The Collector Books

"Thrilling, riveting, and hardboiled as hell..."
-Anthony Award-winning author Hilary Davidson

"...a grim, imaginative take on the detective yarn."


"...pure awesome."

-Crimespree Magazine

Included on over 40 Year's Best lists

Meet Sam Thornton. He collects souls. The souls of the damned, to be precise. Condemned to an eternity of servitude to hell thanks to a devil's bargain he made to save his dying wife, this gig of his is part penance, part punishment, and all suck. But working for the man downstairs doesn't keep Sam from trying to do what's right...

The Collector: Book One
Angry Robot Books, February 2012

"...twisty, fast-paced, and thoroughly enjoyable."
-Publishers Weekly

"The breakneck pace of the narrative, and the world Holm creates, make for a thrillingly brutal ride."
-SFX Magazine

A 2012 Stoker Preliminary Ballot Selection for Best First Novel

Sam Thornton collects the souls of the damned, and ensures they find their way to hell. But when he's dispatched to snatch the soul of a young woman he believes is innocent of the crime for which she's been condemned, he does something no Collector's ever done before: he refuses.

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The Collector: Book Two
Angry Robot Books, September 2012

"Holm’s sophomore effort proves that he’s no one-hit wonder, but rather a true contender. The author’s amazing talent for writing and limitless genius for storytelling guarantees readers a wild ride..."
-The New York Journal of Books

A Spinetingler Magazine Best of 2012

Finalist for the 2013 Silver Falchion Award

The events of DEAD HARVEST have left Sam Thornton on a short leash, meaning he'd best stick to the straight-and-narrow. Which sounds easy enough, but when the soul Sam’s sent to collect goes missing, Sam finds himself off the straight-and-narrow pretty quick.

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The Collector: Book Three
Angry Robot Books, July 2013

"Was it worth the wait? Oh, hell yes... THE BIG REAP is the most ambitious of Holm’s Collector stories so far, and the payoff at the end is huge. HUGE."

Named a Sandusky Register Best Book of 2013 by Anthony Award-winning author Sara J. Henry

A 2014 Anthony Award Nominee for Best Paperback Original Novel

Even though Sam Thornton is obligated to do hell's bidding, his conscience has always steered him true. But when he’s tasked with dispatching the mythical Brethren—a group of former Collectors who've cast off their ties to hell—he's forced to wonder if maybe he's enjoying his work a little too much. Is he still doing the right thing, or has his day job finally succeeded in corrupting his soul?

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