DETROIT IS OUR BEAT: TALES OF THE FOUR HORSEMEN
loren d. estleman
“Loren Estleman is my hero.”
—Harlan Coben, author of #1 New York Times bestseller Missing You
The place: Detroit. The time: World War II.
While most of the police department is fighting overseas, the four men of the Racket Squad struggle to keep a lid on a powderkeg stuffed with draft-dodging troublemakers, Black Market gangsters, enemy saboteurs, and a mixed bag of racial and ethnic groups working uneasily side-by-side in defense plants run by the automobile industry.
With blackjacks, brass knuckles, tommy guns, and their bare fists, Lieutenant Max Zagreb, Sergeant Starvo Canal, and detectives McReary and Burke—known collectively as the “Four Horsemen”—battle their way through ten gritty stories in the hardest-boiled town during the twentieth century’s hardest-boiled decade.
PRAISE FOR LOREN D. ESTLEMAN
“An engaging look at World War II Detroit and the men who were left to safeguard it while others fought overseas. Estleman’s marvelous collection showcases his knowledge of this gutsy city, both past and present, that is guaranteed to please crime noir fans as well as history buffs.”
“Loren Estleman is the Stravinsky of hard-boiled prose–he never hits a wrong note.”
—John Lescroart, author of The First Law: A Novel
“…a true professional, a writer of a sort increasingly rare…so given to his work as to spontaneously combust to genius.”
—The Boston Globe
ABOUT LOREN D. ESTLEMAN
Loren D. Estleman is author of more than sixty novels. He is the winner of four Shamus Awards, five Spur Awards and three Western Heritage Awards. He has also been nominated for the National Book Award and the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Allan Poe Award. He has been called the most critically acclaimed author of his generation. He lives in Michigan with his wife, author Deborah Morgan.
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- The Perils of Sherlock Holmes
- Amos Walker: The Complete Story Collection