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Author Max Allan Collins Max Allan Collin's is an award winning author nominated for an unprecedented 18 Private Eye Writers of America “Shamus” awards, winning for his Nathan Heller novels, True Detective (1983) and Stolen Away (1991).

In his latest novel, THE BIG BUNDLE, detective Nathan Heller returns in a brand new case that connects a millionaire’s kidnapped child to Robert F. Kennedy’s campaign to bring down union boss Jimmy Hoffa.

In addition to the Heller and Quarry series, Collins also penned four Elliot Ness novels about the famous real-life Untouchables’ Cleveland years. His graphic novel Road to Perdition (1998) is the basis for the 2002 Academy Award winning film starring Tom Hanks, Paul Newman and Daniel Craig.

He has been termed “the novelization king” by Entertainment Weekly, with tie-in books on the USA Today bestseller list nine times and the New York Times list three times. His movie novels include Saving Private Ryan, Air Force One, and American Gangster (which one the Best Novel “Scribe” Award in 2008 from the International Association of Tie-in Writers).

He is the recipient of the PWA Eye life-achievement award and has been named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. He co-founded the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers with Lee Goldberg.

He has written an Edgar-winning one-man show, and written or directed multiple screenplays and documentaries. His other credits include comics, video games, jig-saw puzzles, film criticism, short fiction, songwriting, trading-card sets, and a regular column in Asian Cult Cinema magazine. He also writes music for and performs as the lead singer and keyboardist for the rock band Cruisin'.

Collins lives in Muscatine, Iowa, with his wife, writer Barbara Collins with whom he has collaborated on three novels and numerous short stories.

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The Big Bundle
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The Big Bundle by Max Allan Collins

Antiques Liquidation
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Antiques Liquidation by Max Allan Collins

Kill Me If You Can
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Kill Me If You Can by Max Allan Collins

Murder My Love
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Murder My Love by Max Allan Collins

Regeneration
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Regeneration by Max Allan Collins

Live Fast Spy Hard
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Collins, Max Allan | Skim Deep | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book Collins, Max Allan | Skim Deep | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

Signed Trade Paper Book. November 2020 NY: Hard Case Crime First Trade Paperback edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless pictorial wraps, signed by the author.

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Big Showdown, The | Collins, Max Allan (as Spillane, Mickey) | Signed First Edition Book Collins, Max Allan (as Spillane, Mickey) | Big Showdown, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. April 2016 NY:  Kensington   First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Red Sky in Morning | Collins, Max Allan (as Culhane, Patrick) | Signed First Edition Book Collins, Max Allan (as Culhane, Patrick) | Red Sky in Morning | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2008 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Will to Kill, The | Collins, Max Allan (as Spillane, Mickey) | Signed UK First Edition Book Collins, Max Allan (as Spillane, Mickey) | Will to Kill, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. March 2017 LON: Titan First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Chicago Confidential | Collins, Max Allan | Signed First Edition Book Collins, Max Allan | Chicago Confidential | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2002 NY: New American Library  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

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Collins, Max Allan - Author Signed Bookplate (Signed Bookplate) Author Signed Bookplate | Collins, Max Allan | Signed Bookplate

Author Signed Bookplate.  Self-adhesive label, approximately 3" x 4" (though sizes may vary slightly), signed by Max Allan Collins.

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Flesh and Blood: Guilty as Sin | Collins, Max Allan & Gelb, Jeff (editors) | Book - Advance Reading Copy Collins, Max Allan & Gelb, Jeff (editors) | Flesh and Blood: Guilty as Sin | Book - Advance Reading Copy

ARC Book. April 2003 NY: Mysterious Press Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers.

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Road to Paradise | Collins, Max Allan | Signed First Edition Book Collins, Max Allan | Road to Paradise | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2005 NY:  HarperCollins First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Bloody Spur, The | Collins, Max Allan (as Spillane, Mickey) | Signed First Edition Book Collins, Max Allan (as Spillane, Mickey) | Bloody Spur, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. January 2018 NY: Kensington   First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Complex 90 | Collins, Max Allan (as Spillane, Mickey) | Signed UK First Edition Book Collins, Max Allan (as Spillane, Mickey) | Complex 90 | Signed Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed HARC.  May 2013 LON: Titan  Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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Kiss Her Goodbye | Collins, Max Allan | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book Collins, Max Allan | Kiss Her Goodbye | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

Author Signed Trade Paper April 2021 NY: Titan  First Trade Paperback edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps, signed by the author.

