Max Allan Collins Books In Order

Bones Books In Publication Order

  1. Buried Deep (2006)

Caleb York Books In Publication Order

  1. The Legend of Caleb York (2015)
  2. The Big Showdown (2016)
  3. The Bloody Spur (2018)
  4. Last Stage to Hell Junction (2019)
  5. Hot Lead, Cold Justice (2020)
  6. Shoot-Out at Sugar Creek (2021)

Criminal Minds Books In Publication Order

  1. Jump Cut (2007)
  2. Killer Profile (2008)
  3. Finishing School (2008)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Books In Publication Order

  1. Double Dealer (2002)
  2. Sin City (2002)
  3. Cold Burn (2003)
  4. Body of Evidence (2003)
  5. Grave Matters (2004)
  6. Binding Ties (2005)
  7. Killing Game (2005)
  8. Snake Eyes (2006)
  9. Brass in Pocket (By:Jeff Mariotte,Jeffrey J. Mariotte) (2008)
  10. Nevada Rose (By:Jerome Preisler) (2008)
  11. Nevada Rose (By:Jerome Preisler) (2008)
  12. Blood Quantum (By:Jeff Mariotte,Jeffrey J. Mariotte) (2010)
  13. Headhunter (By:Greg Cox) (2010)
  14. Skin Deep (By:Jerome Preisler) (2010)
  15. Skin Deep (By:Jerome Preisler) (2010)
  16. Shock Treatment (By:Greg Cox) (2010)
  17. The Burning Season (By:Jeff Mariotte) (2011)
  18. The Burning Season (By:Jeff Mariotte,Jeffrey J. Mariotte) (2011)

CSI: Miami Books In Publication Order

  1. Florida Getaway (2003)
  2. Heat Wave (2004)

Dark Angel Books In Publication Order

  1. Before the Dawn (2002)
  2. Skin Game (2003)
  3. After the Dark (2003)

Dick Tracy Books In Publication Order

  1. Dick Tracy and the Nightmare Machine (1991)
  2. Dick Tracy Goes to War (1991)
  3. Dick Tracy Meets His Match (1992)

Disaster Books In Publication Order

  1. The Titanic Murders (1999)
  2. The Hindenburg Murders (2000)
  3. The Pearl Harbor Murders (2001)
  4. The Lusitania Murders (2002)
  5. The London Blitz Murders (2004)
  6. The War of the Worlds Murder (2005)

Eliot Ness Books In Publication Order

  1. The Dark City (1987)
  2. Butcher’s Dozen (1988)
  3. Bullet Proof (1989)
  4. Murder by the Numbers (1993)

Fangoria Dreadtime Stories Books In Publication Order

  1. A Good Head on His Shoulders (1993)
  2. Reincarnal (1994)
  3. Wolf (1995)
  4. Mercy (2018)

Frank Nolan Books In Publication Order

  1. Bait Money (1973)
  2. Blood Money (1973)
  3. Fly Paper (1981)
  4. Hush Money (1981)
  5. Hard Cash (1981)
  6. Scratch Fever (1982)
  7. Spree (1987)
  8. Mourn the Living (1988)
  9. Tough Tender (1991)
  10. Skim Deep (2020)
  11. Double Down (2021)

G.I. Joe Books In Publication Order

  1. Above & Beyond (2009)
  2. The Rise of Cobra (2009)

Jackie & Maggie Starr Books In Publication Order

  1. A Killing in Comics (2007)
  2. Strip for Murder (With: ) (2008)
  3. Seduction of the Innocent (2013)

John Sand Books In Publication Order

  1. Come Spy With Me (2020)
  2. Live Fast, Spy Hard (2021)
  3. To Live and Spy In Berlin (2021)

Krista Larson Books In Publication Order

  1. Girl Most Likely (2019)
  2. Girl Can’t Help It (2020)

Mallory Books In Publication Order

  1. The Baby Blue Rip-Off (1983)
  2. No Cure for Death (1983)
  3. Kill Your Darlings (1984)
  4. A Shroud for Aquarius (1985)
  5. Nice Weekend for a Murder (1986)

Mike Hammer Books In Publication Order

  1. I, the Jury (1947)
  2. My Gun Is Quick (1950)
  3. Vengeance is Mine (1950)
  4. One Lonely Night (1951)
  5. The Big Kill (1951)
  6. Kiss Me, Deadly (1952)
  7. The Girl Hunters (1962)
  8. The Snake (1964)
  9. The Twisted Thing (1966)
  10. The Body Lovers (1967)
  11. Survival… Zero (1970)
  12. The Killing Man (1989)
  13. Black Alley (1996)
  14. The Goliath Bone (2008)
  15. Kiss Her Goodbye (2009)
  16. The Big Bang (2010)
  17. Lady, Go Die! (2012)
  18. Skin (2012)
  19. Complex 90 (2013)
  20. King of the Weeds (2014)
  21. Kill Me, Darling (2015)
  22. Murder Never Knocks (2016)
  23. A Long Time Dead (2016)
  24. The Will to Kill (2017)
  25. Killing Town (2018)
  26. Murder, My Love (2019)
  27. Masquerade for Murder (2020)

Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer Books In Publication Order

  1. Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer #1 (With: Mickey Spillane) (2018)
  2. Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer #2 (With: Mickey Spillane) (2018)

Mommy Books In Publication Order

  1. Mommy (1997)
  2. Mommy’s Day (1998)

Ms. Tree Books In Publication Order

  1. One Mean Mother (2019)
  2. Skeleton in the Closet (2020)

Mummy Books In Publication Order

  1. The Mummy (1999)
  2. The Mummy Returns (2001)
  3. The Scorpion King (2002)
  4. Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)

Nathan Heller Books In Publication Order

  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)
  17. Do No Harm (2020)

Nathan Heller Collections In Publication Order

  1. Dying in the Post-War World (1991)
  2. Kisses of Death (2001)
  3. Chicago Lightning (2011)
  4. Triple Play (2012)

NYPD Blue Books In Publication Order

  1. Blue Beginning (1995)
  2. Blue Blood (1997)

Quarry Books In Publication Order

  1. Quarry / The Broker (1976)
  2. Quarry’s List / The Broker’s Wife (1976)
  3. Quarry’s Deal / The Dealer (1976)
  4. Quarry’s Cut / The Slasher (1977)
  5. Quarry’s Vote / Primary Target (1988)
  6. The Last Quarry (2006)
  7. The First Quarry (2008)
  8. Quarry in the Middle (2009)
  9. Quarry’s Ex (2011)
  10. The Wrong Quarry (2014)
  11. Quarry’s Choice (2015)
  12. Quarry in the Black (2016)
  13. Quarry’s Climax (2017)
  14. Killing Quarry (2019)
  15. Quarry’s Blood (2021)

Quarry Collections In Publication Order

  1. Quarry’s Greatest Hits (2003)

Reeder & Rogers Books In Publication Order

  1. Supreme Justice (2014)
  2. Fate of the Union (With: Matthew V. Clemens) (2015)
  3. Executive Order (With: Matthew V. Clemens) (2017)

You Can’t Stop Me Books In Publication Order

  1. You Can’t Stop Me (With: ) (2010)
  2. No One Will Hear You (With: ) (2011)

The X-Files Books In Publication Order

  1. Goblins (By:Charles L. Grant) (1994)
  2. Whirlwind (By:Charles L. Grant) (1995)
  3. Ground Zero (By:Kevin J. Anderson) (1995)
  4. Ruins (By:Kevin J. Anderson) (1995)
  5. Antibodies (By:Kevin J. Anderson) (1997)
  6. Skin (By:Ben Mezrich) (1998)
  7. Fight the Future (By:Elizabeth Hand) (1998)
  8. I Want to Believe (2008)
  9. X-Files: Trust No One (With: Gayle Lynds,Heather Graham,Jonathan Maberry,Kevin J. Anderson,Tim Lebbon,Keith R.A. DeCandido,Brian Keene,Peter Clines,Gini Koch) (2015)
  10. X-Files: The Truth Is Out There (By:Jonathan Maberry,Kelley Armstrong,David Farland,Rachel Caine,,Kami Garcia,,Hank Phillippi Ryan) (2016)

World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories Books In Publication Order

  1. The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 1 (2000)
  2. The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 2 (2000)
  3. The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 3 (2002)
  4. The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 4 (2003)
  5. The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 5 (2004)

Dick Tracy: The Collins Case Files Books In Publication Order

  1. Dick Tracy (By:) (2003)
  2. Dick Tracy (By:) (2004)
  3. Dick Tracy (2005)

Fancy Anders Books In Publication Order

  1. Fancy Anders Goes To War: Who Killed Rosie The Riveter? (2021)

Hard Case Crime Books In Publication Order

  1. Shooting Star/Spiderweb (By:) (1958)
  2. Shooting Star / Spiderweb (By:Robert Bloch) (1958)
  3. The Mercenaries (By:) (1960)
  4. Two for the Money (1973)
  5. Deadly Beloved (2007)
  6. Gun Work (By:) (2011)
  7. Catch and Release (By:Lawrence Block) (2011)

Hot Blood Books In Publication Order

  1. Hot Blood (1989)
  2. Hotter Blood: More Tales of Erotic Horror (1991)
  3. Hottest Blood (1993)
  4. Deadly After Dark (1994)
  5. Seeds of Fear (1995)
  6. Stranger by Night (1995)
  7. Fear the Fever (1996)
  8. Kiss and Kill (1997)
  9. Crimes of Passion (1997)
  10. Hot Blood X (1998)
  11. Fatal Attractions (2003)
  12. Strange Bedfellows (2004)
  13. Dark Passions (2007)

Road to Perdition Books In Publication Order

  1. Road to Perdition (By:) (1998)
  2. Road To Perdition (1998)
  3. On the Road to Perdition a ‘ Oasis, Sanctuary, and Detour a ‘ (By:) (2003)
  4. Road to Purgatory (2004)
  5. Return to Perdition (By:) (2011)

The Greatest Stories Ever Told Books In Publication Order

  1. The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told (By:) (1987)
  2. The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told, Vol. 1 (By:,Steve Englehart) (1988)
  3. The Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told (By:) (1988)
  4. Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told, Vol. 2: Catwoman and the Penguin (By:) (1992)
  5. Batman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told (By:) (2005)
  6. JLA:The Greatest Stories Ever Told (By:Keith Giffen,,,,,,Grant Morrison) (2006)
  7. The Joker: The Greatest Stories Ever Told (By:,,,John Byrne,,,Steve Englehart,,Jeph Loeb,Len Wein,Walter Simonson) (2007)
  8. Batman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told, Vol. 2 (With: Roy Thomas,,Steve Englehart) (2007)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Midnight Haul (1986)
  2. In the Line of Fire (1993)
  3. Maverick (With: ) (1994)
  4. Waterworld (1995)
  5. Daylight (1996)
  6. Air Force One (1997)
  7. American Gangster (With: ) (1997)
  8. U.S. Marshals (1998)
  9. Regeneration (With: Barbara Collins) (1999)
  10. U-571 (2000)
  11. Windtalkers (2001)
  12. The History of Mystery (2001)
  13. I Spy (2002)
  14. Bombshell (With: Barbara Collins) (2004)
  15. The Pink Panther (2005)
  16. Black Hats (As: Patrick Culhane) (2007)
  17. Red Sky in Morning (As: Patrick Culhane) (2008)
  18. The Consummata (With: Mickey Spillane) (2011)
  19. Flower for the Butcher (2012)
  20. Saving Private Ryan (2012)
  21. What Doesn’t Kill Her (2013)
  22. USS Powderkeg (2018)

Graphic Novels In Publication Order

  1. Road to Perdition 2: On the Road (2003)
  2. Quarry’s War (2018)

Short Story Collections In Publication Order

  1. Blue Christmas and Other Holiday Homicides (2001)
  2. Early Crimes (2013)
  3. Murderlized (With: Matthew V. Clemens) (2020)
  4. Murdera ‘His & Hers (With: Barbara Collins) (2020)
  5. Shoot The Moon (2021)
  6. Reincarnal & Other Dark Tales (2021)
  7. Suspensea ‘His & Hers: Tales of Love and Murder (With: Barbara Collins) (2021)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. The Mystery Scene Movie Guide (1984)
  2. Gil Elvgren: The Wartime Pin-Ups (1996)
  3. Earl MacPherson: The Sketchbook Pin-Ups (1997)
  4. Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  5. Pin-Up Poster Book: The Billy DeVorss Collection (1998)
  6. For the Boys: The Racy Pin-Ups of World War II (2000)
  7. Calendar Girl (2003)
  8. Mickey Spillane on Screen (With: James L. Traylor) (2012)
  9. Scarface and the Untouchable (With: A. Brad Schwartz) (2018)
  10. Eliot Ness and the Mad Butcher (With: A. Brad Schwartz) (2020)

Artist Archives Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. Elvgren Girls I (1999)
  2. Elvgren Girls II (1999)
  3. Swimsuit Sweeties (1999)
  4. Varga Girls I (1999)
  5. Varga Girls II (1999)
  6. Exotic Ladies (1999)
  7. Pirate & Gypsy Girls (2001)
  8. Pin-Up Nudes (2001)
  9. Seaside Sweethearts (2001)
  10. Indian Maidens (2001)
  11. Patriotic Pin Ups (2002)
  12. Cowgirl Pin-Ups (2002)
  13. Pin-Up Nudes II (2002)
  14. Playful Pin-Ups (2002)

