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Such a Good Girl and Other Stories (2001) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Eleven stories from Shamus Award-winning crime novelist Ed Gorman that demonstrate both his range and his storytelling versatility.

The collection opens with "All These Condemned," the story of two brothers and one shocking secret, and "A Girl Like You," an almost mystical story about a young man coming to grips with the meaning of love. "The Way It Used to Be" features a small-town teenage bigot, while a famous 1920s mobster is the lead in the somewhat whimsical "The New Man." The chiller ""Judgement" is about a Catholic priest, and a very unlucky stick-up artist plies his trade in "Ghosts."

One of Gorman's favorite themes- lost love and its consequences- surfaces in "That Day at Eagle's Point," and a tabloid TV news piece provides the basis for the shocking title story.

In "Aftermath" a woman struggles to recover after being raped by a policeman, while the woman in "Eye of the Beholder" struggles with the effects of her own beauty. The final story, "Angie," is a stunning, Hitchcockian take on a small-town good-time girl who isn't quite what she seems.


  • Such a Good Writer by Robert Laymon · in
  • All These Condemned · nv *
  • A Girl Like You · ss Love and Death, ed. Carolyn Hart, Berkley Prime Crime, 2001
  • The Way It Used to Be · ss Horror Garage #1, 2000
  • A New Man · ss Villains Victorious, ed. Martin H. Greenberg & John Helfers, DAW, 2001
  • Judgment · ss Monsters in Our Midst, ed. Robert Bloch, Tor, 1993
  • Ghosts · ss
  • That Day at Eagle’s Point · ss Guilty as Charged, ed. Scott Turlow, Pocket, 1996
  • Such a Good Girl · nv Subterranean Gallery, ed. Richard T. Chizmar & William K. Schafer, Subterranean Press, 1999
  • Aftermath · nv
  • Eye of the Beholder [Jack Dwyer] · nv The Autumn Dead and A Cry of Shadows, CD Publications, 1996
  • Angie · ss 999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense, ed. Al Sarrantonio, Avon, 1999

Original title: Such a Good Girl and Other Stories
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysterySuspense

The following works are contained within this one:
     Judgment (1993) [Short Story]
      Author: Ed Gorman
     Eye of the Beholder (1996) [Short Story]
      Author: Ed Gorman
     That Day at Eagle’s Point (1996) [Short Story]
      Author: Ed Gorman
     Angie (1999) [Short Story]
      Author: Ed Gorman
     Such a Good Girl (1999) [Short Story]
      Author: Ed Gorman
     Way It Used to Be, the (2000) [Short Story]
      Author: Ed Gorman
     Girl Like You, a (2001) [Short Story]
      Author: Ed Gorman
     New Man, a (2001) [Short Story]
      Author: Ed Gorman
     Aftermath (2001) [Short Story]
      Author: Ed Gorman
     All These Condemned (2001) [Short Story]
      Author: Ed Gorman
     Ghosts (2001) [Short Story]
      Author: Ed Gorman

Edition #1: Such a Good Girl and Other Stories

Such a Good Girl and Other Stories (2001)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Introduction by: Richard Laymon
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Such a Good Girl and Other Stories (2001)

ISBN: 0786229985

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