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Never Street (Amos Walker #11)

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Neil Catalin, a video entrepreneur, had gone missing after watching Pitfall, a Dick Powell potboiler that featured a smoldering beauty, a hormone-driven private eye, and a murderously jealous lover. For detective Amos Walker, the truth behind Neil Catalin's disappearance is going to be found somewhere among those black-and-white film images - only the clues Walker finds ...more
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Published May 1st 1998 by Warner Books (NY) (first published 1997)
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Qt
May 15, 2009 Qt rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery-intrigue
I liked this one; the descriptive and vivid writing really drew me along, and while it's not a funny book, there is a lot of humor in the cynical narrative. I don't usually like the "hard-boiled detective" type character, but I thought Amos Walker was more likable than many. Characters are well-drawn, the action is exciting, and--best of all from my standpoint--there are plenty of references to old movies. Fun!

The mystery itself is, to me, very complicated. I'm still not 100% sure who did what
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Dec 29, 2014 Wayne Zurl rated it really liked it
NEVER STREET by Loren D. Estleman

Amos Walker rides again. After a seven year hiatus, Detroit’s favorite private cop is back in action.

One hot and steamy summer day, Walker is hired to find a missing entrepreneur who’s a vintage movie fan, obsessed with film noir.

The old movie reference is critical to the story and the whole flavor of the book. Loren Estleman has always given Raymond Chandler a run for his money with hardboiled detective fiction, but this one elevates the genre to new heights.
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Ed
May 22, 2016 Ed rated it really liked it
#11 in the Amos Walker series.

Amos Walker novel - Neil Catalin is obsessed with film noir and imagines himself a character like Dick Powell in Pitfall, lured from his suburban cocoon by a sultry femme fatale. Inevitably, he twists life to imitate art and turns up missing, disappeared into the VCR, as his wife speculates. She's right, at least metaphorically. Hired to find Catalin, Detroit private eye Amos Walker, himself something of a hard-boiled anachronism, follows the trail into a disorienti
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Dagny
Jul 24, 2012 Dagny rated it liked it
Never Street is the eleventh book in Loren D. Estleman's Amos Walker series set in Detroit. Walker is an old-style, chauvanistic Private Investigator. In Never Street Walker is hired to find a missing man who was obsessed with old black and white crime movies. As he delves into the world of film noir, the book is a tribute to the film genre.
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Jun 09, 2015 Todd Stockslager rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
An Amos Walker Novel. King of hard-boiled mystery. Perfect airtravel companion (I read most of this book on the way to Boston). Just half a turn from 5 stars! This is an early Loren D. Estleman. I'll definitely keep reading. I think he has at least one 5-star classic in him.
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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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