Books by Steve Allen

DIE LAUGHING by Steve Allen
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Allen's kitchen-sink plotting keeps your eyes bulging, though fans expecting anything like the tidy solution of Wake Up to Murder (1996) will find that the last laugh's on them."
Looks like Benny Hartman will have the last laugh after all. Read full book review >
WAKE UP TO MURDER by Steve Allen
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"It's such a pleasure to see Steve back on the air that you'll be sorry it's only a novel."
Allen, self-described ``comedian, talk show host, composer, writer, intellectual, and detective extraordinaire,'' returns to both television and detective work when his old family friend Cat Lawrence begs him to spend two weeks filling in for Peter McDavis, her absent co-anchor on Good Morning, U.S.A. Peter's fled to Santa Fe in response to a rash of accidents on the set, and during Steve's first morning—a hilarious vignette that allows him to skewer the timeless vacuity of talk shows at their talkiest—he can see the toll the jinx has taken on the bickering production staff. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A dim tale fitfully brightened by its narrator's effervescence."
When ancient millionaire Marcus Wilmington's state-of-the- art ocean liner Atlantis leaves New York on her maiden voyage, her passengers include Wilmington's wife, Gertrude, and sons Dicky and Alexis, his ruthless business rival Peter Moon, stowaway columnist Larry Goldman, infantile crooner Candy L'Amour, a shoal of security folk, outriders from the FBI and CIAand comedian/raconteur Allen (Hi-Ho, Steverino!, 1992, etc., etc.) and wife Jayne Meadows, who've been asked by the absent, paranoid Marcus Wilmington to keep a sharp eye on the passengers. Read full book review >
Released: July 1, 1992

"Better than nostalgia, sometimes serious, and often genuinely funny."
Allen's 38th book, by his reckoning, and perhaps his best. Read full book review >