SKIM DEEP
Max Allan Collins
November 2020
ISBN: 978-1-78909-139-7
Cover art by Mark Eastbrook

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NOLAN’S BACK—BUT WILL HIS WEDDING BELLS BECOME A FUNERAL MARCH?

It’s been 33 years since the world-class thief known only by his last name—Nolan—last appeared in a novel by Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Max Allan Collins. Since then, the big man has gone straight and even proposed to his longtime lover, Sherry. But when their honeymoon plans take them to a Las Vegas casino with Mob connections, it’s going to take all of Nolan’s survival instincts—and the help of his old friend and frequent accomplice, Jon—to keep him from an unmarked grave in the unforgiving desert.

  • The first new Nolan novel in 33 years!
  • Original cover painting by Mark Eastbrook
  • Following the publication of SKIM DEEP, Hard Case Crime will be publishing new paperback editions of all the original Nolan novels, two in each volume: TWO FOR THE MONEY, DOUBLE DOWN, TOUGH TENDER, and MAD MONEY.

Acclaim for the Work of MAX ALLAN COLLINS...

"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