Max Allan Collins Books In Order

Publication Order of Frank Nolan Books

Bait Money (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Money (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fly Paper (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hush Money (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hard Cash (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scratch Fever (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spree (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mourn the Living (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Quarry Books

Quarry (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quarry's Deal (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quarry's List (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quarry's Cut (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Primary Target (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Quarry (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The First Quarry (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quarry in the Middle (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quarry's Ex (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wrong Quarry (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quarry's Choice (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Quarry Books

The chronology of the Quarry novels is vague. The First Quarry marks the beginning of his career (so it goes first), The Last Quarry goes at the end of his career (putting it last), and Quarry in the Middle goes somewhere in the middle. If you wish to read the novels in chronological order, you can put those first, last and in the middle, then read the remaining books in publication order.

Publication Order of Quarry Collections

Quarry's Greatest Hits (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mallory Books

The Baby Blue Rip-Off (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Cure for Death (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kill Your Darlings (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Shroud for Aquarius (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nice Weekend for a Murder (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nathan Heller Books

True Detective (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
True Crime (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Million-Dollar Wound (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Neon Mirage (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stolen Away (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Carnal Hours (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood and Thunder (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Damned in Paradise (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flying Blind (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Majic Man (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Angel in Black (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chicago Confidential (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bye Bye, Baby (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Target Lancer (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ask Not (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Better Dead (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nathan Heller Collections

Dying in the Post-War World (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chicago Lightning (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Triple Play (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Eliot Ness Books

The Dark City (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Butcher's Dozen (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bullet Proof (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder by the Numbers (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dick Tracy Books

Dick Tracy and the Nightmare Machine (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dick Tracy Goes to War (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dick Tracy Meets His Match (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mommy Books

Mommy (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mommy's Day (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Road To Perdition Books

Road to Purgatory (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Road to Paradise (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mummy Books

The Mummy (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mummy Returns (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scorpion King (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Disaster Books

The Titanic Murders (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hindenburg Murders (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pearl Harbor Murders (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lusitania Murders (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The London Blitz Murders (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The War of the World's Murder (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Books

Double Dealer (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sin City (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cold Burn (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Body of Evidence (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grave Matters (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Binding Ties (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killing Game (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snake Eyes (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dark Angel Books

Before the Dawn (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Skin Game (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
After the Dark (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of CSI: Miami Books

Florida Getaway (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heat Wave (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bones Books

Buried Deep (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Jackie & Maggie Starr Books

A Killing in Comics (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Strip For Murder (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Criminal Minds Books

Jump Cut (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killer Profile (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Finishing School (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mike Hammer Books

The Goliath Bone (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiss Her Goodbye (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Big Bang (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lady, Go Die! (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Complex 90 (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
King of the Weeds (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kill Me, Darling (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mike Hammer Short Stories

Skin (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of G.I. Joe Books

Above and Beyond (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rise of Cobra (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of You Can't Stop Me Books

You Can't Stop Me (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No One Will Hear You (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Caleb York Books

The Legend of Caleb York (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Reeder & Rogers Books

Supreme Justice (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fate of the Union (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Midnight Haul (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tough Tender (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Line of Fire (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maverick (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Waterworld (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
NYPD Blue: Blue Beginning (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daylight (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Air Force One (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saving Private Ryan (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
U.S. Marshals (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Regeneration (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
U-571 (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
History of Mystery: Art Fiction (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Windtalkers (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Spy (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two for the Money (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bombshell (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
American Gangster (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Beloved (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Hats (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Sky in the Morning (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
X-Files: I Want To Believe (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pink Panther (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Consummata (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flower for the Butcher (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seduction of the Innocent (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What Doesn't Kill Her (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories

Flowers for Bill O'Reilly (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Kolchak: The Night Stalker Chronicles (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Dick Tracy: The Secret Files (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder is My Business (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vengeance is Hers (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Private Eyes (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Century of Noir: Thirty-Two Classic Crime Stories (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Lolita Complex and Other Tales of Sex and Violence (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Artist Archives Non-Fiction Books

Elvgren Girls I (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Elvgren Girls II (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swimsuit Sweeties (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Varga Girls II (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Exotic Ladies (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pirate & Gypsy Girls (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pin-Up Nudes (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seaside Sweethearts (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Indian Maidens (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Patriotic Pin-Ups (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cowgirl Pin-Ups (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Playful Pin-Ups (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pin-Up Nudes II (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Mystery Scene Movie Guide (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pin-Up Poster Book: The Billy DeVorss Collection (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
For the Boys: The Racy Pin-Ups of World War II (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mickey Spillane on Screen (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Every novel lover would agree that Max Allan Collins is a prolific contributor in the literature industry. Hardly would you go through the bulks of English literature and fail to come across the books of Max Allan even at a glance. He is an American mystery writer who was born on March 1948 and he has done much in the world of arts and entertainment.

