"Estleman writes about master craftsmen, whatever his theme, either hangmen, automakers, or gunfighters, and then shapes sentences like prose poems to the craft at hand, his details sharp as metal shavings, in a voice all his own."
Stylist extraordinaire Estleman (The Master Executioner
, 2001, etc.) deserves wider regard and a larger audience than he receives. (Hint to publisher: reprint Estleman's epic Detroit quintet in a single hardbound volume that would demand major reviews.)
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