Ed Gorman Books In Order

Jack Dwyer Books In Publication Order

  1. Rough Cut (1985)
  2. New, Improved Murder (1985)
  3. Murder Straight Up (1986)
  4. Murder in the Wings (1986)
  5. The Autumn Dead (1987)
  6. A Cry of Shadows (1990)
  7. The Reason Why (1992)

Tobin Books In Publication Order

  1. Murder on the Aisle (1987)
  2. Several Deaths Later (2001)

Leo Guild Books In Publication Order

  1. Guild (1987)
  2. Death Ground (1988)
  3. Blood Game (1989)
  4. Dark Trail (1991)

Jack Walsh Books In Publication Order

  1. The Night Remembers (1991)

Robert Payne Books In Publication Order

  1. Blood Moon / Dead Cold (1991)
  2. Hawk Moon (1995)
  3. Harlot’s Moon (1997)
  4. Voodoo Moon (2000)

Sam McCain Books In Publication Order

  1. The Day The Music Died (1998)
  2. Wake Up Little Susie (1999)
  3. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? (2000)
  4. Save the Last Dance for Me (2002)
  5. Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool (2003)
  6. Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (2004)
  7. Fools Rush In (2007)
  8. Ticket to Ride (2009)
  9. Bad Moon Rising (2011)
  10. Riders on the Storm (2014)

Cavalry Man Books In Publication Order

  1. The Killing Machine (2005)
  2. Powder Keg (2006)
  3. Doom Weapon (2007)

Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein Books In Publication Order

  1. Prodigal Son (By:Dean Koontz,Kevin J. Anderson) (2005)
  2. City of Night (With: Dean Koontz) (2005)
  3. Dead and Alive (By:Dean Koontz) (2009)
  4. Lost Souls (By:Dean Koontz) (2009)
  5. The Dead Town (By:Dean Koontz) (2011)

Dev Mallory Books In Publication Order

  1. Bad Money (2005)
  2. Fast Track (2006)

Dev Conrad Books In Publication Order

  1. Sleeping Dogs (2008)
  2. Stranglehold (2010)
  3. Blindside (2011)
  4. Flashpoint (2013)
  5. Elimination (2015)

Kolchak: The Night Stalker Books In Publication Order

  1. Passages of the Macabre (2016)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Daddy’s Little Girl (As: Daniel Ransom) (1985)
  2. Night Caller (As: Daniel Ransom) (1985)
  3. Toys in the Attic (As:Daniel Ransom) (1986)
  4. The Forsaken (As:Daniel Ransom) (1988)
  5. Graves’ Retreat (1989)
  6. The Babysitter (As:Daniel Ransom) (1989)
  7. What The Dead Men Say (1990)
  8. Night of Shadows (1990)
  9. The Poker Club (1990)
  10. Nightmare Child (As:Daniel Ransom) (1990)
  11. Night Kills (1990)
  12. The Prodigal Gun (1992)
  13. Cage of Night (1992)
  14. The Long Midnight (As:Daniel Ransom) (1992)
  15. The Serpent’s Kiss (As:Daniel Ransom) (1992)
  16. Robin In I, Werewolf (1992)
  17. Wolf Moon (1993)
  18. The Sharpshooter (1993)
  19. Shadow Games (1994)
  20. Moonchasers (1995)
  21. Blood Red Moon (1995)
  22. The Fugitive Stars (As:Daniel Ransom) (1995)
  23. Black River Falls (1996)
  24. Night Screams (As:Daniel Ransom) (1996)
  25. The First Lady (As: E.J. Gorman) (1996)
  26. Zone Soldiers (As:Daniel Ransom) (1996)
  27. The Silver Scream (1997)
  28. Gundown (1997)
  29. Senatorial Privilege (As: E.J. Gorman) (1997)
  30. Runner in the Dark (1997)
  31. Cold Blue Midnight (1998)
  32. Trouble Man (1998)
  33. Daughter of Darkness (1998)
  34. Ride Into Yesterday (1999)
  35. I Know What the Night Knows (1999)
  36. Serpent’s Kiss (1999)
  37. Storm Riders (1999)
  38. Dark Moon (2000)
  39. The Dark Fantastic (2001)
  40. Blackmail & Lace (As:Daniel Ransom) (2001)
  41. Ghost Town (2001)
  42. Vendetta (2002)
  43. Rituals (2002)
  44. Relentless (2003)
  45. Lynched (2003)
  46. Gun Truth (2003)
  47. Branded (2004)
  48. An American Education (2004)
  49. Two Guns to Yuma (2005)
  50. Shoot First (2006)
  51. A Knock at the Door (2007)
  52. The Midnight Room (2009)
  53. The Marilyn Tapes (2010)
  54. Showdown (2012)
  55. The Girl in the Attic (With: Patricia Lee Macomber) (2012)
  56. Hell-For-Leather Rider / The Man from Nightshade Valley (With: James Reasoner) (2012)
  57. Now You See Her (2014)
  58. Backshot (2015)
  59. Run to Midnight (2016)

Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. Out There in the Darkness (1995)
  2. Dirty Coppers (With: Richard T. Chizmar) (1997)
  3. Lawless (2000)
  4. Cast in Dark Waters (With: Tom Piccirilli) (2002)
  5. Cages (2009)
  6. The End of it All (2009)
  7. Survival (2012)
  8. Yesterday and the Day Before (2012)
  9. Cemetery Dance Select (2016)

Short Story Collections In Publication Order

  1. Westeryear (1988)
  2. Dark Whispers and Other Stories (1993)
  3. Out There in the Darkness, Volume 1 (1995)
  4. Moonchasers and Other Stories (1995)
  5. Eye of the Beholder and Other Stories (1998)
  6. Famous Blue Raincoat (1999)
  7. Such a Good Girl and Other Crime Stories (2001)
  8. Prisoners & Other Stories (2003)
  9. Crooks, Crimes and Christmas (2003)
  10. The Long Ride Back (2004)
  11. Different Kinds of Dead and Other Tales (2005)
  12. The Phantom Chronicles 2 (2009)
  13. The End Of It All And Other Stories (2009)
  14. Noir 13 (2010)
  15. Dead Man’s Gun and Other Western Stories (2013)
  16. A Disgrace to the Badge (2013)
  17. Enemies and Other Western Stories (2013)
  18. Scream Queen and Other Tales of Menace (2014)
  19. The Long Ride Back and Other Western Stories (2015)
  20. Shadow Games and Other Sinister Stories of Show Business (2016)
  21. Trace Elements (By:Tracy Knight) (2019)

Graphic Novels In Publication Order

  1. Trapped (1989)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. They’re Here… Invasion of the Body Snatchers (With: Kevin McCarthy) (1999)
  2. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (With: Kevin McCarthy) (2006)
  3. Death of a Translator (2017)

Murder Most Books In Publication Order

  1. Murder Most Sacred (By:Martin H. Greenberg) (1989)
  2. Murder Most Medieval (By:Martin H. Greenberg) (1993)
  3. Murder Most Delicious (By:Martin H. Greenberg) (1995)
  4. Murder Most Medical (By:Martin H. Greenberg) (1995)
  5. Murder Most Irish (By:Martin H. Greenberg) (1996)
  6. Murder Most Delectable (By:Martin H. Greenberg) (2000)
  7. Murder Most Divine (By:Ralph McInerny) (2000)
  8. Murder Most Romantic (By:Martin H. Greenberg) (2001)
  9. Murder Most Postal (By:Martin H. Greenberg) (2001)
  10. Murder Most Feline (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (2001)
  11. Murder Most Confederate (By:Martin H. Greenberg) (2003)
  12. Murder Most Celtic (By:Martin H. Greenberg) (2003)

World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories Books In Publication Order

  1. The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 1 (2000)
  2. The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 2 (2000)
  3. The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 3 (2002)
  4. The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 4 (2003)
  5. The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 5 (2004)

