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Author: Loren D. Estleman Narrator: John Kenneth Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Amos Walker Mysteries Release Date: September 2013 ISBN: 9781480561021
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"I never thought I'd see her again. But never is longer than forever." She is book editor, Louise Starr, a beautiful and scheming ghost from Amos Walker's past; and she wants the Detroit private eye to find Eugene Booth, a missing paperback writer from the 1950s and ask him why he turned down his first book contract in 40 years. Eugene Booth's trail leads to a rustic motel cabin, where the crusty old pro is hammering out his first novel in decades on a battered Smith Corona with a case of bourbon for inspiration. But when the writer winds up hanging from his own belt, Walker must discover the connection between the apparent suicide, the murder of Booth's wife 40 years before - and a deadly secret as old as World War II. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Estleman’s sardonic prose makes A Smile on the Face of the Tiger move energetically along. This noir veteran, never content to rest on his laurels, has produced another gritty winner.”, editorial review

  • “A good, involving mystery featuring strong characters and prose as smooth as the brim of a fedora, this novel makes smart points about writing, publishing and the cult of mysteries.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[Narrator John] Kenneth shines in the role of Eugene Booth, capturing the gravelly voice of the whiskey-drinking, chain-smoking paperback writer.”


  • “Walker’s wry wit gets better with every book, and John Kenneth’s wonderful, gritty voice is perfect.”

    Library Journal (audio review)

  • “Walker is himself a modernized version of the pulp-era PI, and award-winner Estleman has written a very entertaining thriller that offers a fitting tribute both to the genre and to the tough, passionate men who created it.”


  • “Cutthroat dialogue, lovingly delivered concussions, and enough punch and plot twists to accompany another full case of booze.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Finalist for the Shamus Award for Best Novel

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About the Author

Loren D. Estleman is a former Detroit-area newspaperman and an award-winning author of mainstream fiction, Westerns, criticism, and mysteries. He has written more than sixty books and hundreds of short stories and articles and has been nominated for the National Book Award and the Edgar Allan Poe Award. His detective fiction has earned four Shamus Awards, a Barry Award, and two American Mystery Awards. His Western fiction has earned the Elmer Kelton Award, five Spur Awards, three Western Heritage Awards, two Stirrup Awards, and a Popular Fiction Magazine Outstanding Writer Award. He has received lifetime achievement awards from the Western Writers of America, the Private Eye Writers of America, the Short Mystery Fiction Society, and the Arts Alliance of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

About the Narrator

John Kenneth is an audiobook narrator whose readings include books by Mario Puzo, Loren D. Estleman, and Stephen Coonts, among others.