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  • Quarry’s Climax: The Quarry Series, Book 13 | Max Allan Collins,Claire Bloom - director

    Quarry’s Climax: The Quarry Series, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins, Claire Bloom - director
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Memphis, 1975. "Raunchy" doesn't begin to describe Max Climer's magazine, Climax, or his all-hours strip club, or his planned video empire. And evangelists, feminists, and local watchdog groups all want him out of business. But someone wants more than that, and has hired a killer to end Max's career permanently. Only another hit man - the ruthless professional known as Quarry - can keep Climer from becoming a casualty in the Sexual Revolution.

  • Executive Order | Max Allan Collins

    Executive Order

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In Eastern Europe four CIA agents are dead - geopolitical pawns caught in border dispute cross fire. Why were they there? Who sent them? Not even the President knows. Back in Washington, the Secretary of the Interior dies from an apparent allergic shock. As details emerge, so do suspicions that she was murdered. Investigating their respective cases, ex - Secret Service agent Joe Reeder and FBI Special Situations Task Force leader Patti Rogers recognize a dangerous conspiracy is in play.

    Tracy T says: "Great Book and Series. Excellent Narration!"
  • Stolen Away: A Novel of the Lindbergh Kidnapping | Max Allan Collins

    Stolen Away: A Novel of the Lindbergh Kidnapping

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
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    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.

    Lemons40 says: "Superb"
  • Fate of the Union | Max Allan Collins,Matthew V. Clemens

    Fate of the Union

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins, Matthew V. Clemens
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
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    When a retired colleague dies of an apparent suicide, ex - Secret Service agent Joe Reeder knows there must be far more to the story. Why did the man leave a desperate message for Reeder moments before dying? And what could possibly make such a seasoned veteran fear for his life? FBI Special Agent Patti Rogers has a mystery of her own to solve: she's leading a task force investigating a brutal series of similar but seemingly unconnected murders across the DC area.

    Trish R. says: "Great series and narration.."
  • True Crime: Nathan Heller Series, Book 2 | Max Allan Collins

    True Crime: Nathan Heller Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    1934 Chicago dazzles with fast action and calculating, cold-blooded meanness as private detective Nate Heller combs Chicago’s North Side looking for John Dillinger. But things take a turn for the strange when self-aggrandizing G-Man Melvin Purvis shoots down a Dillinger double in front of the Biograph Theater. Full of muscle and oozing Chicago’s tough-guy persona to the hilt, Max Allan Collins’ Nate Heller is the ultimate private investigator.

    MidwestGeek says: "Fiction and historical fiction, a great read."
  • The Million-Dollar Wound: Nathan Heller, Book 3 | Max Allan Collins

    The Million-Dollar Wound: Nathan Heller, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In 1942, Chicago P.I. Nate Heller and his childhood pal, boxer Barney Ross, join the Marines and see bloody action together at Guadalcanal. Upon his return to gangland Chicago, the shell-shocked Heller - more dangerous than ever - is thrust into the midst of an inter-gang war to depose Capone’s successor, Frank Nitti, whose minions are infiltrating Hollywood movie unions.

    MidwestGeek says: "Great character but not a great plot."
  • True Detective: Nathan Heller Series, Book 1 | Max Allan Collins

    True Detective: Nathan Heller Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
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    When Mayor Cermak’s “Hoodlum Squad” brings Heller along on a raid with no instructions but to keep his mouth shut and his gun handy, he becomes an unwitting, unwilling part of a hit on Al Capone’s successor, Frank Nitti. As a result, Heller quits the force to become a private eye. His first job: head off a nation-shaking political assassination in Miami Beach. With the Chicago World’s Fair as a backdrop, Heller encounters a ragtag array of crooks and clients, including Al Capone, George Raft, “Dutch” Reagan, and FDR himself.

