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Reed Farrel Coleman

Biography

Reed Farrel Coleman

Reed Farrel Coleman’s love of storytelling originated on the streets of Brooklyn and was nurtured by his teachers, friends and family.

Called a hard-boiled poet by NPR’s Maureen Corrigan and the “noir poet laureate” in the Huffington Post, Reed is the author of novels, including the acclaimed Moe Prager series, short stories and poetry.

Reed is a three-time Edgar Award nominee in three different categories --- Best Novel, Best Paperback Original, Best Short Story --- and a three-time recipient of the Shamus Award for Best PI Novel of the Year. He has also won the Audie, Macavity, Barry and Anthony Awards.

A former executive vice president of Mystery Writers of America, Reed is an adjunct instructor of English at Hofstra University and a founding member of MWA University. Brooklyn born and raised, he now lives with his family --- including cats Cleo and Knish --- in Suffolk County on Long Island.

Reed Farrel Coleman

Books by Reed Farrel Coleman

by Reed Farrel Coleman - Crime, Fiction, Hard-boiled Crime Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

In the wake of a huge storm, three bodies are discovered in the rubble of an abandoned factory building. One body, a man’s, is only hours old. But found within feet of that body are the skeletal remains of two teenage girls who had gone missing during a Fourth of July celebration twenty-five years earlier. Not only does that crime predate Police Chief Jesse Stone, but the dead girls were close friends of Jesse’s right hand, Officer Molly Crane. And things become even more complicated when one of the dead girls’ mothers returns to Paradise to bury her daughter and is promptly murdered. It’s up to Jesse Stone to pull away the veil of the past to see how all the murders are connected.

by Reed Farrel Coleman - Fiction, Mystery

In Paradise, a young woman is found murdered, and her boyfriend --- a son of one of the town’s most prominent families --- is missing and presumed kidnapped. Though seemingly coincidental, there is a connection between a reunion of Jesse Stone’s old Triple-A team in New York City and the crimes back in Paradise. As Jesse, Molly and Suit hunt for the killer and for the missing son, it becomes clear that one of Jesse’s old teammates is intimately involved in the crimes.

by Reed Farrel Coleman - Fiction, Hard-boiled Mystery, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

It's 1967, and Moe Prager is wandering aimlessly through his college career and his life. All that changes when his girlfriend Mindy is viciously beaten into a coma and left to die on the streets of Brooklyn. Suddenly, Moe has purpose. He is determined to find out who's done this to Mindy and why. But Mindy is not the only person in Moe's life who's in danger. Someone is also trying to kill his best and oldest friend, Bobby Friedman.