Cat Crimes Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Cat Crimes 1 (By:Martin H. Greenberg) (1991)
  2. Cat Crimes III (By:Martin H. Greenberg) (1992)
  3. Cat Crimes II (By:Martin H. Greenberg) (1992)
  4. Cat Crimes for the Holidays (By:Martin H. Greenberg) (1995)
  5. Cat Crimes Takes a Vacation (By:Martin H. Greenberg) (1995)
  6. Cat Crimes Through Time (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1999)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. The Fine Art of Murder (1872)
  2. Stalkers (1989)
  3. The Black Moon (1989)
  4. Borderlands 1 (1990)
  5. Under the Gun (1990)
  6. Cold Blood (1991)
  7. Solved (1991)
  8. Cat Crimes I (1991)
  9. Obsessions (1991)
  10. Invitation to Murder (1991)
  11. Borderlands 3 (1991)
  12. Cat Crimes III (1992)
  13. Stalkers – 19 Original Tales By the Masters of Terror (1992)
  14. Cat Crimes II (1992)
  15. Predators (1993)
  16. Criminal Intent (1993)
  17. Danger in D.C. (1993)
  18. Feline and Famous (1994)
  19. A Modern Treasury of Great Detective and Murder Mysteries (1994)
  20. Cat Crimes Takes a Vacation (1995)
  21. Woman On The Beat (1995)
  22. Guilty as Charged (1996)
  23. Hollywood Fantasies: Ten Surreal Visions of Tinsel Town (1997)
  24. The UFO Files (1998)
  25. The Year’s 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories (1998)
  26. Future Crimes (1999)
  27. Cat Crimes Through Time (1999)
  28. Pure Pulp (1999)
  29. The Best American Mystery Stories 1999 (1999)
  30. October Dreams (2000)
  31. The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 1 (2000)
  32. The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 2 (2000)
  33. Murder Most Feline (2001)
  34. The Blue and the Gray Undercover (2001)
  35. The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 3 (2002)
  36. The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 4 (2003)
  37. These Guns for Hire (2006)
  38. Between the Dark and the Daylight (2009)
  39. By Hook or By Crook and 30 More of the Best Crime and Mystery Stories of the Year (2010)
  40. Commutability (2010)
  41. The Best American Mystery Stories 2011 (2011)
  42. In Pursuit of Spenser: Mystery Writers on Robert B. Parker and the Creation of an American Hero (2012)
  43. Turn Down the Lights (2013)
  44. The Adventure of the Missing Detective (2020)

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Ed Gorman Books Overview

Rough Cut

The two stories in this volume were written in 1985 by Ed Gorman, who was in the advertising business at the time and knew his subject well. There’s an introduction by Ed as well as a bibliography of his novels.

Guild

Guild the bounty hunter just wants to collect his latest reward, but a beautiful woman, a man from his past, and a wild lynch mob are going to do all they can to make sure Guild sticks around even if it means his death.

Death Ground

Bounty hunter Leo Guild is on the trail of a wily mountain man wanted for a deadly bank robbery, but he’s not entirely convinced his quarry is the true guilty party.

Blood Game

Leo Guild wanted work riding shotgun on the last stagecoach lines was coming to an end, and he needed money fast. When offered a simple job of finding a missing prizefighter, how could he refuse? Although Guild hates boxing, thinking it nothing more than a Blood Game, jobs were few and far between. So he took it. Guild quickly finds the missing fighter holed up in the home of this girlfriend and finds a lot more trouble than he asks for. Now Guild finds himself taking even a greater dislike of fighters, promoters, and fans of the Blood Game.

The Night Remembers

Here’s what reviewers had to say about Ed Gorman’s 1991 mystery. ‘Subtle, ironic, never flashy The Night Remembers introduces Jack Walsh…
the kind of sleuth forever dogged by somber truths and bitter ironies. He grows on you, and so does Gorman.’ Booklist ‘Gorman’s sixtyish sleuth Jack Walsh, tough as the job demands but as compassionate as the circumstance permits, is a gem and Gorman surrounds him with an ingenious story and a solid supporting cast.’ Robert Wade, San Diego Union ‘Character and a sense of place Cedar Rapids are the strengths of this taut who really dunnit.’ Publisher’s Weekly ‘The Night Remembers is some of the best work Gorman has ever done. Walsh deserves a long life and an extensive literary life.’ Library Bulletin

Blood Moon / Dead Cold

This is the first of the Robert Payne series, written in 1994. Payne is an ex FBI profiler who gets offered $10,000 in an unmarked envelope to find the killer of a young girl. If only it were that easy. A Ramble House book

The Day The Music Died

Buddy Holly’s plane just went down. But for P.I. Sam McCain, bad news hits even closer to home. A local couple turns up dead, and the investigation teaches him that behind the white picket fences of small town Iowa, there’s a flip side to the American dream. ‘An enjoyable start to a new series…
Gorman rocks.’ Publishers Weekly’Hugely entertaining.’ Dean Koontz’Genuinely affecting. Wall Street Journal

Wake Up Little Susie

This is the second Sam McCain book. This series about a young lawyer working for a judge in Black River Falls Iowa in 1958 completely captures the time and place. And a good time and place it was! With his 1951 ragtop Ford with matching skirts and his quick wit the 5 and a half-footish Sam McCain roars through the 50s and early 60s like a rock & roll detective.

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

The acclaimed Sam McCain series continues with another case of murder in America’s mid century heartland. In this charming, expertly crafted new mystery set in the twilight of Iowa’s 1950s, fledgling lawyer Sam McCain is dancing to a different tune when he discovers that the beautiful blonde who’s been tracking him in her black Ford convertible is interested in more than his red ragtop. She’s Lila Leigh Mulchaey, and McCain’s in love. Two problems, though, darken McCain’s mood: Lila is pregnant, and Philip Mulchaey, her father an outspoken advocate of left wing causes who’d been fired from his job in the State Department during the McCarthy trials stands at the center of the political storm surrounding the upcoming visit of Nikita Kruschev to Iowa. Then Philip Mulchaey turns up dead. That he was murdered for his politics, everybody, including McCain’s sometime employer, the imperious Judge Esme Anne Whitney, assumes. McCain, however, is not so sure. Murder’s usually more personal in Black River Falls.

Save the Last Dance for Me

As Black River Falls, Iowa, prepares for a presidential election campaign visit from Vice President Richard Milhous Nixon, Reverend John Muldaur is stirring up the town with both his anti Catholic, anti Semitic circulars and his snake handling ceremonies. When Muldaur drops dead on his altar, however, it’s not from a snakebite but from strychnine laced Pepsi. With only a week before her good friend Tricky Dick comes to town, Judge Esme Whitney enlists her friend the struggling lawyer and occasional investigator Sam McCain to prevent the population of Black River Falls from looking like ‘a bunch of hillbillies.’ Once again, McCain must confront local prejudices, secrets, and dim witted police chief Cliffe Sykes, Jr. to solve another small town mystery in the acclaimed series launched with The Day the Music Died. Author Ed Gorman is the winner of many awards, including the Shamus, the Spur, and the International Fiction Writer’s Award. ‘…
. provoke’s a bracing nostalgia for a time that was neither as innocent nor as dull as is sometimes said.’ Wall Street Journal ‘Without overworking those warhorses, nostalgia and kitsch, he sharply evokes the twilight of the ’50s…
.’ Los Angeles Times ‘No writer captures the mood of 50s middle America…
better than Gorman.’ Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine ‘Gorman…
seems to have hit a mother lode with this series.’ Publishers Weekly ‘…
. good and evil clash…
as they have in the more urban crime drama of Block or Leonard.’ Booklist

Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool

It’s Christmastime 1960 in Black River Falls, Iowa, but with an Indian summer keeping the temperature at 75 degrees, it sure doesn t feel like winter. It s so warm, in fact, that the Lucky Star Drive In is still open, and Rick Conroy is still drag racing the nights away with his friends on a deadly stretch of highway outside of town. When Rick slams fatally into a bridge at 90 miles an hour, holiday cheer veers toward foul play, for the police find his brake line to be as lacerated as his spine. The solution does not come easily for struggling lawyer and sometime investigator Sam McCain, who is dragged into the case by the incorrigible Judge Esme Anne Whitney. Leads go nowhere, tensions mount. Add to that his personal problems his father has lung cancer and a recent one night stand is pointing to scandal and it s no wonder the holiday heat wave is making this McCain Christmas the darkest, and most dangerous, of the decade.

