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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. 
 

Genres: Mystery
 
Series
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Moe Prager
   1. Walking the Perfect Square (2002)
   2. Redemption Street (2004)
   3. The James Deans (2005)
   4. Soul Patch (2007)
   5. Empty Ever After (2008)
   6. Innocent Monster (2010)
   7. Hurt Machine (2011)
   8. Onion Street (2013)
   9. The Hollow Girl (2014)
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Joe Serpe Mystery (as by Tony Spinosa)
   1. Hose Monkey (2006)
   2. Gun Bunnies (2007)
   3. The Fourth Victim (2008)
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Gulliver Dowd
   1. Dirty Work (2013)
   2. Valentino Pier (2013)
   3. The Boardwalk (2015)
   4. Love and Fear (2016)
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Gus Murphy
   1. Where It Hurts (2016)
   2. What You Break (2017)
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Nick Ryan
   1. Sleepless City (2023)
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Novels
   Tower (2009) (with Ken Bruen)
   Gun Church (2012)
   Bronx Requiem (2012) (with John Roe)
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Collections
   Pulp Ink (2011) (with others)
   Short Stack (2019)
   Poetry (2019)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Another Role (2014)
   A Redemption of Bones (2014)
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Anthologies edited
   Hardboiled Brooklyn (2006)
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Series contributed to
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Jesse Stone
   13. Blind Spot (2014)
   14. The Devil Wins (2015)
   15. Debt to Pay (2016)
   16. The Hangman's Sonnet (2017)
   17. Colorblind (2018)
   18. The Bitterest Pill (2019)
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Reed Farrel Coleman recommends
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Sweet Thing (2023)
David Swinson
"As detective and author, Swinson is the genuine article. Sweet Thing is a gritty, heartbreaking exploration of how the streets and the system chew people up and spit them out; some alive, others not, no one unchanged."
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Cruz (2022)
Nicolás Ferraro
"Ferraro's Cruz is like an exquisitely crafted blade, beautiful to the eye but deadly effective."
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Assassin's Lullaby (2022)
Mark Rubinstein
"Jam-packed with crosses, double-crosses, murders fair and foul, Assassin's Lullaby is anything but sleep inducing. An edge-of-your-seat thriller stretching from Israel to Russia to Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, it is a novel both grand in scale and incredibly intimate."

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Anthologies containing stories by Reed Farrel Coleman
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Hotel California (2022)
(Music and Murder Mystery)
edited by
Don Bruns
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A Beast Without a Name (2019)
Crime Fiction Inspired by the Music of Steely Dan
edited by
Brian Thornton

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