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Response to fadedrose (Reply #23)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 01:26 AM

26. Not a fan of Estleman's westerns...

... but I love the Amos Walker stories. I think that if the library still has them, I'd just start near the beginning and go on through. Estleman doesn't do a lot of referring back to earlier works, so it's not vital, and Walker doesn't seem to age a lot (like Spencer did), but I still enjoyed reading them more or less in order.

There was a long break between Walker novels, and I read somewhere that it was due to a contract dispute between publishers.

I really enjoy the way Estleman works in references to the prohibition days, the purple gang, running booze across the frozen river from Canada, etc... interesting tidbits in there. He even used Ford's River Rouge complex (at one time, the largest factory in the world) in one of the novels.... that place took in raw iron ore on one end and spit out complete cars on the other end; they made their own steel, glass, engines, bodies - everything.

I'm a big fan of the library, too (I used to work in one) but it's simply not an option where I'm working now, so I have to get everything online. Enjoy!

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