Search Results: "Reed Farrel Coleman"


BOOK REVIEW

HURT MACHINE by Reed Farrel Coleman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Though once or twice he crosses that tricky line between Weltschmerz and cry-baby, Moe Prager remains basically irresistible."
In his seventh appearance (Innocent Monster, 2010, etc.), Moe Prager copes with an old love, a complex murder and a belly-full of trouble. Read full book review >

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ROBERT B. PARKER'S THE DEVIL WINS by Reed Farrel Coleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Whatever pleasures readers find in this cluttered, long-winded, generally unsurprising tale, they're remote from those formerly provided by the late Robert B. Parker and his laconic hero."
While everyone else in Paradise, Massachusetts, is hibernating for the winter, Police Chief Jesse Stone returns to solve murders ancient and modern in his adopted town. Read full book review >

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ROBERT B. PARKER'S THE HANGMAN'S SONNET  by Reed Farrel Coleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"The convoluted plot entangles a remarkable number of suspects. If you think you've picked out the guilty party, you're probably right."
An upcoming birthday celebration sticks Paradise police chief Jesse Stone with a case that even Spenser, his private-eye counterpart in the late Parker's better-known franchise, couldn't solve. Read full book review >

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WHAT YOU BREAK by Reed Farrel Coleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"'Knowledge of the dead changes nothing,' announces the shop-soiled hero in resignation. Maybe not, but it does add a soulful depth to his investigation while readers wait for his two cases to collide."
Two new cases threaten to break an unofficial Long Island private eye who really doesn't need to be broken. Read full book review >

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ROBERT B. PARKER'S BLIND SPOT by Reed Farrel Coleman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"If the Parker estate keeps pouring new wine into old bottles, who'll be the next vintner? Mary Higgins Clark? Andrew Vachss? Janet Evanovich?"
Coleman (The Hollow Girl, 2014, etc.) follows Michael Brandman (Robert B. Parker's Damned If You Do, 2013, etc.) into the Jesse Stone franchise, with results that couldn't be more different. Read full book review >

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EMPTY EVER AFTER by Reed Farrel Coleman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2008

"A slight, implausible mystery is further diminished by unfortunate crossovers into romance. Subpar work by Coleman (Walking the Perfect Square, 2001, etc.)."
Private eye Moe Prager knows for a fact that his brother-in-law is dead. So what's this, then, his ghost? After 20 years? Read full book review >

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WHERE IT HURTS by Reed Farrel Coleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Fans who find Gus' 'portable dark cloud' appealing will be glad to know that Coleman (Robert B. Parker's The Devil Wins, 2015, etc.) plans to build a new series around him. Bring on the gloom and doom."
Where does it hurt? Everywhere you can possibly imagine, if you're a Long Island ex-cop pressed into taking a dead-end case on behalf of a dead client. Read full book review >

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THE HOLLOW GIRL by Reed Farrel Coleman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 18, 2014

"It's nice to report that Moe, who seems to live more deeply in his memories in every installment of his adventures, is poised to escape his past at the end of this one. The out-of-the-blue revelations that wind up this atmospheric, bluesy case may leave readers less satisfied than he is."
The ninth time around the block for Brooklyn private eye Moe Prager (Hurt Machine, 2011, etc.) is a blast from the past in more ways than one. Read full book review >

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THEY DON'T PLAY STICKBALL IN MILWAUKEE by Reed Farrel Coleman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"It's only when the bill for all this binge plotting comes due that the tale falls short."
It's been one of those weeks for Dylan Klein. Read full book review >

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ROBERT B. PARKER'S DEBT TO PAY  by Reed Farrel Coleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"The variety of tempting targets juices what's at heart just another game of cat and mouse, making Coleman's third impersonation of Robert B. Parker his best to date."
Paradise police chief Jesse Stone is obliged to repay a debt he incurred to Boston mobster Gino Fish in the most precious coin of all. Read full book review >

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WALKING THE PERFECT SQUARE by Reed Farrel Coleman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Coleman (They Don't Play Stickball in Milwaukee, 1997, etc.) has done better work."
Neck-deep in a sea of troubles, p.i. Read full book review >