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Nathan Heller
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  • 1

    True Detective: Nathan Heller Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When Mayor Cermak’s “Hoodlum Squad” brings Heller along on a raid with no instructions but to keep his mouth shut and his gun handy, he becomes an unwitting, unwilling part of a hit on Al Capone’s successor, Frank Nitti. As a result, Heller quits the force to become a private eye. His first job: head off a nation-shaking political assassination in Miami Beach. With the Chicago World’s Fair as a backdrop, Heller encounters a ragtag array of crooks and clients, including Al Capone, George Raft, “Dutch” Reagan, and FDR himself.

    Linda Lou McCall says: "THE "FORREST GUMP" OF FILM NOIR NOVELS"
    THE "FORREST GUMP" OF FILM NOIR NOVELS

    If a friend enjoys Mike Hammer, Richard Diamond, Nick Carter, Ellery Queen, Johnny Dollar, and Pat Novak - either in print or on old time radio podcas..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 27 2013 by Linda Lou McCall (Phoenix, AZ USA)
  • 2

    True Crime: Nathan Heller Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    1934 Chicago dazzles with fast action and calculating, cold-blooded meanness as private detective Nate Heller combs Chicago’s North Side looking for John Dillinger. But things take a turn for the strange when self-aggrandizing G-Man Melvin Purvis shoots down a Dillinger double in front of the Biograph Theater. Full of muscle and oozing Chicago’s tough-guy persona to the hilt, Max Allan Collins’ Nate Heller is the ultimate private investigator.

    MidwestGeek says: "Fiction and historical fiction, a great read."
    Fiction and historical fiction, a great read.

    The author obviously did a lot of research about the gangster era in the Midwest in the 1930's, and cleverly weaves P.I. Nate Heller into a succession..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 07 2013 by MidwestGeek (Ann Arbor, MI, United States)
  • 3

    The Million-Dollar Wound: Nathan Heller, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
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    In 1942, Chicago P.I. Nate Heller and his childhood pal, boxer Barney Ross, join the Marines and see bloody action together at Guadalcanal. Upon his return to gangland Chicago, the shell-shocked Heller - more dangerous than ever - is thrust into the midst of an inter-gang war to depose Capone’s successor, Frank Nitti, whose minions are infiltrating Hollywood movie unions.

    MidwestGeek says: "Great character but not a great plot."
    Great character but not a great plot.

    I like Nate Heller and find this series interesting, but this particular story wanders about and is more historical fiction than a mystery. Given that..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 16 2013 by MidwestGeek (Ann Arbor, MI, United States)
  • 4

    Neon Mirage: Nathan Heller, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
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    In 1946 Chicago, Nathan Heller - president of the flourishing A-1 Detective Agency - is hired to protect racing-wire gambling chief James Ragen, who is nonetheless shot down on the streets of Chicago. Not one to take such an affront sitting down, Nate goes after the killer, but he’s in for the biggest surprise of his career. Demonstrating once again that he is the master of true-crime fiction, Max Allan Collins’ story of the birth of Las Vegas - and the dirty deeds that floated all around it - is a masterpiece of modern noir. Heller follows the trail as it leads to Hollywood and Las Vegas....

    Mary-Ann says: "Wonderful"
    Wonderful

    Max Allan Collins paints pictures with words. Can't wait to listen to the next book in this series.

    Reviewed on May 18 2012 by Mary-Ann (PUEBLO, CO, United States)
  • 5

    Stolen Away: A Novel of the Lindbergh Kidnapping

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
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    March 1932. After the recently incarcerated Al Capone offers to negotiate the return of the kidnapped son of Charles Lindbergh, Nathan Heller of the Chicago P.D. is sent to Hopewell, New Jersey, as a police liaison. As a part of Lindbergh’s inner circle, Heller investigates crooks, cranks, socialites, and psychics in a frustrating, fruitless attempt to solve the case. Max Allan Collins makes the crime that captivated a nation the focal point of yet another fascinating and thoroughly spellbinding foray into his world of historical crime fiction.

