MystereBooks is pleased to feature Chicago Lightning by Max Allan Collins as today's Amazon Kindle Daily Deal. The deal price of $0.99 is valid only for today, Wednesday, November 23, 2011.
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Chicago Lightning by Max Allan Collins
A Nathan Heller Short Story Collection
Thomas & Mercer
Tough, cynical, and clever, ex-cop Nathan Heller is a private investigator in 1930s Chicago … where "lightning" means gunfire.
About Chicago Lightning (from the publisher): In this engaging collection of thirteen stories, Heller encounters gangsters and petty crooks, noble doctors and quacks, loving wives and wanton women, and even the occasional honest cop. All of the stories are based on real cases of the 1930s and 1940s. Heller's adventures feature some of the biggest names in 20th-century American crime history: Eliot Ness, Frank Nitti, Mickey Cohen, and Jack Ruby, just to name a few. Whether he is investigating a union shooting, going toe-to-toe with the female leader of a vicious hold-up crew, or playing a homeless man to pose as bait for an insurance racket, Heller's humorous, wryly cynical tone, and knack for keen social observation make for a cracking good read.
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