Book List:149 titles
  • Superstar author Ed Gorman (of Dean Koontz’s “Frankenstein”) pens this demonic tale! Grayscaled graphic novel! The country is slipping away. The signs are all around you: Mass surveillance. Police militarization. Income inequality. Drugs. While...


  • "Shadow Games unflinchingly examines the dark side of humanity and reaches a finale that is both moving and terrifying." -Ramsey Campbell Cobey Daniels had it all. He was rich, he was young and he was the hottest star in the country. Then there was ...


  • An assassination attempt on a US congresswoman spells danger for Dev Conrad. Political consultant Dev Conrad is doing his best to help secure a re-election victory for congresswoman Jessica Bradshaw, who’s fighting a fierce battle with her far...


  • An assassination attempt on a US congresswoman spells danger for Dev Conrad. Political consultant Dev Conrad is doing his best to help secure a re-election victory for congresswoman Jessica Bradshaw, who's fighting a fierce battle with her far-ri...


  • 1967: A brutal murder in the midst of an anti-Vietnam War group sparks an investigation by Sam McCain, in Ed Gorman’s most politically charged mystery yet. When we last saw Sam McCain he had been drafted to fight the war in Vietnam. But Sam’s ...


  • 14 stories by a master of dark suspense who does for the American Midwest what Stephen King has done for Maine. In the title story, a young man working in a video store is captivated when the actress he has lusted after in so many horror films arrive...



  • FBI Criminal Profiler Robert Payne just wants to find a quiet town to retire in, and New Hope, Iowa fits the bill. But when a mysterious, seductive woman offers him $25,000 to find the psychopath who brutally murdered her young daughter, he uncovers ...







  • When his client becomes the prime suspect in a murder case, political consultant Dev Conrad’s campaign is thrown into chaos. Political Consultant Devlin Conrad had the feeling that his very married client Senator Robert Logan was a lot more inv...


  • Screaming and violent, little Jenny had never behaved as such—until The Babysitter. As the teenager entered the house, the grandmother was aware of her striking, disturbing beauty—a disturbing beauty that hides an ancient curse....


  • Elly and David Ward lost their daughter three-and-a-half years ago, and nothing reminds them more of this than seeing the children trick-or-treating on their street during Halloween night. She was twelve. Neither parent has dealt very well with th...



  • Young Richard Gideon was acquitted of bank robbery but run out of town anyway. Seven years later, sporting a custom-tailored suit and plenty of cash, Gideon is back with a plan that should bag the real thief. And if the sheriff turns a deaf ear to ju...


  • Written with Patricia Lee Macomber At first, thirteen-year-old Jamie wasn't sure what had awakened her. Then she heard it again. A telephone ringing. Slowly, she crept up the attic stairs. She had to answer the phone. She had to listen to the voic...



  • It's the far future. Fascist religious terrorists have all but wiped out the human race with nuclear weapons, and only small pockets of civilization survive. They have gathered in the hospitals, where ever-shrinking supplies and medical staffs have...


  • Previously published as GUN TRUTHA 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...


  • 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....


  • While many folks in Black River Falls, Iowa, support the hippie farm commune on the outskirts of town, others want it gone. The controversy heats up when the daughter of the town's wealthy industrialist is found stabbed in the cooperative's barn. The...


  • In a Quiet Midwestern city...A community is coming apart at the seams. He is a mild-mannered academic turned serial killer being hunted for crimes he doesn't recognize as his own. She is a TV anchorwoman losing the ratings game - and the only person ...


  • Roger Daye, a stockbroker whose wife suddenly left him, has changed his appearance in hopes of changing his life for the better. His longing for Amy, a childhood flame, is rekindled when he sees her at a dance in his old hometown. However, his atte...




  • When political consultant Dev Conrad agreed to work with Congresswoman Susan Cooper, he didn t know that the worst threat her re-election campaign would face would come from ......


  • Publishers Weekly: "A strong collection." 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 Bre...


  • The turbulent sixties are roaring into small town Black River Falls, Iowa, bringing pop culture and bitter politics with them. Attorney and private investigator Sam McCain is part of the revolution, organizing an anti-war rally. It's a polarizing aff...



  • It started as a burglary. That would have been bad enough. But when the masked intruder forced Dr. Olson at gunpoint to open his safe, the doctor knew he was really in trouble. In the safe were two DVDs, private movies he had made of those girls he h...






