Ed Gorman

Books

New, Improved Murder - A Jack Dwyer Novel
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,900. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Jack Dwyer is a former cop who got the acting bug after being cast in a local public safety commercial. He started acting lessons, quit his job, and applied for his private investigator’s license (in very nearly that order). He also took a security guard job to keep the wolves away. The novel opens with Dwyer on a riverside park murder site. He was called there by a panicked former girlfriend.
Murder Straight Up: A Jack Dwyer Novel
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,170. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
TV news. There's the story and there's the truth. Anchorman David Curtis would never have made the big time. He was handsome in that bland, TV newscaster's way, but nothing special. Then he was murdered — on camera — and suddenly, no one at Channel 3 could talk of anyone else. But for Jack Dwyer, the ex-cop turned actor who moonlights as a security guard, it's a matter of more than talk.
Rough Cut
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,440. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When advertising executive Michael Ketchum falls in love with Cindy Traynor, the prime suspect in the murder of his business partner, he may be setting himself up as the murderer's next victim
Now You See Her
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,960. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A novel of gripping psychological suspense. A mother and daughter...a lonely stretch of road...a detour into terror. When their car breaks down, Amy Byrnes goes for help, leaving her teenage daughter Jane, who is on crutches, in the car. But Amy returns to find that her worst nightmare has come true—for Jane is gone.
The Silver Scream
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,340. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Kensington is a small town that attracts holiday-makers. On a stopover the Warner family fall in love with the place. They like the town and its inhabitants who seem to be inspired by their local pastor. But everything changes when their daughter disappears and they find out the truth about the town.
The Night Remembers - A Jack Walsh Mystery
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,630. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The time is the present; the setting Cedar Rapids, Iowa; the hero private detective Walsh, a man weary of a past he cannot escape. Walsh has recently retired from the sheriff's office, and he is preoccupied with wrenching personal turmoil. But Walsh's past won't leave him alone; it comes to visit him one day in the person of Lisa Pennyfeather, the wife of a man Walsh sent to prison for murder.
The Babysitter
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,240. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
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.
Moonchasers & Other stories
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 120,510. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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. A book also packed with other memorable stories by an extremely talented storyteller.
The Girl in the Attic
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,120. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
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 voice that whispered through the receiver. And then, she had to do its horrifying bidding...
Harlot's Moon - Book Three of the Robert Payne Mystery Series
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Series: The Robert Payne Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,440. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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-raising drive coming up, Steve wants to squelch a scandal. But all the signs point to unholy doings in the tightly knit parish.
Out There in the Darkness
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,990. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
In forty-eight minutes Aaron Tyler and his poker club buddies will apprehend and accidentally kill a burglar. And then they will begin an ascent into malestrom of violence that may cost them everything--their jobs, their families and ultimately their lives...Gorman screws the tension to a breaking point and beyond!
Blood Moon - Book One in the Robert Payne Mystery Series
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Series: The Robert Payne Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,380. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Former FBI agent and psychological profiler Robert Payne is on the trail of a serial killer..A 12 year old girl has been murdered and mutilated, and the detective assigned to the case wound up dead. Now Nora Conners, the girl's wealthy murder, has hired Payne to solve the murder and bring closure.
Hawk Moon - Book Two of the Robert Payne Mystery Series
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Series: The Robert Payne Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,940. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Two beautiful Indian women are found dead with their noses cut off - an old Indian practice to punish infidelity - in this suspenseful second mystery by best-selling author Ed Gorman. The mutilation murders stun the quiet Iowa town of Cedar Rapids and call for the special skills of criminal psychologist Robert Payne, who uses clues from the crime scene to piece together a psychological portrait of
Showdown
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,020. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
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?
Murder in the Wings - A Jack Dwyer Series Mystery
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,630. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Jack Dwyers, ex-cop turned amateur actor, is delighted when his agent lands him a role in a local production of Long Day's Journey Into Night. The real drama starts, however, when Michael Reeves -- the play's angry, bullying director -- is found murdered, and Dwyer's friend Stephen Wade -- a sweet has-been of an actor -- is charged with the crime. Dwyer knows that Wade has been set up. But why?
Serpent's Kiss
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,780. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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 who understands the evil that drives him. Between them, an innocent young girl's life hangs in the balance...
The End of it All
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,800. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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 attention is soon drawn to another attractive woman -- and that woman is Amy's daughter. Jealousy and revenge come to the forefront in this dark tale as
Shadow Games
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,500. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Cobey Daniels had it all. He was rich, he was young, and he was the hottest star in the country. Then there was that messy business with the teenage girl...and it all went to hell for Cobey. But that was a few years ago. Now Cobey's pulled his life together again, they're letting him out of the hospital, and he's ready for his big comeback. But the past is still out there, waiting for him.
Voodoo Moon - Book Four of the Robert Payne Mystery Series
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Series: The Robert Payne Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,780. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Psychological profiler Robert Payne is drawn into a circle of intrigue and murder and he investigates the murder of man's girlfriend, whom he claims was killed by an arsonist who burned down an asylum long ago, and disappeared. With TV Psychics and the local police, Payne must unravel the past to solve the case in the present.
Nightmare Child
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,140. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Jeff and Mindy McKay are young, attractive and willing to stop at nothing to have it all - even if it means murdering Mindy's little sister, Jenny, to collect her part of an enormous inheritance. With Jenny out of the way, Jeff and Mindy can begin to enjoy luxury beyond their wildest dreams. Then one day, months after Mindy and Jeff have buried the little girl, they answer a knock at the door...