Search Results: "Loren D. Estleman"


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NEARLY NERO by Loren D. Estleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2017

"Fans who rejoice in Estleman's deep knowledge and obvious love of Stout's oeuvre and his infectious playfulness will demand more adventures of the man who perpetually asks himself 'WWND (What Would Nero Do?)'—if only the author can come up with more punning story titles ('Wolfe at the Door'?)."
The chronicler of shamus Amos Walker (Don't Look for Me, 2014, etc.) and film preservationist Valentino (Brazen, 2016, etc.) rounds up 10 stories, all but one of them reprints from 2008-16, about a seemingly clueless Nero Wolfe wannabe who always gets his man anyway. Read full book review >

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ALONE  by Loren D. Estleman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Second in a series that marks a pleasant departure for the estimable Estleman (Frames, 2008, etc.), who's spent most of his 60-plus novels on the dark side."
Once upon a time, silver-screen siren Greta Garbo could drive men to homicide. So what else is new? Read full book review >

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PORT HAZARD by Loren D. Estleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Louis L'Amour looks down with envy."
Having shut down the whiskey, music, and fast cars of his superb industrial Detroit quintet with 1999's Thunder City, stylist Estleman returns with a historical western in mirror-smooth mahogany prose. Read full book review >

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THE MASTER EXECUTIONER by Loren D. Estleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Two years ago, Estleman completed his Detroit quintet with Thunder City, a series that deserves reprint in a single volume that can rest somewhere between Dreiser and Norris."
Thirty years in the life of a master craftsman—a hangman—from his first hanging to his displacement by the infamous electric chair. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLACK by Loren D. Estleman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2001

"As to the equally interesting question of how Laurie Macklin's going to deal with the long-term implications of her bridegroom's career choice, it looks as if that's going to have to wait for the sequel."
Peter Macklin is pushing 45; he's been retired from business for several years; and he's just married Laurie, the dishy 21-year-old who's honeymooning with him in Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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STRESS by Loren D. Estleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 1996

New Year's Eve, 1972. Read full book review >

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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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THE SUNDOWN SPEECH by Loren D. Estleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Since the expansion of his earlier novella doesn't require new plotting or character development, Estleman puts his energy into wisecracks ('If he weren't my only friend I wouldn't like him at all') and fulminations against motel rooms. Fans won't mind a bit."
Truth in labeling commendation: an Author's Note identifies this 25th full-length case for Detroit shamus Amos Walker (You Know Who Killed Me, 2014, etc.) as an expansion of Attitude, a 2004 novella first serialized in the Ann Arbor News.Read full book review >