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Loren D. Estleman

Forfatter af Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula

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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 vis mere 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) vis mindre
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Værker af Loren D. Estleman

Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula (1978) 440 eksemplarer
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Holmes (1979) 308 eksemplarer
Motorcity blue (1980) 177 eksemplarer
Alone (2009) 121 eksemplarer
Sugartown (1985) 120 eksemplarer
Frames (2008) 117 eksemplarer
Whiskey River (1990) 114 eksemplarer
Downriver (1988) 112 eksemplarer
Midnatsmanden (1982) 101 eksemplarer
The Witch Finder (1998) 101 eksemplarer
Every Brilliant Eye (1986) 99 eksemplarer
Gas City (2008) 96 eksemplarer
The Hours of the Virgin (1999) 95 eksemplarer
Angel Eyes (1981) 91 eksemplarer
The Glass Highway (1987) 91 eksemplarer
Lady Yesterday (1987) 89 eksemplarer
Never Street (1997) 86 eksemplarer
Poison Blonde (2002) 85 eksemplarer
A Smile on the Face of the Tiger (2000) 84 eksemplarer
Sweet Women Lie (1990) 82 eksemplarer
The Perils of Sherlock Holmes (2012) 82 eksemplarer
Edsel (1995) 82 eksemplarer
The Branch and the Scaffold (2009) 79 eksemplarer
American Detective (2007) 78 eksemplarer
Silent Thunder (1989) 78 eksemplarer
Jitterbug (1998) 77 eksemplarer
Retro (2004) 67 eksemplarer
King of the Corner (1992) 66 eksemplarer
Deals with the Devil (1994) — Redaktør — 64 eksemplarer
Sinister Heights (2002) 63 eksemplarer
Peeper (1989) 63 eksemplarer
Motown (1991) 61 eksemplarer
Nicotine Kiss (2006) 58 eksemplarer
The Undertaker's Wife (2005) 57 eksemplarer
The Left-Handed Dollar (2010) 55 eksemplarer
General Murders (1887) 54 eksemplarer
Stress (1996) 53 eksemplarer
Thunder City (1999) 53 eksemplarer
Journey of the Dead (1645) 50 eksemplarer
The Master Executioner (2001) 48 eksemplarer
Dødens kvarter (1984) 47 eksemplarer
Bloody Season (1987) 45 eksemplarer
Billy Gashade: An American Epic (1997) 44 eksemplarer
Any Man's Death (1986) 42 eksemplarer
Don't Look for Me (2014) 42 eksemplarer
You Know Who Killed Me (2014) 40 eksemplarer
Infernal Angels (2011) 40 eksemplarer
Burning Midnight (2012) 40 eksemplarer
Little Black Dress (2005) 39 eksemplarer
The Book of Murdock (2010) 38 eksemplarer
Roses are Dead (1985) 37 eksemplarer
The High Rocks (1979) 35 eksemplarer
Port Hazard (2004) 34 eksemplarer
The Stranglers (1984) 34 eksemplarer
White Desert (2000) 33 eksemplarer
Aces and Eights (1981) 33 eksemplarer
This Old Bill (1984) 32 eksemplarer
City of Widows (1994) 32 eksemplarer
The Confessions of Al Capone (2013) 32 eksemplarer
Black Powder, White Smoke (2002) 31 eksemplarer
Sudden Country (1991) 30 eksemplarer
Ragtime Cowboys (2014) 28 eksemplarer
Roy & Lillie: A Love Story (2010) 26 eksemplarer
Gun Man (1748) 25 eksemplarer
The Sundown Speech (2015) 24 eksemplarer
When Old Midnight Comes Along (2019) 23 eksemplarer
Legend (1999) 23 eksemplarer
Stamping Ground (1980) 23 eksemplarer
Shoot (2016) 23 eksemplarer
Murdock's Law (1982) 23 eksemplarer
Valentino: Film Detective (2011) 21 eksemplarer
Mister St. John (1983) 21 eksemplarer
The Hider (1978) 19 eksemplarer
The Lioness Is the Hunter (2017) 19 eksemplarer
Red Highway (1987) 18 eksemplarer
The Ballad of Black Bart (2017) 17 eksemplarer
Monkey in the Middle (2022) 17 eksemplarer
Black and White Ball (2018) 16 eksemplarer
Book Club (2012) 16 eksemplarer
Wild Justice (2018) 15 eksemplarer
Brazen (2016) 15 eksemplarer
Cutthroat Dogs (2022) 14 eksemplarer
The Long High Noon (2015) 14 eksemplarer
Paperback Jack (2022) 12 eksemplarer
Cape Hell (2016) 11 eksemplarer
The Wolfer (1981) 8 eksemplarer
Vamp (Valentino Mysteries, 7) (2023) 7 eksemplarer
Amos Walker's Detroit (2007) 5 eksemplarer
Eight Mile and Dequindre (1991) 5 eksemplarer
On s'éclate ? (1990) 3 eksemplarer
Histoires chaudes (2017) 2 eksemplarer
The Used 2 eksemplarer
La Soutane en plomb (1990) 2 eksemplarer
Tous des tricheurs ! (2017) 2 eksemplarer
La Cave aux icônes (2017) 2 eksemplarer
Fame 1 eksemplar
Black Bart 1 eksemplar
Øjne i natten (1993) 1 eksemplar
Downriver 1 eksemplar
People Who Kill (1993) 1 eksemplar
Now We Are Seven 1 eksemplar
Bombshell [short story] (2003) 1 eksemplar
Greed [short story] (2002) 1 eksemplar
Wolfe in the Manger 1 eksemplar
Picture Palace [short story] (2000) 1 eksemplar
Kill the Cat 1 eksemplar
Detroit Blues (1994) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Et slag i luften (1934) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver1,837 eksemplarer
