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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SLEEPING DOGS by Ed Gorman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2008

The re-election campaign of an Illinois Senator heats up when his serial fornication tangles him in murder. Read full book review >

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FOOLS RUSH IN by Ed Gorman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 9, 2007

"Another picture postcard from middle America at a time when things seemed simpler but weren't."
June 1963. To the usual period trappings of Black River Falls, Iowa—ragtops, barber shops, s'mores, Woolworth's—Gorman adds racial tensions. Read full book review >

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HARLOT'S MOON by Ed Gorman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 20, 1998

"Mallory's sinners much time in the limelight, but they're all well worth your attention."
For a change, psychological profiler (and unwilling amateur historian) Robert Payne's third case (Hawk Moon, 1996, etc.) involves his own past as much as anybody's. 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 >