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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 War

Quarry's War

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

Quarry in the Black

Quarry in the Black

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback 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 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 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...

Quarry's Deal

Quarry's Deal

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/01/2016

Behind the doors of an illegal casino, will Quarry find Lady Luck or a lady killer? As part of his plan to target other hitmen, Quarry follows one from steamy Florida to the sober Midwest. But this killer isn't a man at all - she's a sloe-eyed beauty, as dangerous in bed as she is deadly on the job. Has Quarry finally met his match? 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...

Quarry's List

Quarry's List

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback 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...

Quarry

Quarry

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

The Wrong Quarry

The Wrong Quarry

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback 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?

Seduction of the Innocent

Seduction of the Innocent

Author: Max Allan Collins, Terry Beatty Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/02/2013

It's 1954, and a critic has declared war on comic books, campaigning to get them banned - especially the scary, gory, bloody sort. But the would-be censor meets a violent end of his own - leaving his opponents in hot water. Can Jack Starr, private eye to the funny-book industry, and his beautiful boss Maggie, unravel the secret of Dr. Frederick's gruesome demise?

Seduction of the Innocent

Seduction of the Innocent

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 19/02/2013

It's 1954, and a rabble-rousing social critic has declared war on comic booksespecially the scary, gory, bloody sort published by the bad boys of the industry, EF Comics. But on the way to a Senate hearing on whether these depraved publications should be banned, the would-be censor meets a violent end of his ownleaving his opponents in hot water.Can Jack Starr, private eye to the funny-book industry, and his beautiful boss Maggie unravel the secret of Dr. Frederick's gruesome demise? Or will the crackdown come, falling like an executioner's axe.?

Kill Your Darlings

Kill Your Darlings

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/12/2012

Midnight Haul

Midnight Haul

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 11/12/2012

When Crane, a graduate journalism student, hears that his fiance has committed suicide, hes immediately suspicious and launches into an investigation of her death. The tiny New Jersey town she lived in has seen a rash of suicides lately, with the unlikely coincidence that everyone who has died worked for Kemco, the chemical factory company that fuels the towns economy. As Crane digs deeper, he encounters Boone, a local woman writing a book about the environmental destruction that has come at the hands of the local chemical giant. The two team up to unravel the conspiracies surrounding the factorywhich soon makes them the next targets for those aiming to keep Kemcos shady dealings under wraps. The pair races to expose the illegal operations poisoning the town and bring Kemco to justicebefore either of them becomes the latest in the growing list of suicides.

Return To Perdition

Return To Perdition

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/11/2012

A new chapter in the saga of the O'Sullivan crime family from the acclaimed movie Road to Perdition. The time is America in the early 1970's and our third generation hero, Michael Satariano, Jr. is a Vietnam vet recently returned to the States. He doesn't know that his father's real name was Michael O'Sullivan, and is unaware of the conflict between his dad, his grandfather, and John Looney - the criminal godfather of Rock Island, Illinois. But when he's recruited by the Mob as a hit-man, he's going to learn the hard way that you can never outrun (or outgun) your past!

Mickey Spillane on Screen A Complete Study of the Television and Film Adaptations

Mickey Spillane on Screen A Complete Study of the Television and Film Adaptations

Author: Max Allan Collins, James L. Traylor Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/08/2012

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.

Majic Man

Majic Man

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 08/05/2012

Its 1949 in Washington, D.C., and Secretary of Defense James Forrestal, convinced he has been targeted for murder, hires Chicago P.I. Nate Heller for protection. Heller must deal with Beltway infighting, Communist paranoia, Israeli agents, and a mysterious military group called the Majestic Twelve in his journey to protect Forrestal. With his client locked away in a mental ward, Heller begins to doubt his own sanity as he explores reports of flying saucers landing near the tiny desert town of Roswell, New Mexico. Taking his unique brand of historical fiction to the highest seats of our countrys power structure, Max Allan Collins delivers a sordid tale long on wit and rich in detail. When Forrestal suspiciously commits suicide, the Chicago P.I. uncovers a top-secret, reprehensible alliance between the U.S. government and a Nazi cabal. With a supporting cast that includes Harry Truman, Teddy Kollek, Jack Anderson, and Drew Pearson, Majic Man is a whos who of American post-war history. Heller possesses a refreshingly gritty underside, reflected in a past that encompasses a stay in the psychiatric ward, perjury, and sensitive casework for the highest levels of society and government. Theres magic of a literary kind here: full-bore suspense coupled with an ingenious take on an overworked pop-historical touchstone. Publishers Weekly

