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    A new Amos Walker mystery from award-winning author Loren D. Estleman!Amos Walker is hired by one Francis X. Lawes, a private-sector mover and shaker in Detroit politics, to prove that his wife, Paula, who disappeared under sinister circumstances sho...


  • A riveting western novel starring beloved character Page Murdock from Spur Award-winning author Loren D. Estleman! In the spring of 1896, after thirty years spent dispensing justice in the territory of Montana, Judge Harlan Blackthorne expires, le...


  • Loren D. Estleman's most popular characters, PI Amos Walker and hit man Peter Macklin, are together in one story for the first time in BLACK AND WHITE BALL! Detroit hit man Peter Macklin forces private eye Amos Walker to furnish protection for Lau...


  • THE BRANCH AND THE SCAFFOLD When Judge Isaac Parker first arrived in Fort Smith, Arkansas, the town had thirty saloons and one bank. Never flinching from his duty, Parker and his marshals, dubbed "Parker's Men," ran up against some of the most color...


  • Between July 1875 and November 1883, a single outlaw robbed the stagecoaches of Wells Fargo in California’s Mother Lode country a record of twenty-eight times. Armed with an unloaded shotgun, walking to and from the scenes of the robberies, often f...


  • Detroit entrepreneur Carl Fannon hires Walker to trace Emil Haas, his partner, whose sudden disappearance has jeopardized their firm’s plans to purchase the historic Sentinel Building. Almost immediately, the missing man shows up and asks the detec...


  • A killer is reenacting the deaths of Hollywood's blond bombshells, and Valentino must stop him before it's too late in Loren D. Estleman's Brazen. UCLA film archivist and sometime film detective Valentino doesn’t take friend and former actress B...


  • In this thrilling new western novel by Spur Award-winning author Loren D. Estleman, U. S. Deputy Page Murdock is ordered by Federal Judge Harlan A. Blackthorne to Cape Hell, Mexico, to verify a report that former Confederate Captain Oscar Childress i...






  • As featured in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal "Loren Estleman is my hero." --Harlan Coben Desperate Detroit and Stories of Other Dire Places represents forty years of suspense writing in the short form. Previously published in a ...


  • Valentino, a mild-manner film archivist at UCLA and sometime film detective, is at the closing party for the Red Montana and Dixie Day museum when he is approached by no less than his hero and man-of-the-hour Red Montana, western film and television ...


  • Amos Walker is hired by Helen and Dante Gunner, a bohemian Ann Arbor couple, to find Jerry Marcus, a film director who has disappeared with their investment money. It's one of Walker's easiest jobs to date. In just a few short hours, Walker locates M...


  • The place: Detroit. The time: World War II. While most of the police department is fighting overseas, the four men of the Racket Squad struggle to keep a lid on a powderkeg stuffed with draft-dodging troublemakers, Black Market gangsters, enemy sabo...


  • Locked in a deadly feud, cowboys Randy Locke and Frank Farmer have spent decades attempting to annihilate each other any time they are within shooting distance. So far, the men are even. One of Frank's bullets has given Randy a permanent limp. Vai...


  • Amos Walker is at low ebb. Just released from a rehab clinic, the Detroit private detective has to marshal his energies to help solve a murder in Iroquois Heights, his least favorite town. The area is flooded with billboards rented by the widow of...


  • A collection of classic reprints and four original stories featuring Sherlock Holmes In bringing to a close the adventures of my friend Sherlock Holmes, I am perforce reminded that he never, save on the occasion which, as you will now hear, brought...


  • ..".one of the best of the wish-it-were-so pastiche anthologies..." --BooklistAward-winning author Loren D. Estleman has curated a collection of Sherlock Holmes stories from some of the finest authors in Sons of Moriarty and More Stories of Sherlock ...


  • A collection of classic reprints and four original stories featuring Sherlock Holmes In bringing to a close the adventures of my friend Sherlock Holmes, I am perforce reminded that he never, save on the occasion which, as you will now hear, brought h...


  • In prohibition-era Southern California, real life detectives Charles D. Siringo and Dashiell Hammett must solve a mystery involving a ruthless politician -- Joseph P. Kennedy. With sharp dialogue and rich historical background, Ragtime Cowboys is an ...


  • Amos Walker doesn't mean to walk into trouble. But sometimes it finds him, regardless. The missing woman has left a handwritten note that said, "Don't look for me." Any P.I. would take that as a challenge, especially when he found out that she'd left...


  • ...one of the best of the wish-it-were-so pastiche anthologies..." -- Booklist Award-winning author Loren D. Estleman has curated a collection of Sherlock Holmes stories from some of the finest authors in Sons of Moriarty and More Stories of Sherl...