Fools Rush In

Death visits the drive in, in this new mystery featuring America’s favorite small town detective. Sam McCain is back, with all ‘the rueful wisdom and charm of an exemplary hero who’ says the San Francisco Chronicle ‘is curious not only about whodunit but also about some of the more elusive riddles of human existence.’ It’s 1963, June. All spring Freedom Riders have been advancing the cause of civil rights in the South. While no one’s marching in Black River Falls, Iowa, except maybe the high school band, the sleepy heartland town is showing signs of racial unease. For the body of a black college student David Leeds has turned up dead. The evidence points to blackmail, and to a scandal that could ruin the already encumbered campaign of the very white Senator Lloyd Williams for reelection, if photos exist to prove rumors that romantically link the senator’s daughter to the handsome, bright, ambitious and black David Leeds. Prejudice runs mean and deep in Sam McCain’s hometown, as the amiable young attorney and sometime detective discovers in an investigation that takes him from the unlit backstreets of Black River Falls to the cliquey precincts of the martini fortified rich.

Ticket to Ride

1965: America’s favorite small town detective must solve the murder of two old friends against the backdrop of America s cultural revolution. For small town Iowa lawyer Sam McCain the year 1965 is not a sweet one. His father is gravely ill. His elitist boss is just now coming out of rehab. The brilliant lawyer he’d hoped to start a relationship with has gone back to her husband in Chicago. And first young soldier from Black River Falls returns home from a strange place called Viet Nam. In a coffin. Against this background McCain tries to enjoy himself during the long Labor Day weekend party the town sponsors every year, reuniting with several old friends who appeared throughout the first six novels. Now that they’re all in their late twenties some of the old grudges and rivalries seem silly until two of them are murdered for what seems to be a motive buried in the past. With the Beatles, Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan irritating those over thirty and the boys in long hair and girls wearing blouses without bras irritating people even more Sam McCain is forced to realize that his old world, along with the entire country’s, is about to end forever.

The Killing Machine

The first book in the new Noah Ford Western series by Spur Award winner Ed Gorman. A blend of the classic television series The Wild, Wild West and the USA show Peacemakers.

Noah Ford made a serious mistake in the eyes of his family when he joined the Union forces and his Rebel brother David took it the worst of all. And to make matters worse, now that the war was over, Noah had taken up as a federal agent, working for the very government that his southern family fought tooth and nail.

Now a powerful new weapon, a souped up Gatling gun a prototype being developed by the U.S. Army is missing, and all signs point to David Ford, a notorious black market weapons dealer. And even with the bad blood between them, the last thing Noah wants is for his brother to be killed by federal agents, so he volunteers to track him down and return the weapon to its rightful owner, and let his brother live to die another day.

But when Noah attempts to ambush his brother and reclaim the gun, things quickly spiral out of control. Bullets fly and now his partners AND his brother end up dead, and Noah narrowly escapes with a near fatal gunshot wound. It turns out the gun means more to someone else than it did even to his brother, and when new bodies turn up around every corner, Noah must think fast and act even faster if he wants to come back from this assignment alive.

Powder Keg

A new ‘Robin Hood’ is riding the range a hero bank robber who’s handing over the spoils to poor farmers and needy townsfolk. But the bandit’s using powerful explosives in his endeavors and military investigator Noah Ford has to put a stop to the altruistic outlaw’s destructive ways. But Ford’s not investigating alone. Two other federal agents have been assigned to work with him shady government men with their feet planted firmly on the wrong side of the law. Suddenly a volatile situation in the town of Willow Bend is in danger of catching fire with Ford trapped in the middle of the blaze, torn between what’s lawful and what’s right.

Doom Weapon

When hard living, hard drinking federal agent Arnold Grieves came to Junction City, he saw a town overflowing with vice the kind of place where an unscrupulous lawman could feed his twisted hungers and make a serious killing. Now the old Grieves is gone and the new one’s hell bent on getting rich…
by selling a doomsday weapon to evil men who are not reluctant to use it. The powers back East suspect something so they’re sending their very best manhunter, Noah Ford, to Colorado to hunt Grieves down. Ford doesn’t know it yet, but he’s riding into a town that’s fixing to explode with chaos, treachery, and unimaginable violence. And the rogue he’s chasing’s not about to surrender quietly and neither one of them will be dying alone.

Prodigal Son (By:Dean Koontz,Kevin J. Anderson)

In the nineteenth century, Dr. Victor Frankenstein brought his notorious creation to life, but a horrible turn of events forced him to abandon it and slip away from the public eye. Two centuries later, a serial killer is on the loose in New Orleans, gruesomely salvaging body parts from each of his victims, as if trying to assemble a perfect human being. Detective Carson O Connor is cool, cynical, and every bit as tough as she looks. Her partner, Michael Maddison, would back her up all the way to Hell itself and that just may be where their new case leads. For as they investigate the strange killings, O Connor and Madison find themselves drawn into a weird underworld of deception and secrets where a man named Victor Helios has created an entire race of perfectly engineered people who are meant to take humankind’s place one day. But something is happening to some of Helios s creations, and it may be that this bizarre serial killer is the least of the detectives worries. From the masterly pen of New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz and featuring an adaptation by legendary comic book writer Chuck Dixon and gorgeous illustrations by acclaimed artist Brett Booth Dean Koontz s Frankenstein: Prodigal Son is a story filled with fast paced action, gripping horror, and thrilling adventure.

City of Night (With: Dean Koontz)

From the celebrated imagination of Dean Koontz comes a powerful reworking of one of the classic stories of all time. If you think you know the legend, you know only half the truth. Here is the mystery, the myth, the terror, and the magic of Dean Koontz’s City of the NightThey are stronger, heal better, and think faster than any humans ever created and they must be destroyed. But not even Victor Helios once Frankenstein can stop the engineered killers he’s set loose on a reign of terror through modern day New Orleans. Now the only hope rests in a one time monster and his all too human partners, Detectives Carson O Connor and Michael Maddison. Deucalion s centuries old history began as Victor s first and failed attempt to build the perfect human and it is fated to end in the ultimate confrontation between a damned creature and his mad creator. But first Deucalion must destroy a monstrosity not even Victor s malignant mind could have imagined an indestructible entity that steps out of humankind s collective nightmare with one purpose: to replace us.

Dead and Alive (By:Dean Koontz)

From the celebrated imagination of Dean Koontz comes a powerful reworking of one of the classic stories of all time. If you think you know the legend, you know only half the truth. Now the mesmerizing saga concludes…
. As a devastating hurricane approaches, as the benighted creations of Victor Helios begin to spin out of control, as New Orleans descends into chaos and the future of humanity hangs in the balance, the only hope rests with Victor’s first, failed attempt to build the perfect human. Deucalion s centuries old history began as the original manifestation of a soulless vision and it is fated to end in the ultimate confrontation between a damned creature and his mad creator. But first they must face a monstrosity not even Victor s malignant mind could have conceived an indestructible entity that steps out of humankind s collective nightmare with powers, and a purpose, beyond imagining. From the Paperback edition.

Lost Souls (By:Dean Koontz)

1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz brings his fertile imagination and unparalleled storytelling abilities to one of the most timeless and terrifying creations in all of fiction: the legend of Frankenstein. In Lost Souls, Koontz puts a singular twist on this classic tale of ambition and science gone wrong and forges a new legend uniquely suited to our times a story of revenge, redemption, and the razor thin line that separates humanity from inhumanity as we consider a new invitation to apocalypse. The work of creation has begun again. Only now things will be different. Victor Leben, once Frankenstein, has not only seen the future he’s ready to populate it. Using stem cells, organic silicon circuitry, and nanotechnology, he will engender a race of superhumans the perfect melding of flesh and machine. With a powerful, enigmatic backer eager to see his dream come to fruition and a secret location where the enemies of progress can t find him, Victor is certain that this time, nothing and no one can stop him. It is up to five people to prove him wrong. In their hands rests nothing less than the survival of humanity itself. They are drawn together in different ways, by omens sinister and wondrous, to the same shattering conclusion: Two years after they saw him die, the man they knew as Victor Helios lives on. Detectives Carson O Connor and Michael Maddison; Victor s engineered wife, Erika 5, and her companion Jocko; and the original Victor s first creation, the tormented Deucalion, have all arrived at a small Montana town where their old alliance will be renewed and tested by forces from within and without, and where the dangers they face will eclipse any they have yet encountered. Yet in the midst of their peril, love will blossom, and joy, and they will discover sources of strength and perseverance they could not have imagined. They will need all these resources, and more. For a monumental battle is about to commence that will require all their ingenuity and courage, as it defines what we are to be…
and if we are to be at all.

