Praise for "American Detective," one of "Publishers Weekly"’s 100 best books of 2007 and the nineteenth Amos Walker mystery:
“Estleman turns Amos Walker loose in a plot and it’s pure private eye all the way. In a great tradition, the gumshoe with an attitude. No one does it better.”—Elmore Leonard, bestselling author o"f Get Shorty"
“Loren D. Estleman is one of a handful of candidates for the title of true heir to Raymond Chandler and Ross Macdonald. He is a great ‘American Detective’ writer.” —Max Alan Collins, author of "Road to Perdition"
“Confirms that Estleman's long-running contemporary hard-boiled hero deserves a place in the genre pantheon with such better-known figures as Raymond Chandler's classic gumshoe, Philip Marlowe, and Robert Parker's Boston PI, Spenser. Estleman's prose is as gritty and compelling as ever as he lets fly razor-sharp dialogue, brings the Motor City to life, and combines a whodshow more