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Max Allen Collins was born in 1948 in Muscatine, Iowa. He is a two-time winner of the Private Eye Writer's of America's Shamus Award for his Nathaniel Heller historical thrillers "True Detective" and "Stolen Away". Collins also wrote the Dick Tracy comic strip begining in 1977 and ending in the early 1990s. He has contributed to a number of other comics, including Batman. Collins created his first independent feature film, Mommy, following a nightmarish experience as screenwriter on the cable movie The Expert. Collins has been contracted by DC Comics to write three tie-ins to his critically acclaimed graphic novel "The Road to Perdition", which was adapted into the feature film. Author of other such move tie-in bestsellers as "In the Line of Fire" and "Air Force One", he is also the screenwriter/director of the cult favorite suspense films "Mommie" and "Mommie's Day". (Publisher Provided) Max Allen Collins was born in Muscatine, Iowa on March 3, 1948. His graphic novel Road to Perdition, published in 1998, is the basis of the Academy Award-winning 2002 film starring Tom Hanks, Paul Newman and Daniel Craig. His other works include Road to Purgatory, Road to Paradise, Return to Perdition, Bye Bye, Baby, and Target Lancer. He won the Shamus awards for True Detective in 1983 and Stolen Away in 1991. He is completing a number of Mike Hammer novels begun by the late Mickey Spillane. He has collaborated with his wife Barbara Collins on three novels and numerous short stories. Their Antiques Flee Market won the Romantic Times Best Humorous Mystery Novel award in 2009. His comics credits include the syndicated strip Dick Tracy (1977-1993), Ms. Tree, Batman; and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, based on the hit TV series for which he has also written ten novels. He has written tie-in books for several movies including Saving Private Ryan, Air Force One, and American Gangster, which won the Best Novel Scribe Award in 2008 from the International Association of Tie-in Writers. His non-fiction works include The History of Mystery and Men's Adventure Magazines, which won Anthony Award. He is also an independent filmmaker. He has written and directed five features and two documentaries, including the Lifetime movie Mommy and the sequel, Mommy's Day. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Road to Perdition 473 copies, 12 reviews
Bones: Buried Deep 323 copies, 6 reviews
Double Dealer 313 copies, 3 reviews
Sin City 292 copies, 3 reviews
Cold Burn 283 copies, 3 reviews
Two For The Money 260 copies, 6 reviews
Body Of Evidence 248 copies, 5 reviews
You Can't Stop Me 241 copies, 12 reviews
Grave Matters 240 copies, 5 reviews
Binding Ties 230 copies, 5 reviews
The Last Quarry 224 copies, 14 reviews
Saving Private Ryan 214 copies, 2 reviews
True Detective 203 copies, 4 reviews
Dark Angel: Before the Dawn 203 copies, 5 reviews
Windtalkers [2002 film] (Author) 201 copies, 9 reviews
Deadly Beloved (Hard Case Crime) 198 copies, 10 reviews
The First Quarry 190 copies, 8 reviews
Dark Angel: Skin Game 184 copies, 6 reviews
The Mummy 179 copies, 4 reviews
Dark Angel: After the Dark 179 copies, 2 reviews
Killing Game 170 copies, 4 reviews
Quarry 170 copies, 10 reviews
Quarry in the Middle 162 copies, 4 reviews
Supreme Justice 139 copies, 7 reviews
Snake Eyes 139 copies, 5 reviews
Florida Getaway 138 copies, 4 reviews
The Titanic Murders 134 copies, 9 reviews
Batman: Child of Dreams (English Adaptation) 125 copies, 2 reviews
Stolen Away 115 copies, 1 review
Waterworld 113 copies
The Pearl Harbor Murders 113 copies, 9 reviews
Jump Cut (Criminal Minds) 111 copies, 5 reviews
Flying Blind 109 copies
True Crime 108 copies, 1 review
Quarry's Ex 108 copies, 4 reviews