The Dead Town (By:Dean Koontz)

Dean Koontz’s enthralling Frankenstein series has redefined the classic legend of infernal ambition and harrowing retribution for a new century and a new age. Now the master of suspense delivers an unforgettable novel that is at once a thrilling adventure in itself and a mesmerizing conclusion to his saga of the modern monsters among us. FRANKENSTEIN: THE DEAD TOWN The war against humanity is raging. As the small town of Rainbow Falls, Montana, comes under siege, scattered survivors come together to weather the onslaught of the creatures set loose upon the world. As they ready for battle against overwhelming odds, they will learn the full scope of Victor Frankenstein s nihilistic plan to remake the future and the terrifying reach of his shadowy, powerful supporters. Now the good will make their last, best stand. In a climax that will shatter every expectation, their destinies and the fate of humanity hang in the balance.

Bad Money

A Spur Award winning Author Secret Service Agent Dev Mallory didn’t get to be the best playing by the rules. He’s trained to kill, but only as a last resort because murder has a way of coming back at you…
Not too many counterfeiters have outwitted Dev Mallory. Now President Cleveland has handpicked him to shut down an elaborate counterfeiting scheme in Denver before it floods the West with funny money and collapses the U.S. economy.

Sleeping Dogs

As a seasoned political consultant, Dev Conrad approaches working on the reelection campaign of Illinois Senator Warren Nichols with trepidation. The senator’s best friend and adviser has just committed suicide. And though Conrad agrees with Nichols’s political positions, he s leery of the senator s reputation for sleeping around. When a major televised debate proves to be a disaster for the senator, Dev is forced to look into the backgrounds of the senator s staff, which includes several people who have tangled and troubled relationships with their boss. Dev s investigation takes him through the highs and lows of the political system, the well meaning people on both sides of the aisle, and the increasingly dark forces that work to destroy reputations and lives. It also leads him into the frightening murder of a sleazy political op who knows something about Senator Nichols that could completely destroy his career. Ed Gorman is the author of several political thrillers, including the acclaimed The Marilyn Tapes and The First Lady. In Sleeping Dogs, he looks at how money, power, and unchecked ambition have turned election campaigns into modern gladiatorial contests.

Blindside

The new Dev Conrad mystery from the author of the Sam McCain and Jack Dwyer series Political consultant Dev Conrad knows that helping Congressman Michael Robards to get re elected is going to be tough. Robards liberal voting record stands against him, and his staff seem resentful of Dev himself which could doom the campaign. But there’s a bigger problem. A campaign worker has been shot behind Robards headquarters. Both Dev and the police presume it was a mugging, but as the election draws near, Robards is implicated in the murder by his enemies…
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The Poker Club

The Poker Club, one of the most compelling novels of recent times went through several stages before the novel was finished. In this huge, 450 page book, Ramble House has collected the novel, the chapbook which was the first incarnation of the story, and the screenplay for the 2009 movie, written by Rich Chizmar and Johnathon Schaech.

Wolf Moon

Years after Reeves double crossed him after a bank robbery, Chase is out of jail and out for revenge, and to carry out his vengeance, he journeys to the town where Reeves is setting up his next bank heist.

Shadow Games

From the author of ‘Trouble Man’ and ‘Ride Into Yesterday’ comes the story of a former celebrity who tries to overcome his past mistakes and stage a comeback. What he gets instead is a trip more terrifying than anything in the movies. Also included in this book is the novella ‘The End of It All’, soon to be a TV movie.

Blood Red Moon

This is the first of the Robert Payne series, written in 1994. Payne is an ex FBI profiler who gets offered $10,000 in an unmarked envelope to find the killer of a young girl. If only it were that easy. A Ramble House book

Senatorial Privilege (As: E.J. Gorman)

The acclaimed author of The First Lady returns with another gripping novel that exposes the scandalous underbelly of American politics. Senator David Cummings is a revered black statesman who has sent many blessings back to his home state. But when a teenage girl is brutally murdered, the senator has his own reasons for seeing that a local youth is convicted of the crime, and only District Attorney Amy Mcguire stands in his way.

Cold Blue Midnight

In Indiana the condemned die at midnight. Killers like Peter Tapley, a twisted man who lived in his mother’s shadow and took his hatred out on trusting young women. Six years after Tapley’s execution, his ex wife Jill is trying to live down his crimes. But somewhere in the chilly night someone won’t let her forget. Someone who still blames her for her husband’s hideous deeds. Someone who plans to make her pay in blood.

Trouble Man

Ray Coyle gave up gunfighting for an honest job in a traveling Wild West show, giving sharpshooting exhibitions. Then one day, word comes that his son has been killed in a gunfight in Coopersville, and Ray had to go bring the body home. But there were a lot of guilty consciences in Coopersville, folks who knew that when the old gunfighter stepped off the train, he would be bringing trouble with him.

Ghost Town

Bryce Lamont tracks his former partners in crime straight into a deadly outbreak of malaria to get his share of the loot that got them rich and put him in prison.

Rituals

In a small New England town, several women have been targeted by a secret society of witch hunters. Inspired by generations of superstition, these witch hunters are convinced that witches are evil and must be destroyed. But who is the real source of evil? The girls born with unique talents for healing as well as harm? Or the ‘normal’ humans who murder them? ‘Ed Gorman writes like a dream even when he’s recounting nightmares. His fiction grips, entertains, and resonates in memory long after you close his books.’ Dean Koontz

Relentless

A Spur Award winning Author Marshal Lane Morgan is an honorable man who isn’t about to let anyone dodge the law not even the son of Paul Webley, the most crooked figure in Skylar, Colorado. Lane is all set to testify against the boy until Webley himself starts digging into Lane’s wife’s past and turns up one helluva dirty secret.

Lynched

A new novel of the Old West from the critically acclaimed author of Relentless and Ghost Town…
When Marshal Ben Tully came riding back into his town, there wasn’t a soul stirring. Not the sprawled, bloody man outside his door. Not the stranger strung up out back. Not his ravaged wife. It would appear that a dirty kind of justice took over when he left. But now that he’s back, not a soul responsible will stir for much longer.

Gun Truth

A Spur Award-winning Author

Tom Prine figured that a stint as deputy in a backwash town like Claybank would give him a nice rest. Until, in the space of just a few days, arson, kidnapping and murder turn Claybank into a dangerous place Prine no longer recognizes. A lot of old secrets are being revealed and at their core is a single nagging question – is anybody in town who they pretend to be? Prine doesn’t have long to find the answer…

An American Education

In 1935, the depth of the depression, Edward Gorman, a freshly minted Baltimore public high school graduate, unable to afford college and unwilling to settle for a dead end $11 per week warehouse job without first glimpsing at least some of the world, discovered that the army would send him to Hawaii, an exotic paradise few had any hope of ever visiting. The Old Army pre World War II quickly introduced an innocent boy to life’s harsh realities and began an education of quite a different kind than an 18 year old can expect today. That first step determined the haphazard course of a full and interesting life determined largely by pure happenstance, each phase linked to the next by an unforeseen circumstance or chance meeting. Such ‘linkages,’ as he calls them, can be recognized only by hindsight, and are a theme running through this unusual book. Although we are told of certain unique occurrences in both the battle of Leyte the retaking of the Philippines from the Japanese and the battle of Okinawa, the last and bloodiest of World War II, this is not a war book. It is a very personal life story written in an easy style that captures the author’s personality. At the same time it tells us things about America that we did not know. His American education was topped by a Masters Degree from Oxford at age 70.

Shoot First

Straight shooting Western fiction from the Spur Award winning author. Sheriff Reed Matthews investigates the murder of a lumber baron and uncovers a long buried secret that the most prominent men in Butte City would do anything to keep quiet.

The Midnight Room

A blackmailer is playing with fire when he makes a terrifying serial killer his target.

Showdown

A Spur Award-winning Author

Tom Prine figured that a stint as deputy in a backwash town like Claybank would give him a nice rest. Until, in the space of just a few days, arson, kidnapping and murder turn Claybank into a dangerous place Prine no longer recognizes. A lot of old secrets are being revealed and at their core is a single nagging question – is anybody in town who they pretend to be? Prine doesn’t have long to find the answer…

Lawless

A Spur Award winning Author After a long stretch in Yuma prison, Sam Conagher gave up his dreams of becoming a legendary outlaw. The town of Templar seemed like the place to begin a new life, especially since Sam’s old cellmate lived there as a Bible thumping sheriff. So Sam settled there and before long, he had a new dream to marry his employer’s daughter.

