An Amos Walker Novel
By Loren D. Estleman
(Forge Books, Mass Market Paperback, 9780765343727, 272pp.)
Publication Date: April 2004
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The New York Times calls Amos Walker a "streetwise indestructible tiger with an ethical code that keeps him with the good guys." In a sharp new thriller, Detroit's most savvy private eye is up to his neck in international drug-smuggling, hit squads, double-identities, music-industry gangsters, and a client who's nothing but trouble.
Gilia Cristobal is a flashy Latina singer with a complicated past. Her name isn't really Gilia. In her home country she's wanted for a murder she didn't commit, and she needs Walker to find a missing woman--the woman whose name she's using, whom she's been paying monthly so she can stay in the U.S.
But when the real Gilia Cristobal turns up dead, what was merely an odd case becomes downright nasty. His pretty young client is involved in a lot more than just music, and all of it's deadly.
Poison Blonde is an enormously entertaining, fast-paced novel that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Loren D. Estleman's never been better!
Loren D. Estleman was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a BA degree in English Literature and Journalism in 1974. In 2002, the university awarded him an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters for his contribution to American literature.
He is the author of more than fifty novels in the categories of mystery, historical western, and mainstream, and has received four Western Writers of American Golden Spur Awards, three Western Heritage Awards, and three Shamus Awards. He has been nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award, Britain's Silver Dagger, the National Book Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2003, the mammoth Encyclopedia of Detective Fiction named him the most critically acclaimed writer of U.S. detective
"Estleman is a true master of the private-eye genre.... Fans of the hard-boiled mystery need look no further than the Amos Walker series." --RT Book Reviews
"Wordsmith par excellence, Estleman has Amos deliver passionate laments for his city that add a melancholy counterpoint."--Publishers Weekly
"Walker is a classic hard-boiled private eye."--Booklist
"Spellbinding adventure."--Library Journal