Re: RARA-AVIS: estleman/collins

From: Peedie Monk (
Date: 07 May 2002

Carrie wrote
> I'm also wondering about Estleman - he's on my short list of writers to
> next but he's got such a lot of books and several different series that I
> haven't been able to sort out. And I *am* trying so hard to read in
> these days. can anybody give me a primer?

Carrie, like yourself I've been meaning to read Estleman for some time. Finally, I got round to reading _Sugartown_ (Amos Walker series). Wish I'd read it sooner. The plot's not hugely gripping, the characters are interesting enough, but what stands out is the quality of the writing. I re-read entire paragraphs just because they were so elegantly written. No doubt I'll be reading much more Estleman in the future.

As for reading a series in order. Tried it. Can't do it. Probably given up on a few good authors as well by reading some of their early, not-so-good stuff.

Al Guthrie

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