Bibliomysteries Books In Publication Order

  1. The Book of Virtue (By:Ken Bruen) (2012)
  2. Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By:C.J. Box) (2012)
  3. The Book Thing (By:Laura Lippman) (2012)
  4. The Book Case (By:Nelson DeMille) (2012)
  5. An Acceptable Sacrifice (By:Jeffery Deaver) (2012)
  6. Death Leaves a Bookmark (By:William Link) (2012)
  7. The Final Testament (By:Peter Blauner) (2013)
  8. Rides a Stranger (By:David Bell) (2013)
  9. The Long Sonata of the Dead (By:Andrew Taylor) (2013)
  10. The Book of Ghosts (By:Reed Farrel Coleman) (2013)
  11. The Compendium of Srem (By:F. Paul Wilson) (2014)
  12. What’s in a Name? (By:Thomas H. Cook) (2014)
  13. Remaindered (By:Peter Lovesey) (2014)
  14. The Sequel (By:R.L. Stine) (2014)
  15. The Gospel of Sheba (By:Lyndsay Faye) (2014)
  16. The Nature of My Inheritance (By:Bradford Morrow) (2014)
  17. It’s in the Book (By:Mickey Spillane) (2014)
  18. The Scroll (By:Anne Perry) (2014)
  19. The Book of the Lion (By:Thomas Perry) (2015)
  20. The Little Men (By:Megan Abbott) (2015)
  21. Condor in the Stacks (By:James Grady) (2015)
  22. Mystery, Inc. (By:Joyce Carol Oates) (2015)
  23. Every Seven Years (By:Denise Mina) (2015)
  24. From the Queen (By:Carolyn Hart) (2015)
  25. The Travelling Companion (By:Ian Rankin) (2016)
  26. Citadel (By:Stephen Hunter) (2016)
  27. Reconciliation Day (By:Christopher Fowler) (2016)
  28. Dead Dames Don’t Sing (By:John Harvey) (2016)
  29. The Haze (By:James W. Hall) (2016)
  30. Hoodoo Harry (By:Joe R. Lansdale) (2017)
  31. The Pretty Little Box (By:Charles Todd) (2018)
  32. Seven Years (By:Peter Robinson) (2018)
  33. The Hemingway Valise (By:Robert Olen Butler) (2018)
  34. The Last Honest Horse Thief (By:Michael Koryta) (2018)
  35. The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By:John Connolly) (2018)

Bibliomysteries Books In Chronological Order

  1. The Book of Virtue (By:Ken Bruen) (2012)
  2. The Scroll (By:Anne Perry) (2014)
  3. Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By:C.J. Box) (2012)
  4. An Acceptable Sacrifice (By:Jeffery Deaver) (2012)
  5. Death Leaves a Bookmark (By:William Link) (2012)
  6. Seven Years (By:Peter Robinson) (2018)
  7. The Book Thing (By:Laura Lippman) (2012)
  8. The Book of Ghosts (By:Reed Farrel Coleman) (2013)
  9. The Long Sonata of the Dead (By:Andrew Taylor) (2013)
  10. The Final Testament (By:Peter Blauner) (2013)
  11. Rides a Stranger (By:David Bell) (2013)
  12. What’s in a Name? (By:Thomas H. Cook) (2014)
  13. It’s in the Book (By:Mickey Spillane) (2014)
  14. The Nature of My Inheritance (By:Bradford Morrow) (2014)
  15. Remaindered (By:Peter Lovesey) (2014)
  16. The Compendium of Srem (By:F. Paul Wilson) (2014)
  17. The Gospel of Sheba (By:Lyndsay Faye) (2014)
  18. The Sequel (By:R.L. Stine) (2014)
  19. The Book of the Lion (By:Thomas Perry) (2015)
  20. The Little Men (By:Megan Abbott) (2015)
  21. From the Queen (By:Carolyn Hart) (2015)
  22. Every Seven Years (By:Denise Mina) (2015)
  23. Citadel (By:Stephen Hunter) (2016)
  24. Condor in the Stacks (By:James Grady) (2015)
  25. Mystery, Inc. (By:Joyce Carol Oates) (2015)
  26. The Travelling Companion (By:Ian Rankin) (2016)
  27. The Haze (By:James W. Hall) (2016)
  28. Dead Dames Don’t Sing (By:John Harvey) (2016)
  29. Reconciliation Day (By:Christopher Fowler) (2016)
  30. Hoodoo Harry (By:Joe R. Lansdale) (2017)
  31. The Pretty Little Box (By:Charles Todd) (2018)
  32. The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By:John Connolly) (2018)
  33. The Hemingway Valise (By:Robert Olen Butler) (2018)
  34. The Last Honest Horse Thief (By:Michael Koryta) (2018)
  35. The Book Case (By:Nelson DeMille) (2012)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Mean Streets: The Second Private Eye Writers of America Anthology (1986)
  2. An Eye for Justice (1988)
  3. Dick Tracy: The Secret Files (1990)
  4. Murder is My Business (1994)
  5. Vengeance Is Hers (1997)
  6. Hot Blood X (1998)
  7. Private Eyes (1998)
  8. Diagnosis Dead (1999)
  9. The Shamus Game (2000)
  10. Mystery Street (2001)
  11. A Century of Noir (2002)
  12. The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 3 (2002)
  13. Greatest Hits (2005)
  14. Kolchak: The Night Stalker Chronicles (2005)
  15. These Guns for Hire (2006)
  16. My Lolita Complex and Other Tales of Sex and Violence (2006)
  17. At the Scene of the Crime (2008)
  18. By Hook or By Crook and 30 More of the Best Crime and Mystery Stories of the Year (2010)
  19. The Best American Mystery Stories 2011 (2011)
  20. In Pursuit of Spenser: Mystery Writers on Robert B. Parker and the Creation of an American Hero (2012)
  21. Inherit the Dead (2013)
  22. The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs (2013)
  23. Chicago Blues (2014)
  24. X-Files: Trust No One (2015)
  25. Silent Night, Deadly Night (2016)
  26. Turning the Tied (2021)

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Max Allan Collins Books Overview

Buried Deep

Dr. Temperance Brennan, a highly skilled forensic anthropologist who works at the Jeffersonian Institution and writes novels as a sideline, has an uncanny ability to read clues left behind in a victim’s bones. Law enforcement calls upon her to assist with murder investigations when the standard methods of identifying a body are useless. Brennan often finds herself partnered with special investigator Seely Booth of the FBI’s Homicide Investigation Unit. Booth, a former Army sniper who mistrusts science and scientists, believes the key to solving crimes lies in discovering the truth from good old fashioned detective work. Brennan’s equally brilliant colleagues at the Jeffersonian’s Medico Legal Lab include: earthy and bawdy Angela Montenegro, who’s created a unique way to render an original crime scene in a 3 D computer image; Brennan’s assistant, Zack Addy, a young prodigy whose genius IQ actually gets in the way of finishing any of the several doctorates he’s begun; ‘the bug guy’ Dr. Jack Hodgins, who’s an expert on insects, spores and minerals, but conspiracy is his hobby; and Brennan’s boss, the imposing lab director Dr. Daniel Goodman. ‘We hope my readers will realize that it’s another manifestation of Tempe, and that they are in on this inside joke’ says the real Reichs.

Jump Cut

First in a brand new series! The Behavioral Analysis Unit, an elite team of FBI profilers, are tasked with examining the nation’s most twisted criminal minds anticipating their next moves before they strike again…

Killer Profile

An elite team of FBI profilers is called in to help Chicago detectives investigate a series of bizarre murders. Though all are violent and disturbing, the crimes seem unrelated until profiler David Rossi makes the connection. He recognizes each grisly tableau as one modeled on the crime scenes of three of the country’s most notorious serial killers: David Berkowitz, Ted Bundy, and Jeffrey Dahmer. Someone is taking the cult of true crime to terrifying extremes, and with so many killers left to emulate, Rossi wonders how he can possibly profile a killer who s hiding within the Killer Profiles of others

Finishing School

From Edgar Award winning, New York Times bestselling author Max Allan Collins BASED ON THE CBS TELEVISION SHOW HAILED AS The network’s best new offering. Wall Street Journal Watched by nearly 18 million fans weeklyThe bodies of three young girls are discovered in the woods of Bemidji, Minnesota, the result of barbiturate poisoning. Unable to identify the victims, the local police turn to the Behavioral Analysis Unit. Profiler David Rossi learns that the girls disappeared more than ten years ago from Georgia. Further investigation reveals that the perpetrators have been involved in a cycle of kidnapping and murder for close to twenty years and are about to start again

Double Dealer

Meet the little known and even less understood heroes of police work in Las Vegas the forensic investigators. Led by veteran Gil Grissom, the remarkable team assigned to the Criminalistics Bureau’s graveyard shift including Catherine Willows, Warrick Brown, Nick Stokes, and Sara Sidle must combine cutting edge scientific methods and old fashioned savvy as they work to untangle the evidence behind the yellow police tape. While Nick and Catherine investigate a newly discovered fifteen year old murder, Grissom and the rest of the team must uncover the indentity of a cold blooded killer one whose execution style, ‘double tap’ signature has provoked the interest of FBI agent Rick Culpepper.

Sin City

Meet the little known and even less understood heroes of police work in Las Vegas the forensic investigators. Led by veteran Gil Grissom, the remarkable team assigned to the Criminalistics Bureau’s graveyard shift including Catherine Willows, Warrick Brown, Nick Stokes, and Sara Sidle must combine cutting edge scientific methods and old fashioned savvy as they work to untangle the evidence behind the yellow police tape. Sin City ‘If anything happens to me, get this cassette to the police,’ Lynn Pierce told her friends the night she disappeared without a trace. Pierce seemed to be a devout Christian, devoted wife and mother but she left behind a recording of her husband threatening to cut her into little pieces. Jenna Patrick was a professional stripper who said she was trying to get out of the sex trade and into junior college. She wound up strangled to death in a locked room in the back of the club where she worked. What could these two women possibly have had in common aside from the fact that they are both victims of homicide? Find out as Grissom, Willows, and the rest of the CSI team track down a sordid trail of secret lives and private dances, from the saintly to the seedier side of Sin City.

Cold Burn

Remote. Peaceful. Picturesque. That’s how the Mumford Mountain Hotel bills itself in its brochure, and it lives up to its billing most of the time. But this year, the hotel is hosting a prestigious conference for the study of forensic science, and the organizers have extended CSI head Gil Grissom an invitation he can’t refuse. Joined by fellow investigator Sara Sidle, Grissom leaves the department in the capable hands of Catherine Willows and heads east. But he and Sara soon find themselves in all too familiar territory and back in Las Vegas, Catherine, Warrick Brown, and Nick Stokes have uncovered trouble of their own.

Body of Evidence

Early one quiet Monday morning, in an empty executive office, assistant Janice Denard begins to prepare for another ordinary day but instead discovers evidence of horrific crimes, shocking photographs left abandoned in a printer. Now, with the help of the LVPD’s computer forensics experts, the CSI team must track through hardware and software, deception and deceit to find the perpetrators. But while Willows and Stokes investigate the once well hidden secrets now revealed in print, Grissom, Brown, and Sidle uncover new and disturbing evidence in a high profile media case…
the brutal murder of the Mayor’s long missing secretary.

Grave Matters

Rebecca Bennett, the estranged stepdaughter of a well to do Las Vegas businessman, is hounding the Las Vegas Police Department to reopen the investigation into her mother Rita’s death alleging that, despite appearances to the contrary, Rebecca’s greedy stepfather actually played a hand in Rita Bennett’s untimely end. But no one is prepared for the news that CSIs Gil Grissom, Sara Sidle, and Nick Stokes report their investigation is inconclusive…
because the disinterred deceased is ‘not’ Rita Bennett. Meanwhile, at the Sunny Day Continuing Care Facility, Catherine Willows and Warrick Brown must investigate the sudden demise of Vivian Elliot a patient whose death may be the result of unnatural causes…
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Binding Ties

Ten years ago, Las Vegas was terrorized by ‘CAST’ a vicious serial killer responsible for nearly half a dozen brutal murders, and who tested the mettle of the LVPD’s new Captain, Jim Brass. After a two year spree, CASt suddenly disappeared and has not been heard from…
until now. Gil Grissom and his CSI team are called in to investigate a homicide that perfectly fits the notorious criminal’s modus operandi. But all hell breaks loose when a reporter made famous by the original cases receives a letter from someone claiming to be CAST and who says he has nothing to do with the latest slaying. Now the CSIs must stop someone who may be a copycat killer from striking again…
. even as a murderer from the past continues to evade capture, and isn’t taking too kindly to rivals…
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Killing Game

The machinations of a new supervisor may have altered Gil Grissom’s team of skillful CSIs, as Catherine Willows, Nick Stokes, and Warrick Brown are reassigned from the graveyard shift to the swing shift. That doesn’t mean, however, that their paths will never cross. During the course of their separate investigations, the teams must unite again to investigate two distinct murders atrocities that are oddly aligned as they share much of the same collective evidence. Despite the different M.O.s, the CSIs are uncovering two wildly imperfect crimes that could possibly add up to an almost perfect one…

Snake Eyes

Luck is on the side of most during the incident at the Four Kings Casino and Hotel, when the simmering tension between two rival biker gangs suddenly boils over into all out violence miraculously, there are only two fatalities despite the hundreds of rounds fired on the casino floor. Called to an out of control crime scene located outside Las Vegas in the legendary town of Boot Hill forensic investigators Gil Grissom, Catherine Willows, Nick Stokes, and Sara Sidle quickly discover that the two casino shootout victims were no innocent bystanders: one was the powerful leader of the Predator gang, and the other a luckless card dealer who may have borne witness to an elaborately staged execution. Meanwhile, back in the glitter of Sin City, CSIs Warrick Brown and Greg Sanders have their own hands full, as the dark side of this desert metropolis is about to wreak havoc on the two investigators via a seemingly endless series of crimes…
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Brass in Pocket (By:Jeff Mariotte,Jeffrey J. Mariotte)

Far from the glittering lights and 24/7 spectacle of the Strip, the Las Vegas Crime Lab’s team of investigators is gearing up for a rough night ahead…
. A brutal shooting at a cheap motel may be business as usual for CSIs Catherine Willows and Nick Stokes, but as they process the crime scene and quickly identify the victim as a noted local private investigator, nothing could prepare them for the shock of finding physical evidence belonging to none other than Detective Jim Brass…
. Meanwhile, CSIs Greg Sanders and Riley Adams are called to a nearby airport where they must face the ultimate locked room mystery: how a pilot flying solo in a small private plane wound up murdered while miles above the ground…
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Nevada Rose (By:Jerome Preisler)

