Mystery Books

  • Strawberry Shortcake Murder (Hannah Swensen Mysteries)

    When the president of Hartland Flour chooses cosy Lake Eden, Minnesota, as the spot for their first annual Dessert Bake-Off, Hanna

  • On the Street Where You Live

    In the gripping new novel from the Queen of Suspense, a woman is haunted by two grisly murders separated by more than a century, y

  • The Mccone Files

    The McCone Files gathers all of Sharon McCone's short cases covering her entire career as staff investigator at All Souls Legal Co

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    As part of the search for a serial murderer nicknames "Buffalo Bill," FBI trainee Clarice Starling is given an assignment. She

  • The Dogs of War

    In a remote corner of  Zangaro, a small republic in Africa, lies Crystal  Mountain. At certain times of the day the mountain 

  • Blue Light

    The human race has just begun. In the Bay Area in the mid-1960s, several people are struck by a cosmic blue light that "quickens"

  • The Eyes of the Dragon

    Once Upon a Time, There Was Terror…The Eyes of the DragonA tale of archetypal heroes and s

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Mystery Movies

  • Prometheus

    Legendary director Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner) returns to his sci-fi origins in this epic adventure bursting with spectacul

  • Sunshine

    Chris Evans, Cillian Murphy, and Michelle Yeoh star in this sci-fi film from Danny Boyle. Extras included deleted scenes, alternat

  • Jacob's Ladder

    A Vietnam vet, back at home in New York City, finds himself losing his grip on reality, in a horrifying way; only his friend can h

  • Lost - The Complete First Season

    Get lost in the hottest series of 2004. From J.J. Abrams, the creator of ALIAS, comes the action-packed adventure that became a wo

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Mystery Authors

Max Allan Collins biography

 

 

Max Allan Collins

(1948 - )

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