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Amos Walker: A Mysterious Profile

Amos Walker: A Mysterious Profile

by Loren D. Estleman

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Overview

The four-time Shamus Award–winning author takes his readers behind-the-scenes of his long running detective series.
 
In 1980, readers first encountered hard-boiled private detective Amos Walker as he searches for an ex-mobster’s missing daughter in Motor City Blue. Many mysteries and decades later, the investigator is still scuffling with bad guys on the streets of Detroit. But when and where did award-winning author Loren D. Estleman conceive the idea of Walker and his adventures?
 
In this essay, Estleman tells the story of how Walker and his world transpired. From the 1975 film that inspired the character to Walker’s weapons and cars, Estleman offers fans a look into his process of fleshing out Walker as a complex character with friends and enemies. Learn how television influenced him as a writer and how he chose Walker’s name, hometown, and background. Fans looking to get to know their favorite tough-guy detective better won’t want to miss this . . .
 
Praise for Loren D. Estleman and the Amos Walker series
 
“A touchstone for fans of hard-boiled crime fiction: irrepressible tough-guy dialogue, great plotting, a vibrant Detroit milieu, and a hero who has whiskey on his breath and nicotine stains on his fingers.” —Booklist
 
“For readers who can’t get enough of Elmore Leonard and Ross Thomas, try Estleman. He’s that good.” —People
 
“Estleman’s latest intricate and wholly enjoyable yarn is peppered with mob lore, Detroit history, and the ever-present one-liners. It’s sure to please fans of urban mysteries as well as classic detective genre devotees. Strongly recommended.” ―Library Journal
 
“Amos Walker, the throwback private eye who operates out of Detroit in Loren D. Estleman’s hard-boiled mysteries, is a lot like the old Cutlass he drives. The guy may look beat up, but under the hood he's a clean machine.” ―The New York Times Book Review


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781504074599
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
Publication date: 06/07/2022
Series: Mysterious Profiles
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 21
Sales rank: 484,194
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Loren D. Estleman is a critically acclaimed author of historical crime and Western fiction with over eighty published books. He graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature and journalism. His first novel, The Oklahoma Punk, was published in 1976. In 1980, he published the first novel of the Amos Walker series, which he is most known for, Motor City Blue. He has received twenty-two national writing awards, including an Owen Wister Award for lifetime achievement and two American Mystery Awards, and has been nominated for the National Book Award and the Edgar Award.
 
He currently lives in Michigan with his wife, Deborah Morgan.
Loren D. Estleman (b. 1952) has written over sixty-five novels. His most enduring character, Amos Walker, made his first appearance in 1980’s Motor City Blue, and the hardboiled Detroit private eye has been featured in twenty books since. Estleman has also won praise for his adventure novels set in the Old West, receiving awards for many of his standalone westerns. In 1993 Estleman married Deborah Morgan, a fellow mystery author. He lives and works in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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