Max Allan Collins has earned an unprecedented ten Private Eye Writers of America Shamus nominations for his historical thrillers, winning twice for his Nathan Heller novels, "True Detective" and "Stolen Away." A Mystery Writers of America Edgar nominee in both fiction and non-fiction categories, Collins has written five suspense novel series, film criticism, short fiction, songwriting, trading-card sets, and movie/TV tie-in novels, including "Air Force One," "The Mummy Returns," the "New York Times" bestselling "Saving Private Ryan," "CSI: Double Dealer" (from the CBS series), and "The Scorpion King."
He scripted the internationally syndicated comic strip "Dick Tracy" from 1977 to 1993 and has written the "Batman" comic book and newspaper strip. His graphic novel, "Road to Perdition," has been made into a DreamWorks feature film starring Tom Hanks and Paul Newman, directed by Sam Mendes.
Collins lives in Muscatine, Iowa, with his wife, writer Barbara Collins, and their teenage son, Nathan.show more