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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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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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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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 >

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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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 >

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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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THE FIRST LADY by E.J. Gorman
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Significantly unmoored from any sort of reality, but with so sensational a parody of the Washington circus that it doesn't matter."
The undisputed king of the one-sentence paragraph and the speed-merchant plot delivers yet another successful thriller (The Marilyn Tapes, 1995, etc.), this time featuring a gaggle of characters yanked from the headlines and a resourceful First Lady as heroine. 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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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 >