Frank Nolan is the protagonist in a series of hard-boiled mystery novels by American author Max Allan Collins. It is no secret that Nolan is based on Richard Stark‘s Parker character. Collins didn’t mind writing a one-off novel with a heavily inspired character, however he didn’t feel comfortable doing a series until he got Stark’s permission (which he got). The Nolan character is an aging thief who needs one more heist before he can call it a career.

The Frank Nolan character made his debut in the novel Bait Money, published in 1973. Later that year, Collins would also have the first follow-up, Blood Money published. Below is a list of Max Allan Collins’ Frank Nolan books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Frank Nolan Books


Bait Money(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Money(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fly Paper(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hush Money(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hard Cash(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scratch Fever(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spree(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mourn the Living(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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