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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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Killing Quarry

Killing Quarry

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/2019

The hitman hero of the acclaimed series Quarry on Cinemax returns with an all-new assignment. By Quarry's creator, the award-wining author of Road to Perdition! Quarry, star of 13 previous novels, a comic book and the acclaimed Cinemax TV series, returns in an all-new assignment that takes the hitman's hitman into uncharted territory, when he finds out that for the first time someone has taken out a hit on him...

Ms Tree Volume 1

Ms Tree Volume 1

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2019

A thrilling ride through the case books of Ms Tree, private detective! From the minds of author Max Allen Collins and artist Terry Beatty, comes the first collection of 5 classic Ms Tree stories. Join Michael Tree, the 6ft, 9mm carrying private detective on her thrilling adventures. No case is too small, no violence too extreme, just as long as it gets the job done.

Mike Hammer: Murder, My Love

Mike Hammer: Murder, My Love

Author: Max Allan Collins, Mickey Spillane Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/04/2019

Hammer is summoned to a meeting with Jamie Winters, United States Senator from New York, and Jamie's lovely, very smart wife, Nicole, considered by many to be the power behind the throne. Winters is being blackmailed, and Hammer is given a list of suspects who may be behind the threats to the Senator's career. But when the suspects begin to drop like flies, Hammer realises there is more to this case than just a salacious tape.

Girl Most Likely A Thriller

Girl Most Likely A Thriller

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2019

Quarry's War

Quarry's War

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2018

Chicago, 1970, and expert marksman and Vietnam vet, Quarry receives the details of his latest target from The Broker. It's an assignment that will see his past as a U.S Marine sniper come back to confront him as his current and former lives collide.

Quarry's War

Quarry's War

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 03/01/2018

Three years from returning from his lost tour of duty in Vietnam, the former Marine sniper known only as Quarry has learned that killing for money back home isn't so different from killing Uncle Sam - just better paid. And with different sorts of collateral damage...

Mickey Spillane on Screen

Mickey Spillane on Screen

Author: Max Allan Collins, James L. Traylor Format: eBook Release Date: 21/12/2017

In the mid-20th century, Mickey Spillane was the sensation of not just mystery fiction but publishing itself. The level of sex and violence in his Mike Hammer thrillers (starting with I, the Jury in 1947) broke down long-held taboos and engendered a near hysterical critical backlash. Nonetheless, Spillane's influence has been felt-reflections of Hammer are visible in nearly every subsequent tough guy of fiction and film, including James Bond, Dirty Harry, Shaft, Billy Jack, and Jack Bauer. Spillane's fiction came to the screen in a series of films that include Kiss Me Deadly (1955) and The Girl Hunters (1963) with the author himself playing his private eye. These films, and television series starring Darren McGavin and Stacy Keach respectively, are examined in a lively, knowledgeable fashion by Spillane experts. Included are cast and crew listings, brief biographical entries on key persons, and a lengthy interview with Spillane.

Quarry's Climax

Quarry's Climax

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 12/12/2017

Memphis, 1975. "e;Raunchy"e; doesn't begin to describe Max Climer's magazine, Climax, or his all-hours strip club, or his planned video empire. And evangelists, feminists, and local watchdog groups all want him out of business. But someone wants more than that, and has hired a killer to end Max's career permanently. Only another hit man-the ruthless professional known as Quarry-can keep Climer from becoming a casualty in the Sexual Revolution.

Quarry's War #1

Quarry's War #1

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 29/11/2017

Written by renowned comic writer and author of the Quarry Hard Case Crime novels, Max Allan Collins (Road to Perdition, Batman, Action Comics Weekly) and illustrated by Szymon Kudranski (Batman: Streets of Gotham, Spider-Man, Spawn). Former U.S. Marine sniper Quarry has found a new vocation as a professional assassin. But when his latest contract turns out to be an old acquaintance from his military days, the fresh-faced hit man finds himself battling against his own conscience as secrets from the past begin to reveal themselves.

Quarry's Climax

Quarry's Climax

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2017

From the award-winning author of ROAD TO PERDITION, the new QUARRY novel continues the deadly story of the assassin who stars in the acclaimed Cinemax original series Memphis, 1975. Raunchy doesn't begin to describe Max Climer's magazine, Climax, or his all-hours strip club, or his planned video empire. And evangelists, feminists, and local watchdog groups all want him out of business. But someone wants more than that, and has hired a killer to end Max's career permanently. Only another hit man - the ruthless professional known as Quarry, star of the acclaimed series on Cinemax - can keep Climer from becoming a casualty in the Sexual Revolution.

Executive Order

Executive Order

Author: Max Allan Collins, Matthew V. Clemens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/04/2017

Executive Order

Executive Order

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 11/04/2017

A riveting novel by MWA Grand Master Award winner Max Allan Collins.In Eastern Europe four CIA agents are deadgeopolitical pawns caught in border dispute cross fire. Why were they there? Who sent them? Not even the President knows.Back in Washington, the Secretary of the Interior dies from an apparent allergic shock. As details emerge, so do suspicions that she was murdered.Investigating their respective cases, exSecret Service agent Joe Reeder and FBI Special Situations Task Force leader Patti Rogers recognize a dangerous conspiracy is in play. When suspects and government contacts are killed off with expert precision, their worst fears are confirmed. As the country edges closer and closer to war, Reeder and Rogers must protect the Presidentand each otherfrom an unseen enemy whos somehow always one step ahead.The stakes have never been higher, against killers who might be anywhere, and Reeder and Rogers have no one to trust but each other.

Quarry in the Black

Quarry in the Black

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2016

With a controversial presidential election just weeks away, Quarry is given a rare political assignment: kill the Reverend Raymond Wesley Lloyd, a passionate Civil Rights crusader and campaigner for the underdog candidate. But when a hate group out of Ferguson, Missouri, turns out to be gunning for the same target, Quarry starts to wonder just who it is he's working for.

Quarry in the Black

Quarry in the Black

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2016

Where does a hit man draw the line?With a controversial presidential election just weeks away, Quarry is hired to carry out a rare political assignment: kill the Reverend Raymond Wesley Lloyd, a passionate civil rights crusader and campaigner for the underdog candidate. But when a hate group out of Ferguson, Missouri, turns out to be gunning for the same target, Quarry starts to wonder just who it is he's working for.The longest-running series from Max Allan Collins, author of Road to Perdition, 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.

Quarry's Vote

Quarry's Vote

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/03/2016

ASK NOT WHO YOU CAN KILL FOR YOUR COUNTRY. Now retired and happily married, Quarry turns down a million-dollar contract to assassinate a presidential candidate. It's not the sort of assignment you can just walk away from without consequences, but coming after Quarry has consequences, too.

Quarry's Cut

Quarry's Cut

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2016

It is normal to see bodies on the set of an adult film. But when they're dead bodies and the cast and crew discover they're trapped in a house with a serial killer Quarry hass got his work cut out for him. 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...

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