The Wrong Quarry Title: The Wrong Quarry
Release: January, 2014
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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?


Publishers Weekly: “Collins’s 10th noir featuring John Quarry is easily his best—a sharp-edged thriller with more than one logical but surprising twist.…The lean prose, brisk pacing, and clever plotting are a winning combination.”

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine: “[The Wrong Quarry] delivers a solid and satisfying plot that will appeal to readers who like their crime especially hardboiled.”

Crime Fiction Lover: “plenty of twists, violence and sex...Collins always delivers.”

Dangerous Dan's Book Blog: “The Wrong Quarry is like a shot in the face from two feet away. Four out of five stars.”

Behind Blue Eyes: “Wow, that kicked ass! 4.5 stars, easily.”


Interview with Road to Perdition author Max Allan Collins from January 27, 2014.


Sample Chapter from Hard Case Crime

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