  • Multiple award-winner Loren D. Estleman has produced a major biographical novel on the infamous Mobster known as Scarface, rigorously researched and deftly nuanced to offer an intimate portrait of the gangster whose terrible crimes and larger-than-li...


  • Bela Lugosi’s Frankenstein screen test puts Valentino in the picture for murder Everyone knows the Frankenstein monster was played by Boris Karloff. His portrayal is so famous that the play Arsenic and Old Lace was filled with Karloff/monster jo...


  • Short tales about deadly books, by top mystery authors. When a bibliophile is murdered, it takes a bookseller to solve the crime. Good Advice, New Mexico, is a sunny town with a gloomy bookshop. The store's eerie corridors are the province of Avery S...


  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's timeless creation returns in a series of handsomely designed detective stories, encapsulating the most varied and thrilling cases of the world's greatest detective.After a mysterious schooner runs aground in an English harbor...


  • An excellent collection of short stories and essays." -- New York Review of Books "An entertaining and diverting read." --BookPleasures.com "Estleman's style as Watson is better than many." --BestofSherlock.com "Readers are transported back to an...


  • Race Buckner and his accomplices are robbing banks and trains all over the West. Their ingenious brand of banditry has made them virtually unstoppable-until a legendary lawman is put on their trail. Mister St. John. Irons St. John thought he had put...


  • In Burning Midnight, master of the hard-boiled detective novel Loren D. Estleman gives readers a hot new Amos Walker mystery. Amos Walker knows Detroit, from the highest to the lowest, and that includes the gangs of Mexicantown. When a friend asks...


  • Loren D. Estleman has been writing and publishing books and novels since 1976. His fiction includes westerns, mysteries, thrillers, and historical thrillers. Along the way, he's written a number of crime stories. Stories about the darker side of li...







  • Break out the champagne -- it's the twenty-first Amos Walker noir detective novel! Much like author Loren D. Estleman, Detroit private investigator Amos Walker has long been reluctant to embrace technology -- he only recently got his first cell ph...


  • Valentino has a perfect job for a film buff: he is a film detective who locates lost movies so that they can be preserved for future generations. And often he has to become an amateur sleuth as well. To locate a fragment of a film long considered to ...


  • Joseph Michael Ballista -- "Joey Ballistic" to his mob buddies -- knows most of the ways to make an illegal buck, or "a lefthanded dollar." Thats why hes in trouble again. But his crafty lawyer, Lucille Lettermore -- "Lefty Lucy" to just about every ...


  • 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...


  • Roy was Judge Roy Bean, the infamous, notorious real-life Justice of the Peace whose life has been the source of biographies, novels, plays, and films. Lillie was Lillie Langtry, the celebrated Jersey Lily of the British stage. They never met, but th...


  • Page Murdock has been many things in his day: a cowhand, a saloonkeeper, a Comanche slave, and, lately, a deputy U.S. marshal. But the one thing the mean-faced, middle-aged gunman never expected to be was a man of the cloth. Funny how things work ...


  • The second wacky comedic murder romp for Hollywood film detective Valentino Valentino wants to keep The Oracle, his beloved run-down movie palace, from being condemned before it even reopens, but murder keeps intruding into his otherwise quiet lif...


  • When Judge Isaac Parker first arrived in Fort Smith, Arkansas, the town had thirty saloons and one bank. Inheriting a corrupt court and a lawless territory roughly the size of Great Britain, he immediately put the residents on notice by publicly hang...


  • Enter Valentino, a mild-mannered UCLA film archivist. In the surreal world of Hollywood filmdom truth is often stranger than celluloid fiction. When Valentino buys a decrepit movie palace and uncovers a skeleton in the secret Prohibition basement, he...


  • Calling upon his considerable novelistic skills, Loren D. Estleman exposes the black heart of a seemingly stable, well-run city suddenly pitched into violence and chaos. A delicate balance of forces--greed and corruption, ambition and desire--run out...


  • Hardboiled detective Amos Walker returns for his nineteenth outing in his most challenging case yet. Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Darius Fuller wants Walker to break off his daughters engagement to Hilary Bairn, a man Fuller believes is after her tw...


  • Once, there was a world where the heroes were defined by their white clothing and the bad guys always wore black. The town sheriff always gunned down the wild gunslinger while the lady in distress cowered. The Indian was to be feared, not understoo...


  • Johnny Vermillion's theater troupe brings masterpieces to the Wild West. The four actors are versatile enough to wear many costumes and play many roles. A few props, a little makeup, a costume and--voilà--applause on the rugged frontier.Johnny also ...


