Imatge de l'autor

Loren D. Estleman

Autor/a de Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula

155+ obres 5,803 Membres 203 Ressenyes 15 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Loren D. Estleman was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan on September 15, 1952. He received a B.A. in English literature and journalism from Eastern Michigan University in 1974. He spent several years as a reporter on the police beat before leaving to write full time in 1980. He wrote book reviews for mostra'n més such newspapers as The New York Times and The Washington Post and contributed articles to such periodicals as TV Guide. He is a writer of mysteries and westerns. His first novel was published in 1976 and since then he has published more than 70 books including the Amos Walker series, Writing the Popular Novel, Roy and Lillie: A Love Story, The Confessions of Al Capone, and a The Branch and the Scaffold. He received four Shamus Awards from the Private Eye Writers of America, five Golden Spur Awards from the Western Writers of America, the Owen Wister Award for lifetime achievement from Western Writers of America, and the Michigan Author's Award in 1997. (Bowker Author Biography) He lives in Whitmore Lake, Michigan. (Publisher Provided) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Loren D. Estleman

Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula (1978) 440 exemplars
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Holmes (1979) 308 exemplars
Motor City Blue (1980) 178 exemplars
Alone (2009) 121 exemplars
Sugartown (1986) 119 exemplars
Frames (2008) 117 exemplars
Whiskey River (1990) 114 exemplars
Downriver (1988) 112 exemplars
The Midnight Man (1982) 102 exemplars
The Witch Finder (1998) 100 exemplars
Every Brilliant Eye (1986) 99 exemplars
Gas City (2008) 96 exemplars
The Hours of the Virgin (1999) 95 exemplars
Angel Eyes (1981) 91 exemplars
The Glass Highway (1987) 91 exemplars
Lady Yesterday (1987) 89 exemplars
Never Street (1997) 85 exemplars
Poison Blonde (2002) 85 exemplars
Sweet Women Lie (1990) 82 exemplars
The Perils of Sherlock Holmes (2012) 82 exemplars
Edsel (1995) 82 exemplars
The Branch and the Scaffold (2009) 79 exemplars
American Detective (2007) 78 exemplars
Silent Thunder (1989) 78 exemplars
Jitterbug (1998) 77 exemplars
Retro (2004) 67 exemplars
King of the Corner (1992) 66 exemplars
Deals with the Devil (1994) — Editor — 64 exemplars
Sinister Heights (2002) 63 exemplars
Peeper (1989) 63 exemplars
Motown (1991) 61 exemplars
Nicotine Kiss (2006) 58 exemplars
The Undertaker's Wife (2005) 57 exemplars
The Left-Handed Dollar (2010) 55 exemplars
General Murders (1887) 54 exemplars
Stress (1996) 53 exemplars
Thunder City (1999) 53 exemplars
Journey of the Dead (1645) 50 exemplars
The Master Executioner (2001) 48 exemplars
Kill Zone (1984) 47 exemplars
Bloody Season (1987) 45 exemplars
Billy Gashade: An American Epic (1997) 43 exemplars
Any Man's Death (1986) 42 exemplars
Don't Look for Me (2014) 42 exemplars
You Know Who Killed Me (2014) 40 exemplars
Infernal Angels (2011) 40 exemplars
Burning Midnight (2012) 40 exemplars
Little Black Dress (2005) 39 exemplars
The Book of Murdock (2010) 38 exemplars
Roses are Dead (1985) 37 exemplars
The High Rocks (1979) 35 exemplars
Port Hazard (2004) 34 exemplars
The Stranglers (1984) 34 exemplars
White Desert (2000) 33 exemplars
Aces and Eights (1981) 33 exemplars
This Old Bill (1984) 32 exemplars
City of Widows (1994) 32 exemplars
The Confessions of Al Capone (2013) 32 exemplars
Black Powder, White Smoke (2002) 31 exemplars
Sudden Country (1991) 30 exemplars
Ragtime Cowboys (2014) 28 exemplars
Roy & Lillie: A Love Story (2010) 26 exemplars
Gun Man (1748) 25 exemplars
The Sundown Speech (2015) 24 exemplars
When Old Midnight Comes Along (2019) 23 exemplars
Legend (1999) 23 exemplars
Stamping Ground (1980) 23 exemplars
Shoot (2016) 23 exemplars
Murdock's Law (1982) 23 exemplars
Valentino: Film Detective (2011) 21 exemplars
Mister St. John (1983) 21 exemplars
The Hider (1978) 19 exemplars
The Lioness Is the Hunter (2017) 19 exemplars
Red Highway (1987) 18 exemplars
The Ballad of Black Bart (2017) 17 exemplars
Monkey in the Middle (2022) 17 exemplars
Black and White Ball (2018) 16 exemplars
Book Club (2012) 15 exemplars
Wild Justice (2018) 15 exemplars
Brazen (2016) 15 exemplars
Cutthroat Dogs (2022) 14 exemplars
The Long High Noon (2015) 14 exemplars
Paperback Jack (2022) 12 exemplars
Cape Hell (2016) 11 exemplars
The Wolfer (1981) 8 exemplars
Vamp (Valentino Mysteries, 7) (2023) 7 exemplars
Amos Walker's Detroit (2007) 5 exemplars
Eight Mile and Dequindre (1991) 5 exemplars
On s'éclate ? (1990) 3 exemplars
Histoires chaudes (2017) 2 exemplars
The Used 2 exemplars
La Soutane en plomb (1990) 2 exemplars
Tous des tricheurs ! (2017) 2 exemplars
La Cave aux icônes (2017) 2 exemplars
Fame 1 exemplars
Black Bart 1 exemplars
Øjne i natten (1993) 1 exemplars
Downriver 1 exemplars
People Who Kill (1993) 1 exemplars
Now We Are Seven 1 exemplars
Bombshell [short story] (2003) 1 exemplars
