cover image You Know Who Killed Me: An Amos Walker Novel

You Know Who Killed Me: An Amos Walker Novel

Loren D. Estleman. Forge, $24.99 (240p) ISBN 978-0-7653-3735-1

Edgar-finalist Estleman’s compelling 24th Amos Walker novel (after 2014’s Don’t Look for Me) finds the hard-bitten Detroit PI in rehab, after overdosing on alcohol and Vicodin. The doctor treating Walker gives him a break by not reporting his possession of the pain medication without a prescription. Meanwhile, an old friend asks his help with a murder case in nearby Iroquois Heights: Donald Gates, who maintained the computer that operated the city’s traffic lights, was gunned down in his basement. Lt. Ray Henty, who’s in charge of the corrupt Iroquois Heights PD, has a tough job made harder by the placement of huge billboards featuring Gates’s photo and the legend, “You Know Who Killed Me.” The responses to the ads flood the sheriff’s department tip line with dozens of anonymous calls, which Walker is deputized to look into. The solution is among the author’s craftiest and bleakest. [em]Agent: Dominick Abel, Dominick Abel Literary. (Dec.) [/em]