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Author: Loren D. Estleman Narrator: Peter Larkin Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Amos Walker Mysteries Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9781427229922
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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.

Whether or not a middle-aged gringo like him can cool things off between the Maldados and the Zapatistas, he's got to try; he did promise his friend. Once he gets involved, he realizes there's something else going on; the specter of an international conspiracy threatens to make this local trouble blow sky-high. And if he ends up dead or in jail for murders he didn't commit, he might have to put that promise on hold. It's tough being Amos Walker.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Estleman offers one of his cleverest solutions to the whodunit, which is no small achievement and another sign that his font of creativity remains full.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Shamus Award–winner Estleman demonstrates that the art of inserting a Philip Marlowe–esque hero into modern times is alive and well in his twenty-first novel featuring Detroit PI Amos Walker…. Estleman presents a powerful view of the battered inner city. Three decades on, Estleman and Walker show no signs of slowing down. Publishers Weekly, Starred Review on Infernal Angels

  • Estleman has piled up enough literary awards to add a wing to his home. Read this classic yet modern example of the hard-boiled detective novel and you'll begin to understand why. Booklist on Infernal Angels
  • Amos Walker, the throwback private eye who operates out of Detroit in Loren D. Estleman's hard-boiled mysteries, is a lot like the old Cutlass he drives. The guy may look beat up, but under the hood he's a clean machine. The New York Times Book Review on The Left-Handed Dollar

  • Estleman's latest intricate and wholly enjoyable yarn is peppered with mob lore, Detroit history, and the ever-present one-liners. It's sure to please fans of urban mysteries as well as classic detective genre devotees. Strongly recommended. Library Journal on The Left-Handed Dollar
  • A 2013 Nero Award Nominee

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 10/3/2013

    " Excellent, fast-paced with not a wasted word. The plot is kind of thin, but overall it's a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 8/19/2013

    " Excellent late 20th Century noir. Mr. Estleman is in a class unto himself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 8/9/2013

    " Snappy dialogue.Deals with the gray areas of right and wrong.Mildly Machiavellian. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 7/2/2013

    " I'll read anything by Estleman. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 5/4/2013

    " 3.5 Amos Walker continues to entertain, though this is not one of the strongest. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Don | 2/21/2013

    " Amos Walker is a really interesting character. He should not be wasted in story lines as weak as this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 George | 2/20/2013

    " #21 in the Amos Walker 1950's style hard drinking, hard boiled, wise cracking private investigator in today's Detroit. Walker's case takes him into Detroit's Mexicantown to tangle with gangs, arson and murder. This is a good mystery series with interesting cases and good characterization. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 2/5/2013

    " This is a typical Amos Walker mystery set in Detroit with a new twist. This time Walker gets involved investigating Mexican gangs. Like in the others in this series, Walker's dry humor and smart mouth make him more than likeable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 1/18/2013

    " Yes, another Amos Walker. Set in the oldest part of town, around the Mexican restaurants we all haunted when working downtown. Amos is coming into the world of electronics. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Al | 11/7/2012

    " He's done better. Not much action. However, he is a master of descriptive phrases. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 10/15/2012

    " It's always good to spend time with hard-boiled detective Amos Walker and get his take on people, place, and politics. Terrific descriptions and great dialogue. Perhaps because I've read so many of his cases, I anticipated how things would work out and that took some of the edge off the experience. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 9/19/2012

    " Best noir dialogue in the business! "

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

Pete Larkin has narrated dozens of audiobook titles, won five Earphones Awards, and been a finalist in 2012 for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He has been praised for his expert ability to speak in multiple accents. He is also an on-camera host and accomplished voice-over artist for hundreds of commercials and promos for a variety of companies, corporations, and governmental agencies. He was the public address announcer for the New York Mets and has worked as a radio jockey in New York, Baltimore, and Washington, DC.