Reed Farrel Coleman

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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
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I am constantly amazed at the writer who can speak in another writer’s voice. Reed Farrel Coleman does this flawlessly. Giving the fans of Robert B. Parker years more of his stories, even though he is gone. I’ve never been one to write spoilers in my reviews. It’s all about the writing for me. The story. The Characters. But I will tell you, there is a huge surprise in Jesse Stone’s story line....

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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.”
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“In a country that values the ballroom dancing talents of washed-up actors, writers were less than afterthoughts.”
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“I achieved what all artists dread: I had outlived most of my money and all of my talent.”
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