    Kristi Richardson says: "Good historical private eye series ala Hammett"
  • Supreme Justice | Max Allan Collins

    Supreme Justice

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
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    FBI agent Patti Rogers finds herself paired with the unpopular former agent on a task force investigating the killing of Supreme Court Justice Henry Venter. Reeder - nicknamed "Peep" for his unparalleled skills at reading body language - makes a startling discovery while reviewing a security tape: the shooting was premeditated, not a botched robbery. Even more chilling, the controversial Venter may not be the only justice targeted for death.

    Me & My Girls says: "Future World?"
  • Damned in Paradise: A Nathan Heller Novel, Book 8 | Max Allan Collins

    Damned in Paradise: A Nathan Heller Novel, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
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    In 1931, Nate Heller - on a leave of absence from the Chicago P.D. - goes to Hawaii to work as an investigator for family friend Clarence Darrow. One of five Honolulu natives accused of the rape of recent bride Thalia Massie has been murdered; facing murder charges are Thalia’s naval officer husband and her socialite mother. Something doesn’t seem right, and Darrow has brought Heller in to get to the bottom of it.

    Linda Lou says: "STRANGE FRUIT HANGING FROM HAWAIIAN PALMS....."
  • Neon Mirage: Nathan Heller, Book 4 | Max Allan Collins

    Neon Mirage: Nathan Heller, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
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    In 1946 Chicago, Nathan Heller - president of the flourishing A-1 Detective Agency - is hired to protect racing-wire gambling chief James Ragen, who is nonetheless shot down on the streets of Chicago. Not one to take such an affront sitting down, Nate goes after the killer, but he’s in for the biggest surprise of his career. Demonstrating once again that he is the master of true-crime fiction, Max Allan Collins’ story of the birth of Las Vegas - and the dirty deeds that floated all around it - is a masterpiece of modern noir. Heller follows the trail as it leads to Hollywood and Las Vegas....

    Mary-Ann says: "Wonderful"
  • Fangoria's Dreadtime Stories, Volume One (Dramatized) | Steve Nubie,Max Allan Collins,Dennis Etchison,Matthew Elliott

    Fangoria's Dreadtime Stories, Volume One (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Steve Nubie, Max Allan Collins, Dennis Etchison, and others
    • Narrated By Malcolm McDowell
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    "A Fungus Among Us" by Steve Nubie: A mysterious fungus is causing people to act like zombies before their heads explode and spore - like snakes ooze out of their brains! "Wolf" by Max Allan Collins: A modern-day werewolf whose appetite for beautiful young women vacationing at a lodge retreat has guests and workers panic-stricken. "The Late Shift" by Dennis Etchison: A company takes flesh-peddling to a whole new level. Plus three more original short stories, fully dramatized to thrill and chill you.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "LIVING SPACE"
  • Murderers' Row: Original Baseball Mysteries, Volume 1 | Lawrence Block,Max Allan Collins,Michael Connelly,K. C. Constantine,Brendan DuBois,Elmore Leonard,John Lescroart

    Murderers' Row: Original Baseball Mysteries, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block, Max Allan Collins, Michael Connelly, and others
    • Narrated By Dan Cashman, Jim Grey, Elliot Gould, and others
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    Seven original baseball short stories in the mystery and murder genres, written by an all-star lineup of writers, each of whom understand the game's lore and tactical nuances as well as its deep roots in American life. Compiled by Otto Penzler, the proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City and regarded as the world's foremost authority on crime, mystery and suspense fiction.

  • Encore for Murder: The New Adventures of Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer, Vol. 3 | Max Allan Collins,Mickey Spillane

    Encore for Murder: The New Adventures of Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer, Vol. 3

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins, Mickey Spillane
    • Narrated By Stacy Keach
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    Mike Hammer, the toughest PI of all, draws a seemingly routine assignment—playing bodyguard to diva Rita Vance on the eve of her big Broadway comeback. But Rita is an old flame of Hammer’s, and when their romance is rekindled, the detective finds the actress facing death threats and himself the target of one hit man after another. When the actress disappears, the show must go on, which, with Mike Hammer, means swift, violent retaliation.

