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King of the Corner (Detroit #3)

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  64 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Fresh out of jail, an ex-ballplayer stumbles into the world of bounty hunting and murder in urban Detroit
Even prison couldn’t stop former big-league pitcher Doc Miller from playing baseball. Jailed after a teenage girl overdosed on cocaine at one of his house parties, the former Detroit Tigers ace became a star at the Michigan State Prison, bringing home the institution’s
ebook, 294 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by Open Road Media (first published May 1st 1992)
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Larry Bassett
Loren Estleman lets us know that major league baseball players are not immune from getting in trouble with the law and being sent to prison. He mentions Gates Brown, Ron LeFlore and Denny McLain, all of them Detroit Tigers to make his point. If you Google each of their names, you will find some interesting stories. The Tigers and Jackson Prison play a role in King of the Corner which is set in southeastern Michigan along with the six other books in the Detroit Crime Series.

This is historical fic
If you like good writing - particularly wonderful imagery; OR, if you like baseball; OR if you just like a good story with good, rich characters, this is a must read. Doc Miller was a pitcher for the Detroit Tigers before he got caught in a drug bust. Seven years later he's out on parole and trying to start a new life from scratch. He has more than good intentions but soon finds himself deep into murder, corruption and scandal and with his parole in jeopardy. This is a really well written, great ...more
Todd Stockslager
A novel of Detroit. Set in 1990, this is one of Estleman's better efforts, probably my favorite Detroit novel. The hero is Doc Miller, an ex-con ex-Detroit Tiger pitcher who is perfectly underwritten in that hard-boiled style, but simmering with a low-boiling tension and modern sensitivity that is rare in this style.

Estleman keeps the action moving and the description to a minimum, and the use of continuing characters or relatives of said characters from the earlier Detroit novels keeps the book
Jun 17, 2013 KOMET rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves a good story
Once again, the City of Detroit takes center stage in a novel replete with themes of crime, violence, power plays among the powers-that-be, drug lords, and the police, and the everyday struggles of ordinary people (young and old) to survive and thrive.

The year is 1990 and a onetime star pitcher for the Detroit Tigers is released from prison, where he had served 7 years for having a party at a high class downtown hotel, where a young lady was given cocaine and later died from an overdose. "Doc"
Patrick SG
Estleman brings to life the city of Detroit in all of his historical novels. This - his seventh in the series - brings the history up to nearly modern times. I especially appreciated it as I lived through much of this time and was familiar with many of the people he writes about. He drops in references to local TV personalities and other Detroiters that you'd have to be familiar with to really appreciate. For example, there's an off-handed reference to Tom Monaghan (founder of Domino's pizza) no ...more
This is really number 7. He did not write them in the order of their chronology but they should be read in that order. Really terrific picture of Detroit in the twentieth century.
Eliot Cohen
I listened to this one on my Ipod. It was a very good listen.
Good conclusion to Estleman's Detroit series.
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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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