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1976) — Bidragyder — 354 eksemplarer
Murder in Baker Street: New Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2001) — Bidragyder — 286 eksemplarer
The Black Lizard Anthology of Crime Fiction (1987) — Bidragyder — 218 eksemplarer
Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe (1988) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver200 eksemplarer
Holmes for the Holidays (1996) — Bidragyder — 200 eksemplarer
Sherlock Holmes in America (2009) — Bidragyder — 198 eksemplarer
The Moores Are Missing (2017) 197 eksemplarer
The Best American Mystery Stories 2011 (2011) — Bidragyder — 188 eksemplarer
The Ultimate Frankenstein (1991) — Bidragyder — 167 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Private Eye Stories (1988) — Bidragyder — 161 eksemplarer
The Best American Mystery Stories 1999 (1999) — Bidragyder — 156 eksemplarer
More Holmes for the Holidays (1999) — Bidragyder — 154 eksemplarer
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (2015) — Bidragyder — 137 eksemplarer
Wyatt Earp: Frontier Marshal (1931) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver129 eksemplarer
The Night Awakens (2000) — Bidragyder — 114 eksemplarer
Murder, My Dear Watson: New Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2002) — Bidragyder — 113 eksemplarer
A Century of Noir: Thirty-two Classic Crime Stories (2002) — Bidragyder — 78 eksemplarer
First Cases: First Appearances of Classic Private Eyes (1996) — Bidragyder — 68 eksemplarer
Detroit Noir (2007) — Bidragyder — 67 eksemplarer
Women on the Edge (1992) — Bidragyder — 63 eksemplarer
The Best American Mystery Stories 2017 (2017) — Bidragyder — 60 eksemplarer
A Modern Treasury of Great Detective and Murder Mysteries (1994) — Bidragyder — 57 eksemplarer
A Hot and Sultry Night for Crime (2003) — Bidragyder — 54 eksemplarer
The Ghosts in Baker Street : New Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2005) — Bidragyder — 45 eksemplarer
Wild Crimes: Stories of Mystery in the Wild (2004) — Bidragyder — 44 eksemplarer
More Stories from the Twilight Zone (2010) — Bidragyder — 43 eksemplarer
A Century of Mystery 1980-1989 (1997) — Bidragyder — 33 eksemplarer
The Black Moon (1989) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
Ghost Towns (2010) — Bidragyder — 28 eksemplarer
The Eyes Still Have It: The Shamus Award-Winning Stories (1995) — Bidragyder — 26 eksemplarer
Deadly Allies II (1994) — Bidragyder — 26 eksemplarer
Murder Most Divine: Ecclesiastical Tales of Unholy Crimes (2000) — Bidragyder — 24 eksemplarer
Law of the Gun (Pinnacle Westerns) (2010) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
Lost Trails (2007) — Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer
The Shamus Game (2000) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer
Mystery Street (2001) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer
Flesh & Blood: Erotic Tales of Crime and Passion (2001) — Bidragyder — 19 eksemplarer
The Interrogator and Other Criminally Good Fiction (2012) — Bidragyder — 19 eksemplarer
New Trails: Twenty-Three Original Stories (1994) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
The New Black Mask Quarterly (Number 4) (1986) — Bidragyder — 16 eksemplarer
Tales of Zorro (2008) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
The Best of the American West II (1999) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer
Home Sweet Homicide (1991) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
The New Frontier (1989) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Prime Suspects (1987) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
The Western Hall of Fame Anthology (1997) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
Writing Mystery and Crime Fiction (1985) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Homicidal Acts (1988) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Murder to Go (1993) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
First Cases [Unabridged Audiobook] (2002) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer

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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 | 1 anden anmeldelse | 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!… (mere)
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 | 8 andre anmeldelser | 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 | 15 andre anmeldelser | Oct 6, 2023 |



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