  • Twenty-one-year-old Spence returns to his home after two years in the Army. He falls in love with Cindy Brasher, Homecoming Queen and small town goddess to a long line of jealous young men.But string of robberies puts Spence at odds with his obsessiv...


  • 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'...


  • An annual collection of a traditional mystery series features the works of such names as Joyce Carol Oates, Ed McBain, and Carole Nelson Douglas, in a volume of novellas that represents top-selected works reflecting the state of the mystery genre. Or...


  • 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 ...


  • MURDER...AND JUSTICE FOR ALL Summer 1963. In suburban Black River Falls, Iowa, there's more than just politics behind a troubled judge's decision to have private investigator Sam McCain probe a blackmail scheme involving a powerful senator's daughte...


  • Ordered to protect a valuable thoroughbred entering a horse race offering the biggest purse in history, Secret Service Agent Dev Mallory must save his partner's life when she is kidnapped by a high-stakes player who is determined to beat the odds. Or...


  • It only takes one spark . . . 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...


  • The novella has always held a hallowed place in literature, and nowhere is that more true than in the mystery field. Its length often allows a more in-depth examination of the fictional characters and crimes portrayed, while maintaining a wonderful s...


  • When Abner is accused of murdering his uncle, a prominent lumber baron, Sheriff Reed Matthews, believing his prisoner to be innocent, must find the real killer among Butte City's wealthiest entrepreneurs, all of whom have a deadly secret to hide. Ori...


  • From traditional mystery stories with devious doings and a plot full of clues to terse thrillers with edge-of-the-seat climaxes to the nail-biting tale of psychological suspense, no field of popular fiction can match contemporary crime writing in div...


  • When Noah Ford became an investigator for the Army, his loyalty was unbreakable. But when his family becomes involved in one of his investigations, justice may have to be forsaken for revenge. A military investigator and federal agent, Noah Ford i...


  • Secret Service Agent Dev Mallory has been hand-picked by the President to shut down a counterfeiting scheme before it floods the West with funny money and collapses the United States economy. But when the past catches up with Dev, the cost of solving...


  • A mysterious and beautiful girl who teaches arrogant young men about true love, a lonely traveling salesman who learns that his passenger is death, children who can absorb the psychic pain of their parents, a desperately pursued serial killer who hid...


  • B. M. Bower used only her initials to sign these Western stories that have vast appeal because of her sense of humor, the strong ties of loyalty and family among her characters, as well as the authentic quality of her cowboy characters. In the title ...


  • The West hath no fury like a woman scorned…On the outside, Cross Peak, Texas, is a clean and friendly city—so friendly, in fact, that Skye Fargo is literally welcomed with open arms by the local ladies. But one sweet little thing wants something ...


  • in Creature Cozies

    They're cute... they're cuddly... they're on the case. We all know that the most innocent-looking pets can commit a lot of unexpected mischief. But they can also have a talent for sniffing out two-legged troublemakers of a more dangerous kind. ...


  • Alan Dean Foster, Gregory Benford, Ed Gorman amoung the authors represented in this book. Are there UFOs among us? This quest has generated countless works of fiction and nonfiction, TV shows, TV series, documentaries, movies, books, articles and eve...



  • For nearly two decades Ed Gorman has consistently provided some of the finest Western fiction around. His ability to create living, breathing characters and his unerring talent for suspense and drama have resulted in stories and novels that no fan of...


  • The Cuban Missile Crisis has America living in fear, but life must go on for the citizens of Black River Falls, Iowa -- except, sadly, for beautiful Karen Hastings, found strangled in the bomb shelter of gubernatorial candidate Ross Murdoch. Murdo...






  • Still a feared and revered arm of law enforcement, the Texas Rangers were founded in 1835 and began keeping the peace as the West became wild. Texas Rangers is a collection of short stories featuring these legends of the Old West by today's best sage...


  • 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 . . ....


  • Deputy Tom Prine finds himself plunged into a deadly world of arson, kidnapping, and murder in the small town of Claybank where nothing is what it seems as faceless enemies try to kill him and the townpeople turn against him. Original....


  • 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 str...


  • Wanted for Murder: The Marshal's Wife 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 Webley...


