Loren D. Estleman Books In Order

Publication Order of Page Murdock Books

The High Rocks (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stamping Ground (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murdock's Law (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stranglers (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
City of Widows (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
White Desert (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Port Hazard (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of Murdock (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cape Hell (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Amos Walker Books

Motor City Blue (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Angel Eyes (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Midnight Man (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Glass Highway (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sugartown (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Every Brilliant Eye (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lady Yesterday (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Downriver (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silent Thunder (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweet Women Lie (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Never Street (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Witchfinder (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hours of the Virgin (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Smile on the Face of the Tiger (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sinister Heights (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poison Blonde (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Retro (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nicotine Kiss (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
American Detective (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Left-Handed Dollar (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Infernal Angels (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Burning Midnight (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Don't Look For Me (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You Know Who Killed Me (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sundown Speech (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Amos Walker Collections

General Murders (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amos Walker: The Complete Story Collection (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Peter Macklin Books

Kill Zone (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roses Are Dead (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Any Man's Death (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Something Borrowed, Something Black (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Little Black Dress (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Detroit Books

Whiskey River (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Motown (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
King of the Corner (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Edsel (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stress (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jitterbug (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thunder City (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Valentino Books

Frames (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alone (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alive! (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shoot (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brazen (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bibliomysteries Short Stories

Book Club (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Oklahoma Punk (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Holmes (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hider (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aces and Eights (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wolfer (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mister St. John (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This Old Bill (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gun Man (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bloody Season (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black Moon (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Peeper (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sudden Country (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crooked Way (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Billy Gashade (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Journey of the Dead (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rocky Mountain Moving Picture Association (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Master Executioner (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Powder, White Smoke (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Undertaker's Wife (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Adventures of Johnny Vermillion (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gas City (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Branch and the Scaffold (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roy & Lillie: A Love Story (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Confessions of Al Capone (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ragtime Cowboys (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Long High Noon (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Best Western Stories of Loren D. Estleman (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legend (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hell On the Draw: The Best Western Stories of Loren D. Estleman (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost Trails (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Valentino: Film Detective (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bandit & Others: The Best Western Stories of Loren D. Estleman (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Evil Grows & Other Thrilling Tales (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Perils of Sherlock Holmes (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Adventure of the Plated Spoon and Other Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Writing the Popular Novel (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amos Walker's Detroit (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Loren D. Estleman is a noteworthy author of the mystery, thriller and western genres. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States and has written a number of successful novel series’ in his writing career. He was born on September 15, 1952 in Michigan. In all, he has written a total of 6 different mystery novel series’ and most of them have been widely popular because of unique character descriptions and plot development by author Estleman. He began his writing career in the year 1976 when he wrote his first novel. Since then, he went on to write around 70 books and more than hundreds of articles and short stories. Based on the success of his career as an author of the mystery and thriller genre Estleman has received a lot of proposals for writing future novels in the historical western genre as well as some mysteries. Estleman works simultaneously on the novels of different series as well as the stand-alone novels. He has been able to develop a huge fan base all over the United States as well as in Europe.

Estleman has acquired a loyal and cult readership in both the continents and has received fan letters from famous personalities such as John D. MacDonald and Steve Forbes. The novels written by him have been translated into more than 23 foreign languages and have been distributed all over the world. He has been referred to as the most acclaimed author in this generation because of his specialization in writing novels based on both the American West and the criminal history. He has great command over his writing skills and gives interesting characterizations to the characters of the novels. Estleman’s success can be seen from the fact that he has been nominated for the Edgar Allen Poe Award by the Mystery Writers of America and the National Book Award. Apart from the nominations he has also received a number of writing awards, which include 20 national awards, 4 Shamus Awards, 5 Spurs Awards, the lifetime achievement Owen Wister Award, 2 American Mystery Award and a Barry Award from the various writing associations of America.

Apart from these, Estleman also received the literature award from the Michigan Foundation of Arts in the year 1987. This was followed by several other prestigious awards in the succeeding years. Estleman was made the Guest of Honor in the year 1993 at a mystery convention in Texas. Estleman has also been the Guest of Honor of various other associations of America over the entire period of his writing career. Other than writing mystery novels, Loren D. Estleman has also served as the judge for many honors of literature. He has also written many book reviews as a column writer in many newspapers. Some of them include The Washington Post and The New York Times. In the year 1988, Estleman attended the filming of a television show named Lonesome Dove. Estleman says that he has worked very hard throughout his career to reach the current high point of his career. He began his writing stint in the upstairs of his Michigan farmhouse, where he grew up. He used to enjoy watching the western series Gunsmoke and Maverick by curling in his sofa and having a mug of hot chocolate in his hand.

Estleman sent his first short story for publication at the age of fifteen years. However, he faced many rejections in the initial days of his writing career. He says that he had received around 160 rejections in the first 8 years of his career. He used to commute to the University of Eastern Michigan during his college days in order to cut the travel expenses as his father was disabled and his mother used to work in order to provide livelihood to the family. Estleman does not consider himself as a fast writer, but a consistent one. He says that he spends around 6 hours a day on an average on his typewriter for writing his novels. Estleman used to make use of cheap typing paper as he used to make a lot of changes in his writings and used to contribute to the wastebasket a lot. Author Estleman received a lot inspiration from the works of the noteworthy authors of his time, including Edgar Allan Poe, Ernest Hemingway, Edith Wharton, Jack London, and Raymond Chandler. These were also his favorite writers and he wanted to become a successful writer like one of these. Other than being a writer, Estleman was also a speaker and a veteran journalist for the police-beat news. He graduated from the University of Eastern Michigan in the year 1974 and earned his Bachelor degree in Journalism and English Literature. He was awarded with an honorary doctorate by the EMU in the year 2002. Estleman left all the odd jobs that he used to do in order to become a full time writer in the year 1980.

One of the novel series written by Loren D. Estleman is the Amos Walker series, which consists of a total of 25 novels published between the years 1980 and 2015. The series features Amos Walker as the main protagonist, who works as a private investigator in Detroit. The first novel of the series was called ‘Motor City Blue’ and was published by the Fawcett Books in the year 1980. The plot of the novel is set in Michigan. In the opening sequence of the series, Amos Walker gets hired by a man named Ben Morningstar, who is an ex-gangster for finding his missing ward named Marla. The only clue that Amos Walker has, is the black and white glossy that is found in a only a few bookstores. During the investigation of the missing case of Marla, Amos also witnesses the kidnapping of one of his old Vietnam friends and solves the murder case of a young leader of black labors.

The second novel of the Amos Walker series was published by the Houghton Mifflin publishing house in the year 1981. The novel was titled ‘Angel Eyes’ and continued to feature the main character named Amos Walker as a private investigator. The plot of the second novel opens with the introduction of a character named Ann Maringer, a dancer by profession whose life seems to be in danger. Her last hope is private investigator Amos Walker, who is hot-tempered with a caustic wit and extraordinary talent of solving crimes. Amos tends to stick to his clients like a nuclear fallout, as believed by his former clients.

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