You Know Who Killed Me, by Loren D. Estleman, reviewed in the New York Times!

You Know Who Killed Me by Loren D. Estleman“For readers who mourn the passing of the classic American private eye who drinks hard liquor, ogles the dames and cracks one-liners out of the side of his mouth, Walker’s your man. And the sweet part is that he’s the genuine article — a decent guy trying to do an honest job in a society that no longer shares his working-class ethic or values his skills. Except, of course, for us.”

Loren D. Estleman’s You Know Who Killed Me was reviewed in the New York Times Book Review!

Here’s the full review, from the December 21st issue:

Like his hometown, Detroit, Amos Walker is on the skids. In You Know Who Killed Me (Tom Doherty/Forge, $24.99), Loren D. Estleman’s case-hardened private eye is fresh out of rehab and none too steady on his feet. A friend on the police force throws him a pity job, doing some legwork on a murder case in Iroquois Heights — with the proviso that he keep his nose out of the investigation. But Walker never graduated from obedience school, and he’s soon conducting terse, tongue-in-cheek interviews with a rogues’ gallery of “nosy neighbors, gossip addicts, cranks, pranksters, ax-grinders, attention hounds and fruitcakes” who all want to get their hands on the $10,000 reward money offered by a local church. For readers who mourn the passing of the classic American private eye who drinks hard liquor, ogles the dames and cracks one-liners out of the side of his mouth, Walker’s your man. And the sweet part is that he’s the genuine article — a decent guy trying to do an honest job in a society that no longer shares his working-class ethic or values his skills. Except, of course, for us.

You Know Who Killed Me was published on December 9th.