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Lady Yesterday (Amos Walker #7)

3.85  ·  Rating Details  ·  93 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
A chance encounter with an old flame sends Detroit PI Amos Walker on a hunt for her long-lost fatherIris was a great beauty when Amos Walker first saw her—a Jamaican goddess striding stark naked through an unworthy whorehouse. When he bumps into her at a high-class steakhouse just outside of Detroit, she still looks good. She’s come back from the Caribbean to seek out her ...more
ebook, 194 pages
Published June 28th 2011 by Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller (first published 1987)
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Craig
Sep 15, 2011 Craig rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reading these Amos Walker books is like eating peanuts--once you get started you can't stop. Even though you're not crazy about peanuts.
Chris
Jan 28, 2014 Chris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful old-school hard boiled wise-guy detective fiction. This is the seventh book in this series and was written in 1987. The series started in 1980 and is up to around 25 installments. The author is apparently not done yet and is still pounding new installments out on a manual typewriter; I plan to read them all, eventually. I thought that this was the best in the series so far and I'm giving it a 5, great stuff for those who like this genre.
Todd Stockslager
An Amos Walker Mystery. A flat effort, which the author calls "one of his best" in a self-serving afterward. Kind of offputting, but then it is followed by a short story which is far better than the and worthy of the class he belongs to (Hammett and Chandler).
Wayne Zurl
Jun 05, 2013 Wayne Zurl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
LADY YESTERDAY by Loren D. Estleman

Estleman is at his hardboiled best with this one. The dialogue between Amos Walker and the young Mafia boss is classic noir. A great addition to the series, where Amos helps his old flame, ex-hooker Iris Dexter locate her long lost father. Along the way, you’ll learn lots about the Detroit jazz business of the 1950s. 4 stars.
Dee
Sep 14, 2012 Dee rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Detective Amos Walker is hired to find the trombonist father of a black, beautiful reformed hooker. This leads him through Detroit's smoky music clubs where the past is packed with secrets. There's a nice twist at the end that I didn't see coming.
Nancy
Dec 20, 2008 Nancy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries
Great fun for a Detroit girl: familiar locale; classic noir tone; and a likeable, three-dimensional private eye. I would definitely look for more books by Loren Estleman.
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Loren D. Estleman is an American writer of detective and Western fiction. He writes with a manual typewriter.

Estleman is most famous for his novels about P.I. Amos Walker. Other series characters include Old West marshal Page Murdock and hitman Peter Macklin. He has also written a series of novels about the history of crime in Detroit (also the setting of his Walker books.) His non-series works in
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