  • In this installment of Loren Estleman's signature PI series, Amos Walker, the quintessential hard-boiled detective, proves that he's mortal after all. Jeff Starzek, an old friend who smuggles cigarettes for a living, saves Walker's life, getting him ...


  • The undertaker's wife waits; she weaves; she builds.The undertaker practices his art, the Dismal Trade, with consummate skill. He has raised it to an art through the high craft of the Connable Method. Through it, he has managed to transform the uglin...



  • As a detective on the mean streets of Detroit, Amos Walker has to make friends in low places. It’s part of the job. So when the incredibly successful madam Beryl Garnet needs somebody to fulfill her last dying wish, she turns to Walker. She hasn’...


  • Hired killers, sent one by one to Montana Territory after Page Murdock. Murdock doesn't know why someone wants him out of the way, but he knows where they're coming from. Thus begins Murdock's descent into a hell more decadent, corrupt, and danger...


  • WHO IS GILIA CRISTOBAL? She's simply one of the hottest of hot Latina singers. But nothing in her life is simple. In her native land she was involved with people the government didn't like, and she barely escaped with her life to start fresh in th...






  • Two men, black and white. In New Orleans, the black man, Honey Boutrille, saves a prostitute's life by killing her attacker. In San Francisco, the white man, Twice Emmerson, kills a Chinaman because he likes killing. These two men go on the lam, a...


  • Peter Macklin, contract killer--retired--has found himself the perfect woman. He's convinced young, beautiful, innocent Laurie that he is simply a salesman from Detroit, and they're passionately honeymooning in Los Angeles. . . . until the phone call...


  • After the death of centenarian Leland Stutch, creator of an automobile dynasty, his young widow hires Amos Walker to find Leland's mistresses and illegitimate children in order to share the wealth, but Walker's investigation has unexpected repercussi...


  • Ordinary people do not understand Oscar Stone. Everything he does, he does impeccably. He is a profound student of his art, completely versed in its traditions over the centuries. He is a student of ropes and their properties, a master of the latest ...



  • U.S. Marshal Page Murdoch is a tough cynic―and the last man you’d want on your tail. Though Montana-based, Murdoch pursues a vicious gang into a harsh northern Canadian winter. While trying to outwit and outmaneuver groups of aggressive foes, Mur...


  • Known and feared throughout the West, wolfer Asa North is as ferocious and ruthless as the wolves he hunts. But he may have finally met his match in Black Jack, the cunning, blood-thirsty beast whose pack has ravaged innumerable herds of sheep and ca...


  • A novel of Detroit Harlan Crownover, scion of a great family of carriage makers, battles with his father to invest in a company run by Henry Ford. Desperate for funds, Harlan turns to Big Jim Dolan, the Midwest's most powerful political boss, and ...


  • Detroit is no place for virgins, or gentlemen. Walker, who is neither, follows the 50-year-old trail of a stolen manuscript across the bleak landscape of a dead city, coming face to face with the man who murdered his partner 20 years ago....


  • A Three-Time Golden Spur Award-winning Author A Novel Based on the Life of Buffalo Bill Cody The life of Buffalo Bill Cody was as epic and exciting as the story of the West itself. Cowboy, Pony Express rider, Indian fighter, Union soldier, scout for ...


  • Seeking adventure in the Old West, eighteen-year-old Jeff Curry joins an elderly hider on the trail of the last of the buffalo, a quest that becomes a manhunt when the two men come to the aid of an Indian framed for murder. Original....


  • An exciting new novel of the Old West told collectively by seven of the genre's most acclaimed authors--Loren D. Estleman, Elmer Kelton, Judy Alter, James Reasoner, Jane Candia Coleman, Ed Gorman, and Robert J. Randisi....


  • Lights...Camera...Danger! Los Angeles, 1913: Director Buck Bensinger is desperately trying to hold together the fledgling Rocky Mountain Moving Picture Association when aspiring writer Dmitri Pulski walks out of the snowy Sierra Nevadas and onto t...


  • A tough town in a tough time: Detroit during World War II where the U.S. furiously tried to outmanufacture the Germans and Japanese. Industry importer workers to replace men gone to war--Southern whites and blacks working side by side for the first t...


  • Jay Bell Furlong had everything. Now he's dying, and wants one thing back: the moment he turned against the woman he loved--based on a faked photograph and a heartbreaking lie. Furlong has hired Walker to find out who destroyed his love affair and sh...


  • In Loren D. Estleman's Journey of the Dead, When Pat Garrett killed his poker buddy, Billy the Kid, he had no idea what a terrible emotional price he would pay. Haunted by memories of Billy, Garrett wanders the New Mexico desert in a fruitless pursui...


