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Amos Walker: The Complete Story Collection (Amos Walker)

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Thirty years ago Loren D. Estleman introduced the world to his Detroit detective Amos Walker. In celebration of this anniversary, Estleman has collected every previously published Walker short story in this massive volume, including a brand-new story never before published!

An authority on both criminal history and the American West, Loren D. Estleman has been called the mo

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ebook, 469 pages
Published June 2011 by Adams Media Corporation (first published September 1st 2010)
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Francis
Too much of a good thing..

Yeah, these are all good, not a bad one in the bunch. Problem is the bunch is too big, like thirty plus stories. After a while the plot lines tend to merge and it starts feeling like one big story that just went on too long. Know what I mean. It's kinda like the Viagra warning thing.

Is it fair to criticize something for being too much of a good thing? I don't know, life's tough, this guy knows it, and he tells it ..like maybe thirty something times.

But, it's all good. A
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Buckley Fountain
The best PI voice since Chandler's Mallory/Marlowe!

...and you get 30 solid introductions to him, from approx age 32 in 1982, Detroit PI Amos Walker ages slowly but surely throughout this book. Then you realize there are 22+ solid novels from 1980's "Motor City blues" to a book to be published in June 2014. Same great voice throughout, same amazing use of his beloved ,decrepit Detroit as the 2nd character. Mr. Gentleman also writes Westerns, with even more sales success I've heard, and some inter
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Jerry Peace
A real blast. If you're not familiar with Estleman's Walker novels, these stories are a great introduction. And if you've read the novels, don't miss these stories. Estleman and Walker at their best- finding truth the old fashioned way-intuition, a smidgeon of cynicism, questions, questions, and more questions, and a surprisingly well-received directness sharp as gin breath. Perfect little pictures framed with sadness and hung in the hard-boiled museum. P.S. Read Estleman's Detroit novels.
Amy
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Amos Walker, Estleman's (Amos Walker: The Complete Story Collection) iconic Detroit private eye, returns in the 20th installment of this acclaimed regional mystery series. Walker is from the old school of gumshoes; he is unapologetically politically incorrect, drinks too much, and inevitably clashes with the local police. His only true friend, investigative journalist Barry Stackpole, has been one of the few constants in his misanthropic life. Many years ago, Barry w
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This is a collection of over 30 short stories featuring Amos Walker, a PI in Detroit. Walker is an old-style detective, similar to the detectives in the 30's, but these take place from the 80's on. Enjoyed them.
Dee Renee  Chesnut
Mar 09, 2014 Dee Renee Chesnut rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Dee Renee by: free from Barnes and Noble
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This book was free when I downloaded it to my Nook, and I enjoyed reading a new-to me author in a genre I enjoyed.
Thirty-two stories are gathered in a collection to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of Amos Walker, a private detective based in Detroit and who works all over the state of Michigan.
I recommend it to all readers who enjoy detective noir.
Jack
Have been a fan of author Loren Estleman for years and especially his detectiveAmos Walker. This a collection of Walker short stories.
Dialog - top rate. Character development - even though the stories were only a few pages long - great. Description of locations - you could smell the street and hear the sounds. Wished there were 20 more stories.
Harvey
Amos Walker is an old-school PI who has survived with his cynicism/idealism intact.

It's great to have all the stories (33) collected in one place. These span from '82 to '10. The writing is spare but packs a punch.

If you know and love the novels then you'll appreciate this story collection.
L.
Hard-boiled mysteries set in Detroit and published over the course of 20 years, from the mid-80s up until fairly recently. Good stuff. Really good stuff. I may have to look up Amos' novels. I do like Estleman, always have.
Al Stoess
Feb 02, 2013 Al Stoess rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Estleman fans.
While not a short story fan, I've read all of the Walker mysteries. The author as usual is his wonderful descriptive self. The stories are unequal but worth reading. A good read although a bit long.
Marilyn
I like that this is a collection of short stories. It's has interesting little mysteries that are a quick read and you can come back to without feeling like you've missed or forgotten anything.
Camila Turner
Relaxing reading, makes you think about humanity, mortality and humor... funny how murder can be a subject for amusement...
Nice descriptive writing, in a wry, dark and humorous style.
John Price
All of these great stories about Amos Walker in one book. I thoroughly the entire book. There wasn't a poor story in it.
Julie
Enjoying these but not in the mood for the gritty mysteries right now. Putting it aside for awhile but not deleting it.
David
Some great stories, and even the "eh" stories are pretty damned good too.
Joe Breal
Lots of neat crime solving stories. Lots of surprises.
Kevin
Good Walker stories, but very long.
Nev Thomas
Good hardboiled short stories
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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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