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Publication Order of Amos Walker Books

Motor City Blue (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angel Eyes (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Midnight Man (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Glass Highway (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sugartown (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Every Brilliant Eye (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Yesterday (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Downriver (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silent Thunder (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sweet Women Lie (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Never Street (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Witchfinder (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hours of the Virgin (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Smile on the Face of the Tiger (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sinister Heights (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Poison Blonde (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Retro (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nicotine Kiss (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Detective (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Left-Handed Dollar (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Infernal Angels (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Burning Midnight (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Don't Look for Me (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
You Know Who Killed Me (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sundown Speech (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lioness Is the Hunter (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black and White Ball (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
When Old Midnight Comes Along (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cut-Throat Dogs (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monkey in the Middle (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
City Walls (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Amos Walker Collections

General Murders (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amos Walker: The Complete Story Collection (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Peter Macklin Books

Kill Zone (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Roses are Dead (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Any Man's Death (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Something Borrowed, Something Black (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Black Dress (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Detroit Books

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Publication Order of The Further Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes Books

The Adventure of the Peerless Peer (By: Philip Jose Farmer) (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
War of the Worlds (By: Manly Wade Wellman,Wade Wellman) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The War of the Worlds (By: Manly Wade Wellman) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Giant Rat of Sumatra (By: Richard L. Boyer) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sherlock vs Dracula (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stalwart Companions (By: H. Paul Jeffers) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Holmes (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ectoplasmic Man (By: Daniel Stashower) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Whitechapel Horrors (By: Edward B. Hanna) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Seventh Bullet (By: Daniel D. Victor) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seance for a Vampire (By: Fred Saberhagen) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Angel of the Opera (By: Sam Siciliano) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Titanic Tragedy (By: William Seil) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Star of India (By: Carole Buggé) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man from Hell (By: Barrie Roberts) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Haunting of Torre Abbey (By: Carole Buggé) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Between the Thames and the Tiber (By: Ted Riccardi) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Web Weaver (By: Sam Siciliano) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Grimswell Curse (By: Sam Siciliano) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil's Promise (By: David Stuart Davies) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Albino's Treasure (By: Stuart Douglas) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The White Worm (By: Sam Siciliano) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ripper Legacy (By: David Stuart Davies) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder at Sorrow's Crown (By: Steven Savile,Robert Greenberger) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Counterfeit Detective (By: Stuart Douglas) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Moonstone's Curse (By: Sam Siciliano) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Imagination Theatre's Sherlock Holmes of Scripts From The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (By: David Marcum) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Improbable Prisoner (By: Stuart Douglas) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil and the Four (By: Sam Siciliano) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Instrument of Death (By: David Stuart Davies) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Martian Menace (By: Eric Brown) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Venerable Tiger (By: Sam Siciliano) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crusader's Curse (By: Stuart Douglas) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sherlock Holmes and the Four Kings of Sweden (By: Steven Savile) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Revenge from the Grave (By: David Stuart Davies) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Red Highway / The Oklahoma Punk (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hider (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aces and Eights (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wolfer (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mister St. John (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
This Old Bill (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gun Man (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloody Season (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Peeper (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sudden Country (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Billy Gashade (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Journey of the Dead (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rocky Mountain Moving Picture Association (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Master Executioner (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Powder, White Smoke (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Undertaker's Wife (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventures of Johnny Vermillion (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gas City (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Branch and the Scaffold (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Roy & Lillie: A Love Story (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Confessions of Al Capone (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ragtime Cowboys (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long High Noon (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nearly Nero (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ballad of Black Bart (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Eagle and the Viper (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Paperback Jack (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Best Western Stories of Loren D. Estleman (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Valentino: Film Detective (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bandit & Others (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Evil Grows & Other Thrilling Tales (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Perils of Sherlock Holmes (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sons of Moriarty and More Stories of Sherlock Holmes (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Plated Spoon and Other Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Desperate Detroit and Stories of Other Dire Places (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Contention and Other Frontier Stories (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legend (With: Johnny D. Boggs) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Wister Trace (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writing the Popular Novel (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amos Walker's Detroit (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bibliomysteries Books

The Book of Virtue (By: Ken Bruen) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By: C.J. Box) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book Case (By: Nelson DeMille) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Acceptable Sacrifice (By: Jeffery Deaver) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Final Testament (By: Peter Blauner) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Ghosts (By: Reed Farrel Coleman) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
What's in a Name? (By: Thomas H. Cook) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Remaindered (By: Peter Lovesey) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gospel of Sheba (By: Lyndsay Faye) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Book Club (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
It's in the Book (By: Max Allan Collins,Mickey Spillane) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of the Lion (By: Thomas Perry) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Men (By: Megan Abbott) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Condor in the Stacks (By: James Grady) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery, Inc. (By: Joyce Carol Oates) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Every Seven Years (By: Denise Mina) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Travelling Companion (By: Ian Rankin) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Citadel (By: Stephen Hunter) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reconciliation Day (By: Christopher Fowler) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By: John Harvey) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Haze (By: James W. Hall) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hoodoo Harry (By: Joe R. Lansdale) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pretty Little Box (By: Charles Todd) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seven Years (By: Peter Robinson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hemingway Valise (By: Robert Olen Butler) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By: Michael Koryta) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By: John Connolly) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl Who Did Say No (By: David Handler) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Traitor (By: Martin Edwards) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark Door (By: Lisa Unger) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Honeymoon Trap (By: Peter Swanson) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Bibliomysteries Books

The Book of Virtue (By: Ken Bruen)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By: C.J. Box)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Acceptable Sacrifice (By: Jeffery Deaver)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seven Years (By: Peter Robinson)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Ghosts (By: Reed Farrel Coleman)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Book Club(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Final Testament (By: Peter Blauner)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
What's in a Name? (By: Thomas H. Cook)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
It's in the Book (By: Max Allan Collins,Mickey Spillane)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Remaindered (By: Peter Lovesey)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gospel of Sheba (By: Lyndsay Faye)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of the Lion (By: Thomas Perry)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Men (By: Megan Abbott)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Every Seven Years (By: Denise Mina)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Citadel (By: Stephen Hunter)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Condor in the Stacks (By: James Grady)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery, Inc. (By: Joyce Carol Oates)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Travelling Companion (By: Ian Rankin)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Haze (By: James W. Hall)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By: John Harvey)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reconciliation Day (By: Christopher Fowler)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hoodoo Harry (By: Joe R. Lansdale)(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pretty Little Box (By: Charles Todd)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By: John Connolly)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hemingway Valise (By: Robert Olen Butler)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By: Michael Koryta)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book Case (By: Nelson DeMille)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl Who Did Say No (By: David Handler)(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Traitor (By: Martin Edwards)(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark Door (By: Lisa Unger)(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Honeymoon Trap (By: Peter Swanson)(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Mysterious Profiles Books

Elvis Cole and Joe Pike (By: Robert Crais) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jack Taylor (By: Ken Bruen) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jack Reacher (By: Lee Child) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charlie Parker (By: John Connolly) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hieronymus Bosch (By: Michael Connelly) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lincoln Rhyme (By: Jeffery Deaver) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alex Delaware (By: Jonathan Kellerman) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tess Monaghan (By: Laura Lippman) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charlie Resnick (By: John Harvey) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus (By: Faye Kellerman) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Inspector Morse (By: Colin Dexter) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dismas Hardy (By: John Lescroart) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bob Lee Swagger (By: Stephen Hunter) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aloysius X. L. Pendergast (By: Douglas Preston) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lou Boldt (By: Ridley Pearson) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spenser (By: Robert B. Parker) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charlotte and Thomas Pitt (By: Anne Perry) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
John Rebus (By: Ian Rankin) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mallory (By: Carol O'Connell) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jane Whitefield (By: Thomas Perry) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ian Rutledge: A Mysterious Profile (By: Charles Todd) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amos Walker (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Precious Ramotswe (By: Alexander McCall Smith) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maisie Dobbs (By: Jacqueline Winspear) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lincoln Lawyer (By: Michael Connelly) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ben Kincaid (By: William Bernhardt) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Repairman Jack (By: F. Paul Wilson) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Painted Turtle Books