Greed [short story] (2002) 1 exemplars
Wolfe in the Manger 1 exemplars
Picture Palace [short story] (2000) 1 exemplars
Kill the Cat 1 exemplars
Detroit Blues (1994) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Fer-de-Lance (1934) — Introducció, algunes edicions1,834 exemplars
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1976) — Col·laborador — 354 exemplars
Murder in Baker Street: New Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2001) — Col·laborador — 286 exemplars
The Black Lizard Anthology of Crime Fiction (1987) — Col·laborador — 217 exemplars
Holmes for the Holidays (1996) — Col·laborador — 200 exemplars
Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe (1988) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions199 exemplars
Sherlock Holmes in America (2009) — Col·laborador — 198 exemplars
The Moores Are Missing (2017) 194 exemplars
The Best American Mystery Stories 2011 (2011) — Col·laborador — 188 exemplars
The Ultimate Frankenstein (1991) — Col·laborador — 167 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Private Eye Stories (1988) — Col·laborador — 161 exemplars
The Best American Mystery Stories 1999 (1999) — Col·laborador — 156 exemplars
More Holmes for the Holidays (1999) — Col·laborador — 154 exemplars
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (2015) — Col·laborador — 137 exemplars
Wyatt Earp: Frontier Marshal (1931) — Introducció, algunes edicions129 exemplars
The Night Awakens (2000) — Col·laborador — 113 exemplars
Murder, My Dear Watson: New Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2002) — Col·laborador — 113 exemplars
A Century of Great Western Stories-An Anthology of Western Fiction (2000) — Col·laborador — 103 exemplars
A Century of Noir: Thirty-two Classic Crime Stories (2002) — Col·laborador — 78 exemplars
First Cases: First Appearances of Classic Private Eyes (1996) — Col·laborador — 68 exemplars
The Mysterious Press Anniversary Anthology: Celebrating 25 Years (2001) — Col·laborador — 68 exemplars
Detroit Noir (2007) — Col·laborador — 67 exemplars
Women on the Edge (1992) — Col·laborador — 63 exemplars
The Best American Mystery Stories 2017 (2017) — Col·laborador — 60 exemplars
A Modern Treasury of Great Detective and Murder Mysteries (1994) — Col·laborador — 57 exemplars
A Hot and Sultry Night for Crime (2003) — Col·laborador — 54 exemplars
The Ghosts in Baker Street : New Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2005) — Col·laborador — 45 exemplars
Wild Crimes: Stories of Mystery in the Wild (2004) — Col·laborador — 44 exemplars
More Stories from the Twilight Zone (2010) — Col·laborador — 43 exemplars
A Century of Mystery 1980-1989 (1997) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
The Black Moon (1989) — Col·laborador — 29 exemplars
Ghost Towns (2010) — Col·laborador — 28 exemplars
The Eyes Still Have It: The Shamus Award-Winning Stories (1995) — Col·laborador — 26 exemplars
Deadly Allies II (1994) — Col·laborador — 25 exemplars
Murder Most Divine: Ecclesiastical Tales of Unholy Crimes (2000) — Col·laborador — 24 exemplars
Mean Streets: The Second Private Eye Writers of America Anthology (1986) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
Law of the Gun (Pinnacle Westerns) (2010) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
Lost Trails (2007) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
The Shamus Game (2000) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
Mystery Street (2001) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
Flesh & Blood: Erotic Tales of Crime and Passion (2001) — Col·laborador — 19 exemplars
The Interrogator and Other Criminally Good Fiction (2012) — Col·laborador — 19 exemplars
New Trails: Twenty-Three Original Stories (1994) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
The New Black Mask Quarterly (Number 4) (1986) — Col·laborador — 16 exemplars
Senior Sleuths: A Large Print Anthology of Mysteries and Puzzlers (1989) — Col·laborador — 16 exemplars
Tales of Zorro (2008) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars
The Best of the American West II (1999) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
Eye for Justice: Third "Private Eye" Writers of America Anthology (1988) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
Home Sweet Homicide (1991) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
The New Frontier (1989) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
Prime Suspects (1987) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
The Western Hall of Fame Anthology (1997) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Writing Mystery and Crime Fiction (1985) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
Homicidal Acts (1988) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
Flesh & Blood: Guilty as Sin: Erotic Tales of Crime and Passion (2003) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Murder to Go (1993) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
First Cases [Unabridged Audiobook] (2002) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars


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More smart patter and dicey situations and cool character in this Amos Walker detective story. Ya gotta love Estleman's descriptions; for me, in this book, the memorable phrase was calling razor wire Michigan's state flower.
ReadMeAnother | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Nov 29, 2023 |
Film detective Valentino is a bit at loose ends as a bathroom is being installed in his restored movie theatre/home, so he is pleased when an old college friend contacts him about a new project: restoring a drive-in movie theatre, something that the builder really wants to do. He enlists Valentino’s help, and the latter brings in his old friend Leo Kalishnikov, eccentric but brilliant theatre designer, but Leo has other things on his mind - he is being blackmailed by somebody who knows something about his past. Val agrees to help his old friend, but is also contacted by a stranger, who claims to have the first two reels of the legendary Theda Bara’s Cleopatra, long missing from the world. How will Valentino find time to solve all these puzzles, especially after murder intrudes?.... Loren D. Estleman is best known for his Amos Walker series, but the Valentino books, of which this is the seventh, are a great deal of fun to read. Mr. Estleman’s Los Angeles setting reveals his familiarity with that town and all its quirks as well, and his love of film history is evident throughout, up to and including bibliographies and filmographies at the end of each book. These are not terribly serious works, but they are hugely entertaining - and the reader learns something, to boot! Start with the first book, “Framed,” and you won’t be sorry; recommended!… (més)
thefirstalicat | Nov 12, 2023 |
A nice old fashioned mystery. I have always wanted to read this series and glad I have finally started it. It was fun being transported back a few decades. I also loved the setting of Detroit. I haven't read any books I can remember set there.
cdaley | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Nov 2, 2023 |
This is a tremendously fun book to read for those who enjoy the old-fashioned Rathbone and Bruce films of the 1940s, or those who enjoyed Sherlock Holmes in the days when radio ruled the airwaves. Light and fun, with plenty of atmosphere, Estleman has written a book which has great appeal to the aforementioned group, and young adults. Dracula fans may also enjoy it. Some Conan Doyle fans — but by no means all of them — might find this sort of crossover story a bit of a stretch.

Holmes and Watson become involved in the Sanguinary Count's attempt to leave Transylvania and make England his home in this fun adventure. This is Doctor Watson's account of Sherlock Holmes's heretofore untold part in the Dracula saga, written to rectify this important omission in Stoker's account, at the specific request of Professor Van Helsing. A sense of fun and adventure saturate the pages of Estleman's fun but not-to-be-taken-too-seriously story.

From the moment a ship is discovered off the English coast with no crew aboard except a dead captain with unusual puncture marks on his neck, and a cargo full of Transylvanian earth, Holmes and Watson know this is going to be no ordinary case. Reluctant at first to believe in the possibility of vampires, Holmes, and an even more skeptical Watson, may finally be forced to accept the existence of the undead.

When the London duo track down the "Bloofer Lady" through the strange abduction of children who are later found alive, but disoriented from blood loss, the lady in question turns out to be none other than Lucy Westerna! More shocking, however, is our favorite duo witnessing her impalement by Van Helsing, Harker, and the gang from Bram Stoker's Dracula. Van Helsing is disturbed to discover that the great detective knows much more about him and his companions than he initially thought. Forced to fill in Holmes on the Dracula legend, Van Helsing dismisses his offer of help nonetheless. Holmes and Watson then continue their pursuit alone, in this marvelously fun account of the chase.

More than one dangerous encounter with the evil Count ensues as they close in, and someone Watson loves dearly becomes a pawn in a very deadly game indeed. Watson's bravery and the help of the Baker Street Irregulars play no small part in this fast and fun read. A boat chase near the conclusion is a particular highlight and offers fun for those who just go with the narrative. I would definitely recommend this for young adults, and old-time radio fans, but purists of the original Conan Doyle might not be as enamored.

While I normally loathe a continuation of a series character by a writer other than the original, especially if it comes too quickly on the heels of their death, enough time has passed that this one does not feel like a "continuation" but rather an affectionate nod to Conan Doyle and his creation. That being said, the game is afoot, and time is of the essence for some afternoon fun with this one!
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Matt_Ransom | Hi ha 15 ressenyes més | Oct 6, 2023 |



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