Loren D. Estleman

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Loren D. Estleman
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Loren D. Estleman
Born(1952-09-15) September 15, 1952 (age 61)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
OccupationNovelist
 
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Loren D. Estleman
LorenDEstleman.jpg
Loren D. Estleman
Born(1952-09-15) September 15, 1952 (age 61)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
OccupationNovelist

Loren D. Estleman (born September 15, 1952 in Ann Arbor, Michigan) is an American writer of detective and Western fiction.

Life and work[edit]

Estleman graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 1974 with a BA degree in English and Journalism. In 2002, Eastern Michigan University presented him with an honorary doctorate in humane letters. He married the mystery writer Deborah Morgan in 1993. He writes with a manual typewriter.[1]

He is most famous for his novels about P.I. Amos Walker; other series center on Old West marshal Page Murdock and hitman Peter Macklin. He has also written a series of novels about the history of crime in Detroit (also the setting of his Walker books), and a more recent series about Valentino, who tracks down lost films, and crimes related to them. His non-series works include Bloody Season, a fictional recreation of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, and several novels and stories featuring Sherlock Holmes, as well as contributions to several books on how to write and sell stories and novels. Estleman's literary works have been recognized and highlighted by Michigan State University in their Michigan Writers Series.[2]

Bibliography[edit]

Amos Walker Books[edit]

Other Books[edit]

Western Novels[edit]

see also under Contributions to collections, below

Page Murdock[edit]

Sherlock Holmes[edit]

see also under Contributions to collections, below

Peter Macklin[edit]

The Detroit Novels[edit]

The Detroit series sets out "to tell the story of America in the twentieth century through the microcosm of Detroit, the one city whose history mirrors precisely the history of the United States of America".[3]

Given its historical fiction nature, the series is often given "in order of chronology rather than date of publication: Thunder City (1900--10); Whiskey River (1928--1939); Jitterbug (1943); Edsel (1951--1959); Motown (1966); Stress (1973); and King of the Corner (1990)".[3]

Valentino, Film Detective[edit]

Other[edit]

Contributions to collections[edit]

Estleman's short stories have additionally been collected in a variety of anthologies, including both western and crime collections:

Non-Fiction[edit]

Awards[edit]

Wins[edit]

Nominations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Authors and Creator: Loren D. Estleman". Thrillingdetective.com. Retrieved March 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Michigan Writers Series". Michigan State University Libraries. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  3. ^ a b Afterword by author in Thunder City
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "The Private Eye Writers of America and The Shamus Awards". Thrillingdetective.com. Retrieved March 5, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Bouchercon World Mystery Convention : Anthony Awards Nominees". Bouchercon.info. October 2, 2003. Retrieved March 5, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Best Mystery Novel Edgar Award Winners and Nominees - Complete Lists". Mysterynet.com. Retrieved March 5, 2012. 

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