Cimarron Street Books is pleased to bring you Gold Medal author Robert Colby's The Devil's Collector, containing the complete Paint the Town stories, including the first publication of the novella, "Paint the Town Aquamarine."
If you must have a label for me you might say I’m a tax collector. There’s a tax on evil, and I’m the devil’s own collector.
I hunt people who are engaged in larcenous activities, to put it nicely. I take pleasure and profit from making them pay an appropriate penalty for their crimes.
I’m a free-lance operator, an agent at large.
Without false modesty — I’m the best.
Robert Colby’s novel The Captain Must Die “is up with the best of John D. MacDonald, Charles Williams and the Gold Medal cult classic Black Wings Has My Angel. A flawless novel.”
— Ed Gorman (from his introduction)