AMOS WALKER, P. I. 

Detroit detective, looking for the lost
in the city that invented the assembly line
 

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Typically, he's at his
1950 manual typewriter
working on the next novel.
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Walker has made a lot of friends--and more than a few enemies--in his years as a detective in Detroit, but he has never had to deal with quite the trouble he finds when he agrees to grant the death-bed wish of Beryl Garnet. Beryl was a successful madam who had a son long ago; she asks Walker to make sure that her son gets her ashes when she's gone.

Poison Blonde

Sinister Heights

hours of the virgin

Never Street--  A wife hires Walker to find her husband, an old-movie buff who may have gone off to lead the life of a 1940s noir hero. As the detective delves deeper, the case begins to resemble the plot of a classic Hollywood melodrama, with one important difference: When the lights come up, the bodies stay dead.

Silent Thunder

Lady Yesterday

Every Brilliant Eye

glass highway

midnight man

angel eyes

motor city blue

 

DON'T LOOK FOR ME
[23nd in the series]

March 2014
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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 the same message once before....




BURNING MIDNIGHT
[22nd in the series]

June 2012
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Walker is hired by his old friend, Detroit Police Inspector John Alderdyce, to get his son's brother-in-law out of a Mexican street gang.


INFERNAL ANGELS
[21st in the series]

July 2011
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THE LEFT-HANDED DOLLAR
[20]

December 2010
FORGE BOOKS . ISBN 978-0765319548
Kindle . ASIN B003P8QDBE

This, the 20th novel in the series,
marked 30 years since
Amos Walker was introduced to the world!

 

AMERICAN DETECTIVE
[19]

April 3, 2007
FORGE BOOKS . ISBN 0765312247

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AMERICAN DETECTIVE
was one of only seven mystery novels
to make Publisher's Weekly's
top 150 novels of 2007

NICOTINE KISS
[18]

FORGE BOOKS . 2006 . ISBN 0765312239

A 2006 Michigan Notable Book
Library of Michigan

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RETRO
[17]

FORGE BOOKS . 2004 . ISBN 0765304481
Also on tape from Brilliance Audio


POISON BLONDE
[16]

FORGE BOOKS . 2003 . ISBN 0765304473
Also on tape from Audio Renaissance


SINISTER HEIGHTS
[15]

MYSTERIOUS PRESS . 2002 . ISBN 0892967382
Also on tape from Brilliance Audio

A SMILE ON THE FACE OF THE TIGER
[14]

MYSTERIOUS PRESS . 2000 . ISBN 0892967064
Also on tape from Brilliance Audio

Starred review from Publishers Weekly

THE HOURS OF THE VIRGIN
[13]

MYSTERIOUS PRESS . 1999 . ISBN 0892966831
Also on tape from Brilliance Audio

THE WITCHFINDER
[12]

MYSTERIOUS PRESS . 1998 . ISBN 0892966637
Also on tape from Brilliance Audio

Starred reviews: Publishers Weekly and Booklist,
and was a Book of the Month Club alternate

NEVER STREET
[11]

MYSTERIOUS PRESS . 1997 . ISBN 0892966335
Also on tape from Brilliance Audio

Nero Award nominee
People magazine Page Turner Of The Week
Starred reviews: Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews

Named among the best books of the year by both the New York Times Book Review and the Bookman Book Review Syndicate

 

SWEET WOMEN LIE
[10]

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN . 1990
Reprint: ibooks inc . 2004 . ISBN 0743479130

SILENT THUNDER
[9]

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN . 1989
Reprint: ibooks inc . 2003 . ISBN 0743474805

DOWNRIVER
[8]

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN . 1988
Reprint: ibooks inc . 2002 . ISBN 0743444949

Winner: American Mystery Award for Best PI Novel

LADY YESTERDAY
[7]

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN . 1987
Reprint: ibooks inc . 2002 . ISBN 0743434951

EVERY BRILLIANT EYE
[6]

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN . 1985
Reprint: ibooks inc . 2001 . ISBN 0743434951

Note: Michael Seidman quoted the opening as an example of the best
way to open a book in Living the Dream, a textbook for writers.

SUGARTOWN
[5]

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN . 1984
Reprint: ibooks inc . 2001 . 0743412931

Winner: Shamus Award for best Private Eye Novel

THE GLASS HIGHWAY
[4]

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN . 1983
Reprint: Byron Preiss Visual Publications . 2000 . ISBN 0743407296

THE MIDNIGHT MAN
[3]

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN . 1982
Reprint: ibooks inc . 2000 . ISBN 0743479130

ANGEL EYES
[2]

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN . 1981
Reprint: ibooks inc . 2000 . ISBN 0671039008

MOTOR CITY BLUE
[1]

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN . 1980
Reprint: ibooks inc . 2000 . ISBN 0671038982



MORE WALKER...


[ September 2010 ]
AMOS WALKER: THE COMPLETE STORY COLLECTION
Tyrus Books (Consortium, dist.), $32.95 (600p) ISBN 978-1-935562-24-5

In honor of Amos Walker's 30th anniversary (1980-2010), the author has compiled a mammoth 600-plus-page collection of all 31 Walker stories, with an introduction by Estleman and the new, never-before-published story, "Sometimes a Hyena."


Estleman is an acknowledged master of the short story. Ten of his very best starring Amos Walker appear in

GENERAL MURDERS
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN . 1988

This collection provides a "crash" course in Detroit, cars, guns, cops, and crooks, and includes the 1985 Shamus Award winning story, "Eight Mile and Dequindre."

After the publication of General Murders, another Amos Walker short story won the Shamus Award for Best PI Short Story (1988). Titled "The Crooked Way," it can be found in Dark Crimes: Great Noir Fiction From the '40s to the '90s.



[ From Wayne State University Press ]



AMOS WALKER'S DETROIT
Autumn 2007

Text by Loren Estleman
Photos by Monte Nagler

This coffee table book features photos of
Detroit-area locations with descriptions from throughout
the Amos Walker series



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