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Collins, Max Allan

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The Goliath bone by Mickey Spillane( Book )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2019 in English and held by 1,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After preventing the violent robbery of two college sweethearts who stumbled onto a priceless archaeological find, P.I. Mike Hammer takes on Islamic terrorists and Israeli extremists out to seize the relic for their own purposes
The big bang by Mickey Spillane( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2020 in English and held by 1,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With himself for a client, Hammer and his beautiful 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.--From publisher's description
Road to perdition by Max Allan Collins( Book )

38 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1930 Illinois, an enforcer for the local mob boss goes on a spree of vengence with his son after his wife and younger child are murdered
Road to purgatory by Max Allan Collins( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A follow up to the graphic novel, "Road to Perdition," finds an adult Michael O'Sullivan returning to Chicago to resume his long-standing feud with the Capone mob, for which he risks his life to become an aide to Frank Nitti
The big showdown : a Caleb York western by Mickey Spillane( Book )

15 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before leaving for San Diego and his new job as a Pinkerton man, Caleb York vows to make the streets of Trinidad, New Mexico, safe once again--
Road to paradise by Max Allan Collins( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Running a casino for the mob in the early 1970s, former Mafia hit man Michael Satariano refuses an order to kill a particularly violent mobster and is subsequently framed for the man's murder
Bye bye, baby by Max Allan Collins( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hired by Marilyn Monroe to listen to threatening phone calls from a movie studio that wants to fire her, private investigator Nate Heller discovers a conspiracy to murder the iconic star and faces a career-ending challenge when Monroe turns up dead. Marilyn Monroe, the ultimate goddess of the silver screen, is at the peak of her popularity, internationally famous, universally admired by women and desired by men. But she's also famously insecure and temperamental and is being pilloried in the press for delaying the production of Something's Got to Give. When the head of Twentieth Century Fox threatens to cancel her contract, Marilyn hires "PI to the stars" Nathan Heller to tap her phones and record conversations that might prove to be important if there's a lawsuit. Less than three months later, Monroe is dead from an overdose and, officially, a suicide. But Heller isn't buying it. He knows that in the weeks before, the star was anything but suicidal. He knows, too, about her affair with JFK, about the secret connections between the Kennedys and the Mob ... and about Bobby Kennedy's blood feud with Jimmy Hoffa. In short, Heller knows too much to accept this bum rap on a beautiful, gifted woman loved by the whole world ... including Nathan Heller. So he investigates, though his efforts might enrage some very famous, very powerful, very dangerous people. But they can't keep Heller from finding out the astounding truth behind Marilyn Monroe's untimely demise
The bloody spur by Mickey Spillane( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Santa Fe Railroad wants to build a spur through Trinidad, New Mexico, linking the town to the cattle trade. Only one man stands against it - rancher George Cullen. At the request of the town council, Sheriff Caleb York rides out to the Bar-O to reason with his old friend. With murder in the wind, the whole town's in danger. To bring a killer to justice, and protect the woman he loves, Caleb York must strap down his Colt .44, enter the big game, and bet his life on the turn of a card - and the speed of his draw
Scarface and the untouchable : Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the battle for Chicago by Max Allan Collins( Book )

