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Author: Dan John Miller,Max Allan Collins
ISBN: 1455820865
Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (August 16, 2011)
Language: English
Category: Mystery
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e-Book Bye Bye, Baby (Nathan Heller Series) epub download

by Dan John Miller,Max Allan Collins



Max Allan Collins is the author of the Shamus Award-winning Nathan Heller historical thrillers; his other books include the New . Bye Bye, Baby" was my first experience with Nate Heller and I had mixed emotions after completing it.

Max Allan Collins is the author of the Shamus Award-winning Nathan Heller historical thrillers; his other books include the New York Times bestseller Saving Private Ryan and the bestselling CSI series. His comics writing ranges from the graphic novel Road to Perdition, source of the Tom Hanks film, to long runs as scripter of the Dick Tracy comic strip and his own innovative Ms. Tree. Collins is also a screenwriter and a leading Indie filmmaker. He lives in Iowa with his wife, writer Barbara Collins, and their son, Nathan.

Bye Bye Baby is another great novel in the Nathan Heller series by Max Allan Collins. When we first met Nathan Heller in True Detective it was the early 1930s. Through the years he has worked a lot of famous cases. Heller's favor for a friend turns into much more. This book reads like a Who's Who from the period. Heller deals with Joe DiMaggio, Frank Sinatra, Hugh Hefner, John and Robert Kennedy, and many others. One of Collins' strengths is his ability to throw lots of celebrities into a book without stretching too much credulity. Of course Heller has to bed Marilyn and at least two other women.

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Bye Bye, Baby (Nathan Heller).

Everybody is always tugging at you. They’d all like sort of a chunk of you. They kind of like to take pieces out of yo. .Marilyn never liked good-byes. Lee Strasberg, from his funeral eulogy. But Nathan Heller, president of the A-1 Detective Agency, me, had indeed done a number of private eye jobs for Miss Monroe, starting with bodyguard duty in Chicago on her Gentlemen Prefer Blondes junket, and more recently tracking down a guy named C. Stanley Gifford, who she thought was her father, in the sense that he was the likeliest candidate for having.

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Bye Bye, Baby is a Hollywood tale you never thought could happen. but probably di. t the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied. PI Nathan Heller returns in his first new novel in a decade, as Max Allan Collins brings to life a vivid star-studded cast, from JFK and RFK to Frank Sinatra and Peter Lawford, from Jimmy Hoffa and Joe DiMaggio to Hugh Hefner and Sam Giancana. but probably did. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Marilyn Monroe, the ultimate goddess of the silver screen, is at the peak of her popularity, internationally famous, universally admired by women and desired by men. But she’s also famously insecure and temperamental and is being pilloried in the press for delaying the production of Something’s Got to Give. When the head of Twentieth Century Fox threatens to cancel her contract, Marilyn hires “PI to the stars” Nathan Heller to tap her phones and record conversations that might prove to be important if there’s a lawsuit. Less than three months later, Monroe is dead from an overdose and, officially, a suicide. But Heller isn’t buying it. He knows that in the weeks before, the star was anything but suicidal. He knows, too, about her affair with JFK, about the secret connections between the Kennedys and the Mob...and about Bobby Kennedy’s blood feud with Jimmy Hoffa. In short, Heller knows too much to accept this bum rap on a beautiful, gifted woman loved by the whole world...including Nathan Heller. So he investigates, though his efforts might enrage some very famous, very powerful, very dangerous people. But they can’t keep Heller from finding out the astounding truth behind Marilyn Monroe’s untimely demise....
Saithinin
Bye Bye Baby is another great novel in the Nathan Heller series by Max Allan Collins. When we first met Nathan Heller in True Detective it was the early 1930s. Through the years he has worked a lot of famous cases. Now he is on the scene with the lovely, vivacious Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn is an old friend and calls Nathan to help her with a little job. She wants her phone bugged. She is having a lot of trouble with her studio, Fox, and she wants to protect herself. Heller's favor for a friend turns into much more. This book reads like a Who's Who from the period. Heller deals with Joe DiMaggio, Frank Sinatra, Hugh Hefner, John and Robert Kennedy, and many others.

One of Collins' strengths is his ability to throw lots of celebrities into a book without stretching too much credulity. Of course Heller has to bed Marilyn and at least two other women. This should surprise no one who has read the Heller novels. Heller falls into the category of men who have slept with both Jayne Mansfield and Marilyn Monroe. If the book is to be believed then he shares that honor with the Kennedy boys.

