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Mystery
  • Author:
    Mel Foster,Loren D. Estleman
  • ISBN:
    1593554060
  • ISBN13:
    978-1593554064
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    Brilliance Audio (May 1, 2004)
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    Mystery
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Its Christmas in Detroit and our hero gets seduced, beaten up, arrested, threatened; your usual yuletide activities. Along the way he encouters crooked cops, media hungry politicians, spoiled rich kids and ham-handed Federal agents.

I sort of burned out on Estleman and hadn't read anything by him in years. Picked this up on a whim. Not top-shelf Estleman, as some of Walker's repartee is a tad forced and the plot is a trifle far-fetched. But well worth reading for fans of the Walker series, as (spoiler) a longtime staple of the series is the source of the major plot I've read a lot of Estleman.

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Listen to unlimited audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Amos Walker has made a lot of friends - and a few enemies - in his years as a detective in Detroit, but he has never had to deal with quite the trouble he finds when he agrees to grant the deathbed wish of Beryl Garnet. Beryl was a madam with a long, successful career. She's got no regrets about that, but she does about her son. She hasn't seen him in a long time and would like him to know his mother never forgot him. So she asks Walker to make sure that her son gets her ashes when she's gone.

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Book in the Amos Walker Series). by Loren D. Estleman. Amos Walker has made a lot of friends and more than a few enemies in his years as a detective in Detroit, but he has never had to deal with quite the trouble he finds when he agrees to grant the death-bed wish of professional madam, Beryl Garnet.

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Amos Walker has made a lot of friends - and a few enemies - in his years as a detective in Detroit, but he has never had to deal with quite the trouble he finds when he agrees to grant the deathbed wish of Beryl Garnet. Beryl was a madam with a long, successful career. She’s got no regrets about that, but she does about her son. She hasn’t seen him in a long time and would like him to know his mother never forgot him. So she asks Walker to make sure that her son gets her ashes when she’s gone. He obliges her, finding her son, who has been in Canada since the 1960s, evading the law since he was a Vietnam War protester. A simple favor, melancholy, but benign. Except that before he can get settled back in Detroit, Garnet’s son is dead, and Walker is the prime suspect. He has little choice but to find out who might have done the deed and tried to pin the blame on him...and in the process he discovers another murder, of a prizefighter from the 1940s. Curtis Smallwood was the father of Beryl Garnet’s son. And if that wasn’t bad enough, the two murders, fifty-three years apart, were committed with the same gun.

Dead Samurai
Loren Estleman is one of the grand old men of mystery writing, right up alongside Lawrence Block these days. Estleman, as far as I know, rarely makes the bestseller lists (Block's finally broken through) but among detective novel fans he's one of the best-known writers of his generation, turning out novel after novel in a series that is one of the best and longest-running in the genre. Amos Walker is a wonderful creation, a tough guy who's physically not that imposing, a wisecracking detective who's not above bending a law or two, an investigator who's pretty quick on the uptake but not quite as smart as he should be.

In the current entry (the 17th) Walker's hired by an elderly woman who used to run one of Detroit's whorehouses. She's dying, and she wants her only son to have her ashes when she's cremated. She duly passes, and Walker finds the son hiding in Canada to avoid prosecution for indiscretions he committed when a young man in the 60s, that involved bombs and the deaths of his two co-conspirators. When Walker delivers the ashes, the son decides to hire him to find out who killed the son's father, a flashy black boxer from the late '40s, and soon after is killed by someone under circumstances that lead everyone to believe it's somehow connected to the death of dear old dad.

From there the plot goes on, with mobsters, a moll, an upright cop and a decent and polite Canadian private eye, a bitter old mother, and an aging newspaper reporter. Estleman keeps the plot skimming along wonderfully, and the solution, while logical, isn't obvious (at least it wasn't to me) regardless of what anyone else says. I enjoyed this book and I'd recommend it to most anyone: it's a very good murder mystery.
Rainshaper
Once again, i find myself saying that each new Amos Walker novel is the best one yet. I simply cannot understand why estleman is ignored by the "mainstream" mystery audience nor why he isn't regularly on the NY Times best seller list. He is my very favorite in this genre and that's saying a great deal, as i read every agatha christie by age 14, love patricia wentworth, dorothy simpson, ross macdonald, john D macdonald, michael connelly, eliz george....know basically all the authors carolyn hart mentions in her books. i just read a review of another book where the auther was compared to chandler and i keep wondering why said author isn't compared to loren estleman/amos walker. Loren Estleman is THE true heir to raymond chandler. My mother loves reading amos' one liners to my father. I can't wait til the next amos walker comes out. There simply aren't enough superlatives. The plot in this stretches way back into the past, similar to many ross macdonald books. which is just fine.
Dddasuk
Estleman loves Detroit. He writes Detroit as well as, maybe better than, Walter Mosley writes South Central LA. Read him before Detroit takes him home, as it did the great Elmore Leonard.
skyjettttt
I just like Amos
Malalanim
A simple assignment--delivering a dead madam's ashes to her adoptive son--turns out complicated and dangerous as private investigator Amos Walker investigates. The son, a Viet Nam era fugitive, is surprisingly easy to track down, especially when Walker calls on a retired FBI former client. But, ashes delivered, the son has an idea that he'd like to hire Amos to track down his father's killer--a murder that happened decades earlier, in an era when black fighters were definitely not supposed to date white entertainers.

When Walker's new client is killed in an airport hotel--a hotel behind all of the screening devices of modern anti-terrorism, Amos knows that the past has re-emerged. Especially since Walker was set up as a suspect.

Walker mixes with a tough county police Captain, his retired FBI buddy, a couple of gangsters in town for what looks like a setup, the gangster's beautiful girlfriend who looks to Walker for help escaping, and the aging witnesses to the long-ago shooting. Whether in style, gangsters, or murder, everything old is new again--and Walker has to move quickly to stay alive himself.

Author Loren D. Estleman delivers an exciting hard-boiled mystery. Walker, with his stuborn commitment to finding the truth no matter who gets in his way, is a classic retro figure himself. Interesting dialogue, fascinating introspection, Walker's cynical but true observations on life, and high suspense and danger, along with Estleman's compelling writing, make RETRO a fast-paced and hard-to-put-down novel. If you like hard-boiled private detective thrillers, RETRO is definitely one you should check out.