Amos Walker: The Complete Story Collection

Amos Walker: The Complete Story Collection

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by Loren D. Estleman
     
 

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This anthology collects all thirty-two previously published Amos Walker stories, a previously unpublished story written for the collection, and an introduction by Mr. Estleman.

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This anthology collects all thirty-two previously published Amos Walker stories, a previously unpublished story written for the collection, and an introduction by Mr. Estleman.

Editorial Reviews

Marilyn Stasio
…packed with lean prose, terse dialogue, tough-guy humor and balletically choreographed violence, all in service to a throwback hero who'll fight to the death for his beleaguered hometown. The 33 stories in this huge collection are as much Detroit's as Amos's.
—The New York Times
Publishers Weekly
All the elements that have made Estleman one of the best hard-boiled writers of all time--just a notch below Chandler and Hammett--are present in these 32 short stories. Remarkably, he has kept his Detroit-based Amos Walker series (Motor City Blue) fresh after three decades and 20 novels, and any fan of the genre who has yet to encounter the ex-cop turned PI will get a great introduction through this collection. What's most impressive is Estleman's ability to blend sharp-edged language, cynical characters, betrayals, twists, and a memorable narrative voice within the short story format. He also manages to inject dark humor into his work that keeps the violence, corruption, and double-crosses from becoming too grim ("I don't have so many friends I can afford to drop one just because he tried to kill me"). Longtime fans will welcome the author's informative introduction. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440531002
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
06/01/2011
Series:
Amos Walker Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
462
Sales rank:
998,391
File size:
894 KB

Meet the Author

Since the appearance of his first novel in 1976, Loren D. Estleman has written more than 65 books and hundreds of short stories and articles.

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Amos Walker: The Complete Story Collection 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
donnfo More than 1 year ago
I love Amos Walker! He is an old fashionedd dectective, honest and moral, and of course, smart.
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mellis More than 1 year ago
I like these short stories. If you like the detective stories of the 40s you will like this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quick reads with clever plots and a smart-mouthed protagonist. Great introduction to the Amos Walker novels.
phlipside More than 1 year ago
I'd never heard of the author or his signature private detective character Amos Walker. By the end of the book it was clear I'd comitted a major oversight. Walker comes from the tradition of the hard boiled detective. He's terse and gritty and fascinating to follow. These are short stories and well worth the read. If you love detectives and want some quick involving reading then you want to grab this collection right now
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There were a few of the stories that couldn't keep my interest and I barelu could pay attention to. But others really held my interest and I would wish there was more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written. Haven't finished it yet, but I'm really enjoying this collection of stories!
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Great collection of stories. Loved it.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I keep this around to read all the short stories one at a time between other full length books to make it last !
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