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Max Allan Collins - Author

About the Author

Max Allan Collins is the author of Road to Perdition, the acclaimed graphic novel that inspired the movie, and of the multiple-award-winning Nathan Heller series of historical hardboiled mysteries, Max Allan Collins is one of most prolific and popular authors working in the field today. He is also the literary executor of Mickey Spillane.

 

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Quarry's List

Quarry's List

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2015

Sometimes information can be the most dangerous weapon.When the man he worked for abruptly exits the business, Quarry finds himself in the crosshairs as a rival tries to take over. But what does Quarry have that the new man wants? And how did the beautiful blonde in the swimming pool become a target?NOW A CINEMAX TELEVISION SERIES!The longest-running series from Max Allan Collins, author of Road to Perdition, and the first ever to feature a hitman as the main character, the Quarry novels tell the story of a paid assassin with a rebellious streak and an unlikely taste for justice. Once a Marine sniper, Quarry found a new home stateside with a group of contract killers. But some men aren't made for taking orders - and when Quarry strikes off on his own, God help the man on the other side of his nine-millimeter...

Fate of the Union

Fate of the Union

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 10/11/2015

When a retired colleague dies of an apparent suicide, exSecret Service agent Joe Reeder knows there must be far more to the story. Why did the man leave a desperate message for Reeder moments before dying? And what could possibly make such a seasoned veteran fear for his life?FBI Special Agent Patti Rogers has a mystery of her own to solve: shes leading a task force investigating a brutal series of similar but seemingly unconnected murders across the DC area. Are they serial killings or something even more sinister?Could Reeder and Rogers be tracking down different facets of the same conspiracy? And how do the continued assassination attempts on a presidential hopeful figure into an unprecedented attack on the heart of government?The answers to these questions are uncovered in this riveting sequel to the bestselling Supreme Justice.

Fate of the Union

Fate of the Union

Author: Max Allan Collins, Matthew V. Clemens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/11/2015

Quarry

Quarry

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/10/2015

The assignment was simple: stake out the man's home and kill him. Easy work for a professional like Quarry. But when things go horribly wrong, Quarry finds himself with a new mission: learn who hired him, and make the bastard pay. NOW A CINEMAX TELEVISION SERIES! The longest-running series from Max Allan Collins, author of Road to Perdition, and the first ever to feature a hitman as the main character, the Quarry novels tell the story of a paid assassin with a rebellious streak and an unlikely taste for justice. Once a Marine sniper, Quarry found a new home stateside with a group of contract killers. But some men aren't made for taking orders - and when Quarry strikes off on his own, god help the man on the other side of his nine-millimeter...

Killing in Comics

Killing in Comics

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 10/08/2015

In Manhattan of 1948, a famous former striptease artist named Maggie Starr runs her late husband's newspaper syndicate, distributing the superhero comic Wonder Guy. But when the cartoon's publisher winds up dead, Maggie hunts for the killer among a cast of cartoonists, wives and mistresses, and minions of a different sort of syndicate — a crew of suspects with motives that are far from super-heroic.Hailed by Mickey Spillane as "e;a terrific writer,"e; and by Publishers Weekly as "e;the master of true-crime fiction,"e; author Max Allan Collins is the creator of the bestselling graphic novel Road to Perdition. Artist Terry Beatty is the co-creator with Max Allan Collins of the long-running private-eye series, Ms. Tree. Their other collaborations include Mike Mist, Mickey Spillane's Mike Danger, and Johnny Dynamite.

Quarry in the Middle

Quarry in the Middle

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

First there was The Last Quarry, then there was The First Quarry-now look who's caught in the middle.The enigmatic hit man Quarry-star of seven celebrated novels and an award-winning feature film (The Last Lullaby)-is back in this violent, steamy tale of warring crime families. When two godfathers set out to bump each other off, guess who winds up with both contracts ...

