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Reed Farrel Coleman

USA flag (b.1956)

aka Tony Spinosa

Reed Farrel Coleman, former Executive Vice President of Mystery Writers of America, was Brooklyn born and raised. He is the author of ten novels in three series published under his name and his pen name Tony Spinosa. His sixth novel, The James Deans, won the Shamus, Barry, and Anthony Awards. The novel was further nominated for the Edgar, Macavity, and Gumshoe Awards. Reed is also a published poet, and for several years was a co-editor of the journal Poetry Bone. He was the editor of the short story anthology Hard-boiled Brooklyn. His short stories and essays appear in Wall Street Noir, Mystery Readers Journal, Damn Near Dead, Brooklyn Noir 3, Expletive Deleted, These Guns for Hire, Crime Spree Magazine and several other publications. He lives with his wife and teenage children on New York's Long Island. 
PULP INK (2011) (with Eric Beetner, Hilary Davidson, Matthew C Funk, Richard Godwin, Allan Guthrie, Chris Holm and Gary Phillips)
Series contributed to
Anthony Awards Best Paperback original winner (2006) : The James Deans
Barry Awards Best Paperback Novel winner (2006) : The James Deans
Macavity Awards Best Novel nominee (2006) : The James Deans
Shamus Awards Best Paperback original winner (2006) : The James Deans
Barry Awards Best Novel nominee (2008) : Soul Patch
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (2008) : Soul Patch
Macavity Awards Best Novel nominee (2008) : Soul Patch
Shamus Awards Best Novel winner (2008) : Soul Patch
Shamus Awards Best Novel winner (2009) : Empty Ever After
Anthony Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2010) : Tower
Macavity Awards Best Novel winner (2010) : Tower
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2012) : Hurt Machine
Barry Awards Best Novel nominee (2015) : The Hollow Girl
Shamus Awards Best Hardcover Novel nominee (2015) : The Hollow Girl
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2017) : Where It Hurts
Barry Awards Best Novel nominee (2017) : Where It Hurts
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (2017) : Where It Hurts

Reed Farrel Coleman recommends
Death on a Budget (2010)
(Emerson Ward, book 6)
Michael W Sherer
"The budget may have been tight, but Michael W. Sherer cuts no corners with Death on a Budget. Buy this book. It's worth every penny."
The Dead Detective (2010)
(Dead Detective , book 1)
William Heffernan
"The Dead Detective breathes new life into the classic police drama. Jam-packed with strong characters and a powerful plot, this is as fine a book of its genre as I've read in decades."
Absolute Zero Cool (2011)
Declan Burke
"Stop waiting for Godot - he's here. Declan Burke takes the existential dilemma of characters writing themselves and turns it on its ear, and then some. He gives it body and soul; an Irish soul."
Death on the High Lonesome (2015)
(Sheriff Virgil Dalton Mystery, book 2)
Frank Hayes
"Virgil Dalton is the kind of character that comes along maybe once a decade."
Cascadia (2016)
H W Buzz Bernard
"Heart pounding."
Splice (2016)
(Finn Teller Corporate Spy, book 4)
Twist Phelan
"Phelan works her magic; a must-read mystery."
The Weight of This World (2017)
David Joy
"A beautiful nightmare of lives battered by the forces of serendipity and inevitability."
Proving Ground (2017)
(Lourdes Robles, book 1)
Peter Blauner
"Proving Ground is a startlingly powerful tale of lost lives and lost souls with a crackling crime drama at its core."
Give Up the Dead (2017)
(Jay Porter, book 3)
Joe Clifford
"Joe Clifford is an underground star. Give Up The Dead should finally expose his star to the light. Jay Porter is a hard-bitten and hard-boiled loner who manages to make you root for him and all the world's underdogs."
Beacon Hill (2017)
(Resurrection Man, book 5)
Colin Campbell
"A cop with a sharp eye. keen mind, and a lion's heart."
A Map of the Dark (2018)
(Searchers , book 1)
Karen Ellis
"A taut, tense, exciting read with a sharp and very human protagonist."
Flight of the Fox (2018)
Gray Basnight
"Basnight’s novel does double duty. It’s both a fast-paced and furious thriller and a thought provoking commentary on a government gone wild. Read it."
The Lonely Witness (2018)
William Boyle
"The Lonely Witness is a map of Brooklyn’s genome. Amy Falconetti is that rarest of noir characters, a woman redeemed and a redeemer. Walking in her shoes for only a few blocks is worth the price of admission."
Yesterday's News (2018)
(Clare Carlson Mystery, book 1)
R G Belsky
"Belsky's Yesterday's News elicits all parents' deepest fear--the disappearance of a child. But this intelligent, gripping novel is about so much more: ambition, secrets, and, most shocking of all, truth. Read it."
Beyond the Truth (2018)
(Detective Byron Mystery, book 3)
Bruce Robert Coffin
"Superbly realistic, tense, and exciting."

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