The End of it All

This is a collection of 23 short stories of suspense and terror.

Famous Blue Raincoat

‘Gorman is great;possibly one of THE greats,’ writes the British mystery journal Shots about Ed Gorman’s short stories. ‘If George Orwell had written thrillers,’ Shots continues, ‘he might have written them this way; never a word too many, never a word too few, never a word that doesn’t come from the heart.’

Ed Gorman’s mystery short stories have a flavor found nowhere else among contemporary writers. His tales have an amazing breadth of style and plot-classical detection, private eye stories, biter-bit tales in which criminous schemes turn back on the perpetrator, and straight crime stories.

What they all have in common is a recognition that we cannot escape our past. The Judge Whitney-Cody McCain stories are filled with the sights and sounds of small-town America around 1958. ‘The Closing Circle’ is both a detective story and a sensitive evocation of a girl coming of age. ‘The Cage’ and ‘Favor and the Princess’ are not only pure detection but also about understanding your first love years later.

You may like some of the protagonists, such as private eye Jack Dwyer in ‘Eye of the Beholder,’ and despise others, including the narrator in ‘Our Kind of Guy,’ but all of Ed Gorman’s stories are filled with the truth of human experience.

Crooks, Crimes and Christmas

Four Festive Tales Of Foul Play…
With All The Trimmings A Way to the Manger Susan Slater A local teen is missing and Native American psychologist Ben Pecos begins to piece together some disturbing facts. The girl, a high school basketball star, harbors a dark and painful secret, one that puts her on a collision course with a ring of human predators. The Santa Claus Murders Ed Gorman Iowa lawyer turned private eye Sam McCain stumbles over a dead Santa at a Black River Falls Christmas party. Sam knows the real tragedy is that the victim will hardly be mourned. Sam begins to look for answers and finds deception, blackmail and…
A second body…
What Child Is This Irene Marcuse It’s Christmas morning and New York Social worker Anita Servi goes out to buy bagels and comes home with a baby. The infant belongs to a struggling addict trying to go clean, but it was the woman’s sister who handed Anita the baby as well as the mystery of his mother’s murder. The Gold Band Michael Jahn When NYPD Captain Bill Donovan finds a gold ring inside a Christmas goose, his curiosity gets the better of him. His investigation leads to Manhattan’s meat district, where he finds himself sorting through a rash of break ins, a henhouse full of ex cons and the kind of mayhem that promises a holiday to remember.

Different Kinds of Dead and Other Tales

Receiving the International Fiction award, Different Kinds of Dead displays Ed Gorman’s talents as a masterful storyteller. This collection offers the murder themed dark tales ‘Different Kinds of Dead,’ where a lonely computer salesman learns life lessons from a dead woman sitting shotgun in his car, ‘Deathman,’ a killer who enjoys juicy steaks prior to murdering his victims, and ‘A Girl Like You’ about a misunderstood teenage boy who endures a fleeting and painful romance with a ghost. Gorman touches on futuristic fiction, as ‘Loverboy’ offers a peak into a marriage strained by a husband s addiction to cyber sex parlors and holographic women. His protagonists, gritty and gruff, are strangely likeable, and his writing, according to Mystery News, is powerful, disturbing, and often poetic.’ This recording features the dramatic voices of Rex Linn, Gabrielle de Cuir, Moira Quirk, Stefan Rudnicki and Stephen Hoye. Prepare for an emotional and psychological thrill ride for which only the talents of writer Ed Gorman can be responsible.

The Phantom Chronicles 2

High adventure and intrigue in the African jungle, on the high seas, and in the streets! There is always justice that needs to be served, whether it’s in the present…
or the past. Since 1936, The Phantom has been thrilling audiences who crave adventure! Nearly five centuries ago, during a daring raid at sea, pirates took the life of merchant ship captain Christopher Standish. In the heat of the pitched battle aboard the ship, Standish’s son was knocked overboard to wash ashore on a remote beach. After stumbling upon the body of his father’s killer, young Standish swore an oath on the murderer’s skull to devote his life, and the lives of his sons and their sons, to the destruction of piracy, greed, cruelty, and injustice. To the outside world, this man, seemingly immortal, has always worn the mask. As the legend grew, it transcended the life of any one mortal. And that legend became The Phantom! The Phantom Chronicles Volume 2 contains 15 all new prose stories, complete with spot illustrations. Plus, for the first time anywhere, this volume details the never before revealed, first ever team up of The Phantom and The Green Hornet, as scribed by master wordsmith Harlan Ellison! Features an introduction by The Phantom creator’s daughter, Diane Falk!

The End Of It All And Other Stories

This is a collection of 23 short stories of suspense and terror.

Noir 13

13 tales by a master of the dark suspense story. Lethal parents, a rapist cop, a con trying to go straight, a dying vigilante. ‘One of our finest contemporary short story writers regardless of genre’ Jon Breen, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine.

They’re Here… Invasion of the Body Snatchers (With: Kevin McCarthy)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers is one of the most ingenious and influential works of science fiction ever to ‘take over’ the public imagination. Based on the 1955 novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney author of the classic Time and Again, this classic tale of alienation, conformity, and political paranoia has inspired three motion pictures and terrified three generations of fans. Now this fascinating companion volume edited by Kevin McCarthy, the star of the original film, and Ed Gorman explores the enduring power and popularity of The Body Snatchers phenomenon. Filled with photographs, interviews, personal commentaries, and behind the scenes anecdotes it is, at once, a tribute to director Don Siegel’s 1956 film noir classic of Red Scare paranoia, a reassessment of the 1978 and 1997 remakes, and an homage to the brilliant fiction of author Jack Finney.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (With: Kevin McCarthy)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers starring Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter is one of the most revered films in international film history. For many critics it began the serious cycle of science fictions films that now include ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner.’ Thanks to the novel by Jack Finney, the screenplay by Daniel Mainwaring and especially the direction of Don Siegel, ‘Invasion’ runs on television somewhere virtually every day. This original book brings together interviews with Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter and also includes pieces by Dean Koontz introduction, Stephen King an essay; and interviews with Philip Kaufman, who directed the 1978 remake; Robert H. Solo, who produced the remake; W. D. Richter, who wrote the remake; and Abel Ferrara, who directed the 1997 remake. Packed with insights into the production of a classic film, filled with moments of humor and a few moments of angst, and as entertaining as a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the movie business this is a tribute to Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

Murder Most Medieval (By:Martin H. Greenberg)

Here are thirteen deadly tales, all set within the dramatic turmoil of medieval Europe. Murder mystery fans and history buffs alike will be riveted by the selections offered by master anthologist Martin H. Greenberg and Nebula Award-winner John Helfers. You’ll meet Peter Tremayne’s seventh-century Celtic detective, Sister Fidelma, in ‘Like a Dog Returning;’ discover Clayton Emery’s take on Robin Hood in ‘Plucking a Mandrake;’ learn about Brother Cadfael, soldier-turned-sleuthing-monk, from the wicked pen of Ellis Peters; and many others-all in the service of investigating crime in the Middle Ages, from the misdeeds of commoners to the felonies of kings.

Murder Most Medical (By:Martin H. Greenberg)

A collection of fifteen stories of crime in the medical world from authors including Lawrence Block, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Dorothy L. Sayers take readers through operating rooms, hospital hallways, an anatomy theater, and autopsy labs in search of killers.

Murder Most Irish (By:Martin H. Greenberg)

This is an anthology of Irish crime and detective fiction. The book includes work by Sean O’Faolain, Peter Tremayne, Edmund Crispin, Freeman Wills Crofts, Mary Ryan, Michael Jahn, Morris Hershman, and more modern writers, such as Clark Howard, Bill Crider and Wendi Lee.