‘Nevada Rose’ Demille was one of the most beautiful and desired sports groupies in Las Vegas, a fixture at the trendiest casinos and clubs on the Strip. But the endless party came to a tragic end the morning her nude body was found bound and gagged in her home. As crime scene investigators Catherine Willows and Warrick Brown dig deeper, all roads and a growing media circus lead to Mark Baker a.k.a. ‘The Fireball’ a hard throwing, Cooperstown bound major league pitcher and fancier of gorgeous women who recently conducted a very public affair with one ‘Nevada Rose’ Demille…
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Meanwhile, miles away on the grounds of a world class championship golf course, Gil Grissom is probing the macabre discovery of a John Doe an intense investigation that will unearth a bitter sibling rivalry twisted by jealousy and distrust over a ‘Nevada Rose’ of a very different nature…
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Nevada Rose (By:Jerome Preisler)

‘Nevada Rose’ Demille was one of the most beautiful and desired sports groupies in Las Vegas, a fixture at the trendiest casinos and clubs on the Strip. But the endless party came to a tragic end the morning her nude body was found bound and gagged in her home. As crime scene investigators Catherine Willows and Warrick Brown dig deeper, all roads and a growing media circus lead to Mark Baker a.k.a. ‘The Fireball’ a hard throwing, Cooperstown bound major league pitcher and fancier of gorgeous women who recently conducted a very public affair with one ‘Nevada Rose’ Demille…
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Meanwhile, miles away on the grounds of a world class championship golf course, Gil Grissom is probing the macabre discovery of a John Doe an intense investigation that will unearth a bitter sibling rivalry twisted by jealousy and distrust over a ‘Nevada Rose’ of a very different nature…
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Blood Quantum (By:Jeff Mariotte,Jeffrey J. Mariotte)

Following a free spending night at an exclusive Las Vegas nightclub, the chairman of the Grey Rock Paiute Tribe is found brutally murdered in his home, a cryptic message scrawled on a wall in his own blood. Soon, crime scene investigators Ray Langston and Nick Stokes have their hands full with a growing mystery already surrounded by controversy, the victim appears to have met his end from a crime of revenge, but the chairman’s inner circle isn’t talking about who or why…
quickly leading to an escalation of violent retribution…
. At the same time, Catherine Willows and Greg Sanders investigate the mysterious shooting of a homeless man on the palatial estate of Helena Cameron the widow of one of Sin City’s first casino tycoons. At first, it seems like an open and shut case of trespassing and self defense…
but the CSIs soon uncover layer upon layer of heartbreak and tragedy in connection to a family keeping secrets as old as Las Vegas itself…
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Headhunter (By:Greg Cox)

A package bearing no return address arrives at the Anthropology Department of the University of. Nevada…
and a shocking discovery is made upon opening the box: a genuine shrunken head. At first, Gil Grissom and his team of crime scene investigators Catherine Willows, Warrick Brown, Nick Stokes, and Greg Sanders consider this merely an oddity, a grisly relic from the past. But when all the evidence points to the fact that it’s really the result of a gruesome modern day murder, suspicions run high that a brutal serial killer with an unorthodox modus operandi may now be on the loose…
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Skin Deep (By:Jerome Preisler)

A retired judge has been found brutally murdered on the outskirts of Las Vegas, complete with a macabre yet masterfully intricate tattoo on his face…
the third seemingly random victim of the mysterious kidnapper dubbed by law enforcement as the Tattoo Man. The judge wasn t the first person to have been abducted, drugged, and permanently altered with tattoos and body modification…
but he was the first to wind up dead. At the same time, several other deceased are turning up all over Sin City with their body art mercilessly removed and the timing would seem to suggest to those in authority that all of these crimes are somehow related. But Las Vegas’s top crime scene investigators Catherine Willows, Ray Langston, Nick Stokes, Sara Sidle, and Greg Sanders aren t jumping to any conclusions, as they attempt to connect the dots by entering the secretive and tight knit body art community one that is intensely wary of outsiders…
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Skin Deep (By:Jerome Preisler)

A retired judge has been found brutally murdered on the outskirts of Las Vegas, complete with a macabre yet masterfully intricate tattoo on his face…
the third seemingly random victim of the mysterious kidnapper dubbed by law enforcement as the Tattoo Man. The judge wasn t the first person to have been abducted, drugged, and permanently altered with tattoos and body modification…
but he was the first to wind up dead. At the same time, several other deceased are turning up all over Sin City with their body art mercilessly removed and the timing would seem to suggest to those in authority that all of these crimes are somehow related. But Las Vegas’s top crime scene investigators Catherine Willows, Ray Langston, Nick Stokes, Sara Sidle, and Greg Sanders aren t jumping to any conclusions, as they attempt to connect the dots by entering the secretive and tight knit body art community one that is intensely wary of outsiders…
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Shock Treatment (By:Greg Cox)

What happens when a reality TV series gets a true dose of reality? A staged prank for a hit scare show has gone horribly wrong with an actor now dead and production halted indefinitely. As the graveyard shift of Sin City’s best crime scene investigators including Catherine Willows, Ray Langston, Nick Stokes, Sara Sidle, and Greg Sanders digs deeper behind the scenes, more questions than answers pile up: Was the botched prank s set up simply a case of carelessness on the producers part resulting in a tragic accident, or did someone really orchestrate an elaborate scheme for revenge and murder?

The Burning Season (By:Jeff Mariotte)

It’s a hot, early autumn evening in the small resort town of Mount Charleston, NV, where six firefighters are battling a massive blaze that threatens expensive homes…
a blaze that will cost them their lives. Initially, the police determine that the fire was human started, and the state wants to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law with six counts of homicide. Now the team of Sin City s finest criminologists, led by Catherine Willows, are assigned to work a crime scene far from the glittering lights and 24/7 spectacle of the Las Vegas Strip, and soon find much more than they bargained for…
. Meanwhile, Ray Langston and Nick Stokes are called to a crime scene where a dog has taken a key piece of evidence a severed human hand under a suburban home s crawl space. What s even more disturbing is that it s not the first severed hand that s turned up lately there have been four other incidents around Las Vegas over the past twelve months…
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The Burning Season (By:Jeff Mariotte,Jeffrey J. Mariotte)

It’s a hot, early autumn evening in the small resort town of Mount Charleston, NV, where six firefighters are battling a massive blaze that threatens expensive homes…
a blaze that will cost them their lives. Initially, the police determine that the fire was human started, and the state wants to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law with six counts of homicide. Now the team of Sin City s finest criminologists, led by Catherine Willows, are assigned to work a crime scene far from the glittering lights and 24/7 spectacle of the Las Vegas Strip, and soon find much more than they bargained for…
. Meanwhile, Ray Langston and Nick Stokes are called to a crime scene where a dog has taken a key piece of evidence a severed human hand under a suburban home s crawl space. What s even more disturbing is that it s not the first severed hand that s turned up lately there have been four other incidents around Las Vegas over the past twelve months…
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Florida Getaway

Horatio Caine and his team of Crime Scene Investigators are in hot pursuit of Thomas Lessor, a man who had fled Las Vegas in order to get away with murder, after an abandoned limo is found with a dead chauffeur at the wheel and a young couple makes a gruesome discovery on a secluded beach.

Heat Wave

Lieutenant Horatio Caine leads a crack team of forensic scientists who investigate crimes amid the tropical surroundings and cultural crossroads of Miami. Together, they collect and analyze the evidence to expose the truth and to bring justice to those who often cannot speak for themselves: the victims. Crime boss Kurt Wallace was fighting to hold his vast crime empire together until a few well placed bullets ended the struggle. As a host of dangerous ‘business interests’ move in to seize control of Wallace’s piece of the Miami underworld, Caine’s CSIs must piece together the evidence to discover who was responsible for the crime that all of Miami had a motive to commit.

Before the Dawn

Never before told tales of action and adventure revealing the early days of Dark Angel!Los Angeles, 2019. Large sections of Tinseltown are in Richter scale ruins in the aftermath of the Pulse and a devastating earthquake. Surviving among a ragtag pack of street kids, agile as a cat, and an expert thief, Max steals from the rich and gives to Moody, her mentor in crime and leader of the gang. But with no real family to speak of, Max longs for her missing brothers and sisters from Manticore, the covert agency with a sinister history of militaristic manipulation and control. By chance, Max sees a news story on TV about a dissident cyberjournalist in Seattle, known to everyone as Eyes Only. The police are searching for his accomplice, a young rebel whose image flashes on the screen. Max immediately recognizes Seth, one of her Manticore siblings. She mounts her motorcycle and hightails it north. What she rides into is an elaborate web of betrayal, greed, revenge, and selfless heroism that will only further fuel her quest to uncover the secrets of her past and seize hope for the future…
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Skin Game

The saga of Dark Angel continues!Someone is killing normal humans in the fog enshrouded city of Seattle. The murders are brutal and grisly, but inside Terminal City they barely cause a ripple of concern. The transgenics who live there have problems of their own. In an area under siege by the oppressive arm of the police, the transgenics must protect their fledgling colony against the outside world a world that eyes them with contempt and suspicion…
and will do anything to be rid of them. As the killings escalate, Joshua comes to Max with a dire suspicion: the killer may be one of their own. Tensions are high between normal humans and transgenics, and many inside the protected City would just as soon let the humans fend for themselves. Yet Max and her inner circle know they must investigate the crimes and stop the bloodshed. Doing nothing would simply give the normals more reasons to hate. But what they discover will shock even the most jaded among them and expose a sinister agenda that leads to an old, nefarious foe…
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After the Dark

Secrets and betrayals, as the saga of Dark Angel continues!In a chaotic world where the lines between good and evil often blur, and violent anarchy and brutal repression become commonplace, secrets can be deadly. So when Max discovers a shattering truth that Logan has kept concealed from her for years, the betrayal threatens the very essence of their trust. Yet when Logan is kidnapped, all questions of truth and loyalty are cast aside. Max’s search will lead her to a familiar, menacing enemy and back into the shadow of the Snake Cult, which waits for her with chilling anticipation. But the search will also lead her into wholly unexpected territory. Locked in the fight of her life, Max will discover a captive of the cult who can provide her with the one thing that has haunted her ever since she escaped from Manticore…
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The Hindenburg Murders

From the New York Times bestselling author of Saving Private Ryan and The Titanic Murders comes a gripping new mystery based on history’s most terrifying air disaster.’The master of true crime fiction!’ Publishers Weekly’An exceptional storyteller.’ San Diego Union Tribune’Collins blends fact and fiction like no other writer.’ Andrew Vachss A New York Times bestselling author, Collins is a two time winner of the prestigious Shamus Award

The Pearl Harbor Murders

Many believe a war with Japan is imminent, but author Edgar Rice Burroughs is too busy basking in the Hawaiian sun to pay the rumors much mind. That is, until he finds a young Japanese American woman murdered on the beach. An exceptional storyteller. San Diego Union TribuneThe master of true crime fiction. Publishers Weekly

The Lusitania Murders

During the long, lonely days of World War II, sweet and sexy beauties did their part for America by posing in sassy and often humorous pin up calendars. These calendar girls, as they came to be known, motivated servicemen worldwide, reminding them of the sweet smelling safe haven of home. When the men came home after the war, the demand for these calendars continued to grow well into the 1950s. Artists transformed simple, girl next door darlings into alluring icons, and painted them with scenic backgrounds depicting life in post war America. With more than 600 full color images, CALENDAR GIRL is a titillating tribute to these sumptuous centerfolds of yesteryear, to the artists who rendered them, and to the veterans who remember them.

The London Blitz Murders

London, 1942. The German Blitz has devastated the city, but its citizens have something worse to fear: a modern day Jack the Ripper. Investigating the case is renowned pathologist Sir Bernard Spilsbury with assistance from England’s First Lady of Crime, Agatha Christie.

The War of the Worlds Murder

October, 1938. Orson Welles, known as radio’s The Shadow, is accused of killing his mistress on the night of his War of the Worlds broadcast. Only Walter Gibson, The Shadow’s creator, knows if Welles is truly guilty.

The Dark City

It’s 1935. With the Untouchables and Prohibition behind him and the Great Depression falling darkly across the nation, Ness arrives in Cleveland to straighten out a crooked city. An anonymous ring of bent cops is dealing in vice, graft, gambling and labor racketeering, overlorded by a mysterious top cop known as ‘the outside chief’. But between corrupt politicians, jealous colleagues, a parasitic reporter and two blondes with nothing in common, Ness has big troubles pulling the sheets off the bed of blue vipers. Available now.

Butcher’s Dozen

THE UNTOUCHABLES HADN’T PREPARED NESS FOR THIS After slamming the door on Capone, Eliot Ness and the Untouchable: became legend. Now that’s in the past, and Ness travels solo through Depression ravaged America to clean up a battered town called Cleveland…
a city in the firm grasp of fear. A rampaging madman has been on the loose for two years, a butcher who has already hacked up a dozen victims without leaving so much as a shred of evidence, with the exception of various, well placed body parts. This case could cost Ness everything his job, his reputation, his life but he can’t rest until this brutal murderer is caught. With one rookie cop, a headline crazed reporter and a gorgeous woman who just doesn’t know when to quit, Ness goes undercover to hunt for an elusive killer who is almost as gifted with a knife as Ness is with a mystery. MAX ALLAN COLLINS, a Shamus winning master of mystery and suspense, has skillfully woven fact and fiction to create a unique mystery series based on the life and exploits of one of America’s most memorable heroes, Eliot Ness. Butcher’s Dozen is the second book in this exciting series that began with the highly acclaimed The Dark CitY

Bullet Proof

Following The Dark City and The Butcher’s Dozen, legendary lawman Eliot Ness returns to square off against Cleveland’s crooked labor leaders. It is the sweltering summer of 1937, and no one but Ness can break the vicious stronghold these racketeers have on the city’s unions.

