Search Results: "Loren D. Estleman"


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FRAMES  by Loren D. Estleman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2008

"A bonbon that can't be expected to grip like Estleman's edgier stuff (Gas City, 2008, etc.). Still, it's an entertaining journey, especially for movie buffs."
Wherever it is, he goes. Whenever it's buried, he digs. Whatever it takes, he does. Estleman introduces an amiable new sleuth in an offbeat new series. Read full book review >

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GAS CITY by Loren D. Estleman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"The chronically undervalued Estleman (The American Detective, 2007, etc.) serves up what just might be the best novel about urban political corruption since Dashiel Hammett's The Glass Key."
Portrait of a city by an old master. Read full book review >

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JITTERBUG by Loren D. Estleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 1998

"304, plus 40 more), making the others in his guild look like apprentices."
In 1942 Detroit, as WWII heats up, a maniac/patriot stalks hoarders, slackers, and anyone else he thinks stands in the path of allied victory. Read full book review >

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JOURNEY OF THE DEAD by Loren D. Estleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1998

"Deserves blue ribbons and rosettes."
As he shows here once more, the prolific Estleman (Billy Gashade, 1997, etc.) has no rival—not even Louis L'Amour—in evoking the American Southwest. Read full book review >

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CITY WIDOWS by Loren D. Estleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"Atmospheric and bleak, Estleman's story evokes the brutality and heat of the Southwest through the efficient actions and dialogue of its characters."
A somber, businesslike portrait of the 1880s American Southwest from the prolific Estleman (Whiskey River, 1990; etc.). Read full book review >

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BRAZEN by Loren D. Estleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Middling, highly proficient work from a pro who makes a virtue of economy by getting every chapter, scene, and sentence to pull its weight and then some."
Who says blondes have more fun? Certainly not the three women who are killed in unnervingly precise restagings of the death scenes of real-life Hollywood blondes. Read full book review >

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SHOOT by Loren D. Estleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Valentino's most relaxed and accomplished appearance to date, one whose tone of sunset valediction perfectly suits what sounds uncomfortably (say it ain't so!) like Estleman's farewell to the two genres he's been masterfully associated with for 30 years."
Estleman combines his two greatest loves, sleuthing and Westerns, in film-preservation detective Valentino's fourth appearance. Read full book review >

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DON'T LOOK FOR ME by Loren D. Estleman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 18, 2014

"Below average for this exemplary series."
Amos Walker, Detroit's premier missing persons specialist, finds virtually everything but the person he's been hired to look for. Read full book review >

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INFERNAL ANGELS by Loren D. Estleman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2011

"Formulaic, to be sure, but steadfast marchers in Walker's army are not likely to complain."
Estleman composes still another hymn to Detroit, with Amos Walker soloing for the 21st time (The Left-handed Dollar, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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POISON BLONDE by Loren D. Estleman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2003

"Sure, they're frequently pungent and often witty, but there comes a point when you crave a simple declarative sentence, maybe even a couple of them in a row, and some straightforward exposition without that unrelenting cleverness."
Here's the big question: Will Detroit shamus Amos Walker ever run out of wisecracks? Read full book review >

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THUNDER CITY by Loren D. Estleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 1999

"Estleman's final cut on this epic series should be a single chronological, chrome-plated volume of mirror-clear prose."
Fifth in the highly lauded series of Detroit novels that began with 1990's Whiskey River, a marvel of Prohibition-era description, and continued variously with Motown, King of the Corner, and, most recently, Edsel (1995). Read full book review >