Chicago Confidential by Max Allan Collins
A Nathan Heller Novel

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Caught between the Kefauver Organized Crime investigation and his reluctant ties to the mafia, Chicago P.I. Nate Heller keeps his head down—until an honest cop and a lovely drug addict are murdered, and he decides it’s time for some rough justice.

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Max Allen Collins was born in 1948 in Muscatine, Iowa. He is a two-time winner of the Private Eye Writer's of America's Shamus Award for his Nathaniel Heller historical thrillers "True Detective" and "Stolen Away". Collins also wrote the Dick Tracy comic strip begining in 1977 and ending in the early 1990s. He has contributed to a number of other comics, including Batman. Collins created his first independent feature film, Mommy, following a nightmarish experience as screenwriter on the cable movie The Expert. Collins has been contracted by DC Comics to write three tie-ins to his critically acclaimed graphic novel "The Road to Perdition", which was adapted into the feature film. Author of other such move tie-in bestsellers as "In the Line of Fire" and "Air Force One", he is also the screenwriter/director of the cult favorite suspense films "Mommie" and "Mommie's Day".
Published September 13, 2011 by Thomas & Mercer. 301 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, History, Horror. Fiction

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Disgusted by the sleazy tactics of Captain Dan (“Tubbo”) Gilbert, the genially crooked ex-investigator for the State’s Attorney who’s now running for Cook County Sheriff, Nate finally agrees to help Drury and his friend Marvin Bas, an attorney working for Tubbo’s clean-cut opponent, but his chang...

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This classy anthology of mostly original short stories from 21 renowned Windy City authors blends the blues, crime and Chicago, quite surpassing Akashic’s recent Chicago Noir .

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"I had done jobs for Nitti, and Nitti had done me favors, like not having me whacked," PI Nate Heller recalls in the latest entertaining installment of his "memoirs," which takes him back to his old stomping grounds in Chicago.

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The Heller novels have functioned as a vehicle for Collins to mix fact with fiction in order to explore some of the last century's most notorious crimes, utilizing celebrities of the era as a name-checking backdrop.

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