I Want to Believe

I Want to Believe

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

During a brutal winter in rural Virginia, women are inexplicably vanishing. The only clues to the bizarre disappearances are the grotesque human remains that are turning up in snow banks along the highway. And a disgraced priest has begun to experience strange and disturbing visions connected to a terrible secret. But are the images haunting a fallen man of God to be trusted ... or are they the deadly lies of a twisted mind?It is a case right out of the X-Files. But the FBI suspended its investigations into the paranormal years ago. Ex-agents Fox Mulder and Dr. Dana Scully are the best team for the job, but they have no desire to revisit the past. The truth about these horrific crimes is out there, and only Mulder and Scully can uncover it.

Last Quarry

Last Quarry

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 12/05/2015

The ruthless professional killer known as Quarry long ago disappeared into a well-earned retirement. But now a media magnate has lured the restless hit man into tackling one last lucrative assignment. The target is an unlikely one-why, Quarry wonders, would anyone want a beautiful young librarian dead? And why in hell does he care?On the thirtieth anniversary of the enigmatic assassin's first appearance, bestselling author Max Allan Collins brings him back for a dark and deadly mission, where the last quarry may turn out to be Quarry himself.

First Quarry

First Quarry

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 31/03/2015

Crime fiction readers know Quarry-the ruthless killer for hire from Max Allan Collins' acclaimed novels-but where did Quarry's story start? For the first time ever, the bestselling author of Road to Perdition takes us back to the beginning, revealing the never-before-told story of Quarry's first job: infiltrating a college campus and eliminating a professor whose affair with one of his beautiful young students is the least of his sins.

Strip for Murder

Strip for Murder

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 02/03/2015

Colorful characters with murderous motives populate this illustrated mystery, which unfolds during the Broadway season of 1953. Former striptease artist Maggie Starr continues "e;stripping"e; by distributing comic strips through her late husband's newspaper syndicate. When the heated rivalry between a pair of her cartoonists ends in homicide, Maggie and her stepson, Jack, turn detective. Together they seek the killer among a rogues' gallery of loan sharks, jealous husbands, bitter artists, and other suspects. Author Max Allan Collins was acclaimed by Mickey Spillane himself as "e;a terrific writer,"e; and this fast-paced romp through a flavorful era in comic strip history is enriched by Terry Beatty's atmospheric illustrations.

Quarry's Choice

Quarry's Choice

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 06/01/2015

Quarry is a pro in the murder business. When the mysterious man he works for becomes a target himself, Quarry is sent south to remove a traitor in the ranks. But in this wide-open city-with sin everywhere and betrayal around every corner-Quarry must make the most dangerous choice of his deadly career: who to kill?

Kiss Her Goodbye

Kiss Her Goodbye

Author: Max Allan Collins, Mickey Spillane Format: eBook Release Date: 17/07/2014

Private eye Mike Hammer is recuperating in Florida after a mob shootout when he learns that his old mentor from the New York police force has taken his own life. All the evidence points to suicide, but Hammer knows that Inspector Doolan would never have killed himself - and that it's finally time for him to return to his once beloved New York. When a woman is murdered just a few blocks from Doolan's funeral, Hammer is soon drawn into the hunt for a hoard of Nazi diamonds, and for a mystery woman who had been close to Doolan in his final days. Before long, the investigation leads him to a Mafia social club, and to a classic Spillane showdown. A week before his death, Mickey Spillane entrusted all of his unfinished works to his frequent collaborator, Max Allan Collins. Kiss Her Goodbye is based on two of Spillane's unfinished novels.

Supreme Justice

Supreme Justice

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2014

The Wrong Quarry

The Wrong Quarry

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2014

Quarry doesn't kill just anybody these days. He restricts himself to targeting other hitmen, availing his clients of two services: eliminating the assassins, and finding out who hired them...and then removing that problem as well. So far he's rid of the world of nobody who would be missed. But this time he finds himself zeroing in on the grieving family of a missing cheerleader. Is this the right quarry?

What Doesn't Kill Her A Thriller

What Doesn't Kill Her A Thriller

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2013

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