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    • 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
    • Story
      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. It'll never be this good again and Big Auto is fighting to keep it that way. Ex-cop Ricky Amery is hired to go undercover to put the brakes on runaway consumer advocacy that would legislate Detroit right out of business. They couldn't have chosen a more loyal disciple: Amery's god is horsepower and his house of worship is the open road.

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Downriver

    • Amon Walker, Book 9
    • By: Loren D. Estleman
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Countless tragedies occurred during the 1967 Detroit riots, and one of them belonged to Richard DeVries. A 22-year-old black man about to play for the Pistons, he was spotted tossing a Molotov cocktail at an abandoned building, arrested on the spot, and then charged with robbing an armored car. 20 years later he’s free, and the first man he calls on is Amos Walker. With 20 years of savings he buys a month of Walker’s time, asking for help finding the men who robbed the armored car. DeVries has already paid for stealing that $200,000, and now it’s time to collect it.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Confessions of Al Capone

    • By: Loren D. Estleman
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 19 hrs and 38 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. Though Capone is no longer the enormously powerful force who dominated Chicago’s underworld for years, he is still a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover. The FBI chief knows that if he can somehow manage to get Capone to reveal details of crimes he and his Outfit committed, the Bureau has a good chance of nailing key members who now are active in the wartime black market.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting story

    • By Michael on 02-07-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Greatest Western Stories of the 20th Century

    • By: Louis L'Amour, Brian Garfield, Donald Hamilton, and others
    • Narrated by: Burt Reynolds, Juice Newton
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    The most renowned American authors in Western fiction are brought together in one bang 'em-up, shoot-it-out collection! Including titles by Louis L'Amour, Brian Garfield, Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini, Thomas Thompson, John M. Cunningham, Chad Oliver, Donald Hamilton, Loren D. Estleman and Owen Wister.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I expected

    • By Rick on 06-10-08

    Regular price: $11.34

    • Thunder City

    • By: Loren D. Estleman
    • Narrated by: Dan Butler
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Harlan Crownover, scion of a great family of carriage makers, battles with his father to invest in a company run by Henry Ford, during Detroit’s conversion to becoming the Motor City. Desperate for funds, Harlan turns to Big Jim Dolan, the Midwest’s most powerful political boss, and Sal Borneo, a visionary Mafioso struggling to bring the commerce of vice into the new century. Allies at first, Harlan soon discovers how quickly friends can become mortal enemies. Only Edith Hampton Crownover, Harlan’s troubled, aristocratic mother, will be in a position to shift the balance of power.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • King of the Corner

    • Detroit Crime, Book 3
    • By: Loren D. Estleman
    • Narrated by: Charlie Thurston
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    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 first Midwestern Penal System championship. Now out on parole, his days of ballpark heroics are over for good. Miller’s brother gets him a job selling tractor parts for John Deere, work Doc finds even duller than life in the joint. While moonlighting as a cab driver, he meets a bail bondsman who offers work as a bounty hunter.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Aren't there any directors for this series?

    • By markl1214 on 05-20-13

    Regular price: $18.17

    • 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

    Author Loren D. Estleman has won four Golden Spur Awards from the Western Writers of America, as well as the Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Western Novel from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. He is also a Pulitzer Prize nominee. In Undertaker's Wife, he pens a dramatic tale set in the early 1900s about a retired undertaker, Richard Connable, and his wife, Lucy. In order to save the country from financial disaster, Richard must disguise the suicide of one of the most preeminent financiers.

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Burning Midnight

    • An Amos Walker Novel, Book 22
    • By: Loren D. Estleman
    • Narrated by: Peter Larkin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    In Burning Midnight, master of the hard-boiled detective novel Loren D. Estleman gives listeners 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 Walker to get his son’s brother-in-law out of one of two feuding gangs, Walker gets in trouble fast. First, dead bodies start to pile up; then come suspicious fires and the bottle bombs. Walker is caught in the middle of a gang war.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • 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 21
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    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. When Marla suddenly disappears, the gang boss is forced to call in private eve Amos Walker, who quickly learns his new employer doesn't take "no" for an answer when he offers a job opportunity. Unfortunately, the only clue to Marla's whereabouts is a pornographic photograph that clearly proves that she's become part of a world that disgusts even her criminal guardian....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Technical Detective Story

    • By Rita Rae on 09-08-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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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      1 out of 5 stars 1

    By 1972 Detroit had earned the title of Murder Capital of America. STRESS (Stop The Robberies, Enjoy Safe Streets) was supposed to change that. STRESS undercover police decoy units produced instant results. As in dead young black men, a black community more outraged and aggrieved than ever before, and a series of bloody shoot-outs that reached spectacular - and sometimes tragicomic - new heights. Into the middle of a cauldron of violence and extremism steps Charlie Battle, a bright young black cop and the nephew of a former pro-wrestler.