Murder Most Delectable (By:Martin H. Greenberg)

What a grand love affair people have with food. It is the only thing that can simultaneously delight all five senses. Some people’s appetite for food is only exceeded by their appetite for crime. As our demand for creative dishes has increased, so has the opportunity for evil epicureans to combine their talent for wickedness and their love of good food and drink to lay their victims low in one fell swoop with nothing more than a well cooked meal or specially concocted libation. This menu of eighteen stories of culinary crimes and death beckons everyone. Readers must quiet any hunger pangs before turning the pages; the meals described are often worth dying for. As an added bonus, a recipe pertinent to each story’s flavour is included. The courses served are: ‘The Last Bottle in the World’ by Stanley Ellin ‘Takeout’ by Joyce Christmas ‘The Case of the Shaggy Caps’ by Ruth Rendell ‘The Cassoulet’ by Walter Satterthwait ‘Tea for Two’ by M. D. Lake ‘The Second Oldest Profession’ by Linda Grant ‘Connoisseur’ by Bill Pronzini ‘Gored’ by Bill Crider ‘Day for a Picnic’ by Edward D. Hoch ‘Guardian Angel’ by Caroline Benton ‘The Main Event’ by Peter Crowther ‘The Deadly Egg’ by Janwillem van de Wetering ‘Dead and Breakfast’ by Barbara Collins ‘Recipe for a Happy Marriage’ by Nedra Tyre ‘Death Cup’ by Joyce Carol Oates ‘Poison Peach’ by Gillian Linscott ‘Of Course You Know That Chocolate is a Vegetable’ by Barbara D’Amato ‘Poison a la Carte’ by Rex Stout Tuck in your napkin, polish your knife and fork, and dive into this eighteen course feast of Murder Most Delectable.

Murder Most Divine (By:Ralph McInerny)

From medieval torture in a bishop’s basement to slain angels, MURDER MOST DIVINE is a creepy collection of murder mysteries set in the dark shadows of the holy church. Within these 18 suspenseful tales are characters that range from wholesome priests to immoral clerics to sleepwalking nuns and of course there are plenty of murderers mixed in too. You will soon be thanking heaven that these tales are just fiction. Stories include:’The Second Commandment’ by Charlotte Armstrong’Holy Living and Holy Dying’ by Robert Barnard’The Wrong Shape’ by G.K. Chesterton’Brother Orchid’ by Richard Connell’The Monk’s Tale’ by P.C. Doherty’When Your Breath Freezes’ by Kathleen Dougherty’State of Grace’ by Loren D. Estleman’Jemima Shore’s First Case’ by Antonia Fraser’The Witch’s Tale’ by Margaret Frazer’Murder Mysteries’ by Neil Gaiman’The Bishop and the Hit Man’ by Andrew Greeley’The Sweating Statue’ by Edward D. Hotch’The Stripper’ by H.H. Holmes’The Base of the Triangle’ by Ralph McInerny’Conventional Spirit’ by Sharan Newman’Miss Butterfingers’ by Monica Quill’In the Confessional’ by Alice Scanlan Reach

Murder Most Romantic (By:Martin H. Greenberg)

This collection of contemporary never before published romantic mysteries looks at the dark side of love, where every decision is life or death and the smallest mistake could kill you.

Murder Most Postal (By:Martin H. Greenberg)

Homicidal Tales that Deliver a MessageSpecial Delivery indeed! This collection of twenty one stories by masters of mystery including Evan Hunter, Ellery Queen, Gordon R. Dickson, and more is about purloined postage, lethal letters, and cold blooded correspondence. From Edgar Allan Poe’s nineteenth century classic ‘The Purloined Letter,’ which tells of a missive gone astray and cunning way in which it is retrieved, to Matthew Costello’s very twenty first century chat room intrigue, ‘Someone Who Understands Me,’ these tales are first class examples of just how dangerous getting in touch can be.

Murder Most Feline (With: Martin H. Greenberg)

When law meets paw…
The result is this delightful anthology of seventeen courtroom tales by top notch mystery writers. Cats and mysteries go hand in hand, no doubt. After all, what other animal is as mysterious as the common yet never ordinary house cat? What lurks behind that smug expression? What hidden secrets belie that indifferent stare? Always dignified, cats are quick to deal out their own justice with a claw or bite, and so it is only natural we find them in a variety of roles in these feline mysteries. Cats take the stand in their own defense to pounce on criminals, provide evidence, and turn the legal system on its collective ear all in the name of justice. From a private eye who goes to bat for a cat’s inheritance to a common mouser who turns out to be quite a bit more during a high profile murder trial, these tales of crimes are as crafty and cunning as kitties themselves and just as entertaining! Stories in this clever anthology include: ‘The Witness Cat’ by Parnell Hall ‘Justice Knows No Paws’ by Jon L. Breen ‘It’s In the Bag’ by Bill Crider ‘Animal Sounds’ by Dulcy Brainard ‘Blue Eyes’ by Janet Dawson ‘Cat, The Jury’ by Catherine Dain ‘The Memory Pool’ by Tracy Knight ‘The Lawlessness West of the Pecos’ by Jan Grape ‘Statute of Limitations’ by Morris Hershman ‘Catnip’ by Dick Lochte ‘Hoskin’s Cat’ by Shirley Rousseau Murphy ‘Missing the Cat’ by Mat Coward ‘Prints’ by Ann Barrett ‘Mr. Biggles for the Defense’ by Matthew Costello ‘Family Ties’ by Richard Chizmar and Barry Hoffman ‘For the Benefit of Bootsy’ by Jeremiah Healy ‘In the Lowlands’ by Gary A. Braunbeck

Murder Most Confederate (By:Martin H. Greenberg)

Amidst the tension and drama of a war that pits brother against brother and father against son, the dark side of men and women can reach a boiling point. Here are stories of betrayal, murder and malevolence in a world already marked by besieged honor, drenched in blood and death. These stories masterfully conjure up the sights, sounds and smells of a lost era and therein spin tales of terror and treachery such as ‘Blossoms and Blood,’ ‘The Cobblestones of Saratoga Street,’ and ‘A Woman’s Touch.’ This chilling collection is perfect for those who like a little suspense with their history.

The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 1

More than 200,000 words of great crime and suspense fictionEach year, Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg, editors of The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories, have reached farther past the boundaries of the United States to find the very best suspense from the world over. In this third volume of their series they have included stories from Germany, Belgium, and the United Kingdom as well as, of course, a number of fine stories from the U.S.A. Among these tales are winners of the Edgar Award, the Silver Dagger Award of the British Crime Writers, and other major awards in the field. In addition, here are reports on the field of mystery and crime writing from correspondents in the U.S. Jon L. Breen, England Maxim Jakubowski, Canada Edo Van Belkom, Australia David Honeybone, and Germany Thomas Woertche. Altogether, with nearly 250,000 words of the best short suspense published in 2001, this bounteous volume is, as the Wall Street Journal said of the previous year s compilation, the best value for money of any such anthology. The A to Z of the authors should excite the interest of any mystery reader:Robert Barnard Lawrence Block Jon L. Breen Wolfgang Burger Lillian Stewart Carl Margaret Coel Max Allan Collins Bill Crider Jeffery Deaver Brendan DuBois Susanna Gregory Joseph Hansen Carolyn G. Hart Lauren Henderson Edward D. Hoch Clark Howard Tatjana Kruse Paul Lascaux Dick Lochte Peter Lovesey Mary Jane Maffini Ed McBain Val McDermid Marcia Muller Joyce Carol Oates Anne Perry Nancy Pickard Bill Pronzini Ruth Rendell S. J. Rozan Billie Rubin Kristine Kathryn Rusch Stephan Rykena David B. Silva Nancy Springer Jac. Toes John Vermeulen Donald E. Westlake Carolyn Wheat.

