Estleman and his Detroit detective Amos Walker is my favorite hard-boiler of all time. He's almost always dead-on laconic, and the settings in dirty and decaying Detroit are perfect for the less-said-the-better writing style that lets Estleman put over a detailed mystery in 180 small paperback pages. Sweet Women Lie is no life changer, just a good way to spend a couple of hours with an old friend. Walker gets involved in a mystery involving the CIA (an unusual twist for Estleman), his ex-wife,and a fading beach-movie actress who was tied into both. But the plot isn't the thing anyway. Read it for the noir.
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Sweet Women Lie is a crime novel by Loren D. Estleman. The book is set in Detroit, Michigan, and was first published in 1990. The book is the eleventh of a series in which the main character is Amos Walker, a private detective. The series has established itself in the genre and runs to at least 15 titles