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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 73
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    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

    • 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 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24

    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

    • 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

    • Blood Moon

    • A Robert Payne Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Ed Gorman
    • Narrated by: Mark Douglas Nelson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 137

    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

    • 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
      3.5 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

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

    • By: Ed Gorman
    • Narrated by: The Funny Cide Team
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    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 The B0lt on 09-12-07

    Regular price: $14.60

    • Cast in Dark Waters

    • By: Ed Gorman, Tom Piccirilli
    • Narrated by: Leah Frederick
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Her name was Crimson...and she was a legend. A beautiful pirate queen who plundered the 16th Century Caribbean sea by day and confronted voodoo and vampires during the steaming tropical nights.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Little Paranormal Pirate Adventure Story

    • By Squeak on 08-10-13

    Regular price: $6.95

    • 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

    • Guild

    • By: Ed Gorman
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Campbell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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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

    • Death Ground

    • By: Ed Gorman
    • Narrated by: Kevin Foley
    • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Wake Up Little Susie

    • By: Ed Gorman
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 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 Spencer-mukes 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
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      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

    • 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
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      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

    • The End of It All

    • By: Ed Gorman
    • Narrated by: John M. Perry
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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 Roger confronts the demons of his past, present, and future.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Different Kinds of Dead, and Other Tales

    • By: Ed Gorman
    • Narrated by: Rex Linn, Gabrielle de Cuir, Arte Johnson, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    This collection of short stories displays Ed Gorman's talents as a masterful storyteller across a range of genres.

    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 hides his face under gauze in a hospital room, and a woman who loves the alien infant nobody else wants - these stories and 10 others make up this collection by award-winning author Ed Gorman. Here are stories that led him to be called "one of the best" by Dean Koontz and "one of the most original writers in crime fiction today" by Kirkus Reviews. Here, you'll find the extraordinary range of storytelling skill and powerful emotions that won Gorman the prized International Fiction Award.

    Included in Different Kinds of Dead, and Other Tales are "Different Kinds of Dead", "Deathman", "A Girl Like You", "Loverboy", "Muse", "Riff", "The Brasher Girl", "Survival", "Masque", "Second Most Popular", and others.

    This collection reveals the extraordinary range of storytelling skill and powerful emotions that won Gorman the prized International Fiction Award. His protagonists, gritty and gruff, are strangely likable, and his writing, according to Mystery News, is "powerful, disturbing, [and] often poetic".

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Nightmare Child

    • By: Ed Gorman
    • Narrated by: John Wray
    • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    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. With Jenny out of the way, after they collect Jenny's part of an enormous inheritance, 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. Standing there, staring at them with frightening blank eyes, is Jenny.

    Regular price: $14.95

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