Reed Farrel Coleman

2,420 books | 114 friends

Craig V...
0 books | 333 friends

4,553 books | 931 friends

Richard T.
34 books | 224 friends

1,334 books | 22 friends

Jack Getze
166 books | -4 friends

Karla Jay
291 books | 1,034 friends

26,643 books | 5,001 friends

More friends…

Reed Farrel Coleman

Goodreads Author

in Brooklyn, The United States



Member Since
September 2012


aka Tony Spinosa

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

A New York Times bestseller 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 Robert B. Parker's Jesse Stone series, 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 Americ

In Coleman’s ‘What You Break,’ Long Island hotel driver Gus Murphy, an ex-cop, struggles in the aftermath of his 20-year-old son’s death.

In this interview, PW’s Lenny Picker talks with Reed

Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on December 23, 2016 12:14 • 17 views
Average rating: 3.87 · 12,647 ratings · 1,851 reviews · 84 distinct works · Similar authors
Robert B. Parker's Blind Sp...

3.84 avg rating — 2,492 ratings — published 2014 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Robert B. Parker's The Devi...

4.06 avg rating — 2,226 ratings — published 2015 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Walking the Perfect Square ...

3.76 avg rating — 990 ratings — published 2002 — 13 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Where It Hurts (Gus Murphy,...

3.75 avg rating — 882 ratings — published 2016 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Robert B. Parker's Debt to ...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1,120 ratings — published 2016 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Redemption Street (Moe Prag...

3.80 avg rating — 544 ratings — published 2004 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Innocent Monster (Moe Prage...

3.64 avg rating — 577 ratings — published 2010 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The James Deans (Moe Prager...

3.96 avg rating — 464 ratings — published 2005 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Hurt Machine (Moe Prager, #7)

3.87 avg rating — 407 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Soul Patch (Moe Prager, #4)

3.86 avg rating — 353 ratings — published 2007 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Reed Farrel Coleman…
Walking the Perfect Square Redemption Street The James Deans Soul Patch Empty Ever After Innocent Monster Hurt Machine
Moe Prager (9 books)
3.82 avg rating — 4,063 ratings

Where It Hurts What You Break
Gus Murphy (2 books)
3.75 avg rating — 900 ratings

Dirty Work Valentino Pier The Boardwalk
Gulliver Dowd (3 books)
3.69 avg rating — 116 ratings

Hose Monkey The Fourth Victim
Joe Serpe (2 books)
3.58 avg rating — 119 ratings

Life Goes Sleeping Little Easter They Don't Play Stickball i...
Dylan Klein (3 books)
3.58 avg rating — 79 ratings

More series by Reed Farrel Coleman…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Reed’s Recent Updates

Reed Coleman is now friends with Russell Atwood
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 »
More of Reed's books…
“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.”
Reed Farrel Coleman, Gun Church

No comments have been added yet.