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Reed Farrel Coleman
Called a hard-boiled poet by NPR’s Maureen Corrigan and the “noir poet laureate” in the Huffington Post, Reed Farrel Coleman is the author of twenty novels. He has just been signed to continue Robert B. Parker’s Jesse Stone series and to begin a new series of his own for Putnam. He is a... show more



Called a hard-boiled poet by NPR’s Maureen Corrigan and the “noir poet laureate” in the Huffington Post, Reed Farrel Coleman is the author of twenty novels. He has just been signed to continue Robert B. Parker’s Jesse Stone series and to begin a new series of his own for Putnam. He is a three-time recipient of the Shamus Award for Best PI Novel of the year and a three-time Edgar Award nominee in three different categories. He has also won the Audie, Macavity, Barry, and Anthony awards. He is an adjunct English instructor at Hofstra University as well as a founding member of Mystery Writers of America University. Reed lives with his family on Long Island.

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Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it 11 months ago
This is Coleman's fifth Jesse Stone novel, the seventeenth in the series overall and Coleman has really put his stamp on the character here. He's made the series his own already, adding depth and shades of color to characters that've been around for years, don't get me wrong. But everything he's don...
Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it 2 years ago
On the one hand, I know that Coleman is a pro, and that he's going to approach each series, each character from a different angle. But he's so effective at writing a broken, grieving Gus Murphy, that you have to expect a grieving Jesse Stone to be written as effectively and with a similar depth. Whi...
debbiekrenzer
debbiekrenzer rated it 2 years ago
This was the second book in the Gus Murphy series and while I didn't read the first book, I was able to read this one without a lot of questions. Although the death of his son and his divorce was a big question to which there were answers to in the first book. However, while it was mentioned a lot i...
FeeRtheDragon
FeeRtheDragon rated it 3 years ago
Where It Hurts by Reed Farrel Coleman is a story about Gus Murphy, a retired cop who was on top of the world until tragedy struck. He's then approached by an ex-con seeking his help in the death of his son. This is not my usual genre, but I have to say that this was an excellent read. It was full of...
It's a Mad Mad World
It's a Mad Mad World rated it 3 years ago
Modern life seems to have a soundtrack for everything. Even crime.CRIME + MUSIC: The Sounds of Noir, collects twenty darkly intense, music-related noir stories by world-renowned mystery authors Brendan DuBois, Alison Gaylin, Craig Johnson, David Liss, Val McDermid, Gary Phillips, Peter Robinson and,...
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