MsC 613

Iowa Author

  Manuscript Register


Collection Dates: 1990 --
3 linear ft.

This document describes a collection of materials held by the
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
Phone: 319-335-5921
Fax: 319-335-5900

Posted to Internet: January 1998
Addendum: 2003

Acquisition Note: Ed Gorman has given the University of Iowa Libraries his books and literary manuscripts over a period of years, beginning in 1990.

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Digital Surrogates: Except where indicated, this document describes but does not reproduce the actual text, images and objects which make up this collection. Materials are available only in the Special Collections Department.

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Table of Contents

Biographical note

Scope and contents

Box 1 Articles about Ed Gorman -- Books by Ed Gorman, Blood Night

Box 2 Books by Ed Gorman, Blood Night -- Death Ground

Box 3 Books by Ed Gorman, Guild -- Murder on the Aisle

Box 4 Books by Ed Gorman, Murder Straight Up -- Night of Shadows

Box 5 Books by Ed Gorman, Pity the Stranger -- Rough Cut

Box 6 Books by Ed Gorman, Rough Cut -- Edited and published by Ed Gorman

Biographical Note

Ed Gorman is a life-long resident of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He is the owner and president of the advertising firm, Media Consultants. Gorman writes mysteries, westerns, and horror novels using his own name as well as the pseudonyms David Ransom, Will McLennan, and Robert Davis Chase. He is the editor/publisher of Mystery Scene magazine and contributes articles to many other newspapers and journals. He is married to fellow writer and Iowan, Carol Gorman.

Scope and Contents

Ed Gorman's papers measure three linear feet and are arranged alphabetically by folder title. Included are various drafts and page proofs of his novels, beginning with Daddy's Little Girl, published in 1985; biographical articles; and copies of Mystery Scene.

Box 1

Articles about Ed Gorman

Anderson, Richard. "A Conversation With Ed Gorman." Cemetery Dance Magazine, v. 6, n. 4 (1995).

Braumbeck, Gary A. "The Grim Sensitivity of Ed Gorman." The Time Machine [n.d.]

Pronzini, Bill. "Introduction: A Renaissance Writer: Ed Gorman." The Collected Western Stories of Ed Gorman, pp. 1 -- 4.

Books by Ed Gorman

The Babysitter. (Daniel Ransom) Editor's draft.

Blood Game. Editor's draft.

Blood Night. (Daniel Ransom). Typescript draft [A]

 Box 2

Books by Ed Gorman (cont.)

Blood Night. (Daniel Ransom) Typescript draft [B]

Daddy's Little Girl. Uncorrected proof.

Dark Trail. Editor's draft.

Death Ground. Page proof.

 Box 3

Books by Ed Gorman (cont.)

Guild. Editor's draft.

The Last Chance of Donny Perdew. Typescript draft.

Murder in the Wings

Page proof.

Typescript draft.

Murder on the Aisle. Typescript draft.

 Box 4

Books by Ed Gorman (cont.)

Murder Straight Up. Typescript draft.

New, Improved Murder

Typescript draft.

Second draft.

Page proofs, pp. 163 -- 180.

Night of Shadows. Typescript draft.

 Box 5

Books by Ed Gorman (cont.)

Pity the Stranger (Daniel Ransom). Typescript draft.

Rough Cut

Fragments of typescript draft.

First draft.

Second draft.

 Box 6

Books by Ed Gorman (cont.)

Rough Cut. Page proof.

What the Dead Men Say. Editor's draft.

Edited and published by Ed Gorman:

Mystery Scene 28 (January 1991)

Mystery Scene 29 (April 1991).

2003 Addendum

Articles about Ed Gorman

Brutus, No. 364 (May 15, 1996), King Features Syndicate, pp. 35 -- 36. (Review of Night Kills)

Books by Ed Gorman

The Poker Club

Dust jacket


What Dead Men Say

Paperback cover

Edited and published by Ed Gorman

Mystery Scene, Vols. 63, 65, 66

Newspaper Clippings

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