    Lemons40 says: "Superb"
    Superb

    This may be the best book in a great, great series. Mr. Collins does an incredible job of putting the reader into historical mysteries and events via ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 18 2012 by Lemons40 (Virginia, USA)
  • 6

    Carnal Hours: Nathan Heller, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
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    In July 1943, Nate Heller flies to Nassau where multimillionaire Sir Harry Oakes wants dirt dug up on Count De Marigny, the playboy who has married Harry’s beautiful, underage daughter, Nancy. But the investigation has barely begun when Sir Harry turns up dead in bed - burned to death in a real-life locked-room mystery - and Heller is soon working for Nancy, whose husband faces murder charges. Chicago P.I. Heller is on his most intriguing - and dangerous - mission yet in this devilishly clever thriller filled with surprising twists....

    Lemons40 says: "Great Detective, Great History"
    Great Detective, Great History

    Another superb outing for Nate Heller and one of the most intriguing. A fascinating historical mystery, heretofore unsolved, interwoven with greatly c..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 18 2012 by Lemons40 (Virginia, USA)
  • 7

    Blood and Thunder: Nathan Heller, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
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    Presidential candidate - and force of nature - Huey Long, the “Kingfish,” is in fear for his life. After Nathan Heller delivers the former Louisiana governor a bulletproof vest, the Kingfish hires the Chicago private eye to investigate death threats from political rivals. Soon Heller runs head-on into an IRS investigation seeking millions skimmed from state workers for Huey’s “de-duct box”... and into the arms of the ex-governor’s lovely ex-mistress. When the charismatic politician is shot down by a seemingly crazed doctor, Heller gets a new employer....

    Linda Lou McCall says: "ANOTHER GREAT "NATHAN HELLER" BOOK"
    ANOTHER GREAT "NATHAN HELLER" BOOK

    I know, I know.....I've said a kazillion times how much I really like this series. But there are quite a few of them and I keep buying them. As I've..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 03 2014 by Linda Lou McCall (Phoenix, AZ USA)
  • 8

    Damned in Paradise: A Nathan Heller Novel, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
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    In 1931, Nate Heller - on a leave of absence from the Chicago P.D. - goes to Hawaii to work as an investigator for family friend Clarence Darrow. One of five Honolulu natives accused of the rape of recent bride Thalia Massie has been murdered; facing murder charges are Thalia’s naval officer husband and her socialite mother. Something doesn’t seem right, and Darrow has brought Heller in to get to the bottom of it.

    Linda Lou McCall says: "STRANGE FRUIT HANGING FROM HAWAIIAN PALMS....."
    STRANGE FRUIT HANGING FROM HAWAIIAN PALMS.....

    The Nathan Heller series is only a "guilty pleasure" for me. I usually read more complex historical books based on fact. I don't want to downplay Ma..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 30 2014 by Linda Lou McCall (Phoenix, AZ USA)
  • 9

    Flying Blind: Nathan Heller, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
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    In 1935, Nate Heller is hired to escort Amelia Earhart on a speaking tour because of numerous cut-and-paste death threats against her life. Heller suspects the threats are a stunt by Earhart's publicity-hungry husband, and the detective’s growing closeness to the bisexual aviatrix leads to a steamy affair. Two years later, when Earhart embarks on her flight around the world - and mysteriously disappears over the South Pacific - Uncle Sam enlists Heller in a clandestine search of Japanese waters for the popular Earhart....

    Linda Lou McCall says: "NOT MY MOST FAVORITE IN THE SERIES"
    NOT MY MOST FAVORITE IN THE SERIES

    I love the Nathan Heller series but the stories are only as good as the popularity of the actual person he's working for. Author Collins always captu..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 29 2014 by Linda Lou McCall (Phoenix, AZ USA)
  • 10

    Majic Man: A Nathan Heller Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    It’s 1949 in Washington, D.C., and Secretary of Defense James Forrestal, convinced he has been targeted for murder, hires Chicago P.I. Nate Heller for protection. Heller must deal with Beltway infighting, Communist paranoia, Israeli agents, and a mysterious military group called the Majestic Twelve in his journey to protect Forrestal. With his client locked away in a mental ward, Heller begins to doubt his own sanity as he explores reports of flying saucers landing near the tiny desert town of Roswell, New Mexico.

