Too Many Bullets (Paperback)

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Acclaimed “True Crime” detective Nathan Heller, whose cases have sold more than 1 million copies, returns to uncover the secrets behind Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 assassination in this brand-new novel from bestselling ROAD TO PERDITION author Max Allan Collins.


It began with John F. Kennedy in 1963. Then Malcolm X in 1965. Martin Luther King in April 1968. And then, in June of the same year, President Kennedy’s brother Robert fell before an assassin’s bullets at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

But how many shooters were there, really? And who sent them? In this astonishing, meticulously researched novel, bestselling author Max Allan Collins – Mystery Writers of America Grand Master – takes Nathan Heller, “Private Eye to the Stars,” from the scene of the crime to Hollywood’s seediest haunts, from strip joints to Washington D.C.’s corridors of power to a deadly desert showdown outside Las Vegas, all in pursuit of the truth about a conspiracy that may have put the wrong man in jail, let the real killers go free, and snuffed out the life of a man poised to become the next president of the United States.

About the Author

Max Allan Collins was hailed in 2004 by Publishers Weekly as "a new breed of writer." A frequent Mystery Writers of America nominee in both fiction and non-fiction categories, he has earned an unprecedented eighteen Private Eye Writers of America nominations, winning for his Nathan Heller novels, True Detective (1983) and Stolen Away (1991). In 2002, his graphic novel Road to Perdition was adapted into an Academy-Award winning film, starring Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Jude Law and Daniel Craig. He lives in Iowa, USA.

Praise For…

Nathan Heller is the perfect private eye.—New York Daily News

Collins has an outwardly artless style that conceals a great deal of art. —New York Times

A unique private eye series with a believable, enduring hard-boiled hero.—Los Angeles Times

The master of true-crime fiction. —Chicago Magazine

Collins has not only devised an original take on what may well be the most-written-about crime in history but also made Heller's role in the case plausible.—Publishers Weekly on Target Lancer

Target Lancer brings us a different, fact-based assassination scenario, eerily paralleling the Dealey Plaza nightmare. —Kirkus Reviews on Target Lancer

Collins spins a fascinating tale with appearances by Jack Ruby, Jimmy Hoffa, and Bobby Kennedy. Gripping from the get-go, this will satisfy both Heller fans and assassination wonks ever eager for a new spin on the story. —Booklist on Target Lancer

Terrific!—Peterborough Telegraph Review

“Another great addition to the Nate Heller legacy.  It gets my highest recommendation”
– Craig Zablo

“A compelling fictional narrative, created from a meticulously researched examination of every conspiracy theory.”

“Too Many Bullets is both sad and thought provoking; a testimony to the one inescapable fact, we live in an imperfect world.”
– Ron Fortier

Too Many Bullets dramatizes the fight between Nathan Heller's romanticism with his hard boiled cynicism… Still, whether, Lancelot or Quixote, this tarnished knight proves to be one of the best on his quests for justice. 
– The Hard Word blog

‘A classic Heller outing.’
– The Rap Sheet

‘Precisely the sort of dramatic, complexly woven, and lightly sexy story that followers of this Iowa fictionist have been relishing for decades.’
– The Rap Sheet

‘This latest novel marks forty years of some of the very best and most cohesive historical detective fiction ever written.’
– Deadly Pleasures

‘If this is the final Heller (and I sincerely hope it is not), the detective goes out on a very high note.’
– Deadly Pleasures

'Extremely well researched…seamlessly weaves in historical details and personalities.'
– Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
Product Details
ISBN: 9781789099485
ISBN-10: 178909948X
Publisher: Hard Case Crime
Publication Date: September 3rd, 2024
Pages: 304
Language: English