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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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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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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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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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 >

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LITTLE BLACK DRESS by Loren D. Estleman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2005

"Pete and Laurie make an entertaining pair, more vinegary than Nick and Nora but no less appealing. Estleman (Retro, 2004, etc.), who long ago aced every course at Hammett U., shows what an accomplished pro he still is."
Peter Macklin, married to a beautiful young woman, has made his pile and wants to retire. But since when does a hit man get to do that? Read full book review >

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YOU KNOW WHO KILLED ME by Loren D. Estleman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"Modest, tidy and fast-moving: a pleasing lesser entry in Walker's dossier."
Amos Walker's 24th case takes him from Detroit to the suburban wilds of Iroquois Heights, where the natives are just as restless. Read full book review >

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ALIVE! by Loren D. Estleman
Released: April 2, 2013

"Veteran Estleman (Alone, 2009, etc.), clearly more interested in past Hollywood lore than present-day mystery-mongering, is better as a tour guide (his apercus are right on the money) than as a plotter, and the only thing the killer does to make himself memorable is slink off into the fog way too early."
Another priceless bit of Hollywood lore surfaces, fascinating archivist Valentino and killing one of his best friends. 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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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 >

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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 >