The Poker Club
- Author: Ed Gorman
- Artist: Gail Cross
- Page Count: 350
- Pub. Date: 1999
- ISBN: 1-881475-68-9
- Status: Out of Print
by Ed Gorman
About the Book:
A weekly poker game in the suburbs becomes an urban nightmare when the middle-class players accidentally kill an intruder whose shadowy friend vows vengeance after the poker players throw the victim's body into the river. A classic cat-and-mouse story of ever-mounting suspense. This lengthy novel (over 500 manuscript pages!) is based on the widely-acclaimed novella "Out There in the Darkness" and critical praise for the novella includes:
"A haunting and unforgettable novella."
— Ellery Queen
"Scary because it's so plausible,
and because Gorman knows exactly how
to keep the reader on the edge of his
— Science Fiction Chronicle
"A sense of menace that grows until
it becomes almost palpable ... a powerful
— Forthcoming Mysteries
The Cemetery Dance Publications edition of The Poker Club is the only hardcover edition! Featuring a full-color dustjacket and illustrated autograph page by Gail Cross.
Ed Gorman has been an astonishingly prolific writer since he turned full-time in 1984 after 20 years in advertising. Since then he has produced two to three books a year, several pseudonymously, written over a hundred short stories, edited many anthologies, and co-founded and edited the news magazine of the Mystery field, Mystery Scene. He has written in practically every genre imaginable, from suspense and mysteries to science fiction and horror. If that weren't enough, he is also a frequent editor, often collaborating with his long-time friend, award-winning anthologist Martin H. Greenberg. His work has appeared in magazines as various as Redbook, Ellery Queen, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Poetry Today. He is also the founder, along with Robert J. Randisi, of Mystery Scene magazine.
Published in two states:
• Limited Edition of 750 signed and numbered copies ($40)
• Traycased Lettered Edition of 26 signed and lettered copies ($150)