The Witchfinder
Loren D. Estleman
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Apr 26, 2019 - 13:58 PM By Loren D. Estleman

Stuart Lund came in at six two and three hundred pounds in gray silk tailoring with a large head of wavy yellow hair, blue eyes like wax drippings, and a black chevron shaped moustache he hadn t bothered to bleach That description of a lawyer who summons private detective Amos Walker to a secret meeting with Jay Bell Furlong, a world famous architect who is supposedly d Stuart Lund came in at six two and three hundred pounds in gray silk tailoring with a large head of wavy yellow hair, blue eyes like wax drippings, and a black chevron shaped moustache he hadn t bothered to bleach That description of a lawyer who summons private detective Amos Walker to a secret meeting with Jay Bell Furlong, a world famous architect who is supposedly dying in Los Angeles, could have come straight from Raymond Chandler So could characters with names like Royce Grayling and Lynn Arsenault That s why Chandler fans should rejoice that Loren D Estleman s Walker who first appeared in 1997 s Never Street returns in grand style in The Witchfinder Walking the wickedly hot streets of a Detroit described as vividly and lovingly as Chandler s Los Angeles, Walker searches for the nasty parties who faked a photo that shows Furlong s much younger lady friend in bed with another man, thereby scuttling the architect s last chance for romance Walker takes a bullet to the head, sneaks out of the hospital too early, and generally behaves as though he hasn t heard that this classic branch of the mystery tree has been declared dead by so called experts Other Estleman outings in paperback include Red Highway, Stamping Ground, and Stress.
  • Title: The Witchfinder
  • Author: Loren D. Estleman
  • ISBN: 9780446607605
  • Page: 244
  • Format: Paperback

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David DeValera Apr 26, 2019 - 13:58 PM
There are so many one-liners in this book you could squash a pack mule under their combined weight. The main character, Amos Walker, is a heavyweight prose puncher and a verbal jujitsu master. He says the kind of things you write down on 3 x 5 cards and study before parties. Jab and punch phrases like, "He is so rich that the amount of his property taxes alone would keep the Third World in rice and prayer rugs for the next decade." Not a direct quote, but something close; you kinda make em' your [...]
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Calvin Daniels Apr 26, 2019 - 13:58 PM
Just what a hard-boiled detective some should be.
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Doris Apr 26, 2019 - 13:58 PM
I really wanted to like this book, but it came across as too pompous, too pedestrian, and too filled with cliches. The main character was too much like the old time hard man - unless its meant to be a spoof and it fails there too because it isn't funny.To give you an idea - I used it to help me fall asleep. Several times. I had even forgotten I hadn't finished it, then when I did finally pick it up to return to the library stack, realized it still had a bookmark, and proceeded to finish reading [...]
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Mike Jensen Apr 26, 2019 - 13:58 PM
The excellent reviews sucker me into reading an Estleman novel about once a decade. I hope I’ve finally learned my lesson. The plot and characters are utterly pedestrian, and the protagonist’s constant cynicism and condescension are boring. It is easy to look down on everything. It is rare to find their value. This is a worthless book.
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Ed Apr 26, 2019 - 13:58 PM
#12 in the Amos Walker series.Amos Walker novel - noted architect, on his deathbed, hires Walker to find out who sabotaged his final romance eight years ago.
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Rachel Winstead Apr 26, 2019 - 13:58 PM
"The world's black and white, good and bad, no matter what you hear. The people who say it isn't have already chosen black."
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Sandi Apr 26, 2019 - 13:58 PM
An entertaining PI novel featuring a Detroit investigator who is the master of the one-liner and must have one of the hardest skulls ever since he always takes a pretty good beating in the books.
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Beth Apr 26, 2019 - 13:58 PM
Not my normal type of book but I can listen to any genre on audio. This book was a pretty good detective story featuring love, lies, murder, and betrayal. What else could it possibly need?!
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The Witchfinder By Loren D. Estleman Stuart Lund came in at six two and three hundred pounds in gray silk tailoring with a large head of wavy yellow hair, blue eyes like wax drippings, and a black chevron shaped moustache he hadn t bothered to bleach That description of a lawyer who summons private detective Amos Walker to a secret meeting with Jay Bell Furlong, a world famous architect who is supposedly d Stuart Lund came in at six two and three hundred pounds in gray silk tailoring with a large head of wavy yellow hair, blue eyes like wax drippings, and a black chevron shaped moustache he hadn t bothered to bleach That description of a lawyer who summons private detective Amos Walker to a secret meeting with Jay Bell Furlong, a world famous architect who is supposedly dying in Los Angeles, could have come straight from Raymond Chandler So could characters with names like Royce Grayling and Lynn Arsenault That s why Chandler fans should rejoice that Loren D Estleman s Walker who first appeared in 1997 s Never Street returns in grand style in The Witchfinder Walking the wickedly hot streets of a Detroit described as vividly and lovingly as Chandler s Los Angeles, Walker searches for the nasty parties who faked a photo that shows Furlong s much younger lady friend in bed with another man, thereby scuttling the architect s last chance for romance Walker takes a bullet to the head, sneaks out of the hospital too early, and generally behaves as though he hasn t heard that this classic branch of the mystery tree has been declared dead by so called experts Other Estleman outings in paperback include Red Highway, Stamping Ground, and Stress.

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