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Novel celebrates ‘50s paperback culture


Paperback Jack, a crime noir novel by Ann Arbor, Mich., author Loren D. Estleman, based on extensive research of the mass market paperback industry of the ‘50s.

By Michael Tidemann

When was the last time you read a crime noir novel that glued you to your chair?

If it’s been a while, you might try Paperback Jack by Ann Arbor, Mich., writer Loren D. Estleman, prolific author of dozens of novels ranging from crime thrillers to Westerns.

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