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Kill Me, Darling | Collins, Max Allan (as Spillane, Mickey) | Signed First Edition Book Collins, Max Allan (as Spillane, Mickey) | Kill Me, Darling | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. March 2015 NY: Titan  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Killing Town | Collins, Max Allan (as Spillane, Mickey) | Signed First Edition Book Collins, Max Allan (as Spillane, Mickey) | Killing Town | Signed First Edition Copy

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Quarry's Cut | Collins, Max Allan | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book Collins, Max Allan | Quarry's Cut | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

Author Signed Trade Paper February 2016 NY: Titan  First Trade Paperback edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps, signed by the author.

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Girl Most Likely by Max Allan Collins | Signed First Edition Book Collins, Max Allan | Girl Most Likely | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

Signed Trade Paper Book. April 2019 NY: Thomas Mercer First Trade Paperback edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless pictorial wraps, signed by the author.

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Collins, Max Allan (as Spillane, Mickey) | Last Stage to Hell Junction | Signed First Edition Book Collins, Max Allan (as Spillane, Mickey) | Last Stage to Hell Junction | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. May 2019 NY: Kensington First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Killing Town | Collins, Max Allan (as Spillane, Mickey) | Signed UK First Edition Book Collins, Max Allan (as Spillane, Mickey) | Killing Town | Signed UK First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  April 2018 LON: Titan  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Will to Kill, The | Collins, Max Allan (as Spillane, Mickey) | Signed UK First Edition Book Collins, Max Allan (as Spillane, Mickey) | Will to Kill, The | Signed UK First Edition Copy

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Collins, Max Allan (as Spillane, Mickey) | Shoot-Out at Sugar Creek | Signed First Edition Book Collins, Max Allan (as Spillane, Mickey) | Shoot-Out at Sugar Creek | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. April 2021 NY: Kensington First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Collins, Max Allan | Regeneration | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book Collins, Max Allan | Regeneration | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

Signed Trade Paper Book. April 2021 NY: Wolfpack Publishing First Trade Paperback edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless pictorial wraps, signed by both authors.

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Collins, Max Allan | Live Fast, Spy Hard | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book Collins, Max Allan | Live Fast, Spy Hard | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

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Collins, Max Allan | Murder My Love | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book Collins, Max Allan | Murder, My Love | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

Signed Trade Paper Book. August 2021 NY: Titan Books First Trade Paperback edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless pictorial wraps, signed by the author.

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Chicago Confidential | Collins, Max Allan | Signed First Edition Book Collins, Max Allan | Chicago Confidential | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2002 NY: New American Library  First edition, later printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

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Collins, Max Allan & Spillane, Mickey | Kill Me If You Can | Signed First Edition Book Collins, Max Allan & Spillane, Mickey | Kill Me If You Can | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. September 2022 NY: Titan Books First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

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Allan, Barbara (Collins, Max Allan & Collins, Barbara) | Antiques Liquidation | Double Signed First Edition Book Allan, Barbara (Collins, Max Allan & Collins, Barbara) | Antiques Liquidation | Double Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. October 2022 NY: Severn House First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the authors.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

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Collins, Max Allan & Spillane, Mickey | Dig Two Graves | Signed First Edition Book Collins, Max Allan & Spillane, Mickey | Dig Two Graves | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. September 2023 NY: Titan Books First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by Max Allan Collins.

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Antiques Wanted | Allan, Barbara (Collins, Max Allan & Collins, Barbara) | Double-Signed 1st Edition Book Allan, Barbara (Collins, Max Allan & Collins, Barbara) | Antiques Wanted | Double-Signed 1st Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. April 2018 NY: Kensington First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the authors.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

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Max Allan Collins Selected Bibliography


Nate Heller Chronology

  1. True Detective - 1983
  2. True Crime - 1984
  3. The Million-Dollar Wound - 1986
  4. Neon Mirage - 1988
  5. Stolen Away - 1991
  6. Carnal Hours - 1994
  7. Blood and Thunder - 1995
  8. Damned in Paradise - 1996
  9. Flying Blind - 1998
  10. Majic Man - 1999
  11. Angel in Black - 2001
  12. Chicago Confidential - 2002
  13. Bye Bye, Baby - 2011
  14. Target Lancer - 2012
  15. Ask Not - 2013
  16. Better Dead - 2016
  17. Do No Harm - 2020
  18. The Big Bundle - 2023