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Whiskey River

    • Detroit Crime Series, Book 1
    • By: Loren D. Estleman
    • Narrated by: Dan Butler
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Like nowhere else in America, Detroit flourished during Prohibition. The constant flow of liquor from across the Canadian border made Lake Erie a war zone, and lined the pockets of the men who ran the Purple Gang, the Unione Siciliana, and the Little Jewish Navy. But Prohibition was more than just a boon for gangsters. For newspapermen, it was a dream come true. It’s 1928, and the Detroit Times’ Connie Minor knows every thug, moll, and triggerman south of Eight Mile.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Painful to hear

    • By markl1214 on 03-06-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Never Street

    • By: Loren D. Estleman
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    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. But he wasn’t watching The Wizard of Oz. Crime movies were his passion, the sort where life is cheap and death is free, and Catalin sank himself into them as an escape from the stresses of suburbia. Now he has disappeared, and his wife believes the clue may be in his collection of gruesome classics.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Adventures of Johnny Vermillion

    • By: Loren D. Estleman
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 10

    National Book Award nominee and five-time Spur Award-winner Loren D. Estleman is widely considered one of America's finest Western authors. In this riotous and action-packed tale of Old West high jinks, a band of thieves posing as a traveling theater troupe runs afoul of a clever Pinkerton agent.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Colorful Characters

    • By Steven on 05-08-07

    Regular price: $41.83

    • Sweet Women Lie

    • By: Loren D Estleman
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    When Amos Walker was a teen, he had a poster of Gail Hope on his wall. A 60s bombshell in the beach-blanket tradition, she has fallen hard since her glory days as one of the dying studio system’s final starlets. But when she calls on Amos Walker she remains as lovely as ever: an elegant beauty with a $750,000 problem.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Silent Thunder

    • Amos Walker, Book 9
    • By: Loren D. Estleman
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The tabloids were full of it. Constance Thayer, after a night of clubbing, drinks, and drugs, had taken an automatic pistol from the collection of her industrialist husband Doyle Thayer Jr. and emptied it into his back, as he lay naked and unconscious in their Iroquois Heights home. The news of Constance Thayer's X-rated past breathed new life into the scandal for another month. Walker's job was to gather enough dirt on the late Mr. Thayer to make his widow look clean by comparison. What he found was a monstrous magnate, a dubious corpse, and a gang of country-style gunrunners.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Book Club

    • Bibliomysteries, Book 8
    • By: Loren D. Estleman
    • Narrated by: L.J. Ganser
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    The area's premier book collector has been found bludgeoned to death on the floor of his family library. A fifth-generation resident of Good Advice, Lloyd Fister devoted his life to books, accumulating a collection of local history that date backs to the 16th century. In his library, a single volume is missing: a Spanish book with a sinister past. Is the missing volume a clue, a motive, or a murder weapon? It will take a collector’s eye to decide.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • You Know Who Killed Me

    • Amos Walker, Book 24
    • By: Loren D. Estleman
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    In You Know Who Killed Me, by multiple award-winning author Loren D. Estleman, 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 Donald Gates, an ordinary suburbanite found shot to death in his basement on New Year's Eve: "You know who killed me!"

    Regular price: $13.99

    • 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

    Ater a tour in Vietnam and several years working the streets of Detroit as a private investigator, Amos Walker has seen a lot. But he’s never encountered anything quite like his newest assignment. Ann Maringer, an aging stripper hard at work at one of the city’s many low-grade joints, hires him to find a missing person: herself. She expects to disappear any day now, she says, and she wants to be found.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Ragtime Cowboys

    • By: Loren D. Estleman
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Los Angeles, 1921: Ex-Pinkerton agent Charlie Siringo is living in quiet retirement when Wyatt Earp knocks on his door and asks him to track down Earp’s missing horse. What begins as horse thievery turns into a deeper mystery as Siringo and another ex-Pinkerton, the young Dashiell Hammett, follow clues that take them from the streets of Los Angeles to Jack London’s farm. There they discover a conspiracy masterminded by the notorious and powerful Joseph P. Kennedy.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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. It's one of Walker's easiest jobs to date. In just a few short hours, Walker locates Marcus in his bedroom...murdered, his body shoved into a cupboard, a bullet through his head.

    Regular price: $20.99

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