Edsel by Loren D. Estleman
(Detroit Crime Series #4)

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Hired to promote the new American dream car, a former reporter finds himself mired in a deadly conspiracy against a union boss and Ford Motors itself
It’s only been two decades since Connie Minor was on top, but it feels like centuries. Once a journalist, Minor spent Prohibition with his finger on gangland’s pulse, a confidant of every rumrunner, boss, and triggerman in Detroit. But as the gangsters fell, Minor went with them, replaced by a generation of reporters more interested in the Nazi Party than the inner workings of the Purple Gang. Now it’s the 1950s, and after years writing mindless ad copy, Minor fears that his brain may be permanently atrophied—that is, until an exciting new job drops on his desk. Minor is hired to sell Ford’s most original creation, the Edsel, meant to take America by storm. But the job quickly reintroduces him to some ugly old Detroit faces. When he uncovers a conspiracy against both a union leader and the new car, his reporter’s instincts kick in. It’s been years since Minor gabbed with mobsters, but it’s never too late for an old newspaperman to get whacked. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Loren D. Estleman including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

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Loren D. Estleman was born in Michigan on September 15, 1952. He graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a B.A. in English Literature and Journalism 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 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 60 books which have been translated into 23 languages. He received four Shamus Awards from the Private Eye Writers of America, five Golden Spur Awards from the Western Writers of America, two American Mystery Awards from Mystery Scene Magazine, and the Michigan Author's Award in 1987.
Published March 27, 2012 by Open Road Media. 256 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, History. Fiction

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Automotively named Edsel McFarlan loves model cars and has a thrilling high-octane adventure when the toy of his dreams arrives in this visually zippy app that ultimately fails to kick into high gear on the interactive lane.

Jul 20 2011 | Read Full Review of Edsel (Detroit Crime Series #4)

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Three decades of Detroit history provide settings for Estleman's acclaimed Amos Walker mysteries, including Whiskey River. Again conjuring up the Motor City of the 1950s, the author chronicles the sec

Feb 27 1995 | Read Full Review of Edsel (Detroit Crime Series #4)

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