Are You Afraid of the Dark?
In four cities across the world, four people die violently and mysteriously. The dead share a single crucial link: each was connec
A Murder in Mayfair (Missing Mysteries)
Can the truly rich get away with murder or is there always a price? Two days in May bring Colin Pinnock's career to
Place Called Freedom
Sentenced to a life of misery in the Scottish coal mines, twenty-one-year-old Mack McAsh hungers for escape. His only ally: beauti
Deliver Us from Evil
David Baldacci-the #1 bestselling author of The Whole Truth and First Family-returns with his most surprising, heart
Needful Things: The Last Castle Rock Story
A wonderful new store has opened in the little town of Castle Rock, Maine. Whatever your heart's secret desire, it's for sale
Paragon Walk: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel
In the posh London street of Paragon Walk, an unspeakable crime is committed: A young woman is brutally raped and murdered.
Legendary director Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner) returns to his sci-fi origins in this epic adventure bursting with spectacul
12 Monkeys (Special Edition)
After the world's population is devastated by a killer virus, Cole volunteers to travel into the past to obtain a pure virus sampl
This film centers on a former FBI hostage negotiator who, after being framed for murder, tries to clear his name by taking several
Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, Taye Diggs, Giovanni Ribisi. John McTiernan's double-crossing, multi-layered military thriller a
The Next Three Days
Life seems perfect for John Brennan until his wife, Lara, is arrested for a murder she says she didn’t commit. Three years into
Max Allan Collins biography
Max Allan Collins (born March 3, 1948) is an American mystery writer. He has written novels, screenplays, comic books, comic strips, trading cards, short stories, movie novelizations and historical fiction. He wrote the graphic novel Road to Perdition (which was developed into a film in 2002), created the comic book private eye Ms. Tree, and took over writing the Dick Tracy comic strip from creator Chester Gould and one of the Batman comic books for a time. He wrote books to expand on the Dark Angel TV series. He has also written books and comics based on the TV series franchise CSI. More recently, he has written a book, Buried Deep, based on the TV Series Bones.
Collins's longest running series and arguably his best known work is his Nathan Heller series. Heller is a Chicago private investigator who gets involved in famous crimes and meets famous people of the 1930s and 1940s, including Orson Welles, Frank Nitti, and Sally Rand. The first novel in this historical fiction series, True Detective, won the 1984 Shamus Award for Best P.I. Hardcover from the Private Eye Writers of America. Collins won his second Shamus in 1992 for the Heller novel Stolen Away, an account of the Lindbergh kidnapping. His 1999 novel Flying Blind sees Heller investigate the disappearance of Amelia Earhart, along the way becoming romantically involved with her. The most recent book in this series, Chicago Confidential, moved the action into the 1950s. Collins has recently announced that he has completed a new entry in the series, due out in June 2011, about Marilyn Monroe. He has begun research on a Nate Heller novel about the JFK assassination.[Information source: wikipedia