Do no harm / Max Allan Collins.

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      Summary: "In Do No Harm, Nathan Heller takes on the Sam Sheppard case --a young doctor is startled from sleep and discovers his wife brutally murdered. He claims that a mysterious intruder killed his wife. But all the evidence points to a disturbed husband who has grown tired of married life and yearned to be free at all costs. Sheppard is swiftly convicted and sent to rot in prison. Just how firm was the evidence...and was it tampered with to fit a convenient narrative to settle scores and push political agendas? Nathan's old friend Elliot Ness calls in a favor and as Nathan digs into the case he becomes convinced of Sheppard's innocence. But Nate can't prove it and has to let the case drop. The road to justice is sometimes a long one. Heller's given another chance years later and this time he's determined to free the man...even if it brings his own death a bit closer"--Provided by publisher.
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      COLLINS, M. A. Do no harm. First edition. [s. l.]: Forge, 2020. ISBN 9780765378293. Disponível em: Acesso em: 30 set. 2020.
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      Collins MA. Do No Harm. First edition. Forge; 2020. Accessed September 30, 2020.
    • APA:
      Collins, M. A. (2020). Do no harm (First edition.). Forge.
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      Collins, Max Allan. 2020. Do No Harm. First edition. Nathan Heller Thriller: [16]. Forge.
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      Collins, M. A. (2020) Do no harm. First edition. Forge (Nathan Heller thriller: [16]). Available at: (Accessed: 30 September 2020).
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      Collins, MA 2020, Do no harm, First edition., Nathan Heller thriller: [16], Forge, viewed 30 September 2020, .
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      Collins, Max Allan. Do No Harm. First edition., Forge, 2020. EBSCOhost,
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      Collins, Max Allan. Do No Harm. First edition. Nathan Heller Thriller: [16]. Forge, 2020.
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      Collins MA. Do no harm [Internet]. First edition. Forge; 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 30]. (Nathan Heller thriller: [16]). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2020 March #2

In 1954, Marilyn Sheppard was bludgeoned to death in her bed in suburban Cleveland. Her husband, Dr. Sam Sheppard, who was sleeping in another room, claimed that he heard her screams, struggled with the intruder, but ultimately lost consciousness before he was able to summon help. The evidence against Sheppard in the subsequent prosecution was virtually all circumstantial, but the horrific nature of the crime and the sensational media coverage led to a quick conviction for second-degree murder. In the latest of Collins' long-running Nathan Heller series, in which the author offers alternate theories of famous crimes, PI Heller is asked, years later, by Elliot Ness of Untouchables fame to reexamine the case, after Sheppard's possible innocence is championed by Perry Mason author Erle Stanley Gardner. Heller will do the legwork while Gardner bankrolls the project. It's a wildly entertaining conceit in which Collins makes great use of real-life figures and some composites, including Flo Gilgore, based on reporter and What's My Line? panelist Dorothy Kilgallen. A must for fans of this long-running alternate-history series. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 December #4

MWA Grand Master Collins's Zelig-like PI, Nate Heller, who's tackled most of 20th-century America's greatest unsolved mysteries, gets involved in the Sam Sheppard murder case in his superior 17th outing (after 2016's Better Dead). When the Cleveland doctor reported having found his wife, Marilyn, bludgeoned to death in their bedroom in 1954, Heller happened to be in the city, spending time with his old friend Eliot Ness, who invited him along to the crime scene to help determine whether the killing was the work of the serial killer whom the two men had been chasing for years. The m.o. established that another murderer was responsible, but Heller noted multiple oddities, including the failure to preserve the crime scene and indications that Sheppard's family was covering up his guilt. The doctor was eventually convicted of the crime, a verdict many felt the evidence didn't support. Three years later, Perry Mason creator Erle Stanley Gardner asks Heller to reassess the case, a request that leads to a creative solution of the notorious mystery. This is a superior and inventive effort that shows the series still has plenty of life. Agent: Dominick Abel, Dominick Abel Literary. (Mar.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.