Flying Blind

Flying Blind

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 10/04/2012

In 1935, Nate Heller is hired to escort Amelia Earhart on a speaking tour due to numerous cut-and-paste death threats against her life. Heller suspects the threats are a stunt by Earhart's publicity-hungry husband, and the detectives growing closeness to the bisexual aviatrix leads to a steamy affair. Two years later, when Earhart embarks on her flight around the worldand mysteriously disappears over the South PacificUncle Sam enlists Heller in a clandestine search of Japanese waters for the popular Earhart...and the top-secret plane she was flying. Blending the unsolved mystery and historical facts swirling around Earharts disappearance with Hellers sarcastic wit, Max Allan Collins delivers another riveting tale of intrigue and betrayal, taking Heller far from his native Chicago. As he investigates, Heller discovers a treacherous plot involving marital betrayal and the U.S. government. Hellers secret undercover mission leads to Saipan where Earhart is believed to be held prisoner. But Nates heartbreaking attempted rescue leads the detective to return, many years later, to extract his final revenge.

Return To Perdition

Return To Perdition

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2011

Written by MAX ALLAN COLLINS Art by TERRY BEATTY Cover by LEE BERMEJO A new chapter in the acclaimed graphic novel series that inspired the Academy Award-winning movie! The setting is America in the early 1970s, and our third generation hero, Michael Satariano, Jr. is a Vietnam vet recently returned to the States. He doesn't know that his father's real name was Michael O'Sullivan, and is unaware of the conflict between his dad, his grandfather and John Looney - the criminal godfather of Rock Island, Illinois. But when he's recruited by the mob as a hitman, he's going to learn the hard way that you can never outrun (or outgun) your past. On sale AUGUST 24 * 192 pg, B&W, $19.99 US, 5.5 x 8 * Mature Readers

Neon Mirage

Neon Mirage

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 08/11/2011

In 1946 Chicago, Nathan Hellerpresident of the flourishing A-1 Detective Agencyis hired to protect racing-wire gambling chief James Ragen, who is nonetheless shot down on the streets of Chicago. Not one to take such an affront sitting down, Nate goes after the killer, but hes in for the biggest surprise of his career. Demonstrating once again that he is the master of true-crime fiction, Max Allan Collins story of the birth of Las Vegasand the dirty deeds that floated all around itis a masterpiece of modern noir. Heller follows the trail as it leads to Hollywood and Las Vegas, specifically to Benjamin Bugsy Siegel, but when he proves Siegels innocence, Heller and the suave gangster wind up friends...and rivals for the love of Nates life. Bugsy hires Heller as security chief of the under-construction Flamingo hotel, where mob bag woman Virginia Hill is a dangerous, if glamorous, distraction. It all comes to a boil with a shocking mob assassination in Beverly Hills that sends Heller into fever-dream ride of vengeance.

Million-Dollar Wound

Million-Dollar Wound

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 25/10/2011

In 1942, Chicago P.I. Nate Heller and his childhood pal, boxer Barney Ross, join the Marines and see bloody action together at Guadalcanal. Upon his return to gangland Chicago, the shell-shocked Heller more dangerous than ever is thrust into the midst of an inter-gang war to depose Capones successor Frank Nitti, whose minions are infiltrating Hollywood movie unions. In this crushing finale to rough-and-tumble Nate Hellers Frank Nitti trilogy, Max Allan Collins delves into the damaged psyche of war veterans as a full-on gangland war threatens to explode. As tempers in Hollywood flare-up, Heller attempts to solve a murder committed behind enemy lines, and deal with the drug addiction of his friend Barney. But not even the company of fan dancer Sally Rand can ease Hellers conscience as he is haunted by the events at Guadalcanal even as hes surrounded by the murder and mayhem of Nittis final, violent days. A serious social chronicle of Chicagos turbulent history as the 30s and 40s gangland capital of America. Its also serious funa terrific sense of vitality. Marilyn Stasio, New York Times

Quarry's Ex

Quarry's Ex

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/09/2011

Even the enigmatic hit man called Quarry had to start somewhere. And for him that was the day he returned from Vietnam to find his young wife cheating. He'd killed plenty overseas, so killing her lover was no big deal. When he was recruited to use his skills as a contract killer, that transition was easy, too. He survived by expecting trouble. What he didn't expect was running into her again.