  • LADY KILLER When a beautiful corpse is found in a gazebo during a class reunion party, lawyer Sam McCain hopes to avoid involving himself in the ensuing complexities. However, the victim is the troubled daughter of a prominent family, and when loc...


  • 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 the...


  • 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 Uni...


  • Louis L'Amour and others masters take aim at the legends behind the guns. Includes new and classic tales by Louis L'Amour, Ed Gorman, Bill Pronzini, Gary Lovisi, James Reasoner, Judy Alter, Bill Crider, R.C. House, Wendi Lee and Mary Kay Lane, Marcu...


  • In the small New England town of Hastings Corner, several women, including Dr. Abby Stewart and Greer Morgan, the daughter of Abby's closest friend, are targeted by a secret society of witch hunters that is out to destroy these few a selective, endan...


  • SNAKE IN THE GRASS W hen presidential candidate Richard Nixon decides to make Black River Falls, Iowa, a campaign stop during the summer of 1960, the county's most powerful judge, Esme Ann Whitney, wants the town to gleam like polished silver. So...


  • Father Pete Madsen is a man torn by conscience. Ever since the Civil War, he has devoted his life to the church in an attempt to do penance for his bloody deeds of heroism-with his faith as his only weapon against the evils of the world. That faith ...


  • Septemus Ryan is on a mission of revenge and his young nephew is taken along for the ride, witnessing his uncle's descent into madness as they pursue the killers and are eventually pursued by the law....


  • 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...



  • Bryce Lamont gets his share of the money that made his partners in crime rich and landed him in jail when he finds them in Wyatt, Wisconsin, but he also finds himself fighting off a malaria outbreak and tracking down outlaws who murdered the woman he...




  • It is September 21, 1959. The world's number-one Communist, Nikita Khrushchev, has landed in Iowa during the height of the McCarthy era, and in Black River Falls, someone has resorted to painting the town murderously Red. A high-profile writer with c...


  • After his young daughter is killed during a bank robbery, Septemus Ryan is out of his mind with grief. Her voice haunts him from the grave, urging him to seek justice above the law.In August 1898, James Hogan celebrates his birthday by accompanying h...


  • Smalltown Iowa becomes the site of a grisly string of voodoo related murders, and it's up to psychological profiler Robert Payne, in a new case, to uncover the identity of the killer and the secrets hidden in a seemingly quiet town....


  • Aspiring outlaw Sam Conagher has traded in his guns for a new life in a quiet town, but when he uncovers a plot against the woman he loves, the old gunfighter's blood begins to boil in his veins. Original....


  • Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe, Lord Peter Wimsey and Hercule Poirot, Matt Scudder and Easy Rawlins, Spenser and Dalgliesh - they stand among the most popular of twentieth-century heroes. And now the award-winning mystery novelist Ed Gorman and novelis...


  • In September 1957, the Edsel made its long-awaited debut in Black River Falls, Iowa. The local Ford dealership was hosting a baton-twirling celebration to welcome the car of the future. But the future can't be taken for granted--a fact made all too c...


  • Just when Les Graves finally earns a chance at a respectable life in Cedar Rapids, his brother T. Z. shows up in town with plans to rob the bank where Les works, and loyalty to his brother lands Les in jail. Reprint....


  • Celebrates American pulp fiction in this volume which anthologizes 1920s and 1930s innovators such as John Jakes and Robert Bloch alongside later masters of the form, including Mickey Spillane, Ed McBain, and Donald Westlake...


  • While en route to offer an amnesty deal to Billy Pecos--the most wanted man in the country--U.S. Marshal Earle Conlon witnesses a murder that will make Billy's exoneration, and ending the range war he is embroiled in, difficult at best. Original....


  • This huge book contains the original short story upon which THE POKER CLUB was based ("Out There in the Darkness"), the complete novel which was first published in 1999, and the screenplay by Rich Chizmar and Johnathon Schaech. Ed Gorman provides the...


  • Gorman's stories have an amazing breadth of style and plot -- pure detection, private eye stories, and straight crime tales. The Judge Whitney stories are filled with the sights and sounds of small-town America around 1958. The Closing Circle is a de...



  • An unfortunate incident with a teenage girl lands celebrity Cobey Daniels in a mental facility, and now released, he is determined to start his life over, but someone will not let him forget the past and is waiting in the shadows to introduce Cobey t...


