This was one of the first Kindle Daily Deals I bought – I’d never heard of the character, but 99p for 13 stories sounded like a deal. I’m really glad that I went for it.
This has been a longer-term read, made easy by the fact that these are short stories. I find that the Kindle is perfect for short story reading – something that I wouldn’t normally do (for no particular reason). Some of the stories are a bit rushed but all are good and some are excellent. The case itself has a lot to influence the outcome.
These stories are a mixture of fact, fiction and speculation. I like the idea of having a fictional character mixing it up with real people in stories about real events – it reminded me of the brilliant American Tabloid by James Ellroy. It also reminded me of Dragnet – the Old Time Radio show based on real cases.
Nathan Heller is a character I enjoyed spending time with – hard-nosed but not vicious, with a dry sense of humour and no major hang-ups.
There are a lot of novels featuring the character, so I’ll be back for more at some point.