  • Special U.S. Deputy Page Murdock rides into Breen, Montana, on the trail of a menacing and elusive outlaw. But before he can scout the saloons for his man, he is made town marshal in a territory heating up for the ugliest range war this side of hell....


  • Billy Gashade is a wandering musician crossing the young United States in the late 1800s, and introducing us to its most colorful characters along the way. Calamity Jane, Billy the Kid, Chief Crazy Horse, Oscar Wilde, and many many more cross paths w...


  • A search for a vanished husband proves one of Amos Walker's strangest cases yet What could be more innocent than watching old movies? For Neil Catalin, a wealthy man with a happy home, old-fashioned pictures were a hobby that became an obsession....



  • It's Detroit, 1950s: the age of Sputnik, Joe McCarthy, and fast money. Connie Minor is a washed-up newspaper man who is about to get a second shot. His ticket: sell America Henry Ford's new dream car, the Edsel. Unfortunately for Connie, everybody in...



  • Page Murdock has been sent to the tough New Mexico of 1881 to track down a man and bring him to justice. But more than a trail of revenge, Murdock finds himself on a desperate odyssey. For in the Southwest a friend can turn out to be one's cruelest e...


  • Recently released from prison, former major league baseball player Doc Miller takes a job as driver and muscle man for a tough bail bondsman and finds himself in a world of guns, greed, and murder. Reprint....


  • Working undercover in order to stop a consumer advocacy agency from putting Detroit auto companies out of business, ex-cop and car lover Rick Amery becomes involved in the conflagration of a black gang war. Reprint....



  • In 1931 Detroit, the era of Prohibition, the booming auto industry, and the Mob, newspaperman Connie Minor chronicles the rise and fall of gangster Jack Dance, a story that makes him a witness of and key player in a dangerous game...


  • Entangled in a scandal involving a Hollywood woman and a quarter of a million dollars, Amos Walker experiences a bittersweet reunion with his ex-wife and becomes trapped in a game of lies and murder. Reprint. NYT....


  • MEET RALPH POTEET: PEEPER Being a hard-boiled private eye in a crummy neighborhood of Detroit ain't easy. You gotta scrabble for every cent, whether it's pictures of the county supervisor's wife with a grocery store clerk, or a predawn call from a...





  • It's a new world for black ex-con Richard DeVries, back on the streets after a long, battering stretch in Marquette prison. Twenty years before, during the infamous Detroit race riots, DeVries had been set up by his accomplices on an armored car robb...



  • Tracking down a runaway wife is run of the mill. That's yesterday's blues. But finding the trombonist father of black, beautiful, reformed hooker Iris threatens to blow up into the case of a lifetime. The trail Amos Walker follows through Detroit's ...


  • Former Mob hitman Peter Macklin is back in a third adventure, in which Macklin must protect a controversial Detroit preacher with a contract on his head--and hope the hitman isn't his own teenaged son. Estleman holds a Western Writers of America Aces...





  • Between your last prayer and the snap of the rope there's no time for mercy... The first victim was cut down from a limb outside Fort Benton. The second, bound and strung up in Bear's Paw. Now, Deputy Page Murdock has discovered two more men swing...


  • Peter Macklin, a consummate hit-man working for the Boniface crime family of Detroit, finds himself working for the FBI and the Secret Service to secure the release of several hundred hostages aboard a tour boat on Lake Erie...




  • A policeman falls in the line of duty, and Detroit PI Amos walker searches for the shooters A 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...


  • "I'm going to disappear, Mr. Walker. Very suddenly and very soon." Ann Maringer is a go-go dancer with a problem: her life is in danger, and she is certain that her end is coming soon. Her only hope is Amos Walker -- a hot-tempered, Detroit based pr...



  • Deputy U.S. Marshall Page Murdock isn't happy when Judge Blackthorne decides to send him on an assignment to north Dakota. He passed through the territory once before and is not eager to return to a land of sudden blizzards and spring floods. And to ...


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    The first book in the long-running Amos Walker Mysteries introduces the hard-boiled Detroit detective as he searches for an aging mobster's missing adopted daughter Private eye Amos Walker is a Vietnam veteran who was thrown out of the Police Acad...


  • U.S. Deputy Page Murdock rides into the Bitteroot Mountains of Montana in the dead of winter to bring in Bear Anderson, known as "Mountain That Walks" to the local Indians. Standing seven feet tall, the legendary trapper is a tower of muscle who has ...



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    HOLMES AMONG THE UNDEAD... A mysterious schooner runs aground in an English harbor. Its cargo, fifty boxes of earth; its only living passenger, a black dog. The captain's lifeless body is lashed to the wheel--completely drained of blood. Soon, a r...