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    • Master's Choice Volume 1

    • Mystery Stories by Today's Top Writers and the Masters Who Inspired Them
    • By: Stephen King, Tony Hillerman, W.F. Harvey, and others
    • Narrated by: Juliet Mills, Michael Gross
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    Listen to mystery stories by today's top writers and the masters who inspired them. The idea for this collection came to Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Lawrence Block when he was asked, "What is your favorite mystery story?" Block compiled this unique collection by posing the same question to some of today's favorite writers of the genre, including Stephen King, Tony Hillerman, and John Lutz.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mystery on Bayou Teche

    • By Cheryl L. Boswell on 10-25-07

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Guild

    • By: Ed Gorman
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Campbell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The Day the Music Died

    • By: Ed Gorman
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    In 1950s Iowa, a murder-suicide forces a lawyer to put aside his rock-and-roll grief.

    Sam McCain loves Buddy Holly, because he's the only rock-and-roll star who still seems like a dweeb, and Sam knows how that feels. With the unrequited love of his life at his side, Sam drives more than three hours through the snow to watch his idol play the Surf Ballroom. That night, Buddy Holly dies in the most famous plane crash in music history, but Sam has no time to grieve....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Comfortable, well-crafted cozy

    • By connie on 10-03-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Stalkers

    • 19 Original Tales by the Masters of Terror (Unabridged Selections)
    • By: Edward D. Hoch, Joe R. Lansdale, Dan Lowry, and others
    • Narrated by: Joseph Campanella, David Dukes
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Darkness falls quickly when you're being stalked...but it is always dark when you are a stalker.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Mediocre Collection at Best

    • By Delilah on 05-23-15

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Dark Screams, Volume Four

    • By: Clive Barker, Ray Garton, Ed Gorman, and others
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    "The Departed" by Clive Barker: On All Hallows' Eve, a dead and disembodied mother yearns to touch her young son one last time. But will making contact destroy them both? "Creature Feature" by Heather Graham: What could be better publicity for a horror convention than an honest-to-goodness curse? It's only after lights out that the hype - and the Jack the Ripper mannequin - starts to feel a little too real.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Poor narration

    • By Jon Weimer on 07-07-17

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Everybody's Somebody's Fool

    • By: Ed Gorman
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Small-town lawyer and private detective Sam McCain is enjoying a cocktail party, dancing with a lovelier specimen than his five-foot-five-inch frame usually attracts, when the hostess confronts him with a problem the likes of which Good Housekeeping has never seen. There is a corpse in the backyard gazebo, and the party is definitely over.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Blood Moon

    • A Robert Payne Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Ed Gorman
    • Narrated by: Mark Douglas Nelson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 140

    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 mother, has hired Payne to solve the murder and bring closure. After narrowing his search to three men, a televangelist, a honey salesman, and an art teacher, all living in the small Iowa town of New Hope, Payne begins to narrow the field, posing as a journalist.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A good writer, a great narrator, but. . .

    • By Sarah on 03-16-15

    Regular price: $17.99

    • The World's Finest Mystery & Crime Stories, Vol. 2

    • By: Ed Gorman
    • Narrated by: The Funny Cide Team
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    This collection of the best crime and mystery short fiction of 1999, gathered from around the globe and including more award-winners and stories than any other comparable volume, fills the void for those with a hunger for the best international mystery and suspense stories.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • So-So

    • By SmileyGuy on 09-12-07

    Regular price: $14.60

    • Ticket to Ride

    • A Sam McCain Mystery, Book 8
    • By: Ed Gorman
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    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 coming out of rehab. And, the brilliant lawyer he hoped to start a relationship with has gone back to her husband. Still, McCain tries to enjoy himself during the town's Labor Day weekend party, reuniting with several old friends - until two of them are murdered for what seems to be a motive buried in the past...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • John McLain is no Bronson Pinchot!

    • By Catherine on 12-27-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Hawk Moon - A Robert Payne Mystery

    • Robert Payne Mysteries
    • By: Ed Gorman
    • Narrated by: Kevin Scollin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    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 the killer. The prime suspect is another Indian, David Rhodes, who is estranged from his wife, police detective Cindy Rhodes - and the woman with whom Payne is starting to fall in love.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Hollywood Fantasies

    • Ten Surreal Visions of Tinsel Town
    • By: Robert Bloch, Harlan Ellison, John Jakes, and others
    • Narrated by: Susan Anspach, David Birney, Harlan Ellison, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Learn the truth behind the mask of Hollywood in these 10 bizarre tales of dreams and dream weavers, movies and movie-makers, by some of the most respected fantasy writers of our time.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Recycled stories

    • By Jon Weimer on 07-01-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

    • By: Ed Gorman
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Black River Falls used to be a boring small town, but at the pinnacle of the Cuban Missile Crisis, nowhere in America can be boring anymore. As the country awaits nuclear annihilation, Iowa gubernatorial favorite Ross Murdoch has a crisis of his own: There is a dead woman in his bomb shelter. Murdoch tells his lawyer, Sam McCain, that the corpse was planted there by his enemies in the local police force, and begs McCain to clear his name before Election Day.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Death Ground

    • By: Ed Gorman
    • Narrated by: Kevin Foley
    • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By Kevan on 08-22-16

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Showdown

    • By: Ed Gorman
    • Narrated by: Steven J. Young
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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 . .

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

    • By: Ed Gorman
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The citizens of Black River Falls are polite, understanding, and respectful - except when it comes to communism. Joe McCarthy has been dead for two years, but men like Richard Conners are still fighting to clear themselves of his accusations. A liberal who served faithfully under Roosevelt and Truman, only to be slandered as a red during McCarthy’s witch hunts, Conners has begun getting death threats written in blood. He hires private investigator Sam McCain to protect him, but no sooner has Sam taken the case than Conners turns up dead.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Serpent's Kiss

    • By: Ed Gorman
    • Narrated by: Gregory Silva
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Voodoo Moon

    • By: Ed Gorman
    • Narrated by: Bob Walter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Twenty-five years ago, in a small Iowa town, an asylum for the criminally insane burned to the ground, killing inmates and employees. The fire was set by Paul Renard, a sexual psychopath who escaped the blaze and disappeared. Today young Ricky Hennessey faces murder charges in the death of his girlfriend. His defense: Paul Renard did it. Legal investigator Robert Payne joins the case at the request of Tandy West, a cable TV psychic and Payne's former lover.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Wake Up Little Susie

    • By: Ed Gorman
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    In 1958 Ford introduced the Edsel to America. In the Black River Falls, Iowa, the dead body of a 19-year-old girl in the trunk of a brand new Edsel upstages the ill-fated car. Sam McCain makes some troubling discoveries as he tracks down the murderer.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Overall a Pretty Good Book

    • By Angela Vickery on 09-08-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Save the Last Dance for Me

    • By: Ed Gorman
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Fundamentalist preacher John Muldaur isn’t afraid of snakes - he uses them every week in his services - but he’s convinced that the Pope is trying to kill him. Iowa lawyer Sam McCain, the poorest attorney in a thriving town, listens patiently to the self-declared reverend’s outlandish theories about being targeted by a papal hit squad, and agrees to investigate the matter simply to get Muldaur out of his office. But that night at a wild religious service, McCain sees Muldaur proven right.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Fools Rush In

    • Sam McCain, Book 7
    • By: Ed Gorman
    • Narrated by: Allan Robertson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    In America's heartland, Sam seeks justice for a black college student who's found dead in a car trunk at the drive-in, while thousands gather in the nation's capital for the March on Washington with civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Regular price: $19.95

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