Neon Mirage

Neon Mirage

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/09/2011

Quarry in the Middle

Quarry in the Middle

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/05/2011

First...there was the last quarry. Then...there was the first quarry. Now...look who's caught in the middle. The enigmatic hitman 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...

New Adventures of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer, Vol. 3

New Adventures of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer, Vol. 3

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 02/02/2011

Mike Hammer, the toughest PI of all, draws a seemingly routine assignment-playing bodyguard to diva Rita Vance on the eve of her big Broadway comeback. But Rita is an old flame of Hammer's, and when their romance is rekindled, the detective finds the actress facing death threats and himself the target of one hit man after another. When the actress disappears, the show must go on, which with Mike Hammer means swift, violent retaliation. While the cops and feds go down a false trail, Hammer seeks to make a rescue before Rita's curtain comes down. But first he must make sense of a mystery that takes him from a Soho art gallery to a mountain lodge, from Little Italy to a waterfront confrontation that is way, way off Broadway. Working from the plot for an unwritten novel found in the files of the late Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins (Road to Perdition) has fashioned a compelling noir thriller that is vintage Mike Hammer all the way.

The First Quarry

The First Quarry

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/01/2011

Crime fiction readers know Quarry, the ruthless killer-for-hire, from Max Allan Collins' acclaimed novels. But where did Quarry's story start? For first time ever, Collins 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...

Two for the Money

Two for the Money

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/01/2011

They don't come tougher than Nolan - but even a hardened professional thief can't fight off the entire Chicago mafia. So when an old friend offers to broker a truce, Nolan accepts the terms. All he has to do is pull off one last heist - and trust the Mob not to double cross him. Fortunately, Nolan has a couple of things going for him: a knack for survival and an unmatched hunger for revenge...

Deadly Beloved

Deadly Beloved

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2011

Marcy Addwatter killed her husband - there's no question about that. Shot him dead in the motel room where he was trysting with a blonde hooker. Shot the hooker, too. But where the cops might see an open-and-shut case, private eye Ms. Michael Tree - sees a conspiracy. For Ms. Tree, digging into it could mean digging her own grave...and digging up her own murdered husband's.

The Last Quarry

The Last Quarry

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/01/2011

QUARRY'S BACK - FOR HIS TOUGHEST JOB EVER. The ruthless professional killer known as Quarry long ago disappeared into a well-earned retirement. But now a media magnate has lured the restless hitman 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 30th 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.

Level 6: Saving Private Ryan

Level 6: Saving Private Ryan

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/07/2008

Contemporary / American English Saving Private Ryan one of the greatest war films ever made! Steven Spielberg Academy Award (R) winner for Best Director! It's June 9 1944, three days after D-Day. On the orders of the government, Captain John Miller and his men go to look for Private James Ryan. They must bring him home. But how many will survive the mission?

Bones TV Tie-in

Bones TV Tie-in

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/01/2006

Dr. Temperance Brennan, a highly skilled forensic anthropologist who works at the Jeffersonian Institution and writes novels as a sideline, has an uncanny ability to read clues left behind in a victim's bones. Law enforcement calls upon her to assist with murder investigations when the standard methods of identifying a body are useless. Brennan often finds herself partnered with special investigator Seely Booth of the FBI's Homicide Investigation Unit. Booth, a former Army sniper who mistrusts science and scientists, believes the key to solving crimes lies in discovering the truth from good old-fashioned detective work. Brennan's equally brilliant colleagues at the Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab include earthy and bawdy Angela Montenegro, who's created a unique way to render an original crime scene in a 3-D computer image; Brennan's assistant, Zack Addy, a young prodigy whose genius IQ actually gets in the way of finishing any of the several doctorates he's begun; the bug guy Dr. Jack Hodgins, who's an expert on insects, spores and minerals, but conspiracy is his hobby; and Brennan's boss, the imposing lab director Dr. Daniel Goodman. We hope my readers will realize that it's another manifestation of Tempe, and that they are in on this inside joke says the real Reichs

