Elvis lives! And so does Bubba

I haven't done any public events lately, too busy writing and moving and rehabbing the new house. But I've got an event coming up the evening of April 4 that should rock. As part of "Elvis Day" in Albuquerque's Old Town, I'm signing LONELY STREET and other books at Treasure House Books & Gifts.

In LONELY STREET, bumbling Albuquerque private eye Bubba Mabry is hired by a stranger who appears to be the living Elvis, long after the King went to rock 'n' roll heaven. LONELY STREET was my first published novel -- 20 years ago! -- and it's been in print ever since. It was made into a 2009 Hollywood comedy starring Jay Mohr, Joe Mantegna and Robert Patrick..

If you're on Facebook, you can see more about the Old Town event here. Treasure House owner John Hoffsis says an Elvis impersonator may perform in the store. You've been warned!

I'm amazed that I've spent 20 years with Bubba and Felicia and Lieutenant Steve Romero and the rest. During those two decades, I've written eight other Bubba adventures, as well as 20 other books and a fistful of short stories.

The latest novel, DUKE CITY SPLIT, will be published April 8 under my new pen name, Max Austin. DUKE CITY SPLIT is a crime thriller, first in a trilogy set in Albuquerque. All three will be published by Alibi, the new mystery e-book imprint at Random House. The second, DUKE CITY HIT, comes out next December.

And before you ask: Yes, I'll probably write some more Bubba stories. Not right away, but someday. He's always hanging around.