The Wrong Quarry

quarryOver the weekend, I was excited to get my hands the new Quarry book “The Wrong Quarry” by author Max Allan Collins (Road to Perdition).  His long-running series is about a former US Marine sniper Quarry (no need to know his real name) turned professional hitman.  Quarry offers clients that are marked-for-death a unique service, dependent on the fee paid, he gets rid of the hit team after the clients and investigates who hired the hit.

In “The Wrong Quarry”, Quarry is a week into his surveillance of following a hitman on a job that leads him to a small town of Stockwell, Missouri.  Through his investigation, he finds out that a local dance instructor Mr. Roger Vale is marked-for-death.  Vale explains to Quarry that he is linked to the disappearance of popular high school cheerleader Candy Stockwell, but he was cleared by the police of any wrongdoing.  He also tells Candy is related to the Stockwells, the family that runs the town with influence and money and he was disliked by the family.  As Quarry digs deeper and deeper, he learns of a Mafia connection and a larger FBI investigation of murdered young girls.  Twists and turns abound as hitman Quarry is on the case.

Pulp fiction fans won’t be able to put their hands down on this new Quarry novel as it revolves around gritty action, hard-boiled violence and hot sex.  Max Allan Collins gets somewhat in-depth on how a hit-team does the job with observation and fact-finding work before the actual hit is done.  Now I don’t have to Google it.  Along with the dark violence, Max Allan Collins gives Quarry a dose of humor with funny things he notices about women and small towns, and wicked one-liners.  So grab a Manhattan or an Old-Fashioned on the rocks ‘cuz you will need a drink after you are done with this book.


Paperback:  The Wrong Quarry

Author:  Max Allan Collins

Publisher:  Titan Books

MSRP:  $9.95USD

Available:  January 10, 2014

For Mature Readers


  1. Hey there this is kind of of off topic but I was wondering if
    blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML.
    I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding knowledge so I wanted to get advice from someone with experience.
    Any help would be enormously appreciated!

    • It depends, we use WordPress, so we just bought a template from WordPress (or you can use the many free templates from WordPress) and we also have a programmer/IT guy that helps us code stuff when we need something extra.

  2. It’s a great read, has the late 1970s and 1980s time period feel. Max Allan Collins is very descriptive writer.

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