SYKM


Max Allan Collins
[1948-]

The Hammer Award from Private Eye Writers of America for Nate Heller, 2012
The Eye, Lifetime Achievement Award from Private Eye Writers of America, 2006
Grand Master Award from Mystery Writers of America, 2017
 
Nolan, an aging thief in Iowa:

Bait Money (1973)

Blood Money (1973)

Fly Paper (1981)

Hush Money (1981)

Hard Cash (1981)

Scratch Fever (1982)

Spree (1987)

Mourn the Living (1999)
[previously unpublished 1st book of series]

Quarry, a psychotic Vietnam vet and hired killer in Iowa:

The Broker (1976)
APA: Quarry (1985)

The Broker’s Wife (1976)
APA: Quarry’s List (1985)

The Dealer (1976)
APA: Quarry’s Deal (1986)

The Slasher (1977)
APA: Quarry’s Cut (1986)

Primary Target (1987)
Finalist 1988 Macavity Award for Best Novel
APA: Quarry’s Vote (2010)

Quarry's Greatest Hits (2003)
[includes three SS and Primary Target]

The Last Quarry (2006)
[expansion of SS “A Matter of Principle”]
Finalist 2007 Barry Award for Best Paperback

The First Quarry (2008) [prequel]
Finalist 2009 Anthony Award for Best Paperback
Finalist 2009 Barry Award for Best Paperback

Quarry in the Middle (2009)
Finalist 2010 Anthony Award for Best Paperback
Finalist 2010 Barry Award for Best Paperback

Quarry’s Ex (2010)
Finalist 2012 Shamus Award for Best Paperback

The Wrong Quarry (2014)

Quarry’s Choice (2015)
Finalist 2016 Barry Award for Best Paperback

Quarry in the Black (2016)

Nate Heller, a 1930s ex-cop turned private eye, in Chicago, Illinois:

True Detective (1983)
1984 Shamus Award for Best Novel

True Crime (1984)
Finalist 1985 Shamus Award for Best Novel

The Million-Dollar Wound (1986)
Finalist 1987 Shamus Award for Best Novel
Finalist 1987 Macavity Award for Best Novel

Neon Mirage (1988)
Finalist 1989 Shamus Award for Best Novel

Dying in the Post-War World (1991) [novella and SS]

Stolen Away (1991)
1992 Shamus Award for Best Novel

Carnal Hours (1994)
Finalist 1995 Shamus Award for Best Novel

Blood and Thunder (1995)

Damned in Paradise (1996)
Finalist 1997 Shamus Award for Best Novel

Flying Blind (1998)
Finalist 1999 Shamus Award for Best Novel

Majic Man (1999)

Angel in Black (2001)
Finalist 2002 Shamus Award for Best Novel

Kisses of Death (2001) [SS]

Chicago Confidential (2002)

Bye Bye, Baby (2011)
Finalist 2012 Shamus Award for Best Novel

Chicago Lightning: The Collected Nathan Heller Short Stories (2011) [SS]

Triple Play (2012) [3 novellas]

Target Lancer (2012)

Ask Not (2013)
Finalist 2014 Nero Award

Better Dead (2016)

Mallory, a small-town student mystery writer in Iowa:

No Cure for Death (1983)

The Baby Blue Rip-Off (1983)

Kill Your Darlings (1984)

A Shroud for Aquarius (1985)

Nice Weekend for a Murder (1986)

Eliot Ness, a 1930s public safety officer in Cleveland, Ohio:

The Dark City (1987)

Butcher's Dozen (1988)

Bullet Proof (1989)

Murder by the Numbers (1993)

CSI (TV Tie-in) Crime scene investigators, in either Las Vegas, Nevada, or Miami, Florida:

Double Dealer (2001)

Sin City (2002)

Florida Getaway (2002)

Cold Burn (2003)

Body of Evidence (2003)

Heat Wave (2004)

Grave Matters (2004)

Demon House (2004)

Killing Game (CSI) (2005)

Snake Eyes (2006)

Criminal Minds (TV Tie-in):

Jump Cut (2007)

Killer Profile (2008)

Finishing School (2008)

Maggie Starr, America’s most famous ex-striptease artist, running her late husband’s newspaper syndicate, and her stepson Jack, her VP and chief troubleshooter, in 1948 Manhattan, New York City:

A Killing in Comics (2007)

Strip for Murder (2008)

Seduction of the Innocent (2013)
Finalist 2014 Shamus Award for Best Novel

 
Joe Reeder, an ex-Secret Service agent, and Patti Rogers, an FBI special agent:

Supreme Justice (2014)

Fate of the Union (2015)

Executive Order (due April 11, 2017)

 
Caleb York, a lawman heading to California, but stalled in Trinidad, New Mexico, in a western series, written with Mickey Spillan:

The Legend of Caleb York (2015)

The Big Showdown (2016)

Non-series:

Air Force One1 (1997)

The Titanic Murders (1999)

The Mummy1 (1999)

U-571 (2000)

The Hindenburg Murders (2000)
Finalist 2001 Shamus Award for Best Paperback

The Pearl Harbor Murders (2001)

Blue Christmas and Other Holiday Homicides (2001)

The Mummy Returns1 (2001)

Road to Perdition (2002)

The Lusitania Murders (2002)
Finalist 2003 Shamus Award for Best Paperback

For the Boys (2003)

The London Blitz Murders (2004)
Finalist 2005 Shamus Award for Best Paperback

Road to Perdition: On the Road (2004)

The War of the Worlds Murder (2005)
Finalist 2006 Macavity Award for Best Historical Novel

My Lolita Complex and Other Tales of Sex and Violence (2006) [SS]
[with Matthew Clemens]

Deadly Beloved (2007)
Finalist 2008 Shamus Award for Best Paperback

American Gangster1 (2007)

You Can’t Stop Me (2010)
[with Matthew Clemens]
Finalist 2011 Thriller Award for Best Paperback

What Doesn't Kill Her (2013)