Grave Matters

Grave Matters

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2004

Rebecca Bennett, the estranged stepdaughter of a well-to-do Las Vegas businessman, is hounding the Las Vegas Police Department to reopen the investigation into her mother Rita's death -- alleging that, despite appearances to the contrary, Rebecca's greedy stepfather actually played a hand in Rita Bennett's untimely end. But no one is prepared for the news that CSIs Gil Grissom, Sara Sidle, and Nick Stokes report -- their investigation is inconclusive...because the disinterred deceased is not Rita Bennett. Meanwhile, at the Sunny Day Continuing Care Facility, Catherine Willows and Warrick Brown must investigate the sudden demise of Vivian Elliot -- a patient whose death may be the result of unnatural causes....

CSI (Crime Scene Investigation)

CSI (Crime Scene Investigation)

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/09/2004

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is the US Number 1 TV show, currently breaking viewing records on Channel 5 in the UK. The show follows a Las Vegas team of forensic investigators who know the crime scene is the key to solving any murder. A 'haunted house' ride takes on added realism when a real body turns up inside. However, the apparent suicide soon becomes a homicide investigation for the laser-sharp minds of Las Vegas' CSI team, who find their resources stretched thin when they also have to contend with a wave of increasingly violent armed robberies. This collection also includes an exclusive introduction, photo gallery and interviews with series cast members!

CSI (Crime Scene Investigation)

CSI (Crime Scene Investigation)

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/03/2004

Bad Rap continues this thrilling new Titan series and also includes extra story pages, photo gallery and interviews with series cast members!

CSI (Crime Scene Investigation)

CSI (Crime Scene Investigation)

Author: Max Allan Collins, Gabriel Rodriguez, Ashley Wood Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/01/2004

CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) is the US number one TV show, currently breaking viewing records on Channel Five in the UK. The series follows a Las Vegas team of forensic investigators who know the crime scene is the key to solving any murder. In this gripping graphic novel, Las Vegas is terrorised by a copycat killer who believes he is the legendary Jack the Ripper. His victims are ritualistically butchered and, like the Victorian original, he evades the best efforts of the police to catch him. It's left to Gil Grissom and his CSI team to bring this savage history lesson to an end. This collection also includes an exclusive introduction by TV series creator Anthony E. Zuiker, extra story pages, photo gallery and interviews with series cast members!

CSI: Body of Evidence Crime Scene Investigation

CSI: Body of Evidence Crime Scene Investigation

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2003

For veteran investigator Gil Grissom and company, Las Vegas crime scene cases are never simple. The experts' cutting-edge scientific methods and old-fashioned detective work must work overtime as they struggle to make sense of the evidence behind the yellow police tape. FULLER DESCRIPTION TO COME

Dark Angel Before the Dawn

Dark Angel Before the Dawn

Author: Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/09/2002

If you don't know the show: take one kick-ass, bike-riding genetically-modified girl, created in a government laboratory to become the perfect soldier. Let her escape from the lab and put her on the streets. Throw in more genetically-modified 'siblings' who she tries to locate and pit them against sinister and corrupt government forces. Light torch paper, stand back. If you do know the show: this novel fills in some of the gaps from the ten years between Max's escape from Manticore in 2009 and her current adventures in Seattle in 2019. We meet for the first time Original Cindy, Sketchy, Kendra and Normal, as well as Lydecker and Logan Cale. We see Max working as a cat-burglar in Los Angeles, and then moving to Seattle where she meets various figures from her past and future, and gets involved with a multi-millionaire art collector. The book culminates in a thrilling confrontation at the top of the Seattle Space Needle, where one of Max's siblings dies in order to save her.

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