Murder by the Numbers

The legendary real life lawman Eliot Ness is deservedly famous through the TV series and film The Untouchables, as the scourge of criminals in 1930s Chicago. Less well known are his exploits in Cleveland, where he continued his crime busting career. In Murder by the Numbers Max Allan Collins has combined fact and fiction to capture the excitement of Ness’s law enforcement triumphs in the Ohio city. It is 1938, and Cleveland is threatened by a racially volatile gang war. The Mafia is moving in on the black mobsters who rule the Bucket of Blood, the notorious slum made famous by Chester Himes. The conflict is more than just villains fighting over turf. The black gangsters, who have had a lock on the city’s numbers racket, have depended more on political connections and on the dreams they sold than on violence. It is the invaders who are bringing murder and mayhem in their wake. As Director of Public Safety, Ness’s job is not only to put a lid on crime itself. He must tread with extreme care in order to forestall violent war between the rival mobsters, a war that could escalate into an explosion between Cleveland’s large black population and the almost entirely white police force and pols who rule the industrial city. The balance is a delicate one and will require an individual both diplomatic and courageous. Collins realistically shows Ness to be that individual in this action packed story rich with period flavor.

Above & Beyond

IN THE HEAT OF BATTLE, THERE ARE MANY HEROES. Part of an elite covert military team, Lieutenant Duke Hauser and his buddy Ripcord Weems are dispatched to the small oil rich South American country of San Sebastiao to help quell a revolution. The multinational peacekeeping force known as G.I. JOE has secretly sent special ops to support Duke’s unit. Their other mission: Find out who s playing both sides of the conflict by supplying each with the same advanced lethal weaponry. But it turns out the devious culprit has raised the stakes promising to deliver an army of super soldiers in the near future. If Duke s squad and the G.I. JOE team can t stop the revolution, halt the proliferation of weapons, and eliminate the threat of laboratory produced warriors, a dark plot toward world domination will soon be launched.

The Rise of Cobra

WHEN A NEW BREED OF EVIL EMERGES, A NEW BREED OF SOLDIER MUST FIGHT IT. While convoying new high tech weaponry in Central Asia, Captain Duke Hauser and his right hand man, Ripcord Weems, along with their NATO Special Forces Unit, are ambushed by heavily armed super soldiers called Vipers. Just as it becomes clear that Duke’s squad is seriously outgunned, and after one of the Vipers attempts to make off with the cache of coveted arms, out of nowhere comes a secret band of soldiers to help the good guys: Team G.I. JOE. General Hawk, head of the elite military ops, enlists Duke and Ripcord to join JOE stalwarts Heavy Duty, Breaker, Scarlett, and Snake Eyes in retrieving the weapons and keeping a well financed foe from controlling cutting edge nano mite technology that destroys everything in its path. Racing around the globe, the G.I. JOE team takes on the baddest of the bad Storm Shadow, Zartan, Destro, and the lovely but lethal Baroness. And in confronting genetically manipulated super soldiers, Duke must also face his own inner demons when a sinister figure appears to raise the stakes and maneuver events toward an even greater catastrophe.

A Killing in Comics

A cutting edge mystery novel that combines the illustrations of Batman artist Terry Beatty with a New York Times bestelling author.

Manhattan, 1948. America’s most famous exstriptease artist, glamorous Maggie Starr, now runs her late husband’s newspaper syndicate, distributing the Wonder Guy comic strip. Wonder Guy, soaring superhero, represents all that is good about postwar America. But when the cartoon character’s publisher winds up dead, Maggie finds herself working with her stepson Jack Starr also her V.P. and chief troubleshooter to find a killer among cartoonists, wives, mistresses and minions of a different sort of ‘syndicate’ suspects with motives that are anything but superheroic.

Strip for Murder (With: )

Manhattan, 1953. Hal Rapp’s Tall Paul, one of America s most popular comic strips, is now a Broadway musical, infuriating Rapp s long time rival Sam Fizer, creator of the once beloved boxing strip Mug O Malley. Adding insult to injury is the casting of Misty Winters, Fizer s wife, as one of Rapp s hillbilly gals. Then Fizer is found murdered with all evidence pointing to Rapp. Starr Syndicate has distribution deals with both cartoonists, but V.P. Jack Starr and his stepmother and company president Maggie believe Rapp s been framed. Between loan sharks, jealous husbands, bitter artists, and Fizer s widow, there are more colorful characters with murderous motives than in a month of Sunday funnies.

The Baby Blue Rip-Off

ARTIST ARCHIVES is an extraordinary series of treasured artworks from the golden years of illustration. These collections are valuable references as well as nostalgic reminders of glamorous periods. Each book showcases 14 carefully selected reproductions of artworks with attention to historic significance and artistic merit. Fans just couldn t get enough of the original, so we proudly present the sequel to our best selling Pin Up Nudes. You ll love flipping through these glossy pages of adorable paintings depicting sweethearts sparkling in their luscious natural splendor.

Nice Weekend for a Murder

When Mallory journeys to a New York mansion to meet his fellow mystery writers for a game of who done it, he witnesses a real murder, a snowstorm cuts off the outside world, and all of the evidence disappears.

I, the Jury

Hardboiled Mike Hammer sets out to avenge the murder of his best friend…
and nothing will stand in his way.

My Gun Is Quick

A Mike Hammer Novel. In this scintillating tale, Spillane’s quick fisted herohunts for the brutal killer of a red head who got her kicks in all the wrong ways.

Vengeance is Mine

Mike Hammer is on the trail of a gun crazed killer, teamed up with an untrustworthy beautiful blond. The action explodes all across town, with Hammer caught in the middle.

One Lonely Night

Another bestselling Mike Hammer mystery, in which Hammer encounters a mob of international thugs on the prowl for military secrets, but before he deals with them he must first placate a spoiled socialite.

The Big Kill

A reformed ex con is the victim of a vicious killer. Mike Hammer goes gunningfor justice, but a beautiful woman keeps getting in his way.

Kiss Me, Deadly

A beautiful woman’s cold blooded murder has the mark of the Mafia. Although warned to stay away, Hammer won’t stop until he gets revenge. 2 cassettes.

The Twisted Thing

Reissued to coincide with the release of ‘The Killing Man’, Spillane’s first Mike Hammer novel in 20 years, this murder mystery takes place in New York City, where Hammer must smash an underground cult that rewards its money loving members with murder.

The Body Lovers

Reissued to coincide with the release of ‘The Killing Man’, Spillane’s first Mike Hammer novel in 20 years, this murder mystery takes place in New York City, where Hammer must smash an underground cult that rewards its money loving members with murder.

Survival… Zero

Reissued to coincide with the release of Spillane’s twelfth Mike Hammer novel, ‘The Killing Man’, the first for 20 years. Mike Hammer finds himself involved with a very nasty underground network conspiring to destroy the USA.

The Killing Man

Private eye, Mike Hammer, goes on the warpath when he finds his lovely secretary, Velda, lying battered on his office floor next to the mutilated body of a would be client. The author has also written ‘The Girl Hunters’, ‘The Body Lovers’ and ‘Survival…
Zero’.

Black Alley

Tough P.I. Mike Hammer emerges from a near death coma to learn that he is embroiled in a deadly search for billions of dollars of missing mob money, in the latest thriller by the author of I, the Jury.

The Goliath Bone

The bestselling American mystery writer of all time brings back his world famous PI Mike Hammer for his biggest and most dangerous case. In the midst of a Manhattan snowstorm, Hammer halts the violent robbery of a pair of college sweethearts who have stumbled onto a remarkable archaeological find in the Valley of Elah: the perfectly preserved femur of what may have been the biblical giant Goliath. Hammer postpones his marriage to his faithful girl Friday, Velda, to fight a foe deadlier than the mobsters and KGB agents of his past Islamic terrorists and Israeli extremists bent upon recovering the relic for their own agendas. A week before his death, Mickey Spillane entrusted a substantial portion of this manuscript and extensive notes to his frequent collaborator, Max Allan Collins, to complete. The result is a thriller as classic as Spillane’s own I, the Jury, as compelling as Collins s Road to Perdition, and as contemporary as The Da Vinci Code.

Kiss Her Goodbye

Mike Hammer has been away from New York too long. Recuperating in Florida after a deadly mob shootout, the private eye learns that an old mentor on the New York police force has committed suicide. Hammer returns for the funeral and because he knows that Inspector Doolan would never have killed himself. But Manhattan in the 1970s no longer feels like home. Hammer’s lovely longtime partner, Velda, has disappeared after he broke it off for her own safety, and his office is shut down. When a woman is murdered practically on the funeral home s doorstep, Hammer is drawn into the hunt for a cache of Nazi diamonds that makes the Maltese Falcon seem like a knickknack, and for the mysterious beauty who had been close to Doolan in his final days. But drug racketeers, who had it in for the tough old police inspector, attract Hammer s attention as well. Soon he is hobnobbing with coke snorting celebrities at the notorious disco Club 52 and playing footsie with a sleek lady D.A., a modern female on the make for oldfashioned Hammer. Everything leads to a Mafia social club where Hammer and his . 45 come calling, initiating the wildest showdown since Spillane s classic One Lonely Night.

The Big Bang

In midtown Manhattan, Mike Hammer, recovering from a near fatal mix up with the Mob, runs into drug dealers assaulting a young hospital messenger. He saves the kid, but the muggers are not so lucky. Hammer considers the rescue a one off, but someone has different ideas, as indicated by a street corner knife attack. With himself for a client, Hammer and his beautiful, deadly partner Velda take on the narcotics racket in New York just as the streets have dried up and rumors run rampant of a massive heroin shipment due any day. In a New York of flashy discotheques, swanky bachelor pads, and the occasional dark alley, Hammer deals with doctors and drug addicts, hippie chicks and hit men,meeting changing times with his timeless brand of violent vengeance. Originally begun and outlined by Spillane in the mid sixties, and expertly completed by his longtime collaborator Max Allan Collins, The Big Bang is vintage Mike Hammer on acid…
literally.

The Scorpion King

First, The Mummy rose up from the tombs of Egypt and adventure was reborn. Then, The Mummy Returns resurrected the horror and introduced a new breed of assassin. Now, The Scorpion King tells the story of the assassin Mathayus, an ancient enemy of evil who refuses to surrender…
or die. The Rock returns in the role that took him from the World Wrestling Federation ring to the silver screens of Hollywood. A thrilling fantasy adventure filled with action, horror, and dazzling special effects, The Scorpion King is sure to be one of the most exciting blockbusters of the year.

Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

The sequel to The Mummy and The Mummy Returns. Rick and Evelyn O Connell answer a new call to adventure as an ancient evil rises to threaten the world. When dashing adventurer Alex O Connell is tricked into awakening China’s ruthless Dragon Emperor from eternal slumber, the reckless young archaeologist must seek the help of the only people who know more than he does about taking down the undead: his parents Rick and Evelyn O Connell.

True Detective

The Return of the Shamus Award Winning Private Eye Novel by the Author of the Box Office Smash ROAD TO PERDITION! The First Volume in the Nathanial Heller ‘Frank Nitti Trilogy,’ Featuring the Real Life Mobster Played in the film by Stanley Tucci! Nate Heller is a cop trying to stay straight in one of the most corrupt places imaginable: Prohibition era Chicago. When he won’t sell out, he’s forced to quit the force and become a private investigator. His first client is Al Capone. His best friend is Elliot Ness. His most important order of business is staying alive.

True Crime

An illustrated & informative history of the beginnings of organized crime as originally printed in the best selling trading card set. This book contains all the art & the complete text of series one of the controversial trading cards.

The Million-Dollar Wound

From a foxhole on Guadalcanal shared with Barney Ross to the glitzy underworld of Hollywood in the ’40s, Nate Heller fights his memories and the Mob. Something happened at the Canal, something Heller’s blocking out. What he can’t block, though, is the wound he received the million dollar wound, the one that got him home. Back in the States, and back in Chicago, he becomes involved once again with Frank Nitti during the gang boss’ last violent days, and with the gangland attempts to take over the movie unions. The homefront is every bit as violent as the war torn Pacific, and even the solace of Sally Rand can do nothing to ease Heller, who is haunted by the death of a friend in Guadalcanal, and surrounded by the mayhem of gangland murders.

Neon Mirage

When Nate Heller clears Bugsy Siegel of murder, the Chicago P.I. and brash, handsome gangster become unlikely friends…
and rivals in love. Bugsy invents modern Vegas, but receives bullets as his reward and Heller becomes his avenger.

Stolen Away

March 1932. After the recently incarcerated Al Capone offers to negotiate the return of the kidnapped son of Charles Lindbergh, Nathan Heller of the Chicago P.D. is sent to Hopewell, New Jersey, as a police liaison. As a part of Lindbergh’s inner circle, Heller investigates crooks, cranks, socialites, and psychics in a frustrating, fruitless attempt to solve the case. Max Allan Collins makes the crime that captivated a nation the focal point of yet another fascinating and thoroughly spellbinding foray into his world of historical crime fiction. Four years later, in 1936, Heller now a private detective, and considered an expert and insider on the Lindbergh case is hired by the governor of New Jersey in an eleventh hour quest to determine the guilt or innocence of Bruno Hauptmann, who sits on death row convicted of the murder and kidnapping of the Lindbergh child. A novel of the Lindbergh kidnapping by the master of true crime fiction…
Don t miss it! Publishers Weekly

Carnal Hours

Written & Told by MAX ALLAN COLLINS

The murder of multimillionaire Sir Harry Oaks in Nassau has remained one of the twentieth century’s most baffling and bizarre mysteries until now. Max Allan Collins and his fictional sleuth, Nathan Heller, have finally cracked the Oakes case in a gripping thriller full of page turning surprises. Rich in authentic high life atmosphere, laced with wit, Carnal Hours is a riveting novel of sex, greed, and murder.

True Crime Fiction/Mystery 3 Hours 2 cassettes Abridged

Blood and Thunder

Collins’ fiction hero Nathan Heller returns to investigate the brutal assassination of one of the most charismatic and controversial political figures of our time. The place is Louisiana. The time is 1935 and Huey Long is the current U.S. Senator. From the posh parlors of New York’s upper crust, to the murky depths of Louisiana politics, Blood & Thunder boils with page turning excitement and the authentic atmosphere of 1930’s America. Once again Max Allan Collins presents a brilliant solution to a crime that still haunts a nation decades after the fact. Suspense fiction just doesn’t get any better.

