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General Murders

(1988)
Ten Amos Walker Mysteries
(A book in the Amos Walker series)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Publisher's Weekly
Estleman's Amos Walker is at or near the top of the list of hardboiled private eyes and fans will gobble up these 10 short stories. Dating from 1982 to 1987, these samplings are good indicators of the pleasures in Estleman's longer works ( Motor City Blue , Downriver ). ''Greektown,'' ''Eight Mile and Dequindre'' and ''The Prettiest Dead Girl in Detroit'' convey especially well the gritty flavor of Detroit. ''Robbers' Roost'' and ''Bloody July'' are both evocative of the lurid days of Prohibition. ''I'm in the Book'' is almost a mood piecedespite its hard edgeswith a misty, ambiguous ending. Walker is a wonderful creation, the epitome of the handsome, hard-drinking, hard-punching tough guy with a heart. His first-person narrative style is probably what appeals most, both to moderns and to devotees of the Hammett-Chandler tradition of cracking wise: ''You don't like blondes?'' a woman asks Walker. He says, ''I'm not sure I ever met one.'' A must for private-eye buffs.

Genre: Mystery    

Used availability for Loren D Estleman's General Murders

Hardback Editions

April 1992 : UK Hardback
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Title: General Murders (Ulverscroft Large Print)
Author(s): Loren D Estleman
ISBN: 0-7089-2622-3 / 978-0-7089-2622-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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August 1989 : UK Hardback
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Title: General Murders: Ten Amos Walker Mysteries
Author(s): Loren D Estleman
ISBN: 0-333-48931-4 / 978-0-333-48931-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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September 1988 : USA Hardback
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Title: General Murders (The Amos Walker Series #8)
Author(s): Loren D Estleman
ISBN: 0-395-41071-1 / 978-0-395-41071-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Paperback Editions

August 1989 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: General Murders (The Amos Walker Series #8)
Author(s): Loren D Estleman
ISBN: 0-449-21696-9 / 978-0-449-21696-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett Publishing Co
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Audio Editions

May 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Five Stories from ''General Murders'' (Amos Walker Mysteries)
Author(s): Loren D Estleman
ISBN: 1-5047-4148-X / 978-1-5047-4148-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Skyboat Media and Blackstone Audio
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May 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: General Murders: Library Edition (Amos Walker Mysteries)
Author(s): Loren D Estleman
ISBN: 1-5047-4147-1 / 978-1-5047-4147-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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May 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Five Stories from ''General Murders'' (Amos Walker Mysteries)
Author(s): Loren D Estleman
ISBN: 1-5047-4149-8 / 978-1-5047-4149-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Skyboat Media and Blackstone Audio
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April 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: General Murders (The Amos Walker Series #8)
Author(s): Loren D Estleman
ISBN: 1-933299-87-8 / 978-1-933299-87-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Request Audiobooks
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