Elliot Ness Series

  1. The Dark City - 1987
  2. Butcher's Dozen - 1988
  3. Bullet Proof - 1989
  4. Murder by the Numbers - 1993
  5. Scarface and the Untouchable - 2018 (co-authored with A. Brad Schwartz)
  6. Eliot Ness and the Mad Butcher - 2020
  7. Spillane: King of Pulp Fiction - 2023

Short Story Collections

  • Dying in the Post-War World - 1991
  • Kisses of Death - 2001
  • Chicago Lightning - 2011
  • Triple Play - 2012

Road to Perdition Series

  1. Road to Perdition - 1998
  2. Oasis - 2003
  3. Sanctuary - 2003
  4. Road to Perdition 2: On the Road Detour - 2004
  5. Road to Purgatory - 2004
  6. Road to Paradise - 2005
  7. Return to Perdition - 2011

Quarry Series

  1. Quarry - 1976 (aka The Broker)
  2. Quarry's List - 1976 (aka The Broker's Wife)
  3. Quarry's Deal - 1976 (aka The Dealer)
  4. Quarry's Cut - 1977 (aka The Slasher)
  5. Quarry's Vote - 1987 (aka Primary Target)
  6. The Last Quarry - 2006
  7. The First Quarry - 2008
  8. Quarry In The Middle - 2009
  9. Quarry's Ex - 2010
  10. The Wrong Quarry - 2014
  11. Quarry's Choice - 2015
  12. Quarry In The Black - 2016
  13. Quarry's Climax - 2017
  14. Quarry's War - July 2018
  15. Killing Quarry - 2019
  16. Quarry's Blood - 2022

Frank Nolan Series

  1. Bait Money - 1973
  2. Blood Money - 1973
  3. Fly Paper - 1981
  4. Hush Money - 1981
  5. Hard Cash - 1981
  6. Scratch Fever -1982
  7. Spree - 1987
  8. Mourn the Living - 1988
  9. Tough Tender - 1991
  10. Skim Deep - November 2020
  11. Double Down - June 2021

with Mickey Spillane

  • Dead Street - 2007
  • The Goliath Bone - 2008 (Mike Hammer Series)
  • The New Adventures of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Vol. 2: The Little Death - 2009
  • The Big Bang - 2010 (Mike Hammer Series)
  • The New Adventures of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Vol. 3: Encore for Murder - 2011
  • Kiss Her Goodbye - 2011 (Mike Hammer Series) (Trade Paper April 2021)
  • The Consummata - 2011
  • Lady, Go Die! - 2012 (Mike Hammer Series)
  • Mickey Spillane's From the Files of…Mike Hammer - 2013
  • Complex 90 - 2013 (Mike Hammer Series)
  • It's in the Book - 2014 (Mike Hammer Series)
  • King of the Weeds - 2014 (Mike Hammer Series)
  • Kill Me, Darling - 2015 (Mike Hammer Series)
  • The Legend of Caleb York - 2015
  • Murder Never Knocks - 2016 (Mike Hammer Series)
  • The Big Showdown - 2016
  • A Long Time Dead: A Mike Hammer Casebook - 2016
  • The Will to Kill - 2017 (Mike Hammer Series)
  • The Bloody Spur - 2018
  • The Last Stand - 2018
  • Killing Town - 2018 (Mike Hammer Series)
  • Mike Hammer: The Night I Died - 2018
  • Shoot-Out at Sugar Creek - April 2021 (Caleb York Series)
  • Murder, My Love - 2021

John Sand Series with Matthew V. Clemens

  1. Come Spy With Me - 2020
  2. Live Fast, Spy Hard - 2021
  3. To Live and Spy in Berlin - 2021

As Patrick Culhane

  • Red Sky in Morning - 2008
  • Black Hats - 2007

Other Novels

  • Regeneration - 1999 (with Barbara Collins) - Trade Paperback 2021
  • Two for the Money - 2004 (compilation of Blood Money and Bait Money)
  • Girl Most Likely - 2019

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