The Goliath Bone (Author) 108 copies, 6 reviews
Seduction of the innocent 107 copies, 6 reviews
Heat Wave (CSI: Miami) 106 copies, 2 reviews
The London Blitz Murders 105 copies, 5 reviews
The Hindenburg Murders 102 copies, 4 reviews
Majic Man 94 copies, 1 review
Quarry's List 93 copies, 6 reviews
Dick Tracy 93 copies
Angel in Black 92 copies, 1 review
The Million-Dollar Wound 90 copies, 3 reviews
Killer Profile (Criminal Minds) 89 copies, 2 reviews
The Lusitania Murders 88 copies, 3 reviews
The Consummata (Author) 85 copies, 2 reviews
Carnal Hours 84 copies
The War of the Worlds Murder 83 copies, 3 reviews
Damned In Paradise 80 copies, 2 reviews
Chicago Confidential 80 copies, 3 reviews
The Wrong Quarry 80 copies, 4 reviews
CSI: Serial 77 copies, 1 review
Blood and Thunder 76 copies, 2 reviews
A Century of Noir: Thirty-two Classic Crime Stories (Editor; Contributor) 74 copies, 3 reviews
Finishing School 74 copies, 8 reviews
The X-Files: I Want To Believe 73 copies, 1 review
Quarry's Deal 73 copies, 4 reviews
Dick Tracy: The Secret Files (Editor) 72 copies, 1 review
Road to Purgatory 71 copies, 2 reviews
Bye Bye, Baby 70 copies, 1 review
American Gangster 70 copies, 1 review
Air Force One 70 copies
The Big Bang 69 copies, 5 reviews
Neon Mirage 69 copies
Quarry's Cut 69 copies, 5 reviews
Quarry's Vote 68 copies, 3 reviews
The history of mystery 67 copies, 1 review
Road to Paradise 63 copies, 7 reviews
The Scorpion King 61 copies, 7 reviews
Quarry's Choice 61 copies, 1 review
Lady, Go Die! 59 copies, 7 reviews
CSI: Mortal Wounds 58 copies, 1 review
Quarry in the Black 57 copies, 3 reviews
Windtalkers 55 copies
Quarry's Climax 47 copies, 4 reviews
U-571 (Author) 46 copies
Nice Weekend for a Murder 45 copies, 2 reviews
Target Lancer 44 copies, 3 reviews
CSI: Bad Rap 40 copies, 2 reviews
What Doesn't Kill Her 40 copies, 2 reviews
Return to Perdition 38 copies, 1 review
Killing Quarry 38 copies
Ask Not 38 copies, 3 reviews
Batman: Scar of the Bat (Author) 38 copies
The Baby Blue Rip-Off 37 copies, 4 reviews
Kill Your Darlings 37 copies, 1 review
CSI: Demon House 34 copies, 2 reviews
No Cure for Death 33 copies, 3 reviews
Girl Most Likely 32 copies, 1 review
Strip For Murder 32 copies, 1 review
Regeneration 30 copies
Maverick 29 copies
Executive Order 28 copies, 2 reviews
A Shroud for Aquarius 27 copies, 1 review
Batman: Second Chances (Author) 26 copies, 1 review
Vengeance Is Hers (Editor and Introduction) 25 copies
Mommy's day 25 copies, 1 review
Tough Tender 24 copies
Kill Me, Darling 24 copies, 2 reviews
Skim Deep 23 copies, 1 review
Kisses of Death 23 copies, 1 review
Double Down 22 copies
Better Dead 22 copies, 1 review
The Dark City 22 copies
Ms Tree : One Mean Mother 20 copies, 1 review
I Love Trouble: Novelization (Author) 19 copies
Daylight 18 copies
A Long Time Dead: A Mike Hammer Casebook (Introduction) 18 copies, 3 reviews
Spree 18 copies, 2 reviews
Quarry's Blood 17 copies
Bait Money 17 copies, 2 reviews
Flesh & Blood: Erotic Tales of Crime and Passion (Editor & Contributor) 17 copies
The Pink Panther 17 copies, 1 review
Fly Paper 16 copies, 2 reviews
Quarry's War 16 copies, 1 review
Varga Girls I 16 copies
Varga Girls II 15 copies
Quarry's Greatest Hits 15 copies, 4 reviews
Bullet Proof 14 copies
CSI: NY: Bloody Murder 13 copies, 1 review
It's in the Book (Author) 13 copies, 2 reviews
Butcher's Dozen 13 copies
Bombshell 13 copies, 1 review
Caribbean Blues 12 copies, 1 review
Johnny Dynamite 12 copies, 1 review
Mike Hammer - The Will to Kill 12 copies, 1 review
Hush Money 12 copies, 3 reviews
Mourn the Living 11 copies, 3 reviews
Ms. Tree 11 copies
U.S. Marshals 11 copies
Blood Money 11 copies, 2 reviews
Hard Cash 10 copies, 2 reviews
Cowgirl Pin-Ups 10 copies
