The Consummata, Paperback
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


A breathtaking tale of treachery, sensuality, and violence, showcasing two giants of crime fiction at their pulse-pounding, two-fisted best.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780857682888



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Started by Spillane some forty years ago the book was recently completed by Collins and is a follow-up to Spillane’s “The Delta Factor”. Set in the early ‘60s against the backdrop of Castro’s revolutionary Cuba, the book see Morgan “The Raider” on the run in Miami after being set up over a $40m heist. He finds himself working with a group of Cuban exiles hunting down a traitor in their midst, but soon the bodies are piling up and Morgan finds himself in the clutches of a mysterious S&M queen known as “The Consummata”. As you would expect from Spillane the action is pretty non-stop, although, cleverly, a lot of the story is told in exposition between characters. The language is fast flowing; with many a clever turn of phrase and in Morgan, Spillane created another wonderful character (a modern day pirate?), who unfortunately wasn’t able to flourish due to other considerations. Collins completes the novel fairly seamlessly and it makes for good, challenging fun trying to work out where Collins’ contributions actually sit within the whole. Although not the very best from Hard Case Crime, “The Consummata” is nevertheless a rollicking good adventure yarn in the best pulp tradition.

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