Motown

Motown By Loren D. Estleman, Motown DETROIT Working undercover in order to stop a consumer advocacy agency from putting the auto companies out of business ex cop and car lover Rick Amery becomes involved in the conflagration of a
  • Title: Motown
  • Author: Loren D. Estleman
  • ISBN: 9780553074215
  • Page: 127
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Loren D. Estleman

      Loren D Estleman is an American writer of detective and Western fiction He writes with a manual typewriter.Estleman is most famous for his novels about P.I Amos Walker Other series characters include Old West marshal Page Murdock and hitman Peter Macklin He has also written a series of novels about the history of crime in Detroit also the setting of his Walker books His non series works include Bloody Season, a fictional recreation of the gunfight at the O.K Corral, and several novels and stories featuring Sherlock Holmes.Series Amos Walker Mystery Valentino Mystery Detroit Crime Mystery Peter Macklin Mystery Page Murdock Mystery

    110 thoughts on “Motown”

    1. The setting, Detroit, Michigan, is a plus for me as I grew up in that area I like the familiar landmarks and the involvement of the auto industry Motown happens in the sixties when I was in high school and college Tiger baseball is a part of the Detroit scene that decorates the set, with the names of pitchers Denny McLain and Mickey Lolich being dropped as well as outfielder Al Kaline And Norm Cash and Jim Northrup You would have to have been a Tiger fan in the 60s to know some of these names an [...]


    2. Last year I read Estleman s first book in his Detroit series, Whiskey River, and found it highly entertaining Motown is the second in the series and was just as exciting I like to intersperse mysteries and crime thrillers with the literary and deep stuff I usually read Motown is about the automobile industry in Detroit in the 1960s when challenges arose against those famous cars built with horsepower, fins, and meant for speed but death traps in any accident.Rick Avery is an ex cop who is at lo [...]


    3. MOTOWN is one of those gritty spicy crime novels that engages the reader s interest once he she takes it up Once again, Detroit is center stage, a prosperous city on the cusp of a change of cataclysmic proportions The time is 1966 Rick Amstey, a former police officer in his late 30s dismissed for misconduct, goes out for a ride in his landlady s candy apple red GTO sports car He eats, drinks, and lives cars He is a rather carefree soul whenever he puts the pedal to the metal Speed is his drug an [...]


    4. I really liked this book Quite a few places it s listed under mysteries, but there isn t any mystery in this story at all, it s all crime story I liked all the location call outs and tie ins with events that were current to the time, but in the audiobook it was obvious that the reader, Stephen Thorne, isn t from Detroit Cadieux is pronounced KAD joo, not ka DOO There were a couple other mispronunciations but this one was repeated enough that it got to me.


    5. In the 1960s, Detroit was in transition The auto industry was raking in big bucks, but was threatened by a consumer advocate who was calling GM cars death traps, and the city s black population was chafing at the discrimination they suffered, reflecting the mood throughout the United States at the time To add fuel to the flame, organized crime was moving to displace the black criminals from their traditional turf Into all of this was thrust Rick Amery, a former cop who had been forced off the fo [...]


    6. I love Loren Estleman He is one of my favorite authors So it really pains me to have to give this 2 stars.Here are my issues with this book 1 I kept mixing up Lew and Rick This is partly my fault, I realize, but I rarely mix up characters and so I have to think that it was partly the book s fault, as well Nevertheless, I just didn t care that much about either of them to separate them in my head.2 What was the point of trying to nail the head of the Steelhaulers Union Was it just so that Estlema [...]


    7. Motown by Loren D Estleman is the second book in the author s series about Detroit Some of the characters from the first book, Whiskey River, are referred to and make cameo appearances But not reading the first book will not hinder reading the second.Motown takes place in the 1960 s The automobile companies are at their pinnacle and the muscle car is king Race relations are tense with the cops and the Italian mob that is trying to horn in on the black mob A consumer advocate is trying to call at [...]


    8. A Novel of Detroit This one covers 1966, at the intersection where the children of Civil Rights and the children of Prohibition became the new drug runners, numbers runners, and heros of the streets.Well done blend of history, mystery, and fiction, weaving in past and future characters of other Estleman Detroit books He keeps the action moving with minimal description.This book would make a good movie.I like Estleman s Detroit novels, but as a group they are not up to par with the Amos Walker no [...]


    9. I am reading this series because I love books set in Detroit The first in the series, Whiskey River, takes place during Prohibition, and I enjoyed it a lot This one is set in the late 60s so given this coincides with the race riots and the name of the book, I thought it would be about the music and the riots My mistake It has to do with battling mob bosses vs each other and the DPD I listened to the audio book and kept getting characters confused and couldn t keep all of them straight.


    10. Estleman s Detroit Mystery Series is meaningful because of my experiences and interest in the history of Detroit The historical context and background make his books come alive Motown was even special It takes place in 1966, the peak of the Detroit Muscle Car era, a hot topic in my life at that time I graduated from high school in 1966 and what was happening on Detroit s Woodward Avenue, the most notorious drag racing street in America, was today s news.


    11. Third time through this novel but the first time in about 15 years I thought it was the best of Estleman s Detroit novels when I first read it, but my enthusiasm has cooled over the years It falls into the same trap many historical novels also fall into shoehorning topical references into conversations to add period flavor, frequently coming off as artificial I still enjoyed the sprawling plot that jumps between various characters, however.


    12. This book sucks I could not believe how lame the ending was It s like it ended in the middle, and with a slow start besides A riot that never happened That s what you get The cover is cool, though.




    13. The characters are real to life, I fell in love with them all A super good and realistic insight into the past of Detroit And CARS I only wish I could find books like this.


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