EVERYBODY'S SOMEBODY'S FOOL: A Sam McCain Mystery

Edward Gorman, Author, Ed Gorman, Author . Carroll & Graf $24 (224p) ISBN 978-0-7867-1114-7

Shamus-winner Gorman's niftily titled new novel opens on a warm summer night in 1961 in Black River Falls, Iowa. Soon after a girl turns up dead at a class reunion party, her drag-racing boyfriend slams into a clay wall at 90 miles an hour. An obvious accident—but then the police find his brake line had been cut. Reluctantly, McCain enters the investigation, which involves jilted girlfriends, unfaithful spouses and a clever, resourceful killer. Besides being a competent, suspenseful mystery with more than a few surprises, this fifth in the series (Save the Last Dance for Me, etc.) is a fascinating time machine, recalling the arcana of a more innocent time (sick jokes, the Maverick TV series, teenagers using the phrase "Daddy-O"). (Feb. 7)

FYI:Gorman is the editor of Mystery Scene magazine.

Reviewed on: 01/13/2003
Release date: 01/01/2003
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