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Loren D. Estleman papers

Identifier: 018.LDE


The Loren D. Estleman papers contains outgoing correspondence, manuscripts, notes and promotional materials dating from 1978-1987. Born September 15, 1952 in Ann Arbor Michigan, Estleman is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and has had a successful career as an author of detective and Western fiction. The Correspondence series includes carbon copies of all outgoing correspondence and was arranged by the creator both chronologically and alphabetically--personal correspondence was filed by the last name of the addressee and professional was filed by work title. The Manuscript series includes corrected manuscripts, galleys, and marked sets from monograph publications dating from 1978 through 1986, with the exception of the file 'Cookbook - very rough draft.' Also included in the collection is a notebook and a promotional poster. Given that Mr. Estleman continued to publish work in the 1990s and 2000s this is an incomplete collection of his work.


  • Creation: 1978 - 1987


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4.8 Linear Feet (3 record center cartons, 2 archive box, and 1 oversize item)

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Author's Booklist

The following booklist for Loren D. Estleman is a listing of his novels, and does not include short stories, articles, or inclusion in edited compilations.

Amos Walker books Motor City Blue (1980) Angel Eyes (1981) The Midnight Man (1982) The Glass Highway (1983) Sugartown (1985) Every Brilliant Eye (1986) Lady Yesterday (1987) Downriver (1988) General Murders (1988; short stories) Silent Thunder (1989) Sweet Women Lie (1990) Never Street (1997) The Witch Finder (1998) The Hours of the Virgin (1999) A Smile on the Face of the Tiger (2000) Sinister Heights (2002) Poison Blonde (2003) Retro (2004) Nicotine Kiss (2006) American Detective (2007) The Left-handed Dollar (2010) Amos Walker: The Complete Story Collection (2010; short stories) Infernal Angels (2011) Burning Midnight (2012) Don't Look for Me (2014) You Know Who Killed Me (2014)

Western novels

The Hider (1978) Aces and Eights (1981) The Wolfer (1981) Mister St. John (1983) This Old Bill (1984) Gun Man (1985) Bloody Season (1987) The Best Western Stories of Loren D. Estleman (1989; selected by Bill Pronzini and Martin H. Greenberg) Sudden Country (1991) Billy Gashade: An American Epic (1997) Journey of the Dead (1998) The adventures of Johnny Vermillion (2006) Roy & Lillie: A Love Story (2010) Ragtime Cowboys (2014)

Page Murdock The High Rocks (1979) Stamping Ground (1980) Murdock's Law (1982) The Stranglers (1984) City of Widows (1995) White Desert (2000) The book of Murdock (2010)

Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula; or, The Adventures of the Sanguinary Count (1978) Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Holmes (1979) The perils of Sherlock Holmes (2012) Peter Macklin[edit] Kill Zone (1984) Roses Are Dead (1985) Any Man's Death (1986) Something Borrowed, Something Black (2002) Little Black Dress (2005)

The Detroit novels Whiskey River (1990) Motown (1991) King of the Corner (1992) Edsel (1995) Stress (1996) Jitterbug (1998) Thunder City (1999) Given its historical fiction nature, the series is often given "in order of chronology rather than date of publication: Thunder City (1900--10); Whiskey River (1928--1939); Jitterbug (1943); Edsel (1951--1959); Motown (1966); Stress (1973); and King of the Corner (1990)".

Valentino, film detective Frames: A Valentino Mystery (2008) Alone: A Valentino Mystery (2009) Valentino: Film Detective (2011; short stories) Alive! (2013) Other[edit] The Oklahoma Punk (1976; AKA Red Highway) Peeper (1989; Ralph Poteet) People Who Kill (1993; short stories) The Rocky Mountain Moving Picture Association (1999; historical) The Master Executioner (2001) Gas City (2008) The Branch and the Scaffold: A Novel of Judge Parker (2009) The Confessions of Al Capone (2013)

Published works

Copies of Loren D. Estleman's publications can be found in the circulating collection of the Eastern Michigan University Library.

Loren D. Estleman papers
Alexis Braun Marks, CA Amber Davis, Archives Associate
2014 November 21
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Repository Details

Part of the Eastern Michigan University Archives Repository

Bruce T. Halle Library, Room 310
955 West Circle Drive
Ypsilanti Michigan 48197