce? He’s most often found at The Rap Sheet, and that’s here. Feeling nostalgic? January Magazine’s 1999 interview with Collins is here.