Loren D. Estleman
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Loren D. Estleman

Loren D. Estleman graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Journalism. In 2002, his alma mater presented him with an honorary doctorate in letters. He left the job market in 1980 to write full time, after a few years spent "pounding out beat-the-train journalism" during his day job as a reporter before going home and writing fiction at night.

His first novel was published in 1976, and has been followed by 80 books and hundreds of short stories and articles. His series include novels about Detroit detective Amos Walker, professional killer Peter Macklin, L.A. film detective and amateur sleuth Valentino, and the Detroit crime series. On the western side is the U.S. Deputy Marshal Page Murdock series. Additionally, he's written dozens of stand-alone novels.

His books have been translated into 27 languages and have won multiple Shamus, Spur, Western Heritage, and Stirrup awards. He has been nominated for the National Book Award and the Edgar Allan Poe Award. In 2012, the Western Writers of America honored him with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

He lives in Michigan and is married to writer Deborah Morgan. Find out more about Estleman and his books on his website: lorenestleman.com

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    • Stress

    • Detroit Crime, Book 5
    • By: Loren D. Estleman
    • Narrated by: Ezra Knight
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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    By 1972 Detroit had earned the title of Murder Capital of America. STRESS (Stop The Robberies, Enjoy Safe Streets) was supposed to change that....

    Regular price: $18.17

    • The Confessions of Al Capone

    • By: Loren D. Estleman
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 19 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    In 1944 Al Capone, the most notorious Mob boss in history, has already been released from prison....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting story

    • By Michael on 02-07-17

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Sundown Speech

    • Amos Walker Series, Book 25
    • By: Loren D. Estleman
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    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....

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Alive!

    • By: Loren D. Estleman
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Everyone knows the Frankenstein monster was played by Boris Karloff....

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Angel Eyes

    • An Amos Walker Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Loren D. Estleman
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    After a tour in Vietnam and several years working the streets of Detroit as a private investigator, Amos Walker has seen a lot....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Motor City Blue

    • An Amos Walker Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Loren D. Estleman
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Marla Bernstein is a pretty, dark-haired teenager who also happens to be the ward of Ben Morningstar - a semi-retired mobster who prefers to keep family business out of the newspapers....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A hard boiled detective story from an earlier era

    • By Sheldon Leemon on 08-07-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Motown

    • Detroit Crime Series, Book 2
    • By: Loren D. Estleman
    • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    It's 1966 and Detroit has entered its Golden Age. America throbs to the throaty rumble of Motor City's powerful road-eating machines....

    Regular price: $18.17

    • The Glass Highway

    • By: Loren D. Estleman
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A newscaster’s son disappears, and Amos Walker dives into the depths of Detroit to rescue the boy....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Branch and the Scaffold

    • By: Loren Estleman
    • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Brutally efficient judge Isaac C. Parker is determined to rid Arkansas and the Indian Territory of all manner of criminals....

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Undertaker's Wife

    • By: Loren D. Estleman
    • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    A dramatic tale set in the early 1900s about a retired undertaker, Richard Connable, and his wife, Lucy....

    Regular price: $27.97

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