Bad Moon Rising: Book summary and reviews of Bad Moon Rising by Ed Gorman

Bad Moon Rising

A Sam McCain Mystery

by Ed Gorman

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Bad Moon Rising by Ed Gorman
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  • Published Oct 2011
    256 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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A hippie commune has invaded Black River Falls. While the majority of the townspeople believe that the bohemians have the right to stay - despite how bizarre some of their ways can seem - as always, there is a minority that constantly accuses them of everything from criminal activities to Satanism. As usual, lawyer and private investigator Sam McCain finds himself in the middle of the controversy, especially when the teenage daughter of Paul Mainwaring, one of the town's wealthiest men, is found murdered in the commune's barn. A deeply troubled young man (and Vietnam vet) named Neil Cameron is immediately charged with the crime, but Sam has serious doubts.

In this lively and poignant new novel, Ed Gorman offers readers his richest portrait yet about Black River Falls and its people.

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"Starred Review. In turn mellow and melancholy, this book grapples with problems that are too complex for any detective to untangle." - Publishers Weekly

"The hippies, the animosity between Vietnam hawks and doves, the drugs, and the music all provide rich background for a cleverly plotted, fast-paced mystery." - Booklist

"As usual in this warmly observed series, the mystery is untidy. Read this installment, like all the others (Ticket to Ride [2009], etc), for the pop-historical detail and the loving evocation of small-town America." - Kirkus Reviews

"Sam McCain has the rueful wisdom and charm of an exemplary hero is curious not only about whodunit but also about some of the more elusive riddles of human existence." - San Francisco Chronicle

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Ed Gorman

Ed Gorman is the beloved author of dozens of mystery novels, including the New York Times bestselling Frankenstein, which he co-wrote with Dean Koontz. His Sam McCain series includes Fools Rush In, The Day the Music Died, Ticket to Ride, Bad Moon Rising, and many others. He has received the Shamus Award, the Spur Award, and the International Fiction Writers Award. Ed lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. You can find him online at www.newimprovedgorman.com.

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