Amos Walker's Detroit (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Travelin' Man: On the Road and Behind the Scenes with Bob Seger (By: Gary Graff) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Techno Rebels (By: Dan Sicko) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
MC5 Sonically Speaking: A Tale of Revolution and Rock n Roll (By: Brett Callwood) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reimagining Detroit: Opportunities for Redefining an American City (By: John Gallagher) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stooges Head On: A Journey Through the Michigan Underground (By: Alice Cooper,Brett Callwood) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Revolution Detroit: Strategies for Urban Reinvention (By: John Gallagher) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Images from the Arsenal of Democracy (By: Charles K. Hyde) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Art of Memory: Historic Cemeteries of Grand Rapids, Michigan (By: Thomas R. Dilley) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Lakes Island Escapes: Ferries and Bridges to Adventure (By: Maureen Dunphy) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra: Grace, Grit, and Glory (By: Laurie Lanzen Harris,Paul Ganson) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Saving Arcadia: A Story of Conservation and Community in the Great Lakes (By: Heather Shumaker,Jordan Wannemacher) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Greetings from Detroit: Historic Postcards from the Motor City (By: Dan Austin) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brewed in Michigan: The New Golden Age of Brewing in the Great Beer State (By: William Rapai) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Building the Modern World: Albert Kahn in Detroit (By: Michael H. Hodges) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Faygo Book (By: Joe Grimm) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Queen Next Door: Aretha Franklin, An Intimate Portrait (By: Linda Solomon) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Northern Harvest: Twenty Michigan Women in Food and Farming (By: Emita Brady Hill) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Deadly Allies Books

Deadly Allies (With: Sue Grafton,Sara Paretsky,Jan Grape,Susan Dunlap,Margaret Maron,Nancy Pickard,Julie Smith,Jeremiah Healy,Max Allan Collins,Benjamin M. Schutz,John Lutz,Robert J. Randisi,Carolyn Hart,Lia Matera,Michael Collins,Marilyn Wallace,Rob Kantner,Sandra Scoppettone,Sarah Andrews,Bob Randisi) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadly Allies II (With: Susan Dunlap,John Lutz,Robert J. Randisi) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Mean Streets(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Matter of Crime(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Black Moon(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The New Frontier(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
City Sleuths and Tough Guys(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ultimate Frankenstein(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
100 Great Detectives, Or, the Detective Directory(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Invitation to Murder(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadly Allies(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Crimes 2(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadly Allies II(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Trails: Twenty-Three Original Stories(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
How the West Was Read, Volume 2(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Night Awakens(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of the American West II(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best American Mystery Stories 1999(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
American West(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shamus Game(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 1(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mysterious Press Anniversary Anthology: Celebrating 25 Years(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Century of Great Western Stories(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder, My Dear Watson(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Hot and Sultry Night for Crime(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost Trails(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Detroit Noir(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
At the Scene of the Crime(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghost Towns(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best American Mystery Stories 2011(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Pursuit of Spenser(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Detroit Is Our Beat(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bob Seger's House and Other Stories(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silent Night, Deadly Night(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Moores Are Missing & The Housewife(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder, They Wrote: Five Bibliomysteries by Edgar Award-Winning Authors(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Misadventures of Nero Wolfe(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hobnail and Other Frontier Stories(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

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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One Response to “Loren D. Estleman”

  1. Hal Nixon: 4 months ago

    Hi Loren,
    You wrote a delightful western about a guy hired as a guide for a group of paleontologists or archeologists or some such who began to destroy some Indian burial sites. I can’t remember the name and I want to give a copy to my granddaughter for Christmas. Could you tell me the book’s name? hopefully yours, Hal Nixon


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