Sunday, March 23, 2008

And my Mom likes it too!

Pub Date April, 1 2008

Sleeping Dogs
Ed Gorman. St. Martin's Minotaur/Dunne, $23.95 (256p) ISBN 978-0-312-36784-8

“Shamus-winner Gorman puts his experience as a political speechwriter to good use in this entertaining first of what appears to be a new series…While Gorman presents our electoral choices and processes in an often dispiriting and unflattering light, readers will hope his appealing hero will return in future outings beyond the current real-life political campaign season.’’
Publisher’s Weekly

“Veteran Gorman provides rewardingly dry-eyed political savvy without the bloat of most novelists who patrol this turf. The prose is pared so close to the bone that it makes Elmore Leonard look positively garrulous.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Ed Gorman, seasoned veteran of the mystery genre, returns with the ingenious Sleeping Dogs…This political satire appears just in time for the election. Let’s hope that reality doesn’t mirror fiction!” [LM]
Mystery Lovers Bookstore

(Dev Conrad’s) internal conflicts, moral complexity, and wry, self-deprecating sense of humor make him an outstanding character and Gorman’s other characters are equally well-developed. Written in Gorman's terse style…this well-written story moves quickly and is compelling reading.”
Mystery Scene

“Sleeping Dogs, a hard-hitting,suspense-filled ride…an innovative, wry, and hard-edged novel that arrives just in time as a timely diversion (and a bit of comic relief) from the currently performing three-ring circus in American politics: the presidential primary season.”


pattinase (abbott) said...

It looks great. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news, Ed. Congratulations. Will look for it.

Ed Lynskey