Damned in Paradise

This eighth installment in the Nathan Heller series finds the detective teamed up with legendary attorney Clarence Darrow to help solve the infamous true life ‘Massie’ case one of the most notorious crimes of the 20th Century. In 1932 Hawaii, beautiful socialite Thalia Massie has been raped, and accuses a group of island natives for the crime. When one of the natives is murdered, presumably in revenge for this crime, members of Massie’s family are arrested and placed on trial. While Darrow defends the Massie family in one of the mostcontroversial trials of the century, Heller works to uncover what really happened in an environment rife with racial tension and intrigue! Damaned in Paradise has been nominated for a Shamus Award by thePrivate Eye Writers of America Max Allan Collins is a two time winner and seven timenominee of the Shamus Award This is the eighth installment of the highly acclaimed Nathan Heller series Based on the actual ‘Massie’ case, the subject of thebestselling novel, Blood and Orchids

Flying Blind

The most honored mystery series in the history of the Shamus AwardsIn this ingenious new novel in the Shamus Award winning series, detective Nathan Heller tries to solve the greatest mystery of the century the unexplained disappearance of Amelia Earhart…
‘One of Collins’ best…
a terrific novel of what really might have happened when Amelia Earhart disappeared.’ Detroit Free Press’Highly entertaining.’ Los Angeles Times’Compelling…
Collins, who has been nominated for an unequaled eight Shamus Awards, could be in line for number nine.’ Booklist’Buckle your seatbelt and get ready for a journey into a world of intrigue, espionage, betrayal and a rousing good time. Collins is at his best.’ Mostly Murder’An entertaining and pro vocative look at Earhart…
highly successful.’ Publishers Weekly Max Allan Collins has been nominated for the Shamus Award an unprecedented eight times for his Nathan Heller novels, and has won twice The new Nathan Heller novel, Majik Man, is available in hardcover from Dutton Available in Signet paperback: Carnal Hours, Blood and Thunder, Damned in Paradise

Majic Man

The nation is wrapped up in postwar Commie paranoia as Nathan Heller follows a lead from Washington, D.C. to a strange place called Roswell…
. Majic Man is…
‘A clear homage to Collins’s literary hero, Mickey Spillane. Four stars!’ Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine’A typically intelligent, witty and exciting examination of a real life mystery.’ Booklist ‘A unique story with which to entertain his readers. Recommended.’ Abilene Reporter News ‘Suspense coupled with an ingenious take on a pop historical touchstone…
refreshingly gritty.’ Publishers Weekly starred review

Angel in Black

The newspapers dubbed her The Black Dahlia. Nathan Heller knew her intimately as Elizabeth Short. To discover the identity of the fiend who destroyed her, Heller must lay bare the terrifying truth behind Hollywood’s make believe facade.

Chicago Confidential

It’s 1950, and P.I. Nathan Heller has returned home to Chicago, where a congressional probe into organized crime sparks an all out mob war with Heller’s partner among the victims. An astonishing mix of fact and fiction, this new Heller thriller features such notable characters as singer Frank Sinatra, mobster Sam Giancana, Senator Joe McCarthy, and Hollywood bombshell in the making, Jayne Mansfield.

Kisses of Death

NATHAN HELLER, PRIVATE EYE!!! The private eye is as American as mom, apple pie and gangsters and bootlegging. A child of the Roaring Twenties and the Depression Thirties, he is a genuine American hero with his poetic slang and his attempt to make things right as he goes down Mean Streets. Max Allan Collins has recreated the great era of the P.I. in Nathan Heller. ‘I wanted to do the traditional P.I.,’ Collins writes in his introduction to Kisses of Death, ‘the tender tough guy in the trenchcoat and fedora with a bottle of wry in his bottom desk drawer. I didn’t want to update him, and I didn’t want to plop him down in contemporary times like a drunk who fell off a time machine.’ In novels and short stories, Collins has traced Heller’s changes, and America’s changes from the early thirties to the sixties, and in doing so has received a record nine Private Eye Writers of America ‘Shamus’ nominations for his the series, winning twice. Each story investigates a genuine unsolved crime of the past. Kisses of Death contains the previous unpublished title novella, in which Heller becomes associated with Marilyn Monroe and solves the famous Bodenheim murders. In other stories, he finds a solution to the death of actress Thelma Todd, becomes associated with Eliot Ness, and discovers who killed the midget that Bill Veeck had come to bat in a major league baseball game. The book includes a new introduction and afterward by the author, and a Max Allan Collins checklist.

Blue Beginning

Based on the TV series ‘NYPD Blue’, this story takes readers to the very beginning of the partnership between Detectives Andy Sipowtiz and John Kelly of Manhattan’s 15th Precinct. ‘Penguin Readers’ is a series of simplified novels, film novelizations and original titles that introduce students at all levels to the pleasures of reading in English. Originally designed for teaching English as a foreign language, the series’ combination of high interest level and low reading age makes it suitable for both English speaking teenagers with limited reading skills and students of English as a second language. Many titles in the series also provide access to the pre 20th century literature strands of the National Curriculum English Orders. ‘Penguin Readers’ are graded at seven levels of difficulty, from ‘Easystarts’ with a 200 word vocabulary, to Level 6 Advanced with a 3000 word vocabulary. In addition, titles fall into one of three sub categories: ‘Contemporary’, ‘Classics’ or ‘Originals’. At the end of each book there is a section of enjoyable exercises focusing on vocabulary building, comprehension, discussion and writing. Some titles in the series are available with an accompanying audio cassette, or in a book and cassette pack. Additionally, selected titles have free accompanying ‘Penguin Readers Factsheets’ which provide stimulating exercise material for students, as well as suggestions for teachers on how to exploit the Readers in class.

Blue Blood

Based on the TV series ‘NYPD Blue’, this story takes readers to the very beginning of the partnership between Detectives Andy Sipowtiz and John Kelly of Manhattan’s 15th Precinct. ‘Penguin Readers’ is a series of simplified novels, film novelizations and original titles that introduce students at all levels to the pleasures of reading in English. Originally designed for teaching English as a foreign language, the series’ combination of high interest level and low reading age makes it suitable for both English speaking teenagers with limited reading skills and students of English as a second language. Many titles in the series also provide access to the pre 20th century literature strands of the National Curriculum English Orders. ‘Penguin Readers’ are graded at seven levels of difficulty, from ‘Easystarts’ with a 200 word vocabulary, to Level 6 Advanced with a 3000 word vocabulary. In addition, titles fall into one of three sub categories: ‘Contemporary’, ‘Classics’ or ‘Originals’. At the end of each book there is a section of enjoyable exercises focusing on vocabulary building, comprehension, discussion and writing. Some titles in the series are available with an accompanying audio cassette, or in a book and cassette pack. Additionally, selected titles have free accompanying ‘Penguin Readers Factsheets’ which provide stimulating exercise material for students, as well as suggestions for teachers on how to exploit the Readers in class.

Quarry / The Broker

Cult favorite Quarry, the killer for hire, is back in print with this debut novel and four other early works by author Max Allan Collins. They don’t come any harder-boiled than Quarry. After carrying out his assignment in a down-at-heels river town, the gunman finds someone has played him for a sucker. To figure out who, he must solve the murder he committed. This new edition includes a previously unpublished Afterword by the author.

The Last Quarry

QUARRY’S BACK FOR HIS TOUGHEST JOB EVER. The ruthless professional killer known as Quarry long ago disappeared into a well earned retirement. But now a media magnate has lured the restless hitman into tackling one last lucrative assignment. The target is an unlikely one: Why, Quarry wonders, would anyone want a beautiful young librarian dead? And why in hell does he care? On the 30th anniversary of the enigmatic assassin’s first appearance, bestselling author Max Allan Collins brings him back for a dark and deadly mission where The Last Quarry may turn out to be Quarry himself.

The First Quarry

BIG MAN ON CAMPUS Crime fiction readers know Quarry, the ruthless killer for hire, from Max Allan Collins acclaimed novels most recently THE LAST QUARRY, which told the story of the assassin’s final assignment and was the basis for the feature film The Last Lullaby. But where did Quarry’s story start? For first time ever, the best selling author of ROAD TO PERDITION takes us back to the beginning, revealing the never before told story of Quarry s first job: infiltrating a college campus and eliminating a professor whose affair with one of his beautiful, young students is the least of his sins

Quarry in the Middle

When a pair of warring crime families each hires the same hit man to knock off the other, the man in the middle finds himself in a very dangerous spot.

You Can’t Stop Me (With: )

Small town sheriff J.C. Harrow made headlines when he apprehended a would be presidential assassin only to come home that night and find his wife and son brutally murdered. This tragic twist of fate launched his career as the host of reality TV’s smash hit, ‘Crime Seen’! But while media star Harrow tracks down dangerous criminals coast to coast with the help of viewers’ tips a killer with a twisted agenda is making his own bloody path to fame.

Goblins (By:Charles L. Grant)

Opening the X Files…

MeetMulder and Scully, FBI. The agency maverick and the female agent assigned to keep him in line.

Their job: investigate the eeriest unsolved mysteries in modern America, from pyro psychics to death row demonics, from rampaging Sasquatches to alien invasions. The cases the Bureau wants handled quietly, but quickly, before the public finds out what’s really out there. And panics. The cases filed under ‘X.’

Whirlwind (By:Charles L. Grant)

Serial killers come in all shapes and sizes, but this one is particularly puzzling. There’s no pattern to the mutilated bodies that have been showing up in Albuquerque: both sexes, all races, ages, ethnic groups. There is no evidence of rape or ritual. Only one thing connects the victims. They were the victims of a natural disaster. One of the most unnatural natural disasters imaginable, leading to a most painful, most certain and most hideous death…
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Mulder and Scully, FBI: the agency maverick and the female agent assigned to keep him in line. Their job: investigate the eerie unsolved mysteries the Bureau wants handled quietly, but quickly, before the public finds out what’s really out there. And panics. The cases filed under ‘X.’

Ground Zero (By:Kevin J. Anderson)

Dr. Gregory, a renowned nuclear weapons researcher, is not only dead he’s been charred to a radioactive cinder. Since this is a death on Federal property, Mulder and Scully are hastily called in. As FBI agents who specialize in unexplained phenomena, they are the investigators of The X Files, strange and inexplicable cases which are also mysteries that the FBI doesn’t want solved. When a second victim, completely unrelated to nuclear science or Dr. Gregory is obliterated in the New Mexico desert, and then a third dies the same way in Washington, DC, Mulder and Scully begin to focus on the frightening dimension of their task. The bizarre deaths cannot be a coincidence. And as they work to uncover the secret unifying element that unites these deaths, it becomes clear that this twisted puzzle has fatal consequences for the entire world.

Ruins (By:Kevin J. Anderson)

A well connectedAmerican archaeologist disappears while exploring the lost Mayan city ofXitaclan and FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are flown to the Yucat njungles to investigate. Not an ordinary FBI team, Mulder and Scully are assigned to the X Files,the strange and inexplicable cases the FBI wants to keep hidden from scrutiny…
thecases involving the paranormal, the supernatural and possibly, the extraterrestrial. Based on a mysterious jade artifact and ominous local legends, Mulder decidesthere may be more to this case than simply a missing team of scientists namely ancient curses, blood sacrifices, and deadly reptilian monsterslost in the jungle since before history. Scully is more skeptical. Her priorityis to keep an eye on her partner and try to provide logical explanationsfor Mulder’s unorthodox speculations. Unbeknownst to the two FBI agents, the lost city of Xitaclan is the sceneof an impending three way brush war between Central American drug lords,international smugglers who deal in looted Mayan artifacts, and a covertU.S. military commando team that has been sent to investigate, and destroy,a strange electronic signal received from beneath the ruins a signalaimed upwards, at the stars! Mulder and Scully must unravel the secret ofXitaclan and discover what has become of the lost archaeology team beforethese opposing forces converge on the forgotten ruins…
and unleash a powerthat nothing on Earth can contain.

Antibodies (By:Kevin J. Anderson)

A novel based on the Emmy Award winning television series created by Chris Carter. When a disease ravaged body is found in the smoldering ruins of the federally funded DyMar genetic research lab, Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully fear that a deadly, man made plague is on the loose. As the FBI agents investigating the ‘X Files’ cases the bureau has deemed unsolvable Mulder and Scully pursue the truth wherever it leads, even into the labyrinthine corridors of the FBI…
and beyond. Racing to contain the lethal virus before it can spread, Mulder and Scully make a chilling discovery. Before his death, Dr. David Kennessy, a hotshot cancer researcher at DyMar, had been experimenting with a promising but highly dangerous technology: microscopic bio machines that can cure any disease, heal any wound. In theory, this research could be a miracle cure, perhaps even a doorway to immortality. It was also the only way Dr. Kennessy could save his leukemia stricken son. But when a second corpse turns up, savagely mutilated from within, it’s anything but theoretical. Could machines created to cure have learned to kill? Scrambling for answers, Mulder and Scully are opposed at every step by faceless enemies with all the resources of the government even perhaps of their own agency at their command. Enemies who will stop at nothing to ensure that the secret of immortality falls in the right hands their hands. As sinister forces close in, Scully fights to save the life of an innocent boy while Mulder comes face to face with a crazed and desperate man. A man whose slightest touch brings agonizing death and perhaps a resurrection more horrible still.

Skin (By:Ben Mezrich)

It’s a fairly common, if ghoulish, procedure: the ‘harvesting’ of skin from corpses for temporary use on emergency burn victims until their own grafts are ready. But when a team of moonlighting medical students accidentally takes skin from the wrong donor, the results are catastrophic: a New York City hospital ward is destroyed in a psychotic bloodbath, and an elderly professor, admitted for a routine skin graft, is suddenly the city’s most wanted fugitive. Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are the only ones to suspect something more ominous than a medical procedure gone awry. As the FBI agents investigating the ‘X Files’ strange and inexplicable cases the Bureau wants to keep hidden, Mulder and Scully are determined to track down the forces they suspect are behind the murderer. While the police hunt the fleeing professor, Mulder and Scully track the skin that was mistakenly grafted onto him. The trail leads from the morgue to the headquarters of a cutting edge biotech company. Soon Mulder and Scully are in Thailand, searching the jungles for an abandoned MASH Unit, where napalm victims were treated with an amazing recovery rate’even though none of the hundreds of men who were nursed back to health ever returned to their families. Scully is looking for an experimental medical technology with disastrous side effects. Mulder suspects the stakes are even higher, a fear gruesomely confirmed as they begin to uncover an unholy and totally deniable alliance between a battle trained plastic surgeon, international politicians, and a legendary Thai monster known as the ‘Skin Eater.’

