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    • True Detective

    • Nathan Heller Series, Book 1
    • By: Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 833
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 742
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 737

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good historical private eye series ala Hammett

    • By Kristi R on 01-24-14

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Executive Order

    • By: Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book and Series. Excellent Narration!

    • By Tracy T on 09-25-17

    Regular price: $10.49

    • True Crime

    • Nathan Heller Series, Book 2
    • By: Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fiction and historical fiction, a great read.

    • By MidwestGeek on 04-07-13

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Stolen Away

    • A Novel of the Lindbergh Kidnapping
    • By: Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By Lemons40 on 05-18-12

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Supreme Justice

    • By: Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 399
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 340
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 343

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Future World?

    • By Me & My Girls on 07-20-14

    Regular price: $10.49

    • What Doesn't Kill Her

    • A Thriller
    • By: Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 109

    Jordan Rivera is an ordinary kid with an ordinary family, until a vicious killer takes it all away, sparing her, but leaving her broken. The murders of her father, mother, and brother destroy something inside Jordan, who spends ten long, mute years in an institution. Catching a glimpse of a news report about another family slaying, Jordan at last breaks her silence. Now she's out, and she molds herself - body and mind - into an instrument of justice.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Did Max really write this?

    • By Bull on 10-19-13

    Regular price: $17.99

    • Quarry

    • A Quarry Novel, Book 1
    • By: Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated by: Christopher Kipiniak
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    Quarry doesn't kill just anybody these days. He restricts himself to targeting other hitmen, availing his marked-for-death clients of two services: eliminating the killers sent after them, and finding out who hired them…and then removing that problem, as well. So far he's rid of the world of nobody who would be missed. But this time he finds himself zeroing in on the grieving family of a missing cheerleader. Does the hitman's hitman have the wrong quarry in his sights?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The great Max Allan Collins

    • By Bradley P. Valentine on 09-25-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Fate of the Union

    • By: Max Allan Collins, Matthew V. Clemens
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great series and narration..

    • By Trish R. on 08-16-17

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Majic Man

    • A Nathan Heller Novel
    • By: Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    It’s 1949 in Washington, D.C., and Secretary of Defense James Forrestal, convinced he has been targeted for murder, hires Chicago P.I. Nate Heller for protection. Heller must deal with Beltway infighting, Communist paranoia, Israeli agents, and a mysterious military group called the Majestic Twelve in his journey to protect Forrestal. With his client locked away in a mental ward, Heller begins to doubt his own sanity as he explores reports of flying saucers landing near the tiny desert town of Roswell, New Mexico.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very clever and refreshing. Courageous, brilliant

    • By Real Director on 07-25-17

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Killing Town

    • Mike Hammer
    • By: Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Mike Hammer steals a ride on a train upstate to Killington. But he is welcomed by a nasty surprise: he is accused by police of raping and murdering a young woman near the freight yards. Roughed up by the cops and facing a murder charge, Hammer's future looks bleak. Only a beautiful blonde, Melba Charles - daughter of powerful Senator Charles - might possibly save him...if he pays the price. From a brittle, brown manuscript, the first Mike Hammer novel - begun by Mickey Spillane in the mid-40s and completed 70 years later by Max Allan Collins - is a gift to mystery fans on the noir master's 100th birthday.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mike Hammer is as tough as they come.

    • By Remington Kane on 07-06-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Titanic Murders

    • Disaster Series, Book 1
    • By: Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Three days into the maiden voyage that would end in disaster, a passenger is found dead inside a locked cabin - the victim of a murder. Jacques Futrelle, author of the popular "Thinking Machine" mysteries, is asked to use his knowledge of criminology to conduct a quiet investigation. Adding to the delicate nature of the inquiry is a suspect list that reads like a Who's Who of high society - and every single one of them has a motive for murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • First in a great Max Allan Collins series

    • By ZUrlocker on 06-26-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Wrong Quarry

    • A Quarry Novel
    • By: Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Quarry doesn't kill just anybody these days. He restricts himself to targeting other hitmen, availing his marked-for-death clients of two services: eliminating the killers sent after them, and finding out who hired them…and then removing that problem as well. So far he's rid of the world of nobody who would be missed. But this time he finds himself zeroing in on the grieving family of a missing cheerleader. Does the hitman's hitman have the wrong quarry in his sights?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • But It Feels So Right

    • By Wag The Fox on 01-30-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Complex 90

    • Mike Hammer, Book 18
    • By: Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated by: Stacy Keach
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    When private investigator Mike Hammer accompanies a conservative politician to Moscow on a fact-finding mission, he is arrested and imprisoned by the KGB on a bogus charge. He quickly escapes, creating an international incident by getting into a firefight with Russian agents. On his stateside return, the government is none too happy with Hammer. Russia is insisting upon his extradition, and various government agencies are following him. A question dogs our hero: Why him? Why does Russia want him back, and why was he singled out to accompany the senator to Russia in the first place?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Super!

    • By Carcosa on 02-25-18

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Scarface and the Untouchable

    • Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the Battle for Chicago
    • By: Max Allan Collins, A. Brad Schwartz
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Max Allan Collins, A. Brad Schwartz
    • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    A Mystery Writers of America “Grand Master” - author of the gangster classic Road to Perdition, longtime 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.  

    Regular price: $42.20

    • Neon Mirage

    • Nathan Heller, Book 4
    • By: Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas

    • By Jim Fletcher on 06-24-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Pearl Harbor Murders

    • Disaster Series, Book 3
    • By: Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good but not as good as some others

    • By ZUrlocker on 07-02-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Fangoria's Dreadtime Stories, Volume Two (Dramatized)

    • By: Max Allan Collins, M.J. Elliott, Barry Richert, and others
    • Narrated by: Malcolm McDowell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    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!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • DON'T BE SHEEPEPLE

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 04-18-16

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Lady, Go Die!

    • A Mike Hammer Novel
    • By: Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated by: Stacy Keach
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Private investigator Mike Hammer and the beautiful Velda go on vacation to a small beach town on Long Island after wrapping up the Williams case from I, the Jury. Walking along the boardwalk, they witness a brutal beating at the hands of some vicious local cops - and Hammer wades in to defend the victim.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Typical Low Level Spillaine Brought Up a Notich

    • By Peterack on 07-07-12

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Carnal Hours

    • Nathan Heller, Book 6
    • By: Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Detective, Great History

    • By Lemons40 on 07-18-12

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Lusitania Murders

    • Disaster Series, Book 4
    • By: Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    Under the pseudonym S.S. Van Dine, Wright has booked passage on what would be the luxury liner’s disastrous final crossing. He claims to be interviewing celebrity passengers, but the reporter is actually investigating rumors that the ship is ferrying an illegal cache of weapons to aid the British war against Germany. His investigation is put on hold when three German stowaways are discovered and then - in an unexpected and violent twist - killed.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I Want a Sequel!

    • By Simone on 04-06-13

    Regular price: $13.99

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