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The Midnight Man (Amos Walker #3)

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  119 ratings  ·  6 reviews
A policeman falls in the line of duty, and Detroit PI Amos walker searches for the shootersA routine case puts Amos Walker on the highway to Ann Arbor, but the trip turns deadly just a few miles outside of Detroit. Tailing a trucker suspected of faking hijackings, Walker does his best to keep a safe distance, but is recognized anyway. The trucker runs him off the road, and ...more
ebook, 243 pages
Published June 28th 2011 by Open Road Media (first published 1982)
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This was the first of the gumshoe Amos Walker books I've read. Been a fan ever since. Way back in 1987 there was this place called "The Worlds Biggest Bookstore" in Toronto. That's where I first encountered this character. People where out and about more in literary haunts in those pre-internet days.
More Detroit noir, very Chandleresque. I found myself wondering, though, if this novel was a snapshot of the era and place (1980s Detroit) or racist. I'm going to give the next book in the series a try before I make a judgment.
3.5/5-Another solid addition to this series, I will read them all eventually. Old school crime noir with a hard boiled wise cracking PI, better than average for the genre.
pretty decent mystery/thriller novel. hard-boiled dialogue.
I hadn't heard of the author before and I may wind up checking out some more of his work.
Great, great hard-boiled detective novel so far.
Anne Marshall
Not bad, but I did skim through a lot.
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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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