Fight the Future (By:Elizabeth Hand)

Beneath the tranquil surface of a North Texas town, the future of the human race awaits…
After forty years, members of the Global conspiracy known only as The Project are finally nearing the completion of their plans. Only FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully have a glimpse of the nightmare that lies ahead for the rest of the world: an alien invasion fueled by the most devastating virus in human history. And only they know that the Truthisn’t out there anymore It’s already here.

I Want to Believe

In the bitter heart of a brutal winter, women are inexplicably vanishing in rural Virginia. The only clues to the bizarre disappearances are grotesque remains human remains that are turning up in snow banks along the highway. And a disgraced priest has begun to experience strange and disturbing visions possibly connected with a terrible secret. But are the images haunting a fallen man of God to be trusted…
. or are they the deadly lies of a twisted mind?

It is a case right out of the X Files. But the FBI suspended its investigations into the paranormal years ago. Ex agents Fox Mulder and Dr. Dana Scully are the best team for the job, but they have no desire to revisit the past. Still, the truth about these horrific crimes is out there…
. and only Mulder and Scully can uncover it.

The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 1

More than 200,000 words of great crime and suspense fictionEach year, Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg, editors of The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories, have reached farther past the boundaries of the United States to find the very best suspense from the world over. In this third volume of their series they have included stories from Germany, Belgium, and the United Kingdom as well as, of course, a number of fine stories from the U.S.A. Among these tales are winners of the Edgar Award, the Silver Dagger Award of the British Crime Writers, and other major awards in the field. In addition, here are reports on the field of mystery and crime writing from correspondents in the U.S. Jon L. Breen, England Maxim Jakubowski, Canada Edo Van Belkom, Australia David Honeybone, and Germany Thomas Woertche. Altogether, with nearly 250,000 words of the best short suspense published in 2001, this bounteous volume is, as the Wall Street Journal said of the previous year s compilation, the best value for money of any such anthology. The A to Z of the authors should excite the interest of any mystery reader:Robert Barnard Lawrence Block Jon L. Breen Wolfgang Burger Lillian Stewart Carl Margaret Coel Max Allan Collins Bill Crider Jeffery Deaver Brendan DuBois Susanna Gregory Joseph Hansen Carolyn G. Hart Lauren Henderson Edward D. Hoch Clark Howard Tatjana Kruse Paul Lascaux Dick Lochte Peter Lovesey Mary Jane Maffini Ed McBain Val McDermid Marcia Muller Joyce Carol Oates Anne Perry Nancy Pickard Bill Pronzini Ruth Rendell S. J. Rozan Billie Rubin Kristine Kathryn Rusch Stephan Rykena David B. Silva Nancy Springer Jac. Toes John Vermeulen Donald E. Westlake Carolyn Wheat.

The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 2

More than 200,000 words of great crime and suspense fictionEach year, Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg, editors of The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories, have reached farther past the boundaries of the United States to find the very best suspense from the world over. In this third volume of their series they have included stories from Germany, Belgium, and the United Kingdom as well as, of course, a number of fine stories from the U.S.A. Among these tales are winners of the Edgar Award, the Silver Dagger Award of the British Crime Writers, and other major awards in the field. In addition, here are reports on the field of mystery and crime writing from correspondents in the U.S. Jon L. Breen, England Maxim Jakubowski, Canada Edo Van Belkom, Australia David Honeybone, and Germany Thomas Woertche. Altogether, with nearly 250,000 words of the best short suspense published in 2001, this bounteous volume is, as the Wall Street Journal said of the previous year s compilation, the best value for money of any such anthology. The A to Z of the authors should excite the interest of any mystery reader:Robert Barnard Lawrence Block Jon L. Breen Wolfgang Burger Lillian Stewart Carl Margaret Coel Max Allan Collins Bill Crider Jeffery Deaver Brendan DuBois Susanna Gregory Joseph Hansen Carolyn G. Hart Lauren Henderson Edward D. Hoch Clark Howard Tatjana Kruse Paul Lascaux Dick Lochte Peter Lovesey Mary Jane Maffini Ed McBain Val McDermid Marcia Muller Joyce Carol Oates Anne Perry Nancy Pickard Bill Pronzini Ruth Rendell S. J. Rozan Billie Rubin Kristine Kathryn Rusch Stephan Rykena David B. Silva Nancy Springer Jac. Toes John Vermeulen Donald E. Westlake Carolyn Wheat.

The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 3

More than 200,000 words of great crime and suspense fictionEach year, Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg, editors of The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories, have reached farther past the boundaries of the United States to find the very best suspense from the world over. In this third volume of their series they have included stories from Germany, Belgium, and the United Kingdom as well as, of course, a number of fine stories from the U.S.A. Among these tales are winners of the Edgar Award, the Silver Dagger Award of the British Crime Writers, and other major awards in the field. In addition, here are reports on the field of mystery and crime writing from correspondents in the U.S. Jon L. Breen, England Maxim Jakubowski, Canada Edo Van Belkom, Australia David Honeybone, and Germany Thomas Woertche. Altogether, with nearly 250,000 words of the best short suspense published in 2001, this bounteous volume is, as the Wall Street Journal said of the previous year s compilation, the best value for money of any such anthology. The A to Z of the authors should excite the interest of any mystery reader:Robert Barnard Lawrence Block Jon L. Breen Wolfgang Burger Lillian Stewart Carl Margaret Coel Max Allan Collins Bill Crider Jeffery Deaver Brendan DuBois Susanna Gregory Joseph Hansen Carolyn G. Hart Lauren Henderson Edward D. Hoch Clark Howard Tatjana Kruse Paul Lascaux Dick Lochte Peter Lovesey Mary Jane Maffini Ed McBain Val McDermid Marcia Muller Joyce Carol Oates Anne Perry Nancy Pickard Bill Pronzini Ruth Rendell S. J. Rozan Billie Rubin Kristine Kathryn Rusch Stephan Rykena David B. Silva Nancy Springer Jac. Toes John Vermeulen Donald E. Westlake Carolyn Wheat.

The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 4

More than 200,000 words of great crime and suspense fictionEach year, Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg, editors of The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories, have reached farther past the boundaries of the United States to find the very best suspense from the world over. In this third volume of their series they have included stories from Germany, Belgium, and the United Kingdom as well as, of course, a number of fine stories from the U.S.A. Among these tales are winners of the Edgar Award, the Silver Dagger Award of the British Crime Writers, and other major awards in the field. In addition, here are reports on the field of mystery and crime writing from correspondents in the U.S. Jon L. Breen, England Maxim Jakubowski, Canada Edo Van Belkom, Australia David Honeybone, and Germany Thomas Woertche. Altogether, with nearly 250,000 words of the best short suspense published in 2001, this bounteous volume is, as the Wall Street Journal said of the previous year s compilation, the best value for money of any such anthology. The A to Z of the authors should excite the interest of any mystery reader:Robert Barnard Lawrence Block Jon L. Breen Wolfgang Burger Lillian Stewart Carl Margaret Coel Max Allan Collins Bill Crider Jeffery Deaver Brendan DuBois Susanna Gregory Joseph Hansen Carolyn G. Hart Lauren Henderson Edward D. Hoch Clark Howard Tatjana Kruse Paul Lascaux Dick Lochte Peter Lovesey Mary Jane Maffini Ed McBain Val McDermid Marcia Muller Joyce Carol Oates Anne Perry Nancy Pickard Bill Pronzini Ruth Rendell S. J. Rozan Billie Rubin Kristine Kathryn Rusch Stephan Rykena David B. Silva Nancy Springer Jac. Toes John Vermeulen Donald E. Westlake Carolyn Wheat.

The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 5

More than 200,000 words of great crime and suspense fictionEach year, Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg, editors of The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories, have reached farther past the boundaries of the United States to find the very best suspense from the world over. In this third volume of their series they have included stories from Germany, Belgium, and the United Kingdom as well as, of course, a number of fine stories from the U.S.A. Among these tales are winners of the Edgar Award, the Silver Dagger Award of the British Crime Writers, and other major awards in the field. In addition, here are reports on the field of mystery and crime writing from correspondents in the U.S. Jon L. Breen, England Maxim Jakubowski, Canada Edo Van Belkom, Australia David Honeybone, and Germany Thomas Woertche. Altogether, with nearly 250,000 words of the best short suspense published in 2001, this bounteous volume is, as the Wall Street Journal said of the previous year s compilation, the best value for money of any such anthology. The A to Z of the authors should excite the interest of any mystery reader:Robert Barnard Lawrence Block Jon L. Breen Wolfgang Burger Lillian Stewart Carl Margaret Coel Max Allan Collins Bill Crider Jeffery Deaver Brendan DuBois Susanna Gregory Joseph Hansen Carolyn G. Hart Lauren Henderson Edward D. Hoch Clark Howard Tatjana Kruse Paul Lascaux Dick Lochte Peter Lovesey Mary Jane Maffini Ed McBain Val McDermid Marcia Muller Joyce Carol Oates Anne Perry Nancy Pickard Bill Pronzini Ruth Rendell S. J. Rozan Billie Rubin Kristine Kathryn Rusch Stephan Rykena David B. Silva Nancy Springer Jac. Toes John Vermeulen Donald E. Westlake Carolyn Wheat.

Dick Tracy (By:)

Acclaimed mystery author and comics writer Max Allan Collins took over scripting Chester Gould’s iconic detective strip in 1978, and Dick Tracy would never be the same again. First of several volumes collecting Collins’ masteful yet controversial 15 year run.

Dick Tracy (By:)

A blend of urban noir intrigue and social satire, Collins has revitalized the most popular detective in comic history while staying true to the milieu of the original strip. Collects teh 1979 episodes of the strip.

Shooting Star / Spiderweb (By:Robert Bloch)

A one-eyed detective and a blackmailer find themselves neck-deep in murder and deception when they explore the seamy underbelly of Hollywood. Two complete novels – both published for the first time in 50+ years!

The Mercenaries (By:)

SOME PEOPLE WILL DO ANYTHING FOR MONEY

Mavis St. Paul had been a rich man’s mistress. Now she was a corpse. And every cop in New York City was hunting for the two-bit punk accused of putting a knife in her.

But the punk was innocent. He’d been set up to take the fall by some cutie who was too clever by half. My job? Find that cutie – before the cutie found me.

Two for the Money

AFTER 16 YEARS ON THE RUN, WOULD NOLAN BURY THE HATCHET WITH THE MOB OR WOULD THEY BURY HIM FIRST? They don t come tougher than Nolan but even a hardened professional thief can t fight off the entire Chicago mafia. So when an old friend offers to broker a truce, Nolan accepts the terms. All he has to do is pull off one last heist and trust the Mob not to double cross him. Fortunately, Nolan has a couple of things going for him: an uncanny knack for survival and an unmatched hunger for revenge

Deadly Beloved

TILL DEATH DO US PART…
Marcy Addwatter killed her husband there’s no question about that. Shot him dead in the motel room where he was trysting with a blonde hooker. Shot the hooker, too. But where the cops might see an open and shut case, private eye Michael Tree Ms. Michael Tree sees a conspiracy. For Ms. Tree, digging into it could mean digging her own grave…
and digging up her own murdered husband’s. Based on the longest running private eye comic book series of all time, Deadly Beloved brings you an all new adventure of the legendary Ms. Tree the groundbreaking female P.I. who put the ‘graphic’ into graphic novel…

Gun Work (By:)

POINT AND SHOOT. Life isn’t always cheap south of the border some lives are worth a million dollars. That’s what the Mexican kidnapping cartel was demanding for Carl Ledbetter s wife. So Carl reached out to the one person he knew with a chance in hell of saving her, a deadly man whose own life he d saved in the sands of Iraq. It was time to call in some favors. Because some situations call for negotiation, but some call for gun work.

Hot Blood

Robert R. McCammon, Graham Masterton, Harlan Ellison, Ramsey Campbell and other masters of the macabre take readers into their private world of fear, fantasy, and fatal attraction in 24 tales of dread and debauchery, riveting stories of sex and terror…
the fresh fusion that is fast becoming America’s obsession. Reissue.

Hotter Blood: More Tales of Erotic Horror

In Hotter Blood, sex and horror are coupled to an ecstatic effect. This is the second in the provocative anthology series that defined a genre and spanned a generation. Grant Morrison’s Bram Stoker nominated The Braille Encyclopedia spearheads a collection of 24 original stories, with additional contributions from horror stars like Richard Laymon and Nancy Collins, comic book talents Kurt Busiek and John Byrne, and superstar horror director Mick Garris. Explore the dark side of having your lover in The Tub with you, find out when Confession isn t good for the soul, and feed your hunger for erotic horror with this delectable collection Cemetery Dance called Hotter Blood outstanding, Gauntlet labeled it aggressive and riveting, a virtual Who s Who of modern horror, and to 2AM Magazine, it s Amazing highly recommended.

Hottest Blood

A collection of erotic tales of horror features stories by Graham Masterton, Bentley Little, Rex Miller, Elizabeth Massie, David J. Schow, Matthew Costello, John Shirley, Thomas Tessier, Grant Morrison, and other established masters.

Deadly After Dark

The fourth sizzling collection in the Hot Blood series, no longer available in retail book stores. Here is terror and passion beyond the last taboo in an all new collection of erotic horror from today’s fright masters Jack Ketchum, Graham Masterton, Lucy Taylor and more.

Seeds of Fear

This is the original erotic horror anthology including works by Rex Miller, Bentley Little, J.N. Williamson, Billie Sue Mosiman, Edward Lee, Ronald Kelly, Kathryn Ptacek, P.D. Cacek and Stephen R. George, just to name a few. These top name horror writers bring you the freshest works guaranteed to raise goosebumps and scald the blood.

