Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Telemystery: Cinemax Orders Pilot based on Max Allan Collins's Quarry

Telemystery: Mystery and Suspense on Television

Cinemax has ordered a pilot for a period crime drama based on a character created by Max Allan Collins.

Titled Quarry — the character's name, which is also the title of the first book in Collins's series — the action takes place in the early 1970s after Quarry, a young veteran coming home from Vietnam, finds his life further devastated upon his return.

According to TV|Line, Michael D. Fuller and Graham Gordy will co-write the pilot screenplay and co-executive produce.

Collins has written nine books in the series plus several short stories featuring the character. More about the book that introduced Quarry, below.

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Quarry by Max Allan Collins

Quarry
Max Allan Collins
A Quarry Mystery (1st in series)

First published by Berkley Prime Crime in 1976 as The Broker.

Quarry, a hitman working with a shadowy figure called the Broker, carries out his assignment in a down-at-heels river town, only to learn that someone has played him for a sucker.

To figure out who, he must solve the murder he committed.

This 2011 re-issue of the book includes a new afterward by the author.

Quarry by Max Allan Collins, Amazon Kindle format

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