Search Results: "Ed Gorman"


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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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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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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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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 1992

"A simplistic premise, alas, encourages simplistic solutions."
Omnipresent anthologists Gorman and Greenberg suggested to 18 writers that each pound out a story that included one common element: a young woman found dead on an apartment floor. Read full book review >

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LOVE KILLS by Ed Gorman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Guaranteed to make you think twice about the person next to you at the bar—or on the other side of the connubial bed."
Not only does it kill, but it makes you feel really creepy first—whether your pleasure is loving homicide (Sandra Scoppettone, Richard T. Chizmar), romantic betrayal (John Lutz, Jerry Sykes, Dorothy B. Hughes, editor Gorman), sour marriages (Bill Pronzini, Peter Crowther, Ron Goulart, Joe Hensley, Bill Crider), hints of the supernatural (Edward Bryant, Larry Segriff, Barbara Collins, Greg Cox), sexual taboos (Morris Hershman, Marthayn Pelegrimas, Richard Deming, Jonathan Craig), stalkers and other obsessives (Nancy Pickard, Marcia Muller, Brian Lawrence, Maxim Jakubowski, Lawrence Block, Ruth Rendell), vengeance served cold (James Reasoner, Max Allan Collins), or just plain bad relationships (Evan Hunter, Jim Combs, Donald Westlake). Read full book review >

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CAT CRIMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS by Martin H. Greenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 1997

"As in earlier entries in this long-running series (Cat Crimes Takes a Vacation, 1995, etc.), love of cats shines through a lot more clearly than love of mystery or suspense."
Nineteen new stories commemorating not just the December holidays but a veritable calendar of cats, from New Year's (Barbara Paul) to Martin Luther King Day (Jon L. Breen), Valentine's Day (Jeremiah Healy), Presidents' Day (Peter Crowther and Stewart von Allmen), St. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN PULP by Ed Gorman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"95 for 560 pages of the stuff your mother warned you to keep away from."
Or American Digest, since editors Gorman and Greenberg (Love Kills, p. 595, etc.), joined by veteran Pronzini (A Wasteland of Strangers, p. 914, etc.), contend that the true high-water mark of short noir fiction was the period from 1950 to 1970, after Black Mask and its ilk had already been killed off by inexpensive paperbacks and TV, and digests like Manhunt and Pursuit reigned supreme. 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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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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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 >