Stranger by Night

Ramsey Campbell, Brian Lumley, Graham Masterton, Brinke Stevens, Brian Hodge, Edward Lee, Lucy Taylor, Mike Newton, and other conjurers of the darkest demons of the human id bring new stories to this series. Here are sex driven, horro laced, tales from master writers who follow no rules, except one hold back nothing.

Fear the Fever

An erotic horror anthology includes the works of such popular writers as Jack Ketchum, Edward Lee, Graham Masterton, Lucy Taylor, Bruce Jones, J. N. Williamson, P. D. Cacek, and Alan Brennert.

Kiss and Kill

Sixteen erotic horror stories include the tales of fantasy fulfilling cheerleaders, a modern den of sin and its centuries old acts of debauchery, and a competition over sexual conquest by two wives.

Crimes of Passion

This exciting installment in the erotic horror series takes readers into an underworld of provocative delights and painful demises, with bone chilling stories by such authors as Joyce Carol Oates, Lawrence Block, and Ramsey Campbell.

Dark Passions

Not all love is innocent. Some desires swallow you whole…
There’s more than meets the eye to the twenty twisted pleasures collected here, with death and desire lying in wait behind every corner. One goth girl finds the man whose love can make her beautiful and whose body can bring her ecstasy if she can stomach the price…
A zombie apocalypse destroys a man’s family, but ’til death do us part’ is a vow his wife won’t forget even if she’s now more on the undead side. A vampire hunter wakes up the morning after and has to discover what forbidden pleasures he indulged in the night before he suspects they might involve the drop dead gorgeous bloodsucker next door…
These and many more tales of sinister passion lie inside if you aren’t afraid of the dark…
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Road to Perdition (By:)

Rock Island, Illinois 1929. Michael O’Sullivan is a good father and a family man and also the chief enforcer for John Looney, the town’s Irish Godfather of crime. As Looney’s ‘Angel of Death,’ O’Sullivan has done the bidding of Chicago gangsters Al Capone and Frank Nitti as well but when a gangland execution spells tragedy for the O’Sullivan family, a grieving father and his adolescent son find themselves on a winding road fo treachery, revenge, and revelation. Writer Max Allan Collins is a two time winner of the Private Eye Writers of America’s Shamus Award for his Nathan Keller historical thrillers True Detective and Stolen Away. Award winning artist Richard Piers Raynner spent four years working on the artwork for Road to Perdition, a labor of love that has resulted in some of the most stunningly realistic drawings of 1930s Chicago ever seen on printed page.

Road To Perdition

Rock Island, Illinois 1929. Michael O’Sullivan is a good father and a family man and also the chief enforcer for John Looney, the town’s Irish Godfather of crime. As Looney’s ‘Angel of Death,’ O’Sullivan has done the bidding of Chicago gangsters Al Capone and Frank Nitti as well but when a gangland execution spells tragedy for the O’Sullivan family, a grieving father and his adolescent son find themselves on a winding road fo treachery, revenge, and revelation. Writer Max Allan Collins is a two time winner of the Private Eye Writers of America’s Shamus Award for his Nathan Keller historical thrillers True Detective and Stolen Away. Award winning artist Richard Piers Raynner spent four years working on the artwork for Road To Perdition, a labor of love that has resulted in some of the most stunningly realistic drawings of 1930s Chicago ever seen on printed page.

On the Road to Perdition a ‘ Oasis, Sanctuary, and Detour a ‘ (By:)

In the best selling graphic novel, The Road to Perdition, by Max Allan Collins and Richard Piers Rayner, readers were introduced to Michael O’Sullivan, the legendary Tri Cities ‘Angel of Death’ and his son, Michael Jr. The inspiration for 2002’s smash hit film, both versions of the story captured readers’ and viewers’ hearts and minds. Now comes a tale from the road, as Michael and his son seek vengeance for the death of Michael’s wife and younger son, by robbing banks along the way and disrupting the cash that fuels organised crime. When Michael Jr. contracts a life threatening illness, the duo are forced to seek refuge. But their oasis of calm is set to be short lived, as bounty hunters despatched by the Capones are closing in…

Road to Purgatory

It’s 1942 and from the Atlantic to the Pacific the world is torn apart. Ten years ago Michael O Sullivan accompanied his gangster father on the road, fleeing from the mobsters who killed his mother and young brother. After an idyllic upbringing by loving adoptive parents in a small Midwestern town, Michael is now deep in the jungles of Bataan, carrying a tommy gun like his father s, fighting the Japanese. When brutal combat unearths deep buried feelings of violence and revenge, Michael O Sullivan returns to the homefront, a battle scarred veteran of twenty two, ready to pick up his old war against the Chicago mob. Suddenly, Michael Satariano must become one of the enemy, working his way quickly up to the trusted side of Frank Nitti, Al Capone s heir, putting himself and his soul in harm s way. Leaving behind his heartbroken childhood sweetheart, the war hero enters a limbo of crime and corruption his only allies: Eliot Ness, seeking one last hurrah as a gangbuster; and a lovely nightclub singer playing her own dangerous game. Even as Michael embraces his father s memory to battle the Mob from within leaving bodies and broken lives in his wake he finds himself sucked into the very way of life he abhors. In a parallel tale set in 1922, Michael O Sullivan, Sr., chief enforcer for Irish godfather John Looney, is about to become a father. The bidding of Looney and the misdeeds of the ganglord s crazed son Connor put the happy O Sullivan home at risk. Both Michaels reach a crossroads of violence and compromise as two tales converge into the purgatory of good men trapped in bad lives.

The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told (By:)

Main contents: Batman Versus the Vampire, Part 1; Dr. hugo Strange and the Mutant Monsters; Knights of Knavery; 1001 Umbrellas of the Penguin; The Origin of Batman; The Birth of Batplane II; Operation: Escape; The Jungle Cat Queen; The First Batman; Origin of the Superman Batman Team; Robin Dies at Dawn; The Blockbuster Invasion of Gotham City; Ghost of the Killer Skies; Half an Evil; Man Bat Over Vegas; The Batman Nobody Knows; Deathmask; Death haunts the Skies; No Hope in Crime Alley; Death Strikes at Midnight and Three; The Deadshot Ricochet; Bat Mite’s New York Adventure; A Caper a Day Keeps the Batman at Bay; To Kill a Legend; The Autobiography of Bruce Wayne

The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told, Vol. 1 (By:,Steve Englehart)

Twenty six classic Batman tales spanning the entire 50 years of the Caped Crusader’s history in comics is included in this collection. Full color illustrations.

Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told, Vol. 2: Catwoman and the Penguin (By:)

The Caped Crusader, one of the most enduring characters in popular culture, takes on Catwoman and the Penguin in a variety of thrilling tales, written and drawn by many of the comics’ greatest creators. Forty years of Batman stories gathered from the pages of Batman and Detective Comics.

Batman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told (By:)

Just in time for the release of 2005s most anticipated blockbuster, Batman Begins, comes a collection of the Dark Knights finest adventures in one volume! Batmans career is chronicled in BATMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD, a unique collection that spans over six decades. Collected within is Batmans origin, some of his classic battles with rogues such as the Joker and Catwoman and other stories that define why Batman is the hero he is today. Featuring an introduction by author Les Daniels.

JLA:The Greatest Stories Ever Told (By:Keith Giffen,,,,,,Grant Morrison)

Superman. Batman. Wonder Woman. Green Lantern. The Flash. Aquaman. Martian Manhunter. Green Arrow. Black Canary. They are the Worlds Greatest Super Heroes, and they compose the Justice League of America. For over 45 years, this all star team of DCs greatest characters has entertained generations of comics fans. And now, this exciting new collection reprints eight of their greatest tales in one volume, covering nearly every era and incarnation of the League!From classic adventures of the Silver Age, to stories that formed the basis of the best selling IDENTITY CRISIS, to newer tales featuring a humorous League and the return of the classic lineup, this volume has something for every fan of super heroes!

American Gangster (With: )

The novelization of the major motion picture from Universal Pictures about Frank Lucas, drug czar of Harlem. The film stars Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe, and is directed by Ridley Scott. For decades the Mafia controlled the flow of heroin onto the streets of Harlem. Frank Lucas changed all that. Born in rural North Carolina, he came to New York and rose to power under notorious mobster Bumpy Johnson. When Bumpy died, Frank moved to take over the drug business. Caught in a squeeze play between the Mafia and the street dealers, Frank got creative. Instead of being a tool of the mob, he went straight to the source Cambodia and set up his own unique distribution system. Using his brothers as his lieutenants and selling ‘quality’ heroin in trademark blue plastic bags, Frank Lucas and his ‘Country Boys’ became the kings of One Hundred Twenty Fifth Street. Frank had it made. He was rich, successful, and untouchable…

. until Richie Roberts came along. Roberts, the Eliot Ness of drug enforcement, became a pariah among other detectives in the NYPD when he turned in the million dollars in cash he found in the trunk of a dealer’s car. His personal life was a mess his wife left him, and his son hardly knew him anymore but on the job, Roberts was all business, and his business, heading up a Federal Narcotics Squad, was busting big time dealers. His next target? Frank Lucas. This violent, action filled chronicle of a uniquely American family. is based on Ridley Scott’s film, itself based on a New York magazine profile, ‘The Return of Superfly’ by Mark Jacobson.

U-571

Hell is Under WaterTheir mission was a audacious and daring as it was dangerous. A crew of American sailors in a disguised submarine would rendezvous with U 571 a crippled German U boat in enemy waters storm aboard, and capture one of the Nazis’ coveted Enigma encryption machines, a device that would allow the Allies to decode secret German transmissions. The planning was meticulous. The secrecy was airtight. Every eventuality was prepared for. Except one. Now, with their own sub lying in pieces on the Atlantic floor, an unseasoned young U.S. naval officer and a handful of his men are trapped in a limping enemy boat trying to make its way across a thousand square mile killing zone. Suddenly they are the hunted prey of the Reich’s killer ships, and the target of Allied bombers. They have a prize in their possession that can turn the tide of the savage global conflict once and for all. And they have nowhere to run. While on a secret mission targeting the Nazi ‘Enigma’ encryption device, a team of American sailors and marines poses as the German rescue team for a crippled submarine. But before they can grab the device and escape, the real rescue unit arrives and destroys their American vessel. Now they are forced to secretly navigate the malfunctioning submarine through enemy lines. This Dino De Laurentiis production is written and directed by Jonathan Mostow Breakdown, and stars Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Harvey Keitel and Jon Bon Jovi. While on a secret mission targeting the Nazi ‘Enigma’ encryption device, a team of American sailors and marines poses as the German rescue team for a crippled submarine. But before they can grab the device and escape, the real rescue unit arrives and destroys their American vessel. Now they are forced to secretly navigate the malfunctioning submarine through enemy lines. This Dino De Laurentiis production is written and directed by Jonathan Mostow Breakdown, and stars Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Harvey Keitel and Jon Bon Jovi.

Windtalkers

In the brutal fires of war, two men come together from different worlds. Joe Enders is a haunted warrior plagued by guilt, the only man to survive a terrifying bloodbath on the Tarawa Atoll. Ben Yahzee is a ‘codetalker,’ a gentle, proud Navajo who transmits secret military code created from his Native American tongue a language the Japanese enemy cannot decipher. One Marine fighting his demons and another battling prejudice and his own inner fears, their lives are joined in the most horrific hell of the war torn Pacific.

The History of Mystery

Footprints, a smoking revolver, broken glass…
Whodunit? Get to the bottom of things with Max Allan Collins, who puts the enigmatic, endlessly fascinating world of the mystery genre under the magnifying glass in The History of Mystery. Starting with Edgar Allan Poe’s fictional detective Dupin, Collins tracks the modern detective story from its birth in Allan Pinkerton’s Memoirs to its fullest flowering in the fiction of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Ross MacDonald. Collins widens his scope to explore the rich narrative and visual history of detective comics and the legacy of mystery in radio, television, and film noir. This stunning volume presents a magical selection of pulp and dime novel covers of the thirties and forties, gats and gals paperback covers of the fifties and sixties, the Sunday strips’ yellow trenchcoat clad Dick Tracy, and portraits of the terribly proper and totally astute television dynamos Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, and Jessica Fletcher. En route, Collins reveals true tidbits about some of mystery’s leading lights, like the little known fact that Dashiell Hammett was persecuted during the McCarthy era and opted for jail over betraying a friend, and that Nancy Drew posed for Playboy magazine. Arguably the most comprehensive survey ever published, The History of Mystery is sure to please the most discriminating sleuth.

I Spy

Alex Scott is an ace special government agent who loves his job and his country. Kelly Robinson is a boxing superstar who loves the limelight, the ladies…
and himself. No two men could be less alike but now they’re going to have to work together to keep the deadliest weapon in the world out of terrorist hands. All they have to do is infiltrate the fortress like European lair of a bloodthirsty billionaire arms dealer and steal back the stolen super stealth bomber Switchblade from under his nose. They’re a long way from home and outgunned five hundred to one, with the fate of the free world in their hands. But Scott and Robinson really have only one thing to fear…
Robinson and Scott!

Black Hats (As: Patrick Culhane)

The world has changed around Wyatt Earp since his glory days as a lawman in the wide open towns of the Western frontier. Now in his golden years, he’s a private detective in Los Angeles and the mistress of his late partner Doc Holliday wants him to help turn Doc’s errant son away from the shady path he’s chosen to walk in New York City. And there’s another good reason for Earp to mount an iron horse headed for the wild, wild East: a reunion with his old friend Bat Masterson, who’s traded in his shooting iron for a sportswriter’s pen.

But a new breed of big city badmen roars in the ’20s organized cold killers toting machine guns in lieu of six shooters. And in the midst of the Jazz Age glitter, two aging, legendary enforcers could be headed for their final showdown with a brutal, hot headed young gangster…
named Al Capone.

Red Sky in Morning (As: Patrick Culhane)

It’s 1943, World War II is well under way, and Ensign Peter Maxwell is enjoying easy days in San Diego as base choir director and warm nights with his new bride, Kay. But there’s a war out there waiting to be fought, and Pete wants to be part of it.