Killing Town (Mike Hammer) (Author) 10 copies, 1 review
Scratch Fever 8 copies, 2 reviews
Pin-Up Nudes 7 copies
Midnight Haul 6 copies
Do No Harm 6 copies
CSI Omnibus 2 5 copies
Skin: A Mike Hammer Story 5 copies, 2 reviews
I Spy 4 copies
Comics Prose 3 copies
Wolf 2 copies
Mommy 1 copy
Hunger 1 copy
The Further Adventures of Batman (Contributor) 311 copies, 3 reviews
Crimes by Moonlight: Mysteries from the Dark Side (Contributor) 301 copies, 11 reviews
Inherit the Dead (Contributor) 260 copies, 10 reviews
Hellboy: Odd Jobs (Contributor) 248 copies, 2 reviews
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (Contributor) 219 copies, 7 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Pulp Fiction (Contributor) 219 copies, 4 reviews
Stalkers: 19 Original Tales by the Masters of Terror (Contributor) 198 copies, 6 reviews
Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe (Contributor, some editions) 183 copies, 5 reviews
The Best American Mystery Stories 2011 (Contributor) 178 copies, 2 reviews
Bibliomysteries: Stories of Crime in the World of Books and Bookstores (Contributor; Contributor) 157 copies, 7 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Private Eye Stories (Contributor) 142 copies, 3 reviews
A Century of Great Suspense Stories (Contributor) 136 copies, 1 review
Crafty Cat Crimes: 100 Tiny Cat Tale Mysteries (Contributor) 130 copies, 2 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Roaring Twenties Whodunnits (Contributor) 104 copies, 3 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics (Contributor) 92 copies, 2 reviews
Vampire Detectives (Contributor) 85 copies
The Complete Chester Gould's Dick Tracy Dailies & Sundays, Volume 01:… (Introduction, some editions) 81 copies, 2 reviews
Hot Blood X (Contributor) 80 copies, 1 review
Deadly After Dark (Contributor) 79 copies, 1 review
Cat Crimes III (Contributor) 76 copies
Kiss and Kill (Contributor) 73 copies, 1 review
Trust No One (Contributor) 71 copies, 4 reviews
Dante's Disciples (Contributor) 66 copies, 2 reviews
The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs (Contributor) 60 copies, 2 reviews
Captain America: Red, White & Blue (Contributor) 55 copies
Women on the Edge (Contributor) 55 copies
The Big Book of Female Detectives (Contributor) 54 copies, 1 review
The Best Paranormal Crime Stories Ever Told (Contributor) 49 copies, 1 review
Werewolves (Contributor) 45 copies, 1 review
Chicago Noir: The Classics (Contributor) 41 copies, 13 reviews
Blue Motel (Contributor) 40 copies
Murderers' Row (Contributor) 36 copies, 1 review
Shock Rock II (Contributor) 36 copies
Celebrity Vampires (Contributor) 35 copies
Mob Magic (Contributor) 34 copies, 2 reviews
Deadly Anniversaries (Contributor) 33 copies, 6 reviews
Danger in D.C. (Anthology) (Contributor) 33 copies
Death Cruise: Crime Stories on the Open Seas (Contributor) 30 copies, 2 reviews
Fatal Attractions (Contributor) 29 copies
And the Dying is Easy (Contributor) 28 copies
Deadly Allies II (Contributor) 24 copies, 1 review
Most Wanted (Contributor) 23 copies, 1 review
Dark Faith: Invocations (Contributor) 21 copies, 4 reviews
The Shamus Game (Contributor) 19 copies
The Interrogator and Other Criminally Good Fiction (Contributor) 18 copies, 1 review
King of the weeds (Author, some editions) 17 copies, 1 review
Mystery Street (Contributor) 16 copies
Tales of Zorro (Contributor) 14 copies
Hardboiled Horror (Contributor) 10 copies
Fear Itself (Contributor) 10 copies
Sex, Lies and Private Eyes (Contributor) 8 copies
Batman Annual #11 (Author) 6 copies
AV in 3-D (Contributor) 5 copies
Fifty Shades of Grey Fedora (Contributor) 5 copies
Grimjack #11 (Author) 3 copies
First Cases [Unabridged Audiobook] (Contributor) 3 copies

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