The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 2

More than 200,000 words of great crime and suspense fictionEach year, Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg, editors of The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories, have reached farther past the boundaries of the United States to find the very best suspense from the world over. In this third volume of their series they have included stories from Germany, Belgium, and the United Kingdom as well as, of course, a number of fine stories from the U.S.A. Among these tales are winners of the Edgar Award, the Silver Dagger Award of the British Crime Writers, and other major awards in the field. In addition, here are reports on the field of mystery and crime writing from correspondents in the U.S. Jon L. Breen, England Maxim Jakubowski, Canada Edo Van Belkom, Australia David Honeybone, and Germany Thomas Woertche. Altogether, with nearly 250,000 words of the best short suspense published in 2001, this bounteous volume is, as the Wall Street Journal said of the previous year s compilation, the best value for money of any such anthology. The A to Z of the authors should excite the interest of any mystery reader:Robert Barnard Lawrence Block Jon L. Breen Wolfgang Burger Lillian Stewart Carl Margaret Coel Max Allan Collins Bill Crider Jeffery Deaver Brendan DuBois Susanna Gregory Joseph Hansen Carolyn G. Hart Lauren Henderson Edward D. Hoch Clark Howard Tatjana Kruse Paul Lascaux Dick Lochte Peter Lovesey Mary Jane Maffini Ed McBain Val McDermid Marcia Muller Joyce Carol Oates Anne Perry Nancy Pickard Bill Pronzini Ruth Rendell S. J. Rozan Billie Rubin Kristine Kathryn Rusch Stephan Rykena David B. Silva Nancy Springer Jac. Toes John Vermeulen Donald E. Westlake Carolyn Wheat.

The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 3

More than 200,000 words of great crime and suspense fictionEach year, Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg, editors of The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories, have reached farther past the boundaries of the United States to find the very best suspense from the world over. In this third volume of their series they have included stories from Germany, Belgium, and the United Kingdom as well as, of course, a number of fine stories from the U.S.A. Among these tales are winners of the Edgar Award, the Silver Dagger Award of the British Crime Writers, and other major awards in the field. In addition, here are reports on the field of mystery and crime writing from correspondents in the U.S. Jon L. Breen, England Maxim Jakubowski, Canada Edo Van Belkom, Australia David Honeybone, and Germany Thomas Woertche. Altogether, with nearly 250,000 words of the best short suspense published in 2001, this bounteous volume is, as the Wall Street Journal said of the previous year s compilation, the best value for money of any such anthology. The A to Z of the authors should excite the interest of any mystery reader:Robert Barnard Lawrence Block Jon L. Breen Wolfgang Burger Lillian Stewart Carl Margaret Coel Max Allan Collins Bill Crider Jeffery Deaver Brendan DuBois Susanna Gregory Joseph Hansen Carolyn G. Hart Lauren Henderson Edward D. Hoch Clark Howard Tatjana Kruse Paul Lascaux Dick Lochte Peter Lovesey Mary Jane Maffini Ed McBain Val McDermid Marcia Muller Joyce Carol Oates Anne Perry Nancy Pickard Bill Pronzini Ruth Rendell S. J. Rozan Billie Rubin Kristine Kathryn Rusch Stephan Rykena David B. Silva Nancy Springer Jac. Toes John Vermeulen Donald E. Westlake Carolyn Wheat.

The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 4

More than 200,000 words of great crime and suspense fictionEach year, Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg, editors of The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories, have reached farther past the boundaries of the United States to find the very best suspense from the world over. In this third volume of their series they have included stories from Germany, Belgium, and the United Kingdom as well as, of course, a number of fine stories from the U.S.A. Among these tales are winners of the Edgar Award, the Silver Dagger Award of the British Crime Writers, and other major awards in the field. In addition, here are reports on the field of mystery and crime writing from correspondents in the U.S. Jon L. Breen, England Maxim Jakubowski, Canada Edo Van Belkom, Australia David Honeybone, and Germany Thomas Woertche. Altogether, with nearly 250,000 words of the best short suspense published in 2001, this bounteous volume is, as the Wall Street Journal said of the previous year s compilation, the best value for money of any such anthology. The A to Z of the authors should excite the interest of any mystery reader:Robert Barnard Lawrence Block Jon L. Breen Wolfgang Burger Lillian Stewart Carl Margaret Coel Max Allan Collins Bill Crider Jeffery Deaver Brendan DuBois Susanna Gregory Joseph Hansen Carolyn G. Hart Lauren Henderson Edward D. Hoch Clark Howard Tatjana Kruse Paul Lascaux Dick Lochte Peter Lovesey Mary Jane Maffini Ed McBain Val McDermid Marcia Muller Joyce Carol Oates Anne Perry Nancy Pickard Bill Pronzini Ruth Rendell S. J. Rozan Billie Rubin Kristine Kathryn Rusch Stephan Rykena David B. Silva Nancy Springer Jac. Toes John Vermeulen Donald E. Westlake Carolyn Wheat.

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More than 200,000 words of great crime and suspense fictionEach year, Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg, editors of The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories, have reached farther past the boundaries of the United States to find the very best suspense from the world over. In this third volume of their series they have included stories from Germany, Belgium, and the United Kingdom as well as, of course, a number of fine stories from the U.S.A. Among these tales are winners of the Edgar Award, the Silver Dagger Award of the British Crime Writers, and other major awards in the field. In addition, here are reports on the field of mystery and crime writing from correspondents in the U.S. Jon L. Breen, England Maxim Jakubowski, Canada Edo Van Belkom, Australia David Honeybone, and Germany Thomas Woertche. Altogether, with nearly 250,000 words of the best short suspense published in 2001, this bounteous volume is, as the Wall Street Journal said of the previous year s compilation, the best value for money of any such anthology. The A to Z of the authors should excite the interest of any mystery reader:Robert Barnard Lawrence Block Jon L. Breen Wolfgang Burger Lillian Stewart Carl Margaret Coel Max Allan Collins Bill Crider Jeffery Deaver Brendan DuBois Susanna Gregory Joseph Hansen Carolyn G. Hart Lauren Henderson Edward D. Hoch Clark Howard Tatjana Kruse Paul Lascaux Dick Lochte Peter Lovesey Mary Jane Maffini Ed McBain Val McDermid Marcia Muller Joyce Carol Oates Anne Perry Nancy Pickard Bill Pronzini Ruth Rendell S. J. Rozan Billie Rubin Kristine Kathryn Rusch Stephan Rykena David B. Silva Nancy Springer Jac. Toes John Vermeulen Donald E. Westlake Carolyn Wheat.

Cat Crimes 1 (By:Martin H. Greenberg)

Showcasing the top names in mystery fiction today, the seventeen tales included in this unique collection of feline who dun its will make anyone’s fur stand on end!

Cat Crimes III (By:Martin H. Greenberg)

Like foosteps in an empty alley or screams in the dead of night, cats and mystery fit purr fectly together. CAT CRIMES 3 is an eerie collection of eighteen original spine tingling tales about cats, humans, and the curious company they keep. For fans of mystery, felines, or both, dare to scratch the surface of these new stories from the best mystery writers working today.

Cat Crimes II (By:Martin H. Greenberg)

From the pens of today’s most prolific, popular and feline-fancying mystery writers comes this chilling collection of original stories that will leave you purring for more.

Cat Crimes for the Holidays (By:Martin H. Greenberg)

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH FAMILY AND FELINESIn these nineteen original tail twitching tales of mystery, cats from Maine coon to Scottish fold, tabby to Siamese, white Persian to calico crack all manner of holiday capers. Arbor Day reminds a veterinarian how a kitten’s coat cinched a murder case…
A smart young woman at Christmas discovers that the way to an old man’s inheritance is not through his heart but through his cat…
A family Hanukkah celebration gives a sharp eyed cop with a fondness for felines insight into blackmail and murder…
An abused stray at Thanksgiving sends a family over the edge…
And many more! Once again mystery fans will cheer as cats meet crime for a fur raising showdown of deceit, detection, and a dizzying display of feline fireworks.

Cat Crimes Through Time (With: Martin H. Greenberg)

Fur flies and crime abounds in this collection of twenty one original and scruff raising stories. Veteran suspense writers along with rising newcomers find plots afoot and cats apaw in a wild variety of historical settings, from the Blue Nile to old New York.

Stalkers

Darkness falls quickly when you’re being stalked…
but it is always dark when you are the stalker. This anthology of chilling stories takes listeners into the deepest depths of terror to explore both sides of the hunt. Includes tales from such masters of the genre as Dean Koontz, F. Paul Wilson, Robert McCammon, Max Allan Collins, Trish Janeshutz and many others.

Cat Crimes III

Like foosteps in an empty alley or screams in the dead of night, cats and mystery fit purr fectly together. CAT CRIMES 3 is an eerie collection of eighteen original spine tingling tales about cats, humans, and the curious company they keep. For fans of mystery, felines, or both, dare to scratch the surface of these new stories from the best mystery writers working today.

Cat Crimes II

From the pens of today’s most prolific, popular and feline-fancying mystery writers comes this chilling collection of original stories that will leave you purring for more.

