Max Allan Collins
November 2024
ISBN: 978-1-80336-876-4
Cover art by Claudia Caranfa

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After nearly 50 years in the killing business, the hitman known as Quarry was enjoying a comfortable retirement—until the grown daughter he only recently met mysteriously went missing. Now it’s up to the old man to show he hasn’t lost a step and, with the help of a femme fatale from his past, prove he’s as ruthless, deadly and unstoppable as any man half his age.

Coming hard on the heels of the Edgar Award finalist QUARRY’S BLOOD, which first introduced Quarry’s daughter, QUARRY’S RETURN is a high-stakes thriller from the legendary author of ROAD TO PERDITION that will remind you why this notorious killer (star of a feature film and a Cinemax TV series) is the best there ever was.

  • First publication anywhere!
  • Quarry’s first case since the Edgar Award finalist QUARRY’S BLOOD
  • Quarry’s most personal case ever, with his grown daughter’s life at stake

The Critics Love Quarry...

"Violent and volatile and packed with sexuality...classic pulp fiction."
USA Today

"Collins’ witty, hard-boiled prose would make Raymond Chandler proud."
Entertainment Weekly

"Crime fiction aficionados are in for a treat...a neo-pulp noir classic."
Chicago Tribune

"As cool as an Eskimo Pie on a hot summer day and as sharp as a Ginsu knife."
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel