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Novel ("Nathan Heller" series): "True Detective".
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On his Nathan Heller detective novels: The books are conceived as memoirs, with Nate himself writing these in geezerhood retirement - which is why certain anachronisms creep in (the old boy is not perfect, nor is his memory). It's also possible Heller is not a reliable narrator -- like [George MacDonald Fraser's] Flashman, he may be bullshitting us to some extent. But who cares? I wanted the ...
Creator of several series characters who have appeared in his novels: Nolan (a professional thief), Quarry (a hit man), and Mallory (a novelist who solves crimes). Perhaps his most famous character, however, is Nathan Heller, a Chicago private detective who has taken part in a number of true-crime adventures (playing the role of real life participants). Collins has won multiple awards for the ...