Danger in D.C.

This witty collection combines America’s cat mania and love of mysteries with its other major source of entertainment: those who run our federal government and the infamous town in which they reside. Contributors include Carole Nelson Douglas, John Lutz, Sharyn McCrumb, Bill Crider, and others.

A Modern Treasury of Great Detective and Murder Mysteries

This is the essential one volume companion for all lovers of mystery and suspense fiction. Here you’ll find the leading storytellers of our time including Tony Hillerman, Ed McBain, Sara Paretsky, Charlotte MacLeod and many others. This handsome, comprehensive book represents crime fiction at its absolute best. With a knowledgeable introduction by Jon L. Breen and head notes for each story by mystery novelist and editor Ed Gorman, the collection traces the development of contemporary fiction from a seminal period late in the 1960s, when such stories as Joe Gores’ ‘The Second Coming’ foreshadowed the social changes that would become subject matter for crime fiction and Margaret Millar’s ‘The People Across the Canyon’ exemplified the school of psychological suspense that would be the province of women writers. The anthology also includes an extensive recommended reading list that will have great appeal to readers who want to expand or deepen their mystery reading. Ideal as a gift, perfect for every library, A Modern Treasury of Great Detective and Murder Mysteries is the finest mystery and crime collection available.

Guilty as Charged

This anthology contains 15 crime and mystery stories by American writers such as Jay Brandon, Lia Matera, Susan Dunlap, John Lutz, Sarah Shankman, Maynard F. Thomson, Marcia Muller, Stuart M. Kaminsky, Carolyn Wheat, Stan Washburn, Valerie Frankel, Jeremia F. Healey III and Bill Pronzine.

The Best American Mystery Stories 1999

In its brief existence, THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES has established itself as a peerless suspense anthology. Compiled by the best selling mystery novelist Ed McBain, this year’s edition boasts nineteen outstanding tales by such masters as John Updike, Lawrence Block, Jeffery Deaver, and Joyce Carol Oates as well as stories by rising stars such as Edgar Award winners Tom Franklin and Thomas H. Cook. The 1999 volume is a spectacular showcase for the high quality and broad diversity of the year’s finest suspense, crime, and mystery writing. ‘Keller’s Last Refuge’ by Lawrence Block, ‘Safe’ by Gary A. Braunbeck, ‘Fatherhood’ by Thomas H. Cook, ‘Wrong Time, Wrong Place’ by Jeffery Deaver, ‘Netmail’ by Brendan DuBois, ‘Redneck’ by Loren D. Estleman, ‘And Maybe the Horse Will Learn to Sing’ by Gregory Fallis, ‘Poachers’ by Tom Franklin, ‘Hitting Rufus’ by Victor Gischler, ‘Out There in the Darkness’ by Ed Gorman, ‘Survival’ by Joseph Hansen, ‘A Death on the Ho Chi Minh Trail’ by David K. Harford, ‘An Innocent Bystander’ by Gary Krist, ‘The Jailhouse Lawyer’ by Phillip M. Margolin, ‘Secret, Silent’ by Joyce Carol Oates, ‘In Flanders Fields’ by Peter Robinson, ‘Dry Whiskey’ by David B. Silva, ‘Sacrifice’ by L. L. Thrasher, ‘Bech Noir’ by John Updike

October Dreams

Classic novellas, never before published stories, essays on the history, literature, and films of Halloween, and real life memories of October 31st from today’s best practitioners of fear: Dean Koontz Peter Straub Poppy Z. Brite Rick Hautala Steve Rasnic Tem Elizabeth Engstrom Thomas Ligotti Gary A. Braunbeck Jack Ketchum Thomas F. Monteleone Hugh B. Cave Simon Clark Christopher Golden Ray Bradbury Jack Ketchum Alan M. Clark Gahan Wilson Paula Guran John Shirley Tom Piccirilli Jack Cady David B. Silva Robert Morrish William F. Nolan Michael Cadnum Richard Laymon Douglas Clegg Douglas E. Winter Stanley Wiater Caitl n R. Kiernan Lewis Shiner Yvonne Navarro Tim Lebbon Kim Newman F. Paul Wilson Owl Goingback Dennis Etchison Stephen Mark Rainey Charles L. Grant Kelly Laymon Dominick Cancilla Kristine Kathryn Rusch Michael Marshall Smith Wayne Allen Sallee Ramsey Campbell Ed Gorman Stefan Dziemianowicz Peter Crowther

The Blue and the Gray Undercover

Battles were won with bullets and sabers on the battlefields of the War Between the States, for sure. But often, the outcome of those battles was affected by the heroic acts of spies both Union and Confederate. Such heroes, unsung while they did their vital work, included those whose true stories are told in the pages of this book: Elizabeth Van Lew: Her Richmond, Virginia, neighbors thought her eccentric or crazy but her odd behavior covered her activities as a spy for the Union army. Belle Boyd: A daring Confederate spy whose charm and beauty were exceeded only by her boldness and resourcefulness in eluding Union’s efforts to capture her. Serena Freneau: A beautiful spy who seduced secrets from Union officers even marrying one of them! Timothy Webster: A Union spy who dared to infiltrate the South’s infamous ‘Knights of Liberty’ as a double agent. Their exploits, and the other tales in this extraordinary volume, are as thrilling as any spy stories from the past or present and many of them are true history. The Blue and the Gray UndercoverNo war is won on the battlefield alone, and the Civil War was no exception. Behind the lines, behind closed doors, in disguise, spies for both the Union and the Confederacy did what spies have always done: seek out information that will help their side get some advantage over the enemy. In the pages of this unique volume some of the most gifted storytellers of our generation write about many different spies. Editor Ed Gorman has brought together never before published tales of undercover work during the War Between the States by such bestselling authors as Doug Allyn, John Lutz, Brendan DuBois, Loren D. Estleman, and by other talented writers, including Janet Berliner, James H. Cobb, Bill Crider, Jane Haddam, Edward D. Hoch, Marie Jakober, Jane Lindskold, P. G. Nagle, Gary Phillips, Robert J. Randisi, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Aileen Schumacher, and Ray Vukcevich. In cities and in the wild, north and south of the Mason Dixon line, in the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea even in Canada these stories capture the tension and excitement of the high stakes risks numberless people took to help their side in the terrible war that sundered a nation. Not all the stories are based on fact, but all show people doing the kinds of things that were actually done to win the war with brains instead of bullets. The result is a fascinating look at a little known part of our Civil War heritage.

These Guns for Hire

They have a combined total of 500 million book sales, and have won every possible award in the mystery, thriller, and dark fiction genres.

Thirty original hitman stories by today’s modern masters. Noir. Wise guys. Sex. Freelance assassins. Humor. Violence. Femme fatales. Amateurs. Horror. Surprise twists. Hardboiled.

Get ready for some wet work!

Between the Dark and the Daylight

‘Gorman and Greenberg follow up A Prisoner of Memory 2008 with another impressive anthology, which features a diverse assortment of styles and settings.’ Publishers WeeklyCrime fiction’s biggest names have been rounded up for a truly impressive collection of 2008’s best short stories. Featuring authors like Michael Connelly, Charlaine Harris, and 2009 Edgar Award winner T. Jefferson Parker, this volume should be on the shelf of every mystery fan. Three more Edgar Award finalists, a Thriller Award finalist, and many other award nominees are also included!Other contributors include: Joyce Carol Oates, Scott Phillips, Megan Abbott, Charles Ardai, Sean Chercover, Nancy Pickard, Bill Crider, Gary Phillips, Patricia Abbot, Peter Robinson, Martin Edwards, Jeremiah Healy, Martin Lim and Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Robert S. Levinson, Bill Pronzini, Doug Allyn, Brett Battles, Norman Partridge, N.J. Ayres, David Edgerly Gates, Dominique Mainard, and John Harvey. The collection also features an article, ‘The Mystery Year in Review,’ written by Jon L. Breen.

By Hook or By Crook and 30 More of the Best Crime and Mystery Stories of the Year

In this annual staple of the crime fiction world, Ed Gorman and Martin Greenber collect the best short crime fiction of 2009.

The Best American Mystery Stories 2011

Best selling novelist Harlan Coben, a master of suspense and creator of the critically acclaimed Myron Bolitar series, edits this latest collection of the must reads in mysteries from the past year.

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