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aka Tony Spinosa

Reed Farrel Coleman, former Executive Vice President of Mystery Writers of America, was Brooklyn born and raised. He is the author of ten novels in three series published under his name and his pen name Tony Spinosa. His sixth novel, The James Deans, won the Shamus, Barry, and Anthony Awards. The novel was further nominated for the Edgar, Macavity, and Gumshoe Awards. Reed is also a published poet, and for several years was a co-editor of the journal Poetry Bone. He was the editor of the short story anthology Hard-boiled Brooklyn. His short stories and essays appear in Wall Street Noir, Mystery Readers Journal, Damn Near Dead, Brooklyn Noir 3, Expletive Deleted, These Guns for Hire, Crime Spree Magazine and several other pub...more






Two of the greatest private eye heroes, Easy Rawlins and Moe Pager, walkedthe mean streets of the late ’60s this year. Read back to back, youget a look at the period from different age, racial, and coastalperspectives with two well defined heroes each in a beatifullycrafted mystery.



--From #3 on the top ten novel list (ONION STREET and Walter Mosley's LITTLE GREEN are listed together) the My...

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Walking the Perfect Square ...
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 628 ratings — published 2002 — 8 editions
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Innocent Monster (Moe Prage...
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 385 ratings — published 2010 — 8 editions
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The James Deans (Moe Prager...
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 298 ratings — published 2005 — 10 editions
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Redemption Street (Moe Prag...
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 321 ratings — published 2004 — 8 editions
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Hurt Machine (Moe Prager, #7)
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 262 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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Soul Patch (Moe Prager, #4)
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 219 ratings — published 2011 — 10 editions
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Empty Ever After (Moe Prage...
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 180 ratings — published 2007 — 11 editions
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Onion Street (Moe Prager, #8)
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 121 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Gun Church
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 108 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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The Hollow Girl (Moe Prager...
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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Two of the greatest private eye heroes, Easy Rawlins and Moe Pager, walkedthe mean streets of the late ’60s this year. Read back to back, youget a... Read more of this blog post »
Onion Street by Reed Farrel Coleman
" What a fantastic and well written prequel to Reed Farrel Coleman's Moe Prager series. If you haven't read any of the series yet, you can certainly start with ONION STREET and then go back to the rest of the series in chronological order. Coleman s... " Read more of this review »
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“When cops are on the job they love lawyers like lions love hyenas, only minus the mutual respect.”
Reed Farrel Coleman, The James Deans

“In a country that values the ballroom dancing talents of washed-up actors, writers were less than afterthoughts.”
Reed Farrel Coleman, Gun Church

“I achieved what all artists dread: I had outlived most of my money and all of my talent.”
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