Innocent Monster (Moe Prager #6)
Seven years have passed since the brutal murder that tore Moe Prager’s family apart and it's been six years since Moe’s brushed the dust off his PI license. But when his estranged daughter Sarah comes to him with a request he cannot refuse, Moe takes a deep breath and plunges back into the icy, opaque waters of secrets and lies. Sashi Bluntstone, an eleven-year-old art pr
Sashi Bluntstone, an 11-year-old art prodigy, has been missing for nearly a month and Moe is leery of the prospects of finding her. Still his eagerness to have Sarah back in his life trumps such mundane concerns.
The job plunges Prager into a maelst ...more
Reed Farrel Coleman’s credentials are impressive. He’s th ...more
Seven years have passed since the brutal murder that tore Moe Prager's family apart and it's been six years since Moe's brushed the dust off his PI license.
But when his estranged daughter Sarah comes to him with a request he cannot refuse, Moe takes a deep breath and plunges back into the icy, opaque waters
of secrets and lies. Sashi Bluntstone, an eleven-year-old art ...more
Once things finally got underway, this novel seemed like a pretty stereotypical detective novel to me, even though I don't really read many in the ge ...more
It has been six years since Moe worked his last case; the case that created an estrangement from his daughter, Sarah. When Sarah asks him to find 11-year-old Sashi Bluntstone, an art prodigy who has been missing for three weeks, he can’t refuse her. What he didn’t expect were the dark secrets and betrayals hidden in that world of apparent refinement.
Coleman’s background in philosophy ...more
Former cop and private investigator Moe Prager prefers to deal in wine rather than crime these days, but he's lured back onto the streets by his daughter to take on another case. He's motivated by his relationship with his daughter, who is a close friend of the missing child's mother.
The narrative hums through gritty Brooklyn, but it's Moe's soulful voice that propels the reader forward. A wide range of authentic characters ...more
Slow to get my interest, but it became more fascinating as the story progressed. Hoping to find a child alive and justice served finding the kidnapper was what made for a better storyline. Shows oldtimers can still do good in the world.
As in other Moe Prager books, threads of his personal life are intertwined with a mystery and the core mystery is solved but not everyone lives happily ever after.
This is a fast paced story that will hold your interest until the last page.
Innocent Monster is part of a series well worth reading. Unlike other b ...more
The story is well crafted and the characters are well defined. Moe is his usual smart mouth. He does a lot of introspection, has a lot of regrets and bad dreams, a little bit much in instances. He also does some physical stunts that appear out ...more
He has a new case to solve, if he does, maybe he can resolve some of his guilt. A girl is missing, a talented girl, she paints, her paintings are popular, her paintings are valuable. Trouble is ...they become more valuable when she's dead.
She disappears, police can't find her. Enter Moe, looking for a little girl, looking for a daughter's love, ...more
This is a great mystery/thriller with plenty of twists and complex characters. Although it is the first Moe Praeger novel I have read, it is far from the first in the series. I did feel like I would have gotten more out of it if I'd read the earlier books first, but they were not necessary to understand or appreciate this book.
I'm not sure if I'll read more from this series or not. I think I would enjoy them but I just have so many books on my ...more
I think I got it for free but I'd like to think I would've paid for it if I'd had the chance.
The story is very film noir, with the narrator really taking you for a good trip. The main story focuses on an art pprodigy's kidnapping/disappearance, but there's so many different storie that it's easily to be captivated and entertained.
I really enjoyed this novel.
As far as the characters, Moe Prager is kind of interesting. He has a few years on him and more than a little wear and tear, but I like him. I haven't read any of the other books in the series, but this one left me curious enough to check them out.
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, shor ...more