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Synopsis: Four men accidentally kill a burglar while gathered in a lawyer's house. They hide the crime, only to discover the burglar had an accomplice and he proceeds to stalk them, threatening their families.
From Publishers Weekly: Not all short story ideas can be stretched comfortably to fit the frame of a novel, as this tenuous expansion of Gorman's short suspense powerhouse "Out There in the Darkness" proves. The basic plot of the tale (first published as a chapbook in 1996) remains the same: four respectable suburban men learn deadly lessons in personal honesty and civic responsibility when they try covering up their accidental killing of a burglar and outwitting his vengeful accomplice. Gorman (The Day the Music Died) uses the extra elbow room to develop distinct personalities for his protagonists and evoke paranoid fears as their hitherto secure world of middle-class values grows increasingly precarious. Better still, he fleshes out the anonymous and implacable accomplice who stalks them, describing this figure as a suburban nightmare incarnate of "evil, modern evil, urban evil, of eyes that watched in the darkness, watched little children and good mothers, of eyes that coveted money and flesh and life itself." But the novel's first-person narrative limits options for sustaining the pace and pitch of the thrills. Aaron Tyler, the lawyer in whose house the killing occurred, gives muted second-hand accounts of how the experience unhinges the lives of his three friends. His own ordeal of menacing car chases, 4 a.m. phone calls and threats to his family quickly becomes repetitive and predictable. Gorman's lean, resilient prose is tough enough to hold the novel's weak patches and contrived finale together, but it can't disguise the overall thinness.
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Title: The Poker Club
Publisher: Cemetery Dance Publications
Publication Date: 1999
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Cemetery Dance Publications, 1999. Condition: Very Good. 1st. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP95677300
Book Description Cemetery Dance Publications. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G1881475689I3N00
Book Description Cemetery Dance Publications, 1999. Condition: Good. 1st. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP71339429
Book Description CD (Cemetery Dance) Publications, Baltimore, 1999. Baltimore: CD (Cemetery Dance) Publications:, 1999. Trade paperback, Uncorrected proof, Near Fine, 350 pp. Trade paperback, Uncorrected proof, Near Fine, Seller Inventory # 9510
Book Description Cemetery Dance Publications, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_242742973
Book Description Cemetery Dance, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Signed First Edition, First Printing that is also a limited edition of a suspense novel in which an ordinary suburban poker game goes extremely bad. Signed by Ed Gorman on a limitation page at front. Black cloth, 350 pages. No sign of previous use. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 009298
Book Description Cemetery Dance Publications, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG1881475689
Book Description Cemetery Dance Publications, Baltimore, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Limited First Edition. Signed by the author on a front page. Special First Edition Limited to 750 Copies. Seller Inventory # 168352
Book Description Cemetery Dance Publications, 1999. Condition: UsedAcceptable. Gail Cross (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M1881475689_4
Book Description Cemetery Dance, Baltimore, MD, 1999. Cloth. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. Gail Cross (illustrator). Limited. Cemetery Dance, Baltimore, MD, 1999. Hardcover. First Edition Printing. This is the limited edition of only 750 copies and is SIGNED by the author on a special limitation page (original price $40.00). A big novel of urban terror based on Gorman's acclaimed novella "Out There in the Darkness." This copy is unread, square and basically "as new." Size: Octavo. Signed by Author. Private Press. Seller Inventory # 000248