  • in Legend

    Seven winners of the Spur Award--including Elmer Kelton and Loren D. Estleman--come together to document the life of the legendary Lyle Speaks, from his tormented childhood to his years as a cattle rancher and his regrettable exploits in between. Ori...



  • When Stephen Payne rides into Favor to investigate the death of his younger brother, Art, he figures he'll have his work cut out for him. The rumor spreading through town is that Art had robbed a stagecoach and then hanged himself. Art had a history ...


  • 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. ...



  • The morning of February 4, 1959, brought bad news for Sam McCain, rock and roll fan: His musical idol, Buddy Holly, had perished in a plane crash. But the day also brought bad news that hit closer to home in Sam's small Iowa town: A local couple was ...


  • An emotionally unstable young woman may have killed a man during an evening she cannot remember, and a would-be horror writer determined to prove her innocence must challenge her most trusted friend, who is also her worst enemy, for the truth. Origin...


  • A compendium of articles and interviews about film noir and its spin-offs--novels, TV and radio shows, and comic books--pays homage to the leading actors and writers of the genre and includes an essay by Stephen King. Original. 20,000 first printing....


  • Despite having put his past as a gunfighter far behind him, Ray Coyle, now a sharpshooter in a traveling Wild West show, resolves to smoke out a killer, when word reaches him that his son has been shot. Original....



  • Provides a unique look into the minds of some of today's most popular storytellers, from Stephen King to Mary Higgins Clark, in which they candidly reveal their ideas, characters, early days as writers, and much more. Original....



  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A Catholic priest has been found half-naked and dead in a seedy motel room, with his tongue cut out. Ex-FBI profiler Robert Payne has been called in to investigate by his childhood friend Steve Gray, now a monsignor. With a fund-r...


  • When a teenage girl is brutally murdered, revered Iowa Senator David Cummings sees to it that a local youth is convicted of the crime, and only District Attorney Amy McGuire can uncover a deadly scandal. Reprint....


  • Collects the best American crime stories ever published, culled from the pulp magazines of the thirties, forties, and fifties and featuring such titles as "Dime Detective," "Black Mask," and "The Shadow." Original....


  • Nineteen-year-old Ben Tyler vows to protect Alison, a beautiful young woman, from threats of murder, until he stumbles upon a dark secret that could destroy everyone and everything he cares about. Original."...


  • When his estranged wife Sarah, leaves him for gunfighter Frank Evans, Leo does not believe that he will ever see her again, but when Frank is offered ten thousand dollars for a gunfight, Sarah begs Leo to bring him back alive, and Leo must make a dif...


  • The rage of jilted lovers and their acts of hate are captured in this suspenseful collection of chilling tales, including works by Lawrence Block, Donald Westlake, Evan Hunter, Bill Pronzini, Marcia Muller, John Lutz, Joe Gores, and Ruth Rendell. Ori...


  • A stunning anthology that brings the American West vividly to life, "The Fatal Frontier" showcases the exceptional talents of today's most popular mystery and crime storytellers--including Elmore Leonard, John Jakes, Marcia Muller, Brian Garfield, Lo...


  • 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 crime...


  • The ultimate collection for mystery lovers traces the development of contemporary fiction, includes an introduction for each story, and features the work of Tony Hillerman, Stephen King, Ruth Rendell, Sara Paretsky, Dean R. Koontz, and others....


  • Due to debate the efficacy of the death penalty on television on the night that killer Roy Gerard is destined to be executed, beautiful district attorney Jessica Dennis is unaware that Roy's brother, David, has a bizarre scheme to seize control of a ...



  • When criminal psychologist Robert Payne travels to Iowa to investigate the heartless murder of a beautiful Native American woman and the disappearance of another, he finds a darkness that stretches back to the turn of the century, when another simila...


  • In the wake of Marilyn Monroe's 1962 death, everybody from J. Edgar Hoover to the Mob tries to find missing tapes that have captured every scandalous moment the beautiful star shared with the Kennedy brothers. Reprint. K. PW. ...


  • When two teenage boys befriend and escaped bank robber--because the robber reminds the boys of their idol, Robert Mitchum--the boys set in motion a chilling chain of events that will teach them about trust, brutality, and courage.Moonchaseres and Oth...


