Amos Walker: The Complete Story Collection

Amos Walker: The Complete Story Collection

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by Loren D. Estleman
     
 

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Loren D. Estleman collects every story featuring the popular and long-lasting PI Amos Walker, including a brand-new story.See more details below

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Loren D. Estleman collects every story featuring the popular and long-lasting PI Amos Walker, including a brand-new story.

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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.)
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935562245
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
10/19/2010
Series:
Amos Walker Series
Pages:
600
Sales rank:
678,478
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.70(h) x 2.10(d)

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