Max Allan Collins was hailed in 2004 by Publisher's Weekly as a new breed of writer. A frequent Mystery Writers of America nominee in both fiction and non-fiction categories, he has earned an unprecedented eighteen Private Eye Writers of America nominations, winning for his Nathan Heller novels, True Detective (1983) and Stolen Away (1991). In 2002, his graphic novel Road to Perdition was adapted into an Academy-Award winning film, starring Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Jude Law and Daniel Craig. He lived in Iowa, USA.
Praise for SKIM DEEP: Collins really outdoes himself with Julie, surely one of the most memorable femme fatales in hard-boiled fiction ( everything she touches turns to dead ). -Booklist A racy, action-packed heist thriller - a movie on the page. - The Crime Review A fun, fast-paced pulpy ride. - Crime Fiction Lover Praise for TWO FOR THE MONEY: An old-school pulpy pleasure, but with plenty of meat on its bones. - Booklist Praise for MAX ALLAN COLLINS: Max Allan Collins is the closest thing we have to a 21st century Mickey Spillane. -ThisWeek (Ohio) Collins' witty, hardboiled prose would make Raymond Chandler proud. -Entertainment Weekly