When a request comes up for officers on an ammo ship prophetically named after Pete’s Iowa hometown, Liberty Hill, newly promoted Lieutenant Maxwell and the rest of his vocal quartet, the Fantail Four, volunteer. The duty they pull is dangerous even for wartime: the young officers find themselves in charge of a ship of largely untrained African American sailors who hail from big city ghettoes, Dixie farms, and all ports in between.

As the racially tense Liberty Hill Victory pulls into San Francisco’s Port Chicago, the crew witnesses a horrific explosion that paints the sky red. In the wake of a mutiny by the port’s surviving black sailors, protesting unsafe conditions, the Liberty Hill must step in to load ammo. This difficult task is made nearly impossible for the Fantail Four by a racist captain who would love to see the ‘colored’ crew and his ‘college boy’ officers fail. But when Lieutenant Maxwell finds an ally in seaman ‘Sarge’ Washington, a former cop from the Black Belt of Chicago, the deadly job gets done, if not without incident…
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They then sail into two violent storms a literal typhoon that could put them on the ocean’s floor if their cargo doesn’t blow them to hell and gone first, and a figurative one when a white officer is found brutally murdered in Shaft Alley, the very bottom of the ship where the drive shaft turns the propeller. And in the midst of a vast ocean and a wider war, a farm boy from Iowa and a tough cop from the ghetto must combine forces to stop a vengeful murderer who threatens to ignite their floating powder keg.

The Consummata (With: Mickey Spillane)

‘FRIEND, YOU’RE TALKING TO A GUY WITH A PRICE ON HIS HEAD AND THE POLICE AT HIS BACK…
‘ Compared to the $40 million the cops think he stole, $75,000 may not sound like much. But it’s all the money in the world to the struggling Cuban exiles of Miami who rescued Morgan the Raider. So when it’s snatched by a man the Cubans trusted, Morgan sets out to get it back. A simple favor but as the bodies pile up dead men and beautiful women the Raider wonders what kind of Latin hell he’s gotten himself into, and just who or what is the mysterious Consummata? Begun by mystery master Mickey Spillane in the late 1960s and completed four decades later by his friend Max Allan Collins Road to Perdition, The Consummatais the long awaited follow up to Spillane’s bestseller The Delta Factor a breathtaking tale of treachery, sensuality, and violence, showcasing two giants of crime fiction at their pulse pounding, two fisted best.

Saving Private Ryan

June 6, 1944. Military forces converge on the beaches of Normandy for one of the most decisive battles of World War II. America would call it a victory. History would call it D Day. But for Captain John Miler and his squad of young soldiers, this fateful day would become something much more. Washington has sent them on a personal mission to save one life. One paratrooper missing in action. One soldier who has already lost three brothers in the war. Captain Miller and his men quickly realize this is not a simple rescue operation. It is a test of their honor and their duty. Their sole obsession and their last hope for redemption. In a war of devastating proportions, saving one life could make all the difference in the world Other books about World War II

Gil Elvgren: The Wartime Pin-Ups

Elvgren’s pin ups were everywhere that American males congregated in the 1940s and 1950s. The artist’s playful combination of the innocent girl next door and the fantasy female has become the definitive all American pin up.

Pin-Up Poster Book: The Billy DeVorss Collection

Contemporary enthusiasts have fallen in love with the DeVorss pin up. His rich and colorful girls have a charm and grace that sets them apart from other calendar girls of the golden age.

For the Boys: The Racy Pin-Ups of World War II

This historical and visually entertaining volume shows the role pin up girls of the 1940’s played in maintaining morale during World War II. From V Mail to bomber plane nose art, pin up girls inspired our boys overseas. With some of the era’s greatest artists, like Elvgren and Vargas, this book features over 500 full color illustrations, as well as a six color foil hardcover which provides an incredible metallic impact.

Calendar Girl

During the long, lonely days of World War II, sweet and sexy beauties did their part for America by posing in sassy and often humorous pin up calendars. These Calendar Girls, as they came to be known, motivated servicemen worldwide, reminding them of the sweet smelling safe haven of home. When the men came home after the war, the demand for these calendars continued to grow well into the 1950s. Artists transformed simple, girl next door darlings into alluring icons, and painted them with scenic backgrounds depicting life in post war America. With more than 600 full color images, Calendar Girl is a titillating tribute to these sumptuous centerfolds of yesteryear, to the artists who rendered them, and to the veterans who remember them.

Elvgren Girls I

A visual record of work done by the ‘Father of Cheesecake Pin Up.’ Everywhere men gathered during WWII their focus was on Elvgren’s beautiful women.

Elvgren Girls II

A companion to Elvgren Girls I. The artist was a master at combining the wholesome girl next door with the women men fantasize about.

Swimsuit Sweeties

A dive into pin ups of the past. Surrounded by sand and surf, these lovely ladies evoke a gentler time of dress and illustration.

Varga Girls I

Vargas: the most familiar of all American pin up artists. His Varga Girls boosted the morals of our fighting men during WWII.

Varga Girls II

Vargas: the most familiar of all American pin up artists. His Varga Girls boosted the morals of our fighting men during WWII.

Exotic Ladies

The risqu calendars of the 1920s and 1930s. Forerunners to the poster and cover girls of later years, these ladies proudly marked the march of time.

Pirate & Gypsy Girls

One in a stunning series of beautiful art books celebrating the golden age of illustration. Each volume showcases fourteen faithfully reproduced artworks from the Collectors Press archives, each selected with attention to historical significance and artistic merit. A lively introduction discusses the artists and times. Ahoy Mate! With skirts hiked up as high as the seas, these icons of independent womanhood are colorful reminders of adventurous tales and mystical times of long ago.

Indian Maidens

One in a stunning series of beautiful art books celebrating the golden age of illustration. Each volume showcases fourteen faithfully reproduced artworks from the Collectors Press archives, each selected with attention to historical significance and artistic merit. A lively introduction discusses the artists and times. Through the 1920s Indian Maidens glamorized the passing of the Old West. They adorned the walls of saloons and tobacco shops, and were important precursors to the pin up girl.

Patriotic Pin Ups

ARTIST ARCHIVES is an extraordinary series of treasured artworks from the golden years of illustration. These collections are valuable references as well as nostalgic reminders of glamorous periods. Each book showcases 14 carefully selected reproductions of artworks with attention to historic significance and artistic merit. During World War II, these scantly clad patriotic lasses helped remind the boys what they were fighting for. Old Glory never looked so good!

Pin-Up Nudes II

ARTIST ARCHIVES is an extraordinary series of treasured artworks from the golden years of illustration. These collections are valuable references as well as nostalgic reminders of glamorous periods. Each book showcases 14 carefully selected reproductions of artworks with attention to historic significance and artistic merit. Fans just couldn t get enough of the original, so we proudly present the sequel to our best selling Pin Up Nudes. You ll love flipping through these glossy pages of adorable paintings depicting sweethearts sparkling in their luscious natural splendor.

Playful Pin-Ups

ARTIST ARCHIVES is an extraordinary series of treasured artworks from the golden years of illustration. These collections are valuable references as well as nostalgic reminders of glamorous periods. Each book showcases 14 carefully selected reproductions of artworks with attention to historic significance and artistic merit. Whether just trying to run their errands or lounging leisurely, these beauties are all caught in revealing predicaments. The surprised blush on their cheeks will transport you back to an era of coy playfulness.

Dick Tracy: The Secret Files

1941 Everyone knew the beautiful starlet’s death was suicide. Everyone but a hack screenwriter and Dick Tracy…
1955 A new music called rock’n’roll us sweeping the country but someone wants on the the record producers dead. And he doesn’t aim to let Dick Tracy get in his way…
Today Thereis a deadly new drug called crack on the streets but an experienced detective can still teach a young cop a few tricks…
For nearly 60 years, Dick Tracy has been America’s favorite crimestopper on the comics page, radio. TV and silver screen. Now the writer of the syndicated Dick Tracy comic strip joins the editor of the best selling The Further Adventures Of Batman to present sixteen action packed tales from America’s top mystery writers untold adventures from the secret files of Dick Tracy.

Murder is My Business

A collection of seventeen all new hard boiled murder stories, by such authors as Andrew Greeley, Laurence Block, and Mickey Spillane, offers chilling tales of death delivered for cash.

Private Eyes

For over fifty years no one has come close to matching mystery author Mickey Spillane’s tough guy voice…
or Mike Hammer’s knack for getting into trouble. Now, today’s premier writers of private eye fiction put a spin on Spillane’s classic style in sixteen original stories by such acclaimed award winning writers as Stuart Kaminsky, Jeremiah Healy, Robert J. Randisi, and others. This is a collection no amateur gumshoe will want to miss! All the tales in Private Eyes are written in the style and tradition of Mickey Spillane’s world renowned character, Mike Hammer. Includes 16 all original stories by such top mystery and crime writers as Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins, Bill Pronzini, Stuart Kaminsky, James L. Taylor, Edward D. Hoch, Barbara D’Amato, William L. DeAndrea, Ted Fitzgerald, Rex Miller, Michael Collins, Arthur Winfield Knight, Matthew Clemens, Martin Meyers, Jeremiah Healy, and Robert J. Randisi. Co editor and New York Times bestselling author Mickey Spillane is one of the most popular authors of all time, with over 140 million copies of his books in print worldwide! Co editor Max Collins is a two time winner and six time nominee of the Shamus Award, as well as an Edgar Award nominee for both fiction and nonfiction.

The Shamus Game

From the Private Eye Writers of America comes this collection of all new stories by an all star lineup of Shamus Award winners and their literary PIs. Includes stories by: Jeremiah Healy Loren D. Estleman Max Allan Collins Jerry Kennealy John Lutz Parnell Hall Edward D. Hoch Gary Phillips Rick Riordan Les Roberts Christine Matthews S. J. Rozan Terence Faherty Bill Pronzoni

A Century of Noir

Thirty two stories of stunning ingenuity. Thirty two writers of legendary genius. One hundred years of crime fiction in a one of a kind collection. Edited by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins. Introduction by Max Allan Collins. Featuring stories by: Lawrence Block Leigh Brackett Gil Brewer Fredric Brown James M. Cain Max Allan Collins Carroll John Daly Norbert Davis Loren D. Estleman William Campbell Gault David Goodis Edward Gorman Chester Himes Dorothy B. Hughes Evan Hunter John Jakes Stuart M. Kaminsky John Lutz John D. MacDonald Ross Macdonald Stephen Marlowe Lia Matera William P. McGivern Marcia Muller Sara Paretsky Talmage Powell Richard S. Prather Bill Pronzini Robert Randisi Benjamin M. Schutz Mickey Spillane Donald E. Westlake

Greatest Hits

Featuring standout writers of mystery and suspense like Lawrence Block, Jeffery Deaver, James W. Hall, Jeff Abbott, Max Allan Collins, and Lee Child all of them best selling authors, most of them winners of Edgar or Shamus awards or both this anthology comes with a chamberful of surefire stories. Loaded with tension, charged with uncertainty, these taut tales bring their unsuspecting or hunted and fearful marks into the deadly sight of a hired killer’s gun. The hit men, or women, meanwhile match their criminal wits with police detectives, seasoned private eyes, the resolute everyguy, or amateur sleuths to often unexpected and frequently startling ends. Every one of the stories here is a hit. Each of them is craftily calibrated and written expressly for this collection, They include new work by the popular, award winning Ed Gorman, the versatile writer editor Robert J. Randisi, and the recipient of the first ever Sherlock Award for best detective, John Harvey. Cunning inventive hit list authors such as Christine Matthews, Barbara Seranella, Marcus Pelagrimas, and Kevin Wignall further ratchet up the suspense to keep Greatest Hits true to its name, and aim.

Kolchak: The Night Stalker Chronicles

For the first time ever, a monster collection of 26 new original Kolchak short fiction stories by noted authors from comics, horror fiction, and film! With the advent of the new Kolchak ABC TV show, Moonstone proudly announces new contemporary prose adventures of the original Kolchak, TV’s first and foremost paranormal investigator! Plus all kinds of other cool stuff, like tales from Kolchak’s untold past, monster huntings, noir thrillers, and even horror stories of more cerebral type!

These Guns for Hire

They have a combined total of 500 million book sales, and have won every possible award in the mystery, thriller, and dark fiction genres.


Thirty original hitman stories by today’s modern masters. Noir. Wise guys. Sex. Freelance assassins. Humor. Violence. Femme fatales. Amateurs. Horror. Surprise twists. Hardboiled.


Get ready for some wet work!

At the Scene of the Crime

With the long term success of procedural shows dominating prime time television, the readership for a forensic anthology extends well beyond traditional mystery readers.

Collected by Martin H. Greenberg the King of Anthologists this volume features the following contributors:

Brendan DuBois
Edward D. Hoch
Michael A. Black
Max Allan Collins and Matthew Clemens
Jeremiah Healy
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Julie Hyzy, John Lutz
Maynard Thomson
Noreen Ayres
Loren D. Estleman
Jeanne C. Stein

By Hook or By Crook and 30 More of the Best Crime and Mystery Stories of the Year

In this annual staple of the crime fiction world, Ed Gorman and Martin Greenber collect the best short crime fiction of 2009.

The Best American Mystery Stories 2011

Best selling novelist Harlan Coben, a master of suspense and creator of the critically acclaimed Myron Bolitar series, edits this latest collection of the must reads in mysteries from the past year.

Chicago Blues

Nobody does Blues like Chicago. This collection of dark stories, from today’s best Chicago crime fiction authors, captures the depths to which people sink when they run out of options. The emptiness and pain spawned by greed. The violence or occasionally, the bittersweet redemption that springs from a broken heart.

The writers who live and breathe in Chicago make Chicago live and breathe in this stunning collection. Contributors include Sara Paretsky, Stuart Kaminsky, Barbara D’Amato, Max Allan Collins, Marcus Sakey, Sean Chercover, Michael Black, JA Konrath, Libby Fischer Hellmann, and others. With an introduction by Rick Kogan.

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