“Mr. Estleman plays in the majors...and his nervy characters can talk their way home on a double. A good clean game.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Estleman could rewrite the Ann Arbor phone book and I'd pay to take a peek.” —Chicago Sunday Tribune
“Estleman ranks among the best of current American novelists.” —San Diego Union-Tribune
Loren D. Estleman was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a BA degree in English Literature and Journalism in 1974. In 2002, the university awarded him an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters for his contribution to American literature.
He is the author of more than fifty novels in the categories of mystery, historical western, and mainstream, and has received four Western Writers of American Golden Spur Awards, three Western Heritage Awards, and three Shamus Awards. He has been nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award, Britain's Silver Dagger, the National Book Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2003, the mammoth Encyclopedia of Detective Fiction named him the most critically acclaimed writer of U.S. detective.