Search Results: "Ken Gorman"


BOOK REVIEW

PATRIOTIC GAMBLE by Ken  Gorman
Released: July 4, 2012

"A rocky but informative road to the White House."
In Gorman's (The Atkinsen Ticket, 2008, etc.) latest political thriller, the fate of the country rests in the hands of the Electoral College. 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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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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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 >

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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 >

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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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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HAWK MOON by Ed Gorman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 1996

"Though veteran Gorman's forays into the past don't have anything like the power of Sharyn McCrumb's, his narrower range still has plenty of room for some sad poetry and some lonely prairie music."
You wouldn't expect to find many dead women with their noses cut off. Read full book review >

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BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO by Ed Gorman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2004

"The finest hour yet for an idealistic. In a sixth outing, he's at his most unguarded and appealing."
As the nation holds its breath during the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, Iowa lawyer Sam McCain is immersed in an unusually tawdry small-town murder and the unending complications of his own love life. Read full book review >

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KITTENS, CATS AND CRIME by Ed Gorman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2003

"Fans may want to wait for an election year."
Among the many hats he wears, novelist/storyteller/editor Gorman is the unrivaled king of cat anthologists (Cat Crimes Through Time, 1999, etc.). 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 >