welcome to author
Loren D. Estleman's
official website

updated 2 feb 18

 


"Frames is gripping entertainment..."
Lawrence Kasdan,
Academy Award-nominated Director and Screenwriter

"Loren Estleman is the Stravinsky of hard-boiled prose--
he never hits a wrong note."
John Lescroart, author of
The First Law: A Novel

"Loren Estleman is my hero."
Harlan Coben, author of the
instant #1 New York Times bestseller
Hold Tight

"...a true professional, a writer of a sort increasingly rare...so given to his work as to spontaneously combust to genius."
THE BOSTON GLOBE

 


 

Who is Estleman?

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What does
Estleman write?

MYSTERIES
AMOS WALKER SERIES
VALENTINO SERIES
PETER MACKLIN SERIES
DETROIT CRIME SERIES
OTHER CRIME FICTION

WESTERNS
PAGE MURDOCK SERIES
STAND-ALONE HISTORICAL
WESTERNS

OTHER WORKS
NONFICTION

What else can be found on this site?

AWARDS
LIST OF WHAT WON WHICH

BOOKS
COMPREHENSIVE LIST

SPATTERS
BITS & PIECES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[ news ]

THE BALLAD OF BLACK BART
named
Best Fiction
True West Magazine's Best of the West 2018




[ new books ]

March 2018

BLACK AND WHITE BALL

[ From Forge Books ]

Estleman's most popular characters, PI Amos Walker and hitman Peter Macklin,
are together in one story for the first time in Black and White Ball!

Detroit hitman Peter Macklin forces private eye Amos Walker to furnish protection for Laurie, Macklin's estranged wife, while Macklin tracks down the party who has threatened to kill her. The man Walker’s client suspects cannot be ignored; as his own grown son, Roger Macklin has inherited all the instincts,
and acquired all the training necessary to carry out his threat.

Told partly by Walker in first-person and partly by Macklin in third, Black and White Ball places the detective squarely between two remorseless killers, with death waiting whether he succeeds or fails.


November 2017

THE BALLAD OF BLACK BART

[ From Forge Books ]

 



Estleman's bibliomystery,
"The Book Club,"
is available at The Mysterious Bookshop and is a Mysterious Bookshop Original Short Story.

"The Book Club" is about the murder of a wealthy book collector and the elderly
bookshop owner who solves the crime.

Click here for the limited hardcover version (signed and numbered)
and, here for the paperback version


April 2016

DESPERATE DETROIT
And Stories of Other Dire Places
[ From Tyrus Books ]

This collection represents forty years of suspense writing in the short form.
Previously published in a host of magazines and anthologies, with a new Preface and introductions
to the stories written especially for this collection, these eighteen tales feature gangsters, private eyes,
psychotic killers, hitmen, feuding families, prostitutes, prizefighters, bodyguards, corrupt cops,
the walking dead, and ordinary people driven by desperation to commit acts of violence.

 

To contact Estleman, please write him via his publisher:
Tor/Forge
175 5th Ave
New York, NY 10010

 

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