Wake Up Little Susie

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Thorndike Press, 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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Edward Gorman was born on November 2, 1941 in Iowa. He attended Coe College, but didn't graduate. Before becoming an author, he worked in advertising. In 1985, he created Mystery Scene Magazine with Robert J. Randisi and is the executive editor. He writes crime fiction, horror fiction, and western fiction. His works include Wolf Moon, The First Lady, The Poker Club, the Sam McCain Mystery series, and the Dev Conrad Mystery series. He also writes under the pseudonyms E. J. Gorman and Daniel Ransom. He won a Spur Award for Best Short Fiction for The Face in 1992 and the Anthony Award for Best Critical Work for The Fine Art of Murder in 1994. He has also received the Shamus Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and The Eye, the lifetime achievement award given out by the Private Eye Writers of America.

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