Max Allan Collins was born in America on 3rd March 1948. He
worked as a musician and journalist before becoming a full time writer. His series characters are Nathan
Heller, Mallory, Nolan and Quarry. Only the first two books have seen a
UK release. The authors style is influenced heavily by the hard boiled
school. His best work is generally regarded to be the historical mystery True
Detective which features Nat Heller.