Friday, November 22, 2013


Coming soon from Hard Case Books in the first publication anywhere
of The Wrong Quarry by Max Allan Collins [$9.95].  This is Collins’
tenth novel featuring the professional killer.

From the back cover:


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 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?

No matter the series, I’ve never read a Collins crime, detective or
mystery novel I didn’t enjoy.  He’s one of my favorite writers and
I hope to read - and, in some cases, reread - all of his books in
2014 and 2015.  Except more mentions of his books in future bloggy

Hard Case Books published some of the best and best-looking books
in the field.  The Wrong Quarry is scheduled for release January 7,
2014.  Look for this novel and other Hard Case books wherever cool
books are sold and from online sellers.

© 2013 Tony Isabella


  1. Collins is one of my favorites, too, and I've been on a big kick this year to read many of his books that I hadn't gotten to in the past few years. I still have a ways to go -- it may take 2014 or a bit beyond -- but it's been a fun year of reading!

  2. Completely agree that all of Collins' books are worth seeking. While I'm happy to have any new book in any of his series, I would love to see him back to doing a Ms Tree grapic novel or three.

  3. I'm lucky enough to own most of Collins' Nolan books and several of the Quarry ones. And I read and enjoyed the early Heller books as they came out.

    But, as you recently noted, not even Mark Waid hits a home run every time. For me, Collins struck out with Stolen Away (especially with a foul ball toward the end, his resolution of the Edgar Cayce subplot).

    That somewhat dampened my enjoyment of the Heller novels. But the new Quarry sounds great! Thanks for alerting us to it. I'll recommend it to my library, and am adding it to my must-read list.