True Crime

True Crime

Max Allan Collins


Chicago P.I. Nate Heller reveals himself on dusty again roads with a supposedly useless John Dillinger and the remainder of Ma Barker’s boys as he attempts to foil their daring, audacious plan to kidnap J. Edgar Hoover.

1934 Chicago dazzles with quick motion and calculating, cold-blooded meanness as inner most detective Nate Heller combs Chicago’s North facet trying to find John Dillinger. yet issues take a flip for the unusual while self-aggrandizing G-Man Melvin Purvis shoots down a Dillinger double in entrance of the Biograph Theater. filled with muscle and oozing Chicago’s tough-guy personality to the hilt, Max Allan Collins’ Nate Heller is the final word deepest investigator—in the last word P.I. city. Heller’s undercover look for a farmer’s-daughter-turned-gun-moll has him at the dusty melancholy backroads of center the US, within the corporation of Ma Barker and her boys, child Face Nelson, Alvin Karpis, and a very-much-still-alive Dillinger—whose outlandish plan to kidnap J. Edgar Hoover in downtown Chicago is one Heller attempts to foil. together with appearances via fan dancer Sally Rand, boxer Barney Ross, and Heller's “godfather,” Frank Nitti, real Crime is a constant classic.

“Crackles with low-life meanness and cynical humor... adequate perverse twists, gritty interval colour, and sheer violent momentum to maintain crime buffs, ‘true’ or in a different way, eagerly turning the pages.”
— manhattan instances publication Review

First released December 1984 through St Martins Press

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