Collins who has been a fan of Mickey Spillane (a mystery writer) has written many book series ever since which include; the Quarry series, Nolan series, Mallory series, Eliot Ness series among others. Many of the books expose mystery crimes that are usually committed secretly and talks more about the evil doings in the society. You will definitely enjoy reading the series.

Max Collins has also written comic books, screen plays, short stories and movie novelizations that have garnered the favor of many people globally. The book series are being updated up to now and they are becoming more famous as days pass by.

Let’s focus on the Quarry series which contains the earliest books of this writer. The Quarry is a series that unfolds the crime fiction in society with compelling fun. The Quarry series features a Vietnam vet who we are told that he learned his lessons while abroad. After the vet comes home, he starts earning a living from the work of a hitman as he gets commands from a man called the Broker and which is the title of the first book in the series.

In the first book The Broker, we come across Quarry who is a killer on hire. We see Quarry killing a man using his gun. This happens in the men’s room in the airport. What might be the reason of this killing? We are told that the shot man had taken something from his employer and he is on the cusp of escaping. However, Quarry is unhappy with the drug killings and he parts ways with his broker and takes another broker job. In his second job, he is hired by a homosexual killer by the name Boyd.

Majorly, in this book, max Collins concentrates in showing us all sorts of unpleasant killings and assassinations. The most astonishing part of the story is that Quarry takes other human beings as foolish people who otherwise don’t deserve to live. This is contrary to what we should expect of him. A man of his profession should not be like him.

In the second book in the series, The Broker’s Wife which is later named the Quarry’s list, we come across a fast and furious professional of an intruder which happens in the Quarry’s home. This happens a few months after the life of the broker was brought to an end. Quarry kills the first man to wake him up in the middle of the night and waits for the second one to come in. The back-up man who wants to get the information is grilled by the Quarry a thing which leads him to a one on one confrontation with the broker’s lawyer; Curtis Brooks and Ash. And who is Ash? This is a man which had partnered with Quarry when he started working for the Broker in the early stages.

Quarry is a cleaver man and he never throws caution to the winds. Collins tells us that he never forgets; especially someone who wants to kill him. Quarry is also keen to track down all the people involved in killing the broker and those who want to take over the broker’s business. He is keen to know why Ash stepped into the void that was left by the late Broker. Is it that Ash was behind the death of his Broker? Is it that he wants to take over the business completely? These are the questions that detective Quarry wants to get their answers. He is very keen to ensure that he knows the trick played Ash to ensure that he is not blackmailed.

Many books written by this prolific artist (Max Allan Collins) have made to TV shows and movies. For example, the Dark Angel TV series is one of the TV series that can take you off the couch easily. This famous series features the life of Max Guevara who is escaped from the covert government’s military facility. She is a super soldier. This series is filmed in Vancouver in the Lions gate. The first season was usually haired on Tuesdays in the United States of America. It is to no surprise that this first season won many awards and votes from the lovers of the arts and entertainment industry.

We cannot overlook the second season of the Dark Angel TV shows that has a lot of fiction in it. However, the show had suffered a poor rating and did not enjoy the favors enjoyed by the first series. This is due to the fact that this second season was moved to Fridays which was not according to the wish of many. However, the way events are unfolded in the series calls for your action. Unless you are not a fan, you should never miss this show because it will get you off the couch more often than not.

Max Allan has also written other books and comics based on famous TV shows. “Criminal minds” is another TV series that featured the artistry of Max Allan. This series was also welcomed by many people since it highlights the evil doings in society.

Max Collins is undeniably an artist of his own class. His books are worth your library and I am certain that you would love to read them again and again. The main character in the series provides what every fiction enthusiast will admire. Moreover, the episodes are woven in an artistic nature that will automatically get you off the couch. Therefore, if you had not read this book series before, it would be better to fetch your copies from the nearest supplier while the stock lasts. You are only minutes away from getting what you deserve since this is a good read!

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