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Dying in the Post-War World: A Nathan Heller Casebook

Collins, Max Allan

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ISBN 10: 0881502103 / ISBN 13: 9780881502107
Published by Foul Play Press, Woodstock VT, 1991
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Hardcover, 251 pages. in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Record # 410335. Bookseller Inventory # 410335

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Title: Dying in the Post-War World: A Nathan Heller...

Publisher: Foul Play Press, Woodstock VT

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Nate Heller, president and sole employee of Chicago's A-1 Detective Agency (Stolen Away, etc.), takes on six real-life unsolved mysteries in this collection of stories set in the 30's and 40's. As Ed Gorman points out in a brief introduction, pulpmeister Collins freely mixes fact and fiction, with uneven results. The two shortest stories, ``The Strawberry Teardrop'' and ``Scrap,'' are little more than historical reconstructions, though a post-Chicago Eliot Ness enlivens one of them. In ``Private Consultation,'' ``House Calls,'' and (especially) ``Marble Mildred,'' Collins is able to mix true crime, seedy-jokey atmosphere, and hard-boiled detection more successfully; and the title novella, asking whether the Chicago's most notorious serial killer (``stop me before I kill again'') is responsible for the kidnapping and murder of a little girl, is worth the price of admission by itself--a tough, nervously sentimental tale that ranks with Collins's best. A collection most notable for the way it bridges the gap between the straightforward twists of Black Mask and the current slanted ironies of Paretsky and Estleman. -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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