8 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A THRILLING MAGNUM OPUS ON AMERICA'S GREAT CRIME EPIC. A Mystery Writers of America "Grand Master"--Author of the gangster classic Road to Perdition, long-time Dick Tracy writer, and multiple Shamus Award winner--teams with an acclaimed rising young historian, in this riveting, myth-shattering dual portrait of Al Capone, America's most notorious gangster, and Eliot Ness, the legendary Prohibition agent whose extraordinary investigative work crippled his organization. Written with novelistic pacing and underpinned by groundbreaking research, Max Allan Collins and A. Brad Schwartz's Scarface and the Untouchable delivers--at last--the definitive account of the "Battle for Chicago," the iconic struggle between the mythic yet real combatants who have captivated the world for 90 years"--
Chicago confidential : a Nathan Heller novel by Max Allan Collins( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1950, when a congressional investigation into organized crime sparks an all-out mob war that claims the life of his partner, private detective Nathan Heller returns to his native Chicago to find the killer
Majic man : a Nathan Heller novel by Max Allan Collins( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Cold War mystery in which PI Nathan Heller is hired by the U.S. Secretary of Defense who is the target of a conspiracy by Communists within the federal governments. The Secretary wants to know who is involved.--
Ask not : [Nathan Heller Mystery] by Max Allan Collins( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chicago, September 1964. Beatlemania sweeps the nation, the Vietnam War looms, and the Warren Commission prepares to blame a "lone-nut" assassin for the killing of President John F. Kennedy. But as the post-Camelot era begins, a suspicious outbreak of suicides, accidental deaths, and outright murders decimates assassination witnesses. When Nathan Heller and his son are nearly run down on a city street, the private detective wonders if he himself might be a loose end. Soon a faked suicide linked to President Johnson's corrupt cronies takes Heller to Texas, where celebrity columnist Flo Kilgore implores him to explore that growing list of dead witnesses. With the blessing of Bobby Kennedy--former US attorney general, now running for Senator from New York--Heller and Flo investigate the increasing wave of violence that seems to emanate from the notorious Mac Wallace, rumored to be LBJ's personal hatchet man. Fifty years after JFK's tragic death, Collins's rigorous research raises new questions about the most controversial assassination of our time"--
Target Lancer by Max Allan Collins( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nathan Heller, 'P.I. to the Stars, ' is aware of a conspiracy in the works. Heller had been involved with the Kennedys, the Mob, and the CIA in the early stages of a plan to assassinate Fidel Castro. Equipped with his knowledge, Heller realizes that he may be the one person who can prevent a high-profile political assassination. He knows all of the players; and he knows why assassins have targeted the man known to the Secret Service as 'Lancer'--John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Kiss her goodbye : a Mike Hammer novel by Mickey Spillane( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning to 1970s New York to investigate an old friend's alleged suicide, Mike Hammer is drawn into a hunt for a cache of Nazi diamonds and a beautiful missing woman who had been close to the victim in his final days
Lady, go die! by Mickey Spillane( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Spillane's lost 1940s Mike Hammer novel, written between "I, the Jury" and "My Gun Is Quick" and never before published! Completed by Spillane's friend and literary executor Collins, this book is finally making its way into print almost 70 years after its inception
Saving Private Ryan by Max Allan Collins( Book )

38 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II, a squad of American soldiers led by Captain John Miller embarks on a dangerous special mission - go behind enemy lines to find Private Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat
Kill me, darling : a Mike Hammer novel by Mickey Spillane( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The course of true love never did run smooth for PI Mike Hammer. His secretary and partner Velda has walked out on him without explanation, and Mike is just surfacing from a four-month bender. But then an old cop turns up murdered, an old cop who once worked with Velda on the NYPD Vice Squad. What's more, Mike's pal Captain Pat Chambers has discovered that Velda is in Florida, the moll of gangster and drug runner Nolly Quinn. Hammer hits the road and drives to Miami, where he enlists the help of a horse-faced newspaperman and a local police detective. But can they find Velda in time? And what is the connection between the murdered vice cop in Manhattan, and Mike's ex turning gun moll in Florida?
The Pearl Harbor murders by Max Allan Collins( )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Days before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Tarzan author Edgar Rice Burroughs discovers the body of a Japanese-American nightclub singer on the beach. When the bombs fall, Burroughs suspects that there may be a connection between her murder and the massive devastation
Murder never knocks : a Mike Hammer novel by Mickey Spillane( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After thwarting several assassination attempts and stopping the kidnapping of a socialite, Mike Hammer tries to figure out who wants him dead and why
Better dead by Max Allan Collins( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's the early 1950's. Joe McCarthy is campaigning to rid America of the Red Menace. Nate Heller is doing legwork for the senator, though the Chicago detective is disheartened by McCarthy's witch-hunting tactics. He's made friends with a young staffer, Bobby Kennedy, while trading barbs with a potential enemy, the attorney Roy Cohn, who rubs Heller the wrong way. Not the least of which for successfully prosecuting the so-called Atomic Bomb spies, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. When famous mystery writer Dashiell Hammett comes to Heller representing a group of showbiz and literary leftists who are engaged in a last minute attempt to save the Rosenbergs, Heller decides to take on the case. Heller will have to play both sides to do this, and when McCarthy also tasks Heller to find out what the CIA has on him, Heller reluctantly agrees. His main lead is an army scientist working for the C.I.A. who admits to Heller that he's been having misgivings about the work he's doing and elliptically referring to the Cold War making World War II look like a tea party. And then the scientist goes missing." --
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The Goliath bone
The big bangRoad to perditionRoad to purgatoryRoad to paradiseBye bye, babyChicago confidential : a Nathan Heller novelMajic man : a Nathan Heller novelKiss her goodbye : a Mike Hammer novel
Alternative Names

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