Search Results: "Ed Gorman"


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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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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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RIDERS ON THE STORM by Ed Gorman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"The Vietnam War era puts the damper on Gorman's usual generosity in strewing period detail but engages a deeper passion: 'The war was not only destroying people overseas, it was destroying them back in my hometown.'"
This sequel to Sam McCain's eighth case, Ticket to Ride (2010), originally announced as his last, has got to be great news for fans of the sharpest investigator in yesteryear Iowa.Read full book review >

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ELIMINATION by Ed Gorman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2015

"The political intrigue seems barely to keep up with real-life electioneering in the Land of Lincoln this season. The best gift to series fans is the hope that Dev will end up with a woman who accepts him warts and all."
An Illinois Congresswoman caught in a tough re-election campaign narrowly survives what's clearly an attempt on her life. Or is it? 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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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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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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ONCE UPON A CRIME by Ed Gorman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"Jon L. Breen, Simon Clark, Mat Coward, Gary A. Braunbeck, Edward D. Hoch, John Lutz, John Helfers, Simon Brett, Peter Crowther, Audrey Peterson, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and Doug Allyn round out a circle whose provocative concept makes it more satisfying as a whole than in any particular story."
Most fairy tales are already so full of innocent victims, monstrous malefactors, and sudden violence that it doesn't take much of a push to send them over the edge into the realm of crime fiction, as in this overstuffed collection of 24 brand-new stories. Read full book review >

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CAT CRIMES TAKES A VACATION by Martin H. Greenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 1995

"Somebody's obviously buying these books, however, so expect a new twist next year."
The editors' series of Cat Crimes anthologies hits bottom with this sixth installment. 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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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 >