Wake up little Susie

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Thorndike Press, Jul 1, 2000 - Fiction - 337 pages
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On September 4, 1958, with picnics and fireworks, the Ford Motor Company introduced the Edsel to America. In Black River Falls, though, the celebrations to introduce the small Iowa town to the car of the future go sour when the local Ford dealer finds a dead body in the trunk of one of his equally ill-fated Edsels. A young lawyer with a private investigator's license, Sam McCain soon finds himself embroiled in the case of Susan Squires, which doesn't want for clues or suspects. Prime among them is the victim's abusive husband, until he also turns up dead. Then Sam's stake in the action gets personal...

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Review: Wake Up Little Susie (Sam McCain #2)

User Review  - Amanda Meggs - Goodreads

Excellent story telling. The characters are warmly written, the setting is well described and the mystery kept me guessing. Wonderful. Read full review

Review: Wake Up Little Susie (Sam McCain #2)

User Review  - Mark Baker - Goodreads

Sam McCain, part time lawyer and PI, investigates when the wife of a political hopeful is found dead in the trunk of the new Ford Edsel. I really enjoyed this trip back to the late 1950's, although ... Read full review


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About the author (2000)

Ed Gorman has worked in politics as both a speechwriter and a TV producer. He has won the Shamus, Anthony, Ellery Queen, Spur, and International Fiction Awards. He has been nominated twice for an Edgar and once for the Silver Dagger. His other work includes the Sam McCain series and the Jack Sawyer series. A feature film based on his novel "The Poker Club" is forthcoming.