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Reed Farrel Coleman

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About this author

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

TheShelter Island Reporterhasa lovely recap of Reed’s event at the Shelter Island Library:

New York Times bestselling author Reed Farrel Coleman picked up on this as he began his talk describing taking over Robert B. Parker’s Jesse Stone “franchise” as he called it. He listed major works of the literary canon like “Hamlet,” “Moby Dick,” “The Great Gatsby,” “1984” and “Heart of Darkness.”


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Average rating: 3.79 · 5,697 ratings · 991 reviews · 71 distinct works · Similar authors
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Onion Street by Reed Farrel Coleman
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