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  • 11

    Angel in Black: Nathan Heller, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
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    Los Angeles. The City of Angels. The perfect place for a honeymoon… and the worst possible time for a murder. Vacationing private investigator Nate Heller finds himself a suspect in the LAPD’s investigation of the notorious Black Dahlia murder case. Problem is the butchered starlet, Elizabeth Short, is an old Chicago flame of Heller’s — and only the P.I. himself knows she was blackmailing him for abortion money.

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  • 12

    Chicago Confidential: Nathan Heller, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
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    It’s 1950 in Chicago, P.I. Nate Heller’s old stomping grounds. But things are different now, and the wind is blowing in a different, decidedly more dangerous direction. Congressman-with-a-cause and presidential-hopeful Estes Kefauver creates the Committee on Organized Crime to put the squeeze on the mob - and anyone who ever associated with them. Heller tries to lay low, but when ex-cop Bill Drury cooperates and mafia moll Jackie Payne sings, Heller finds himself catapulted into the middle of the investigation.

    frances says: "nathan heller"
    nathan heller

    a fantastic series by max allan collins bought and listened to them all so good they do not seem like fiction

    Reviewed on August 13 2012 by frances (ascot vale, Australia)
  • 13

    Bye Bye, Baby

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
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    Marilyn Monroe, the ultimate goddess of the silver screen, is at the peak of her popularity, internationally famous, universally admired by women and desired by men. But she’s also famously insecure and temperamental and is being pilloried in the press for delaying the production of Something’s Got to Give. When the head of Twentieth Century Fox threatens to cancel her contract, Monroe hires “PI to the stars” Nathan Heller to tap her phones and record calls that might affect legal action. Less than three months later, Monroe is dead from an overdose....

    Linda says: "Outstanding narration."
    Outstanding narration.

    Good story and of particular interest to those of us who grew up in the time depicted. What made the book a fantastic listen was the narrator. His ch..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 26 2011 by Linda (Yacolt, WA, United States)
  • 14

    Chicago Lightning: The Collected Nathan Heller Short Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
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    Tough, cynical, and clever, Nathan Heller has been called "the perfect private eye", the best investigator that Chicago (where "lightning" means gunfire) has to offer. Created by New York Times best-selling novelist and Road to Perdition creator Max Allan Collins, the classic PI comes vibrantly to life in this collection of 13 stories, all based on real cases of the 1930s and '40s.

    Kimberly says: "Husband and I LOVE listening together!"
    Husband and I LOVE listening together!

    The stories are realistic without being gratuitiously violent. The history is there, and the characters bring it to life.

    Reviewed on August 21 2012 by Kimberly (ANN ARBOR, MI, United States)
  • 15

    Triple Play: A Nathan Heller Casebook

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
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    In "Dying in the Post-War World", Heller returns from combat to find his marriage in shambles and himself square in the middle of the notorious Lipstick Killer case of 1946. "Kisses of Death" follows the PI into the 1950s, when he is hired to guard Marilyn Monroe. Finally, in "Strike Zone", Heller is hired by baseball boss Bill Veeck to investigate the 1961 murder of a famous pinch hitter whose private life will pull Nate into a dangerous new world of little people and big sins.

    James says: "Great as always. Max and Nate are a winning combo."
    Great as always. Max and Nate are a winning combo.

    Yes - Collins historic detail and feel for the times and the places make all the Heller books great reads.

    Reviewed on July 02 2012 by James (Atlanta, GA, USA)
  • 16

    Target Lancer: Nathan Heller, Book 16

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Nathan Heller is Chicago’s most celebrated private detective, hobnobbing with Hugh Hefner, getting written up in Life magazine, enjoying the fruits of a long career that began in a one-room office and now is a coast-to-coast agency. When he does a small favor for a friend - who handles PR for the Teamsters - Heller runs into an old West Side mob crony, a small-time hustler named Jack Ruby. And when that friend is found dead, warning signals start to flash. Suddenly Jimmy Hoffa wants to talk to Nate...and so does Hoffa’s arch enemy, U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy.

    Bull says: "The Best Nate Heller Yet"
    The Best Nate Heller Yet

    Well, maybe it's the best yet because it's the latest.

    Every one of the books in the Nathan Heller series has been excellent: meticulously r..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 30 2012 by Bull (Blacksburg, VA, USA)