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Skim Deep by Max Allan Collins

Nolan, no first name, is a middle-aged man and former professional thief. These days – it’s 1986 in the story – he’s married and retired from armed robbery. He remains on good terms with the Outfit, the mafia-like criminal mob he occasionally worked for or…
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RoughJustice: Top five books of 2019

In 2019 I haven’t reviewed as many crime books I would have liked, but such is the strength of the genre currently that I have had no difficulty identifying five books that I can wholeheartedly recommend. I think these choices represent a varied selection though…
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Killing Quarry

Written by Max Allan Collins — As noted in his afterword, since returning to writing his Quarry novels in 2006, author Max Allan Collins has written them out of sequence, jumping around from time to time. This latest novel takes place in the mid-70s, after…
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Quarry's War issue 1

Written by Max Allan Collins, drawn by Szymon Kudranski — In the middle of 2016, throwback pulp crime publisher Hard Case Crime announced it was getting into comics with Walter Hill’s Triggerman and Peepland, by Christa Faust and Gary Phillips. Since then, there has been a…
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Murder Never Knocks

Written by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins — As the creator of the iconic PI Mike Hammer, hardboiled author Mickey Spillane needs no introduction. Nor should Max Allan Collins. The latter’s original series about Quarry, the hit-man who targets other hitmen, is about to become…
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