Search Results: "James Gorman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

"Evo devo for the everyday reader, with the personal stuff adding color needed to sustain a skirmish with molecular paleobiology."
Brash, world-renowned paleontologist confesses that if he had his druthers, he'd "Bring ‘em Back Alive." Read full book review >

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FELONIOUS FELINES by Carol Gorman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Carrie Channell, Mat Coward, Brian Lawrence, Wendi Lee, Janet Pack, Tom Piccirilli, Roman Ranieri, Peter Schweighofer, and Edo van Belkom supply fresh blood, with reprints by Carole Nelson Douglas, Joan Hess, and Nancy Pickard making the case that nine lives are never enough."
The gimmick of the latest Gorman-sponsored collection of cat mysteries (Ed Gorman's co-edited Cat Crimes Through Time, 1998, etc.) is that there's no gimmick, unless you count the presence of a dozen felines in key roles. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

A Blind Eye by Jane  Gorman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2015

"An astutely crafted, action-packed read."
A murder mystery revolving around government corruption in Poland. Read full book review >

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THE SEEING GLASS by Jacquelin Gorman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 1997

"Two memorable stories in one. (First serial to Good Housekeeping and Reader's Digest; Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
A terrifying bout of blindness stirs up recollections of a dark family story in this moving memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"For Gorman, creating customers is an act of cultivating delight—a motto that most businesses would do well to follow."
Gorman, who runs a boutique creative-brand agency, offers a refreshing return to business basics, when competition was a novel concept and businesses actually put the customer first. 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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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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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 >