Friday, October 15, 2010

What is Reed Farrel Coleman reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Reed Farrel Coleman, author of Innocent Monster, the 6th Moe Prager novel.

His entry begins:
Gone ‘Til November by Wallace Stroby

A very much under-appreciated writer, Stroby delivers a powerful novel in the form of a dual narrative. Although I haven’t gotten far enough into the book to know for sure, it seems the two main characters—an African-American hit man from New Jersey and a white, female sheriff’s deputy from south Florida—are on a collision course. I doubt the end is going to be pretty or turn out very well for one of them. But no matter how it turns out...[read on]
Among the praise for Reed Farrel Coleman and his Moe Prager novels:
"The biggest mysteries in our genre are why Reed Coleman isn't already huge, and why Moe Prager isn't already an icon."
—Lee Child

"Reed Farrel Coleman is one of the more original voices to emerge from the crime fiction field in the last ten years."—George Pelecanos

"Moe Prager is the man."
—Janet Evanovich

"Reed Farrel Coleman makes claim to a unique corner of the private detective genre."
—Michael Connelly

"Moe Prager ... is a far from perfect hero, but an utterly appealing one."
—Laura Lippman

"One of the most daring writers around ... He writes the books we all aspire to."
—Ken Bruen

"Discovery of the Year - Reed Farrel Coleman’s Moe Prager novels."
—Ian Rankin
Visit Reed Farrel Coleman's website.

The Page 69 Test: Redemption Street.

The Page 69 Test: Empty Ever After.

My Book, the Movie: The Moe Prager Mystery Series.

The Page 69 Test: Innocent Monster.

Writers Read: Reed Farrel Coleman.

--Marshal Zeringue