Sunday, September 27, 2015

Available Now: "The Marilyn Tapes"

Ed Gorman’s writing is strong, fast and sleek as a bullet. He is one of the best.
—Dean Koontz

Ed Gorman’s The Marilyn Tapes was released as a hardcover in 1995 by Tor / Forge.

Marilyn Monroe is dead but she left behind tape recordings that reveal every moment of her rendezvous with President John F. Kennedy and with his brother Robert. Now the tapes are missing and everyone from the Mafia to J. Edgar Hoover to the Kennedy family wants them.

The Marilyn Tapes is a crime novel saturated with period detail, and haunted by Marilyn Monroe. A Marilyn that never appears on page, and a Marilyn who no one really knew. It is thoroughly researched, beautifully written, and wonderfully readable.  

The Marilyn Tapes has been favorably compared with the writing of Elmore Leonard and James Ellroy’s American Tabloid. It should have been a bestseller when it was first released and, now, its second chance, and yours, has arrived—

Buy it. Read it. And Rate it (on Amazon).

Praise for The Marilyn Tapes:

“The flip side of James Ellroy's justly acclaimed American Tabloid and equally as powerful.” —London's Sunday Time Out

“A fast paced tale of treachery and murder...the story ricochets off sociopathic games in high places.” —Publisher's Weekly

“A fascinating and suspenseful novel on a grand scale.” —The Drood Review

“A striking combination of Tom Clancy''s political thrillers and Elmore Leonard's hypnotically sassy novels of America's mean streets.” —Interzone (London)

“A powerful and indelible portrait of Marilyn Monroe even though Gorman never brings her on stage.” —Baker and Taylor


michael said...

It totally immerses the reader in the period, blurs the lines between fiction and investigative reporting through its attention to small details. A very exciting and informative read!

Ben Boulden said...

Michael. I agree. THE MARILYN TAPES is really an excellent novel. I think it is one of Ed's best.