Friday, August 22, 2014

Top ten books about Detroit

At The Daily Beast, Bill Morris tagged his top ten books about Detroit, including:
Amos Walker: The Complete Story Collection
by Loren D. Estleman (2010)

The fictional hard-boiled private eye might seem like a relic from an earlier era, but Amos Walker, the durable and lovable gumshoe created by Loren D. Estleman, remains fresh and relevant. A tough guy with a soft interior and a taste for cheap scotch, Walker has spent the past three and a half decades trying to clean up Detroit, a city he insists on loving even as it continues to break his heart. In the introduction to this delightful doorstop of a book, Estleman explains what inspired him to set Amos Walker loose on the raw streets of the Motor City: “Where others saw desolation and despair, I saw color. It’s the worm in the apple that makes the apple interesting.”
Read about the other books on the list.

Detroit is one of Mark Binelli's top ten cities in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue