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Publication Order of Jack Dwyer Books

New, Improved Murder (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Straight Up (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rough Cut (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in the Wings (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Autumn Dead (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cry of Shadows (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Reason Why (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Tobin Books

Murder on the Aisle (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Several Deaths Later (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Leo Guild Books

Publication Order of Jack Walsh Books

The Night Remembers (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Robert Payne Books

Blood Moon / Dead Cold (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hawk Moon (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Harlot's Moon (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Voodoo Moon (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sam McCain Books

The Day The Music Died (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wake Up Little Susie (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Save the Last Dance for Me (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Everybody's Somebody's Fool (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fools Rush In (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ticket to Ride (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bad Moon Rising (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Riders on the Storm (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Cavalry Man Books

Publication Order of Dean Koontz's Frankenstein Books

Prodigal Son (By: Dean Koontz,Kevin J. Anderson) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
City of Night (With: Dean Koontz) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead and Alive (By: Dean Koontz) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost Souls (By: Dean Koontz) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dead Town (By: Dean Koontz) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dev Mallory Books

Publication Order of Dev Conrad Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Daddy's Little Girl (As: Daniel Ransom) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Caller (As: Daniel Ransom) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Toys in the Attic (As:Daniel Ransom) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Forsaken (As:Daniel Ransom) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Graves' Retreat (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Babysitter (As:Daniel Ransom) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
What The Dead Men Say (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night of Shadows (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Poker Club (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightmare Child (As:Daniel Ransom) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Kills (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Prodigal Gun (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cage of Night (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Midnight (As:Daniel Ransom) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Serpent's Kiss (As:Daniel Ransom) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Robin In I, Werewolf (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wolf Moon (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sharpshooter (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow Games (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moonchasers (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Red Moon (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fugitive Stars (As:Daniel Ransom) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black River Falls (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Screams (As:Daniel Ransom) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The First Lady (As: E.J. Gorman) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zone Soldiers (As:Daniel Ransom) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Silver Scream (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gundown (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Senatorial Privilege (As: E.J. Gorman) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Runner in the Dark (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cold Blue Midnight (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trouble Man (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daughter of Darkness (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ride Into Yesterday (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Know What the Night Knows (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Serpent's Kiss (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Storm Riders (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Moon (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark Fantastic (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blackmail & Lace (As:Daniel Ransom) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghost Town (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vendetta (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rituals (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Relentless (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lynched (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gun Truth (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Branded (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
An American Education (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Guns to Yuma (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shoot First (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Knock at the Door (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Midnight Room (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Marilyn Tapes (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Showdown (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl in the Attic (With: Patricia Lee Macomber) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hell-For-Leather Rider / The Man from Nightshade Valley (With: James Reasoner) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Now You See Her (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Backshot (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Run to Midnight (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Turn Away (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Face (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
One of Those Days, One of Those Nights (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Out There in the Darkness (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dirty Coppers (With: Richard T. Chizmar) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eye of the Beholder (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lawless (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cast in Dark Waters (With: Tom Piccirilli) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cages (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The End of it All (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Survival (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Yesterday and the Day Before (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cemetery Dance Select (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Westeryear (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Whispers and Other Stories (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Out There in the Darkness, Volume 1 (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moonchasers and Other Stories (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eye of the Beholder and Other Stories (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Famous Blue Raincoat (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Such a Good Girl and Other Crime Stories (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prisoners & Other Stories (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crooks, Crimes and Christmas (With: Michael Jahn) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Ride Back (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Different Kinds of Dead and Other Tales (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Phantom Chronicles 2 (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The End Of It All And Other Stories (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Noir 13 (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Man's Gun and Other Western Stories (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Disgrace to the Badge (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enemies and Other Western Stories (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scream Queen and Other Tales of Menace (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Ride Back and Other Western Stories (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow Games and Other Sinister Stories of Show Business (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trace Elements (By: Tracy Knight) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

They're Here... Invasion of the Body Snatchers (With: Kevin McCarthy) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (With: Kevin McCarthy) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Translator (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Murder Most Books

Murder Most Sacred (By: Martin H. Greenberg) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Most Medieval (By: Martin H. Greenberg) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Most Delicious (By: Martin H. Greenberg,Barbara Paul) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Most Irish (By: Martin H. Greenberg) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Most Delectable (By: Martin H. Greenberg) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Most Divine (By: Ralph McInerny) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Most Romantic (By: Martin H. Greenberg,Susan Sizemore) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Most Postal (By: Martin H. Greenberg) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Most Feline (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Most Confederate (By: Martin H. Greenberg) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Most Celtic (By: Martin H. Greenberg) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Michael Jahn Short Story Collections

Crooks, Crimes and Christmas (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Kolchak: The Night Stalker Books

Pain Without Tears (By: C.J. Henderson) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kolchak the Night Stalker Volume 1 (By: Stuart M. Kaminsky) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terror Within (By: C.J. Henderson,Stefan Petrucha) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Black & Evil Truth (By: C.J. Henderson) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lovecraftian Horror (By: C.J. Henderson) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost World (By: C.J. Henderson) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kolchak and the Lost World (By: C.J. Henderson) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Necronomicon (By: C.J. Henderson) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Book of Kolchak the Night Stalker (By: Stuart M. Kaminsky,C.J. Henderson) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Passages of the Macabre (With: Nancy Holder,C.J. Henderson) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Black Lizard Anthology of Crime Fiction(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Second Black Lizard Anthology of Crime Fiction(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stalkers(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Black Moon(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Borderlands 1(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Under the Gun(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
100 Great Detectives, Or, the Detective Directory(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cold Blood(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Solved(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat Crimes I(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Obsessions(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Invitation to Murder(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Borderlands 3(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat Crimes III(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stalkers - 19 Original Tales By the Masters of Terror(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat Crimes II(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Western Stories of Ed Gorman(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monsters in Our Midst(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Predators(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Crimes 2(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Criminal Intent(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Danger in D.C.(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blue Motel(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Feline and Famous(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Modern Treasury of Great Detective and Murder Mysteries(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Partners in Crime(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat Crimes Takes a Vacation(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Woman On The Beat(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guilty as Charged(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hollywood Fantasies: Ten Surreal Visions of Tinsel Town(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Once Upon a Crime(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The UFO Files(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mom, Apple Pie and Murder(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Future Crimes(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat Crimes Through Time(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pure Pulp(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of the American West II(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best American Mystery Stories 1999(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sleuths of the Century(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
October Dreams(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 1(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 2(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pulp Masters(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Most Feline(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Blue and the Gray Undercover(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guns of the West(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 3(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World\\\'s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories: 4(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stagecoach(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. President, Private Eye(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 5(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lone Star Law(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
These Guns for Hire(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Passions(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Cemetery Dance II(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Between the Dark and the Daylight(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
By Hook or By Crook and 27 More of the Best Crime and Mystery Stories of the Year(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shamus Winners(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Commutability(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beat to a Pulp: Round 1(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Discount Noir(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best American Mystery Stories 2011(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Pursuit of Spenser(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Feast of Frights from The Horror Zine(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beat to a Pulp: Round 2(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writing Crime Fiction(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Interrogator and Other Criminally Good Fiction(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shivers VII(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Turn Down the Lights(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Passages of the Macabre(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Missing Detective(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Ed Gorman was one of the noteworthy authors from America, who was famous for writing books based on the mystery, western fiction, crime fiction, thriller, and horror fiction genres. He was also a renowned anthologist of short stories. As a writer, Gorman wrote and published his stories in almost all the genres. The nonfiction works written by him have appeared in places like Redbook and The New York Times. Author Gorman has contributed to a number of literary magazines and publications such as Mystery Scene, Xero, Cemetery Dance, Black Lizard, and Tales of Zorro anthology. He was born on November 2, 1941 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, The United States, and died on October 14, 2016. Gorman lived for most of his time in his place of birth, Cedar Rapids. For several extended periods, he even stayed in Minneapolis, Chicago, Des Moines, and Minnesota. Author Gorman had married two times. He was married for the first time for 7 years to Catherine Stevens. Later, he married the award winning writer of young adult and children’s books, named Carol Maxwell. Carol and Gorman remained married for 34 years until the death of Gorman in 2016. Prior to the start of his writing career, author Gorman was involved in public relations and advertising. He spent 23 years in these fields, producing some industrial films and writing a few political speeches. He went on to write his first book in the year 1984, which was titled as Rough Cut. Following the tremendous success of this novel, author Gorman decided to quit his job. He dedicated himself towards writing for full time. The other reason behind him being able to focus on his writing career on a full time basis is the full time teaching profession of his wife, Carol. Author Gorman contributed with stories in different fields, however, he thought of himself as a genre writer. During the 1970s, he had won a short story competition, which was sponsored by the Charles Scribner and Sons. One of the editors from this company suggested Gorman to expand the winning story into a full length novel. He started doing it, but got bored after writing for 6 months.

Most of the stories and novels of author Gorman are set in the small towns of the Midwestern regions. For writing his popular Dev Conrad series, he got the inspiration from his years working as an operative in the political field. In addition to writing, Gorman also co-founded the Mystery Scene literary magazine. He served as an editor cum publisher until the year 2002. Even today, the Gormania column appears in the pages of the magazine regularly. Author Gorman was regarded as one of the original writers of crime fiction by the Kirkus Reviews. Likewise, many other critics labeled him as a top class writer in his genre. For most parts of writing career, he was known as a prolific writer, but his graph began to go down after he suffered from multiple myeloma in the year 2002. He had won the Spur Award in the category of the Best Short Fiction for one of his short stories in 1992. Gorman was even nominated for the prestigious Bram Stoker Award in 1995 for his collection of fiction stories called Cages. In 1994, Gorman won the Anthony Award and went on to get nominated for this award for multiple times in the next years. The PEWA has awarded him with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The other prestigious nomination for him include the Edgar Award. One of the novels written by author Gorman, The Poker, was made into a movie in 2008 under the direction of Timm McCann. Several of his short stories have also been adapted into short films. Author Gorman used to write under a different set of pen names in addition to his original name including, Daniel Ransom, Robert David Chase, Richard Driscoll, E.J. Gorman, etc.

A popular novel series written by Ed Gorman is called as Sam McCain series. It is comprised of a total of 10 books, which were released between the years 1998 and 2014. Its debut book is titled as ‘The Day the Music Died’. Author Gorman has set the plot of this novel at the time of the year 1958, in Black River Falls. At the beginning of the book, it is shown that at the barber shop of Bill Malley, a lot of talks are going on about communism, marches of civil rights, Martin Luther King, Kennedy, fluoride, etc. In the middle of this setup, Sam McCain is introduced as a 26 year old private investigator and law degree holder. He drives in Ford for 4 hours to attend a performance by his favorite idol of rock and roll music, Buddy Holly. In the next morning, Sam McCain hears the sad news of Holly’s plane crash. Later, Sam comes across Susan Whitney’s dead body in her living room. When he goes upstairs in the huge mansion, he finds Susan’ bullying husband named Richie holding a rifle in his hand and confessing about killing Susan. In his guilt, he kills himself. Sam McCain’s instincts make him feel that Richie did not murder his wife. Before the end of the day, he finds one more corpse in a frozen pond. This time, it is a pregnant teenager.

Another well known book written in the series is entitled ‘Breaking Up is Hard To Do’. It was published in 2004. In the starting sequence, author Gorman has shown that the whole of America lives in fear because of the crisis of the Cuban Missiles. But, the citizens try to get their lives going and hope for the crisis to end soon. A beautiful woman named Karen Hastings is found dead due to strangulation in the shelter of the gubernatorial candidate named Ross Murdoch. In order to look into the matter, Ross hires Sam McCain. He wants Sam to find out the real killer and help him get his named cleared in the murder. The task seems pretty much impossible for Sam McCain. He finds out that Karen knew very much about the powerful Ross Murdoch as well as the community’s 3 other pillars, who shared her as their mistress. And with the information, Karen Hastings was blackmailing all 4 of them. The case keeps getting dirtier with the uncovering of new secrets. And when the killer takes the life of another victim, Sam thinks that it is high time now to catch him. He wonders whether the 4 men who had sexual relationship with Karen were involved in her murder too or there is someone else who is playing with the lives of these men. The book turned out to be one of the finest by author Gorman as it helped him to achieve more success as a writer of mystery books.

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