Eliot Ness and the Mad Butcher: Hunting a Serial Killer at the Dawn of Modern Criminology

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Mariner Books
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5.3 X 8.0 X 1.4 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author
Max Allan Collins is the New York Times bestselling author of Road to Perdition and multiple award-winning novels, screenplays, comic books, comic strips, trading cards, short stories, movie novelizations, and historical fiction. He has scripted the Dick Tracy comic strip, Batman comic books, and written tie-in novels based on the CSI, Bones, and Dark Angel TV series; collaborated with legendary mystery author Mickey Spillane; and authored numerous mystery series including Quarry, Nolan, Mallory, Eliot Ness, and the bestselling Nathan Heller historical thrillers.
A. Brad Schwartz cowrote an episode of the award-winning PBS series American Experience on the War of the Worlds broadcast, based in part on research from his senior thesis at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He lives in East Lansing, Michigan.

"The thrilling history of the torso murderer. The tale of the 'Untouchable' who got Al Capone but failed to solve his goriest case. ... A deeply researched book which reads like a thriller and sheds new light on a poorly understood modern American icon. Crime history doesn't get a lot better than that." -- Dan Jones, The Sunday Times (London)

"After helping to put Al Capone behind bars, lawman Eliot Ness came to Cleveland, where he did battle with a vicious killer. ... The authors have done Ness justice. ... Deeply researched." -- Wall Street Journal

"A careening read that's full of surprises. ... Collins and Schwartz deliver a nimble, taut tale. More importantly, they offer a portrait of a complex crime fighter who believed in science and reason at a time when most officers smacked suspects around with a blackjack, a portrait set against a backdrop of ethnic and class collisions, labor unrest, and political intrigue Catnip for true-crime buffs." -- Kirkus Reviews

"An excellent biography that reads like a thriller. ... A worthwhile, entertaining reading experience." -- New York Journal of Books

"Collins and Schwartz bring their usual novelistic chops...laying out a compulsive and insightful story." -- CrimeReads

"Thoroughly researched and well paced. ... A successful blend of history and suspense." -- Library Journal

"Meticulously researched." -- Publishers Weekly