Thursday, March 1, 2018

Quarry #11 - The Wrong Quarry

There are two types of Quarry novels: The first is when hitman Quarry is hired to kill someone and the second are the ones where Quarry tries to kill another hitman to protect a client. The Wrong Quarry, the series' 11th entry, is one of the second variety and perhaps the best of that bunch. It was published as a Hard Case Crime novel in 2014, and is written by Max Allan Collins. Aside from the first novel, readers can enjoy the series in any order. 

Quarry finds himself in Missouri stalking a hitman who, in turn, is stalking a gay dance instructor who is suspected of causing the disappearance of a teenage girl. All the humor and sex from other Quarry novels is present in this one, but there is also a compelling mystery involving the identity of the person wanting to kill the dance teacher and the whereabouts of the missing girl.

The characters in this one are vivid and realistic. The female leads are sexy as hell. The plot twists are unexpected and realistic. The scenes of violence are brutal and bloody. This is one of the best of the series and not to be missed.

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  1. We agree. This is my favorite of the "list" Quarry novels. Of the Broker era (although written much later) QUARRY'S CHOICE is my favorite. But I love all my children, including the slow and fumbling ones.

  2. It arrived in the afternoon mail and I finished it before I went to bed. A literal can't-put-downer. I will read more of MAC for sure, laugh out loud humor.