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Fly Paper (Nolan)

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Third in the series by Max Allan Collins that's an homage to Richard Stark's Parker novels
Mass Market Paperback, 192 pages
Published July 1981 by Pinnacle (first published 1981)
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Col
Jun 14, 2013 Col rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Synopsis/blurb......


Max Allan Collins's professional heist man Nolan takes on a treacherous backwoods family. Classic hard-boiled Collins, back in print with a new Introduction by the author.


Short, sharp, enjoyable, interesting and entertaining.


Still wasn’t the best book I have ever read, but I’m relishing these outings with Nolan and his young-sidekick Jon. Jon is trying to close up his uncle’s antique shop, which had been successfully used as a front and control centre for the various scams an
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Randy
Jan 26, 2011 Randy rated it it was amazing
Nolan had finally gotten off the mob's s**t list. He'd pulled off the bank job(Bait Money) and netted three quarters of a million dollars on the deal, though not without a double cross by old enemy Charlie and a couple of bullets in his hide. He'd survived that and exposed Charlie to the mob, which got him what he really wanted. Retirement from the life of pulling these jobs and back to what he really wanted: managing a nightclub for the mob.

He was fifty, getting a bit old for the old life. The
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Eric_W
Aug 21, 2012 Eric_W rated it really liked it
**possible spoilers for previous books **

Continuing my reading of all the Nolan books by Max Allan Collins. Nolan and Jon are still looking for a way to recoup their losses from the previous heist in which the money was eliminated rather smokily. (It does help to read these books in order.) As is typical with Richard Stark’s Parker series (the inspiration for this series), there is a pattern where the heist is planned, accomplished and then something always goes wrong and the “heroes” have to e
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Neilie J
Jun 22, 2014 Neilie J rated it it was ok
I notice this gets an aggregate score of 4 so maybe I didn't get it. I think Nolan is an appealing and interesting character which is good, but the story as a whole felt a little...underbaked. I did laugh out loud though, at a scene involving a pair of pantyhose and and continued snickering about it for days every time it popped into my head.

Most likely, I'll try one more book in the series.
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Received the Shamus Award, "The Eye" (Lifetime achievment award) in 2006.

He has also published under the name Patrick Culhane. He and his wife, Barbara Collins, have written several books together. Some of them are published under the name Barbara Allan.

Book Awards
Shamus Awards Best Novel winner (1984) : True Detective
Shamus Awards Best Novel winner (1992) : Stolen Away
Shamus Awards Best Novel nom
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Other Books in the Series

Nolan (9 books)
  • Bait Money (Nolan, #1)
  • Blood Money (Nolan, #2)
  • Hush Money (Nolan, #4)
  • Hard Cash (Nolan, #5)
  • Scratch Fever (Nolan, #6)
  • Spree (Nolan, #7)
  • Mourn the Living (Nolan, #8)
  • Tough Tender (Nolan, Books 5-6)

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