Ed Gorman (1941-2016) wrote full-time for more than thirty years after a career in advertising. Prolific in the mystery, dark suspense and western fields, he produced more than a hundred stories and many novels, including a string of political thrillers. In 2011 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Private Eye Writers of America.
Ed Gorman's short fiction, distinctive for its emotional depth, has been reprinted in numerous anthologies, including The Shamus Winners (2010). Ellery Queen's magazine calls Gorman "one of our finest contemporary short story writers regardless of genre."
His books for Perfect Crime include two story collections, Noir 13 and Scream Queen and Other Tales of Menace, and the horror novel Cage of Night. He lived in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.