American Detective

An Amos Walker Novel

Amos Walker Novels (Volume 19)

Loren D. Estleman

Tor Books

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Ex-Detroit Tigers pitcher Darius Fuller wants Amos Walker to break off his daughter's engagement to Hilary Bairn, a man he believes is after her two million dollar trust fund. But then Fuller's daughter is found dead in Bairn's apartment, and what seems like a simple case of greed and murder soon uncovers a twisted web of corruption.

Walker discovers that Bairn had made many enemies before he disappeared, and continuing his investigation puts Walker on the wrong side of all of them. On the run from crooked cops and vile gangsters, and at every turn farther from the truth than when he started, this case will take all of Walker’s cunning to survive and will prove to be his greatest trial ever!

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Chapter One

The driveway was white stone, like a spill of salt between polished granite posts. A square of teal-colored lawn lay on either side, with furniture arranged on it in suites no decorator would approve: sectional sofas next to six-burner ranges, gold-plated bathroom fixtures among patio chairs carefully lichened with blobs of verdigris, stereo components deployed on top of plate-glass aquariums with no fish inside. A life-size statue of the property’s owner cast in bronze stood on a carved mound with one foot raised, winding up to pitch a baseball.

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Praise for American Detective

“Estleman turns Amos Walker loose in a plot and it’s pure private eye all the way. No one does it better.” —Elmore Leonard 

“Estleman’s prose is as gritty and compelling as ever as he lets fly razor-sharp dialogue, brings the Motor City to life and combines a whodunit plot with traditional noir action.” —Publishers Weekly

“Loren D. Estleman is one of a handful of candidates for the title of true heir to Raymond Chandler and Ross MacDonald.” —Max Allan Collins, author of Road to Perdition

“Highly recommended.” —GumshoeReview.com

“Estleman delivers some outstanding stuff that could come only from an old pro.”—New York Times


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Loren D. Estleman

Loren D. Estleman has written more than fifty novels, this being the nineteenth featuring Amos Walker. In his illustrious career in fiction he has thus far netted 4 Shamus Awards, 5 Spur Awards, and 3 Western Heritage Awards. He lives with his wife, author Deborah Morgan, in Central Michigan.

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American Detective
An Amos Walker Novel
Loren D. Estleman

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
December 2008
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765350824
ISBN10: 0765350823
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 320 pages
$7.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
April 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429927925
ISBN10: 1429927925
256 pages
$7.99
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