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Poison Blonde: An Amos Walker Novel (Amos Walker Novels) by [Estleman, Loren D.]
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"Estleman is a true master of the private-eye genre.... Fans of the hard-boiled mystery need look no further than the Amos Walker series." --"RT Book Reviews""Wordsmith par excellence, Estleman has Amos deliver passionate laments for his city that add a melancholy counterpoint."--"Publishers Weekly""Walker is a classic hard-boiled private eye."--"Booklist""Spellbinding adventure."--"Library Journal"

About the Author

Loren D. Estleman was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a BA degree in English Literature and Journalism in 1974. In 2002, the university awarded him an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters for his contribution to American literature. He is the author of more than fifty novels in the categories of mystery, historical western, and mainstream, and has received four Western Writers of American Golden Spur Awards, three Western Heritage Awards, and three Shamus Awards. He has been nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award, Britain's Silver Dagger, the National Book Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2003, the mammoth "Encyclopedia of Detective Fiction" named him the most critically acclaimed writer of U.S. detective

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 656 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0765304473
  • Publisher: Forge Books (14 Mar. 2002)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000FA66U8
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #808,987 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 1 May 2004
Format: Hardcover
At his best, Loren D. Estleman reminds me of Raymond Chandler. At his weakest, his characters are engaging and rewarding. So even if you are not an Estleman fan, I suspect that you will enjoy Poison Blonde.
Poison Blonde belongs to Mr. Estleman's distinguished series featuring private detective, Amos Walker, who haunts the night in Detroit. His work is his life, and vice versa.
Poison Blonde brings him a job working for a hot young recording star, Ms. Gilia Cristobal. The young woman is not whom she seems, and the many ex-cons around her bring Walker onto his guard. One of them is a man he helped put away for life. The music industry scenes ring true, and could have come out of a tabloid. The Detroit color is, as always, solid and striking. The thugs are as stupid and gratuitously cruel as anyone would want.
The character of Gloria Cristobal is a particularly interesting one, and adds a lot to the story. She is one of Mr. Estleman's best characters in years.
The story is fast-paced and engrossing, and I found myself unable to put the book down until I had finished it.
Why did I grade the story down one star? There are mysteries here, but their explanations are the obvious ones that would occur to any reader in the first few seconds. Mr. Estleman does a pretty good job of making them seem more mysterious than they are by putting in lots of color, but at bottom there's not much here to exercise your mental processes.
After you finish enjoying this book, I suggest that you take the time to get to know someone better whom you think you know. Look for the depths behind the obvious social facade. Take what you find and use it to look deeper into the hearts of all those you meet.
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