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Reed Farrel Coleman

Author of Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot

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About the Author

Reed Farrel Coleman is the author of Robert B. Parker's Jesse Stone series, the Moe Prager series, short stories, and poetry. He 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 show more for Best Detective Novel of the Year. He has also won the Audie, Macavity, Barry, and Anthony Awards. He is an adjunct instructor of English at Hofstra University and a founding member of MWA University. Reed's novels are perennial bestsellers featured on the New York Times, USA Today and other bestseller lists. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Reed Farrel Coleman

Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot (2014) — Author — 321 copies
Where It Hurts (2016) 220 copies
Walking the Perfect Square (2001) 217 copies
The James Deans (2005) 161 copies
Redemption Street (2004) 147 copies
Innocent Monster (2010) 125 copies
Hurt Machine (2011) 123 copies
Soul Patch (2006) 115 copies
Tower (2009) 84 copies
Empty Ever After (2008) 80 copies

Associated Works

Dublin Noir : The Celtic Tiger vs. The Ugly American (2003) — Contributor — 88 copies
USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series (2013) — Contributor — 81 copies
Long Island Noir (2012) — Contributor — 71 copies
Wall Street Noir (2007) — Contributor — 63 copies
Damn Near Dead: An Anthology of Geezer Noir (2006) — Contributor — 63 copies
Indian Country Noir (2010) — Contributor — 58 copies
The Darker Mask : Heroes from the Shadows [Anthology] (2008) — Contributor — 57 copies
Milwaukee Noir (2019) — Contributor — 43 copies
Brooklyn Noir 3: Nothing but the Truth (2008) — Contributor — 32 copies
Unloaded: Crime Writers Writing Without Guns (2016) — Contributor — 6 copies
Scoundrels: Tales of Greed, Murder and Financial Crimes (2012) — Contributor — 4 copies
Murder and Mayhem in Muskego (2012) — Contributor — 3 copies
Moord uit het boekje (2013) — Contributor — 3 copies
Crimespree Magazine #50 — Contributor — 1 copy
Protectors 2: Heroes (2015) — Contributor — 1 copy


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Common Knowledge

Other names
Spinosa, Tony
Coleman, Reed Farrel
Places of residence
New York, USA



Synopsis: 'Jesse Stone is back on the job after a stint in rehab, and the road to recovery is immediately made bumpy by a series of disturbing and apparently racially motivated crimes, beginning with the murder of an African American woman. Then, Jesse's own deputy Alisha—the first black woman hired by the Paradise police force—becomes the target of a sophisticated frame-up. As he and his team work tirelessly to unravel the truth, he has to wonder if this is just one part of an even grander plot, one with an end game more destructive than any of them can imagine.

At the same time, a mysterious young man named Cole Slayton rolls into town with a chip on his shoulder and a problem with authority--namely, Jesse. Yet, something about the angry twenty-something appeals to Jesse, and he takes Cole under his wing. But there's more to him than meets the eye, and his secrets might change Jesse's life forever.' From author website.

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DrLed | 10 other reviews | Nov 25, 2023 |
Synopsis: 'All is quiet in Paradise, except for a spate of innocuous vandalism. Good thing, too, because Jesse Stone is preoccupied with the women in his life, both past and present. As his ex-wife Jenn is about to marry a Dallas real-estate tycoon, Jesse isn't too sure his relationship with former FBI agent Diana Evans is built to last. But those concerns get put on the back burner when a major Boston crime boss is brutally murdered. Despite all evidence to the contrary, Jesse suspects it's the work of Mr. Peepers, a psychotic assassin who has caused trouble for Jesse in the past.

Peepers has long promised revenge against the mob, Jesse, and Suit for their roles in foiling one of his hits—and against Jenn as well. And though Jesse and Jenn have long parted ways, Jesse still feels responsible for her safety. Jesse and Diana head to Dallas for the wedding and, along with the tycoon's security team, try to stop Peepers before the bill comes due. With Peepers toying with the authorities as to when and where he'll strike, Jesse is up against the wall. Still, there's a debt to pay and blood to be spilled to satisfy it. But whose blood, and just how much?' From author website.

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DrLed | 16 other reviews | Nov 25, 2023 |
Synopsis: 'In the wake of a huge storm, three bodies are discovered in the rubble of an abandoned factory building in an industrial part of Paradise known as The Swap. One body, a man's, wrapped in a blue tarp, is only hours old. But found within feet of that body are the skeletal remains of two teenage girls who had gone missing during a Fourth of July celebration twenty-five years earlier. Not only does that crime predate Jesse Stone's arrival in Paradise, but the dead girls were close friends of Jesse's right hand, Officer Molly Crane. And things become even more complicated when one of the dead girls' mothers returns to Paradise to bury her daughter and is promptly murdered. It's up to Police Chief Jesse Stone to pull away the veil of the past to see how all the murders are connected.' From author website.

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DrLed | 18 other reviews | Nov 25, 2023 |
Synopsis: 'Jesse Stone, still reeling from the murder of his fiancée by crazed assassin Mr. Peepers, must keep his emotions in check long enough to get through the wedding day of his loyal protégé, Suitcase Simpson. The morning of the wedding, Jesse learns that a gala 75th birthday party is to be held for folk singer Terry Jester. Jester, once the equal of Bob Dylan, has spent the last forty years in seclusion after the mysterious disappearance of the master recording tape of his magnum opus, The Hangman's Sonnet.

That same morning, an elderly Paradise woman dies while her house is being ransacked. What are the thieves looking for? And what's the connection to Terry Jester and the mysterious missing tape? Jesse's investigation is hampered by hostile politicians and a growing trail of blood and bodies, forcing him to solicit the help of mobster Vinnie Morris and a certain Boston area PI named Spenser. While the town fathers pressure him to avoid a PR nightmare, Jesse must connect the cases before the bodies pile up further.' From author website.

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DrLed | 10 other reviews | Nov 25, 2023 |



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