Search Results: "Ed Gorman"


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TICKET TO RIDE by Ed Gorman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 20, 2010

"The locals seem to be displaying more dirty laundry more openly than usual (Fools Rush In, 2007, etc.). Blame the Beatles."
1965. Echoes of the Vietnam War trouble the waters of Black River Falls, Iowa—which, as fans of attorney/investigator Sam McCain know, were never all that peaceful to begin with. Read full book review >

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SUCH A GOOD GIRL AND OTHER CRIME STORIES by Ed Gorman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Not as varied or virtuoso as the stories in Moonchasers (1996), but still as heartfelt a collection as you'll find this year."
As Gorman's title aptly indicates, the 11 stories (1996-2000) collected here often feature children pressed into service in key roles. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"US or England—nobody's likely to quarrel with the volume's inclusiveness, with Jon L. Breen's 25-page state-of-the-genre introduction, or with the hope that the subtitle turns out to be accurate."
Editor Gorman's 1992-99 annuals, formerly titled The Year's 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories, have sprouted a new title, landed a new publisher, and grown by half again their length into this behemoth. Read full book review >

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WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE by Ed Gorman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"The governor of Iowa should give veteran Gorman the key to the state."
This prequel to The Day the Music Died (1999) kicks off with Ford dealer Dick Keys's unveiling of the ballyhooed 1957 Edsel, and his discovery of a woman's corpse in the trunk of one of his futuristic new cars, as dead as the Edsel soon will be. Read full book review >

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FLASHPOINT by Ed Gorman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A lesser installment in the colorful career of Dev (Blindside, 2012, etc.), who sounds perfectly sincere when he maintains that '[p]olitical consultants pray every waking moment.'"
Skullduggery-cum-homicide threatens yet another of Chicago political consultant Dev Conrad's clients. Read full book review >

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BLINDSIDE by Ed Gorman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Another caustic indictment of electoral politics at its most American. No wonder it's hard to muster much moral outrage when Dev, efficient as ever, identifies the blackmailer and the killer, who act just like everyone else."
Freelance political consultant Dev Conrad (Stranglehold, 2010, etc.) signs on to help another congressional campaign plagued by murder and other deviltry. Read full book review >

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BAD MOON RISING by Ed Gorman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 12, 2011

"As usual in this warmly observed series, the mystery is untidy. Read this installment, like all the others (Ticket to Ride, 2009, etc.), for the pop-historical detail and the loving evocation of small-town America."
1968. Gorman takes sleuthing Iowa attorney Sam McCain from the Democratic National Convention to a more personal rendezvous with history. Read full book review >

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SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME by Ed Gorman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"But we knew better, didn't we?'"
The nation is trembling on the brink of the '60s, but life goes on as usual in Gorman's Iowa. Read full book review >

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THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED by Ed Gorman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"The tapestry is so rich, and the cast so various, that it's no wonder we can't spend longer with the killer."
It's 1958, and Buddy Holly has just been killed, together with Richie Valens, in a plane crash hours after Sam McCain took Pamela Forrest, the co-worker who's never loved him, to see Buddy at the Surf Ballroom. Read full book review >

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COLD BLUE MIDNIGHT by Ed Gorman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 18, 1996

"563, etc.) has churned out a wonderfully pulpish, greased-lightning homage to Robert Bloch that you can start just before bedtime confident that you'll still finish in plenty of time for a good night's sleep."
Six years after her son Peter Tappley was executed for stalking, raping, and killing three women, his imperious mother Evelyn is determined to punish the person she thinks responsible- -Peter's wife, Chicago photographer Jill Coffey, whose dedication to her career ``made'' Peter go berserk. Read full book review >

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MOONCHASERS by Ed Gorman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 1996

"A standout collection by one of the most original crime writers around."
A generous helping of indefatigable Gorman's short fiction since 1988. Read full book review >

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BLOOD MOON by Ed Gorman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 1994

"Not much of a riddle to end a professionally told story whose most promising complications are over halfway through the book."
A new hero for veteran novelist and anthologist Gorman (The Night Remembers, 1993, etc.): Robert Payne, forensic psychologist and former FBI agent. Read full book review >