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Author Max Allan Collins Max Allan Collin's creative and writing credits include novels, comics, video games, trading cards, jigsaw puzzles, graphic novels, and non-fiction work. He has written an Edgar-winning one-man show, and written or directed multiple screenplays and documentaries. He has done numerous novelizations of popular films, such as Saving Private Ryan, as well as seen his own work adapted to the screen. The Road to Perdition, based on his book of the same name starred Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, and Paul Newman. In addition he writes music for and performs as the lead singer and keyboardist for the rock band Cruisin'.

Collins has been nominated no less than 18 times for the Private Eye Writers of America Shamus Award. 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.

Collins has also written under the pen name Patrick Culhane. Collins became a great fan of mystery writer Mickey Spillane and wrote about his career during his education. The two later became friends and collaborators, and before his death in 2006, Spillane asked Collins to finish his work on his Mike Hammer series. Collins has also collaborated with his wife, writer Barbara Collins.

Collins lives in Muscatine, Iowa, with his wife.
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Girl Most Likely
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Girl Most Likely by Max Allan Collins

Mike Hammer: The Night I Died
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Mike Hammer: The Night I Died by Max Allan Collins (as Mickey Spillane)

Scarface and the Untouchable
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Scarface and the Untouchable by Max Allan Collins & A. Brad Schwartz

Quarry's War
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Quarry's War by Max Allan Collins

Killing Town
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Killing Town by Max Allan Collins

Antiques Wanted
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Antiques Wanted by Max Allan Collins & Barbara Collins

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Mike Hammer: The Night I Died by Max Allan Collins (as Mickey Spillane) | Signed First Edition Book Collins, Max Allan (as Spillane, Mickey) | Mike Hammer: The Night I Died | Signed Paperback Graphic Novel

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Better Dead | Collins, Max Allan | Signed First Edition Book Collins, Max Allan | Better Dead | Signed First Edition Copy

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Scarface and the Untouchable | Collins, Max Allan & Schwartz, A. Brad | Signed First Edition Book Collins, Max Allan & Schwartz, A. Brad | Scarface and the Untouchable | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. August 2018 NY: William MorrowFirst edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by Max Allan Collins. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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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

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Wrong Quarry, The | Collins, Max Allan | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book Collins, Max Allan | Wrong Quarry, The | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

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Majic Man | Collins, Max Allan | Signed First Edition Book Collins, Max Allan | Majic Man | 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

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

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Last Stand, The | Spillane, Mickey (intro by Collins, Max Allan) | Signed First Edition Book Spillane, Mickey (intro by Collins, Max Allan) | Last Stand, The | Signed First Edition Copy

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Ask Not | Collins, Max Allan | Signed First Edition Book Collins, Max Allan | Ask Not | Signed First Edition Copy

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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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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

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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

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Quarry in the Black | Collins, Max Allan | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book Collins, Max Allan | Quarry in the Black | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

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

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

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

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

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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 UK First Edition Copy

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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

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

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Quarry by Max Allan Collins | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book Collins, Max Allan | Quarry | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

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

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

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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

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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, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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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

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

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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, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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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 fine dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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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

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 - August 2018 (co-authored with A. Brad Schwartz)

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

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)
  • 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 - December 2018

As Patrick Culhane

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

Other Novels

  • Girl Most Likely - April 2019

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