Bye Bye Baby is a sympathetic look at Monroe. She is truly a tragic figure and her treatment at the hands of the movie studios and the Kennedy brothers was shameful. Collins tries, and succeeds, to navigate his way in this book between the pro and anti Kennedy camps. Perhaps the most interesting thing of all is the real humanity of the characters. That is one of the trademarks of the Heller novels. The celebrities are not just here to catch our interest, they have a realness about them. So who killed Marilyn Monroe? Was it suicide, an accidental overdose, the Kennedys, or someone else. You will just have to get the book and find out.
Yojin
I have read and appreciated Collins' stand alones and truly enjoy his collaboration with the Mickey Spillane novels. "Bye Bye, Baby" was my first experience with Nate Heller and I had mixed emotions after completing it. The concept of intertwining a fictional character like Heller around actual events in recent history, while not new, can be cleverly innovative and provocative for readers who lived though that era or who have intimate knowledge of those times. This conceit, however, is constrained by the very same facts of history and times that it exploits. In other words, the reader knows how things have to work out in the end so the real mystery or guessing is in how Collins gets us there.

In "Bye, Bye Baby", Nate Heller, "PI to the stars", is asked by Marilyn Monroe to tap her phones in case she needs evidence against various parties out to damage her, particulary the 20th Century Fox studio with whom she is locked in a bitter labor struggle. Heller soon discovers that not only Fox, but the mafia, the Kennedy brothers, the FBI, the CIA and who knows who else are all engaged in spying on America's iconclast movie star who may be sharing pillow talk with Jack and Bobby Kennedy, potentially putting the US and, of course, the Kennedy's at great risk of exposure.

As Heller winds his way through the history of the late 50's and early 60's, he rubs shoulders (and other parts) not only with Marilyn, but also interacts with Jimmy Hoffa, Sam Giancana, the Kennedy brothers, Joe Dimaggio, Frank Sinatra, Peter Lawford, Hugh Hefner and others as he explores the "fishy" conclusion that marilyn committed suicide in 1962. Of course, he dredges up and examines all the conflicting evidence and changed testimonies that clearly pointed to some kind of tightly contained conspiracy. How Heller wraps all the pieces together and finally identifies the true killer while avoiding his own doom at the hands of the mafia or others willing to kill to protect the reputation of the President is the center piece of the novel.

Collins is a refreshingly innovative author who clearly does the research and homework to support a character such as Nate Heller. Heller clearly is designed as a hard boiled, noirish old school PI who I need to explore a bit more. As stated earlier, having lived through the era described in "Bye Bye, Baby", I enjoyed Collins' thoroughness and commitment to detail. But the notion that the reader is tip-toeing through historical events on the back of a fictional detective will take getting a little used to for some readers. A recommended quick and easy read that will stir memories for many readers.
Eseve
If you like historical fiction, I think you'll like this book. As a matter of fact, I recommend ALL of Max Allan Collins' "Nate Heller" series. This one, "Bye Bye Baby", deals with the death of Marilyn Monroe...the possible Kennedy/mob/studio connection. Collins' books skillfully intertwine detective Nate Heller and real historical figures. Nathan Heller is a private detective who started out in Chicago, and if you read all the novels, you meet everyone from Al Capone to Chas Lindbergh. From Huey Long to UFOs to JFK. I love history, and Collins doesn't stray from it. Collins doesn't rewrite history, he,well, INVESTIGATES it!
I'm not, normally, a "mystery" fan, but Collins writes about events and people we KNOW.
At the end of each mystery, Max A. Collins ends with an "I Owe Them One"...explaining his sources and his research. The reader WILL learn FACTS from Nate's exploits.
Bye Bye, Baby--like ALL of Collins' work, is well crafted, well researched and a book you'll read at one sitting.
Fenrikasa
I have read all 13 of the Heller novels and the short story collection "Chicago Lightening" and thought this was one of the best. It is a very quick paced read and thought provoking. What I like most about the Heller series is that with each book I find myself researching the subject in question either online or in nonfiction books. I also enjoy his closing comments in which he discusse which characters are real, fictionalized or composite. If you like the Heller series you will enjoy his " Black Hats" about Wyatt Earp and Al Capone and also his 4 Eliot Ness novels. He is supposedly coming out with a Heller about the Kennedy asassination.
Vispel
Great look into the past. I was in my roaring twenties during that era of Marilyn's demise. Definitely more interested in having a good time, not the news. Yes, her death was a shock, but not curious about the how or why. I just love Max Collins sticking to the facts as he (Nathan Heller) sees it. One of his best! Hope there are more mysteries Heller can engage. I think I have read them all to date.