  • Chicago Confidential: Nathan Heller, Book 12 | Max Allan Collins

    Chicago Confidential: Nathan Heller, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    It’s 1950 in Chicago, P.I. Nate Heller’s old stomping grounds. But things are different now, and the wind is blowing in a different, decidedly more dangerous direction. Congressman-with-a-cause and presidential-hopeful Estes Kefauver creates the Committee on Organized Crime to put the squeeze on the mob - and anyone who ever associated with them. Heller tries to lay low, but when ex-cop Bill Drury cooperates and mafia moll Jackie Payne sings, Heller finds himself catapulted into the middle of the investigation.

    Wally says: "I couldn't listen to the narrator"
  • Carnal Hours: Nathan Heller, Book 6 | Max Allan Collins

    Carnal Hours: Nathan Heller, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In July 1943, Nate Heller flies to Nassau where multimillionaire Sir Harry Oakes wants dirt dug up on Count De Marigny, the playboy who has married Harry’s beautiful, underage daughter, Nancy. But the investigation has barely begun when Sir Harry turns up dead in bed - burned to death in a real-life locked-room mystery - and Heller is soon working for Nancy, whose husband faces murder charges. Chicago P.I. Heller is on his most intriguing - and dangerous - mission yet in this devilishly clever thriller filled with surprising twists....

    Lemons40 says: "Great Detective, Great History"
  • Angel in Black: Nathan Heller, Book 11 | Max Allan Collins

    Angel in Black: Nathan Heller, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
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    Los Angeles. The City of Angels. The perfect place for a honeymoon… and the worst possible time for a murder. Vacationing private investigator Nate Heller finds himself a suspect in the LAPD’s investigation of the notorious Black Dahlia murder case. Problem is the butchered starlet, Elizabeth Short, is an old Chicago flame of Heller’s — and only the P.I. himself knows she was blackmailing him for abortion money.

    The Dark Side says: "Angel in Black Noir Mystery"
  • It's in the Book | Mickey Spillane,Max Allan Collins

    It's in the Book

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 24 mins)
    • By Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    A new bibliomystery with a decidedly hardboiled tone from two of the masters of the genre. Mysterious Bookshop Exclusive short story.

    Wayne says: "Short stories do not get better than this!"
  • Fangoria's Dreadtime Stories, Volume Two (Dramatized) | Max Allan Collins,M.J. Elliott,Barry Richert,Dennis Etchison

    Fangoria's Dreadtime Stories, Volume Two (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins, M.J. Elliott, Barry Richert, and others
    • Narrated By Malcolm McDowell
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    From Fangoria, America's number-one source for horror, an AudioGO exclusive with six uncut episodes available for the first time! Fangoria's Dreadtime Stories with host and narrator Malcolm McDowell are fully-dramatized radio dramas to thrill you and chill you!

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "DON'T BE SHEEPEPLE"
  • The Pearl Harbor Murders: Disaster Series, Book 3 | Max Allan Collins

    The Pearl Harbor Murders: Disaster Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Two nights before the devastating military strike on Pearl Harbor, a young half-Japanese singer is found dead on a Honolulu beach. The murder appears to be a simple crime of passion, but writer Edgar Rice Burroughs - creator of Tarzan and John Carter - has his doubts. The writer’s suspicions lead him and his son Hully to conduct a sub-rosa investigation into the sultry singer’s death. Their pursuit of the killer coincides with rumors of an imminent Japanese attack against the Pacific fleet stationed in Oahu.

    Judith says: "Another good entry"
  • Kiss Her Goodbye: A Mike Hammer Novel | Mickey Spillane,Max Allan Collins

    Kiss Her Goodbye: A Mike Hammer Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated By Stacy Keach
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    Mike Hammer has been away from New York too long. Recuperating in Florida after the mob shoot-out that nearly claimed his life, he 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 seventies no longer feels like home. Hammer’s longtime partner, Velda, disappeared after he broke it off for her own safety, and his office is shut down.

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