Nathan Heller is the protagonist in a series of historical mystery novels by American author Max Allan Collins. A former cop, the half-Irish, half-Jewish Nate Heller is now a private eye. The series is set in 1930s Chicago, in the days of Al Capone.

The Nate Heller series began in 1983 with True Detective. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of Max Allan Collins’ Nathan Heller books in order of when they were first published (and in chronological order):

Publication Order of Nathan Heller Books


True Detective(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
True Crime(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Million-Dollar Wound(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Neon Mirage(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stolen Away(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Carnal Hours(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood and Thunder(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Damned in Paradise(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flying Blind(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Majic Man(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Angel in Black(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chicago Confidential(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bye Bye, Baby(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Target Lancer(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ask Not(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Better Dead(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Nathan Heller Collections


Dying in the Post-War World(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chicago Lightning(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Triple Play(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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