The Sundown Speech

The Sundown Speech

Large Print - 2016
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"Amos Walker is hired by Helen and Dante Gunner, a bohemian Ann Arbor couple, to find Jerry Marcus, a film director who has disappeared with their investment money. It's one of Walker's easiest jobs to date. In just a few short hours, Walker locates Marcus in his bedroom...murdered, his body shoved into a cupboard, a bullet through his head. This case is opened and shut quickly, but Walker can't quite let it go. When Dante is arrested for the murder Walker finds himself again in Helen's employ, this time trying to prove that Dante didn't do it. When Walker interviews Holly Zacharias, a college student who was the last person to see Marcus alive, things get interesting. Because if Marcus is dead, and Dante is his killer, then who is driving by in the Crown Vic, shooting at Walker and Holly? Jerry Marcus just might still be alive, and his plans may be worse than anything Walker can imagine"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781410486820
Branch Call Number: LP ESTLE-L
Characteristics: large print
297 pages (large print) ; 23 cm


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Jan 06, 2016

Ageing Amos Walker is modeled after the hardboiled private eyes of the 1940s. He is not as tough in this 2015 case involving a missing digital filmmaker who uses Laser Electronic Substitutes (LES) rather than human actors. But Loren D. Estleman still has the gift of the gab. I would rate "The Sundown Speech" at 4.0 stars.

I wish a major motion picture studio would finance a new Sam Spade or Phillip Marlowe digital film set in the 1940s with a computer-generated Humphrey Bogart.


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