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  • Author:
    Max Allan Collins
  • ISBN:
    0525942254
  • ISBN13:
    978-0525942252
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  • Publisher:
    Dutton Adult; First Edition edition (October 1, 1996)
  • Pages:
    320 pages
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    Genre Fiction
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A first-rate detective thriller, Max Allan Collins’ Damned in Paradise shimmers with authenticity as it drives . I have enjoyed several of Max Collins' detective novels, including most of the original Nate Heller/True Detective offerings.

A first-rate detective thriller, Max Allan Collins’ Damned in Paradise shimmers with authenticity as it drives inexorably towards its grave conclusion. Heller-aided by Chang Apana, the real-life model for Charlie Chan-determines that while Thalia surely was raped, the identity of her attackers are in question, and the lush tropical setting cannot dispel the morass of bigotry, lies, and revenge through which the young detective must wade to reach the bitter truth.

Damned in Paradise book. I love the Nate Heller series by Max Allan Collins

Damned in Paradise book. The novel is set in 1931 and has series character Nathan Heller traveling to Honolulu to help Clarence Darrow investigate the Massie rape case. Buster Crabbe makes a cameo appearance, and the real-life model for Charlie Chan plays a role. I love the Nate Heller series by Max Allan Collins.

Now Nathan Heller is faced with something quite different - not a crime but . Max Allen Collins was born in 1948 in Muscatine, Iowa.

Now Nathan Heller is faced with something quite different - not a crime but a disappearance. More painful still, the disappearance of someone he'd known long ago, famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart. Detective Nathan Heller (Damned in Paradise, 1996, et., trying to live the good life in Florida after his time with the Chicago PD, sets out to solve the mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance. He is a two-time winner of the Private Eye Writer's of America's Shamus Award for his Nathaniel Heller historical thrillers "True Detective" and "Stolen Away".

Collins has written novels, screenplays, comic books, comic strips, trading cards .

Collins has written novels, screenplays, comic books, comic strips, trading cards, short stories, movie novelizations and historical fiction. He wrote the graphic novel Road to Perdition (which was developed into a film in 2002), created the comic book private eye Ms. Tree, and took over writing the Dick Tracy comic strip from creator Chester Gould. His 1999 novel Flying Blind sees Heller investigate the disappearance of Amelia Earhart, along the way becoming romantically involved with her. With the release of Chicago Confidential, Collins moved the action into the 1950s.

A Nathan Heller Novel. This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, organizations, places, events, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. No part of this book may be reproduced, or stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without express written permission of the publisher.

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Private detective Nathan Heller joins forces with the legendary Clarence Darrow to investigate a notorious case in which two members of the powerful Massie family are charged with ordering the death of a young Hawaiian native acquitted of the rape of Thalia Massie

Ceroelyu
Damned in Paradise (A Nathan Heller Novel) ISBN 9781612181004, Amazon Encore e-book by Max Allan Collins is a retelling of the infamous Massie trial in Honolulu, Hawaii in the late twenties.
The story is based upon a true incident that resulted from, and contained, numerous controversial incidents. The research is thorough, as usual, and the material is welded smoothly together with fiction into a fascinating novel by the very talented and multi- awarded author. And again as usual, such disparate well-known individuals of the day as Clarence Darrow and other notables of the time and Chang Apana, the Hawaiian detective believed to be the model for the popular movie character Charlie Chan, played by Warner Olan, and the Olympic swimmer, Buster Crabbe, who replaced Johnny Weissmuller as `Tarzan' and went on to become a `B' movie star are included.
Little more need be said. Damned in Paradise is a most enjoyable read that provides a fascinating review of the `facts' of a case so obviously influenced by individuals in another time when the United States was exerting its might in a `bullying' fashion, really not unlike the period of the post Mexican War and the fiasco with respect to the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Reviewed by John H. Manhold, award winning fiction/non-fiction author.
Shomeshet
I have enjoyed several of Max Collins' detective novels, including most of the original Nate Heller/True Detective offerings. Several of the True Detective novels are closely based on actual persons and historical events. Damned in Paradise is set in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1931/1932 and follows a notorious rape case that was followed by an equally notorious revenge killing of one of the accused rapists by the victim's husband. Collins does an excellent job of adding life to these lively bare facts. I like Collins' novel about Amelia Earhart, FLYING BLIND, even better than DAMNED IN PARADISE but all of the True Detective books are very well written.
Dianantrius
What can I say? Murder, rape, sex, and famous people. This is a classic scenario for a Nathan Heller story. A naval officer's wife accuses four Hawaiian natives of raping her. When it looks like the men will not be charged the woman's mother, husband, and a few of his men kidnap one of the accused rapists to try and get a confession. In their interrogation the man is killed. For the defense the family is able to get the famous lawyer Clarence Darrow to come out of retirement. For an investigator Darrow arranges the Chicago detective Nathan Heller to take a leave of absence and join him in Hawaii. Heller encounters a beautiful woman, dangerous crooks, and a legendary Hawaiian detective.

I am not familiar with the Massie case that is the basis for this book so I can't say much about the historical nature of the book. As a story it is great. When I was a kid my grandfather showed me several Charlie Chan movies that he had seen as a kid. I did not know that Chan was based on a real character who appears in this novel.
Miromice
Nate Heller novels are always fun. When I reviewed the last one I had read, I made the observation that you must accept one big whopper: that a single detective could do everything he does, in all of the various historical cases the author gets him involved in. If you can live with that, then you'll thoroughly enjoy the books, as I do.
In this installment, it's early in Heller's career, and he's still a Chicago cop. He's finishing up the first part of his involvement in the Lindberg kidnapping when Clarence Darrow calls. Heller knows Darrow because Heller's father owned a radical bookstore some years before, and Darrow was a customer. Darrow wants an investigator to accompany him to Hawaii, and help him with the defense of a quartet of accused murderers, who apparently killed a man accused of rape. The accused include the rape victim's husband and her mother. The kicker is that all of the accused rapists were Asian or Polynesian of some sort, and the rape victim, and all of those accused in the killing, are white. Racial tensions are running high when Heller and Darrow arrive in the islands.
The story is typical Collins, and a rather good example of what he does. The mystery is well-presented, and interesting. The author knows the characters, and the issues, involved in the real-life crime that he portrays. Most people think that Hawaiians are easy-going types, and many are, but there is also a considerable amount of anger about past discrimination on the island, percieved or real. This book does a good job of portraying that.
The other thing Collins always does is cameo appearances by celebrities. In addition to Darrow, and the defendants in the case, Heller runs into a young Buster Crabbe and a much older Chang Apana. The latter was a well-known Honolulu police detective who was the basis for Earl Der Biggers' character Charlie Chan. Amusingly, Detective Apana repeats some of Charlie Chan's quotes from the movies, with tongue firmly in cheek.
I really enjoyed this book. I think most others who are interested in history, and in detective novels, would enjoy it also.
Amarin
I have become a true fan of these tales. I am always impressed with the depth of the research that goes into the novels, the historical depictions of famous characters, and how Mr. Collins weaves them all into an engaging tale of mystery. Highly recommend.
Onnell
I've read a lot of the Nate Heller series. They are always interesting and one learns a lot about famous cases of the past. Lots of history, always a good story and Nate is the ultimate old fashioned tough talking PI. This story was great - combined a good crime case, good courtroom drama and Clarence Darrow thrown in. I'd recommend these books to anyone who likes a good detective story.