Ed Gorman (1941-2016) was an American author of crime fiction, mystery, western and horror novels. He writes the Jack Dwyer, Sam McCain, Dev Conrad, and other series. He is also a prolific anthologist. Ed spent 23 years in advertising, public relations, as a political speech writer and industrial film producer. As someone who was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Gorman would often set his novels in the Midwest. He was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2002 and passed away in 2016.

Ed Gorman made his debut as a novelist in 1985 with the novel Rough Cut. Following this, he became a full-time writer until his death. Below is a list of Ed Gorman’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Jack Dwyer Books

Rough Cut (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
New, Improved Murder (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Straight Up (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in the Wings (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Autumn Dead (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cry of Shadows (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Reason Why (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Tobin Books

Murder on the Aisle (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Several Deaths Later (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Leo Guild Books

Guild (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Ground (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Game (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Trail (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Jack Walsh Books

The Night Remembers (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Robert Payne Books

Blood Moon (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hawk Moon (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Harlot's Moon (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Voodoo Moon (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Sam McCain Books

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

Publication Order of Cavalry Man Books

The Killing Machine (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Powder Keg (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Doom Weapon (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Dean Koontz's Frankenstein Books

Prodigal Son (By:Dean Koontz,Kevin J. Anderson) (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
City of Night (With: Dean Koontz) (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead and Alive (By:Dean Koontz) (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lost Souls (By:Dean Koontz) (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dead Town (By:Dean Koontz) (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Dev Mallory Books

Bad Money (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fast Track (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Dev Conrad Books

Sleeping Dogs (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stranglehold (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blindside (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flashpoint (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Elimination (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Kolchak: The Night Stalker Books

Passages of the Macabre (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Out There in the Darkness (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dirty Coppers (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lawless (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cast in Dark Waters (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cages (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The End of it All (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nightmare Child (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Survival (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Yesterday and the Day Before (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cemetery Dance Select (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Westeryear (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Whispers and Other Stories (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moonchasers and other stories (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Out There in the Darkness, Volume 1 (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Woman On The Beat (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eye of the Beholder and Other Stories (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Famous Blue Raincoat (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Such a Good Girl and Other Crime Stories (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prisoners & Other Stories (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crooks, Crimes And Christmas (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Long Ride Back (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Different Kinds of Dead and Other Tales (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Phantom Chronicles 2 (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The End Of It All And Other Stories (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Noir 13 (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Man's Gun and Other Western Stories (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Disgrace to the Badge (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Enemies and Other Western Stories (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scream Queen and Other Tales of Menace (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Long Ride Back and Other Western Stories (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadow Games and Other Sinister Stories of Show Business (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Trapped (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

They're Here... Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death of a Translator (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Murder Most Books

Murder Most Sacred (By:Martin H. Greenberg) (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Most Irish (By:Martin H. Greenberg) (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Most Delectable (By:Martin H. Greenberg) (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Most Confederate (By:Martin H. Greenberg) (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Most Medieval (By:Martin H. Greenberg) (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Most Medieval (By:Martin H. Greenberg) (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Most Romantic (By:Martin H. Greenberg) (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Most Celtic (By:Martin H. Greenberg) (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Most Postal (By:Martin H. Greenberg) (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories Books

(with Anthology, Susan Isaacs, Doug Allyn, George A. Easter, Stephen Rykena)

The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 1 (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 2 (With: George A. Easter) (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Myster & Crime Stories - Vol. 2 (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 3 (With: Stephen Rykena) (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 4 (With: Susan Isaacs) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 5 (With: Doug Allyn) (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Fine Art of Murder(1872)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stalkers(1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cat Crimes I(1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Invitation to Murder(1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cat Crimes III(1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stalkers - 19 Original Tales By the Masters of Terror(1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cat Crimes II(1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Predators(1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Criminal Intent(1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Danger in D.C.(1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Feline and Famous(1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Modern Treasury of Great Detective and Murder Mysteries(1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cat Crimes Takes a Vacation(1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
GUILTY AS CHARGED(1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The UFO Files(1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Year's 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories(1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Future Crimes(1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cat Crimes Through Time(1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 1(2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Blue and the Gray Undercover(2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 3(2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 4(2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 5(2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
These Guns for Hire(2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
By Hook or By Crook and 30 More of the Best Crime and Mystery Stories of the Year(2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Commutability(2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Mystery Stories 2011(2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Missing Detective(2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Blood Moon is also known as Dead Cold.

The novels Daddy’s Little Girl, Toys in the Attic, Night Caller, The Forsaken, The Babysitter, Nightmare Child, Serpent’s Kiss, The Long Midnight, The Fugitive Stars, Night Screams, Zone Soldiers, and Blackmail and Lace were written as Daniel Ransom.

Robin in I, Werewolf was written as Angelo Torres. The First Lady and Senatorial Privilege were written as E.J. Gorman.

The Black Moon was written with Loren D. Estleman, W.R. Philbrick, Robert J. Randisi and L.J. Washburn.

The Girl in the Attic was co-authored by Patricia Lee Macomber. The Man From Nightshade Valley and The Prodigal Gun were written with James Reasoner. City of Night and Trapped were written with Dean Koontz. Passages of the Macabre was written with C.J. Henderson and Nancy Holder.

Cast in Dark Waters was written with Tom Piccirilli. Dirty Coppers and Brothers were co-authored by Richard T. Chizmar.

Criminal Intent, Vol. 1 also has stories by Marcia Mulle and Bill Pronzini. Legend also has stories by Judy Alter, Jane Candia Coleman, Loren D. Estleman, Elmer Kelton, Robert J. Randisi and James Reasoner. Crooks, Crimes, and Christmas also includes stories by Michael Jahn, Irene Marcuse and Susan Slater. The Phantom Chronicles, Volume 2 also has stories by Robin Wayne Bailey and Harlan Ellison.

The Dean Koontz Companion was edited with Martin H. Greenberg and Bill Munster. Speaking of Murder Vols. 1 & 2 were edited with Martin H. Greenberg. They’re Here… was edited with Kevin McCarthy. Writing Crime Fiction also contains contributions from several other authors.

Many anthologies were co-edited with other editors, most notably Martin H. Greenberg.

If You Like Ed Gorman Books, You’ll Love…

Ed Gorman Synopses: Graves Retreat is a standalone novel by Ed Gorman. 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.

Night of Shadows is a standalone title by Ed Gorman. 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 that he is innocent, sets out to find the real killer, uncovering deadly secrets that could destroy the town.

The Serpent’s Kiss is a standalone novel by Daniel Ransom (aka Ed Gorman). Hunted down for crimes he is almost certain he did not commit, a mild-mannered academic puts his faith in a TV anchorwoman, the only person who understands the evil that drives him.

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