  • Ed Gorman's western stories are anything but ordinary. They often take place in lonely, tragic, mythical landscapes. Editors Bill Pronzini and Martin H. Greenberg have selected nine of Ed Gorman's best short stories as they appeared in a variety of m...


  • A collection of spine-chilling stories of terror features the writings of Dean Koontz, John Coyne, F. Paul Wilson, J. N. Williamson, John Gregory Betancourt, Edward D. Hoch, and others. By the editors of Stalkers. Reprint....






  • Offers works by a variety of the best suspense authors and encompasses the breadth of modern suspense fiction, especially its darker and more ominous side, in works by Marcia Muller, Nancy Pickard, Bill Pronzini, John Lutz, Rex Miller, and John D. Ma...





  • Challenge to write a story based on the premise of a young woman found murdered in her apartment, eighteen top mystery and suspense writers--including Bill Pronzini and Loren Estleman--contributed to this unique collection. Reprint....


  • Finally! We have the answers. Here skilled spinners of mysteries crack classic unsolved crimes. Non-fiction accounts can only speculate as to who was behind the assassination of John F. Kennedy, who was Jack the Ripper, and whether Marilyn Monroe's d...


  • Offers works by a variety of the best suspense authors and encompasses the breadth of modern suspense fiction, especially its darker and more ominous side, in works by Marcia Muller, Max Allen Collins, Robert Bloch, and others...


  • in Under the Fang

    THEY'VE WON... They came in the night, to the towns and cities. Like a slow, insidious virus they spread from house to house, building to building, from graveyard to bedroom and cellar to boardroom. They are ancient and deathless, sun-shy and bloodt...




  • in Dick Tracy: The Secret Files

    CRIMESTOPPERS' CASEBOOK: 1944 -- Everyone knew the beautiful Hollywood starlet's death was suicide. Everyone but a hack screen- writer -- and DICK TRACY... 1955 -- A new music called rock'n'roll is sweeping the country -- but someone wants one...



  • When legendary gunslinger Stephen Fuller arrives in the town of Cedar Rapids, Anna Toland, the matron of the town jail, must make sure that he stays out of trouble, but when a man is murdered, Stephen stands accused of the crime, and Anna, believing ...



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    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...



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    When bounty hunter Leo Guild fails to protect an old nemesis from assassination, he takes up a search for the killer and finds a fear-struck town run by the outlaw, Kriker, and filled with horrors that reawakened his own past...




  • Tobin, the co-host of a movie review program, finds himself in trouble after his partner is found murdered moments after an on-camera argument, and it is learned that he was having an affair with his partner's wife...



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    When bounty hunter Leo Guild agrees to help the sheriff of Danton, persuaded, in part, by the appeal of the lovely, blue-eyed Annie, he discovers that the powerful Cord family controls the town down to the last nail....



  • Jack Dwyer comes to the aid of his former love, Jane Branigan, after she is found in a state of shock holding a recently fired gun near the body of her current lover, advertising executive Stephen Elliot...


  • Jack Dwyer, ex-cop turned part-time actor working as a security guard at the Channel 3 station, is pitted against both the world of television journalism and a criminal underworld when anchorman David Curtis is poisoned...



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    It only takes one spark . . .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...


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    DARK WHISPERS & Other StoriesEd Gorman was an American writer and short fiction anthologist who has published in almost every genre, but is best known for his work in the crime, mystery, western, and horror fields. This collections of eleven crime/my...


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    There was ANNA-the town's bad girl, mistreated and abused, who made the ultimate sacrifice to get her revenge …THE FORSAKENThe FORTUNE TELLER-whom the town ridiculed, but not for long …THE FORSAKENPATRICK-the handsome,...


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    ONE MORNING KATE EVANS OPENED HER DOOR TO A DYING FRIEND …… AND INVITED TERROR INTO HER LIFE. His last breath held the secret of his murder. Just one word: "key." Kate thought she understood. It was the key to a safe deposit box...


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    Brian guessed he should have been grateful when Mr. Stockbridge pressed the tin soldier into his hand. It wasn't every child at Windhaven Orphanage who received a present from the formidable Raymond Stockbridge. But Brian wasn't happy at all. In fact...


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    Editors Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg have scoured the world to present the biggest and most consistently entertaining collection of crime and suspense stories from across the globe. Their first-rate picks are a diverse and exciting mix of storie...


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