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Innocent Monster

(2010)
(The sixth book in the Moe Prager series)
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Seven years have passed since the brutal murder that tore Moe Prager's family apart and it's been six years since Moe's brushed the dust off his PI license. But when his estranged daughter Sarah comes to him with a request he cannot refuse, Moe takes a deep breath and plunges back into the icy, opaque waters of secrets and lies. Sashi Bluntstone, an eleven-year-old art prodigy and daughter of Sarah's dearest childhood friend, has been abducted. Three weeks into the investigation, the cops have gotten nowhere and the parents have gotten desperate. Desperation, the door through which Moe Prager always enters, swings wide open. Just as in Sashi's paintings, there's much more to the case than one can see at a glance.

With the help of an ex-football star, Moe stumbles around the fringes of the New York art scene, trying to get a handle on where the art stops and the commerce begins. Much to Moe's surprise and disgust, he discovers that Sashi is, on the one hand, revered as a cash cow and, on the other, reviled as a fraud and a joke. Suspects abound beyond the usual predators and pedophiles, for it is those closest to Sashi in life who have the most to gain from her death. Cruel ironies lurk around every corner, beneath every painting, and behind every door. Almost nothing is what it seems.

Beware the innocent monster, for it need not hide itself and it lives closely among us: sometimes as close as the mirror.

Reed Farrel Coleman's mysteries starring Moe Prager have won or been nominated for many of the crime fiction world's biggest awards, including the Edgar, the Shamus, the Barry, and the Anthony. The Moe Prager mysteries were named as part of Maureen Corrigan's Best Books of 2009.

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

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Hardback Editions

November 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Innocent Monster
Author(s): Reed Farrel Coleman
ISBN: 1-935562-20-7 / 978-1-935562-20-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tyrus Books
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Paperback Editions

January 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Innocent Monster (A Moe Prager Mysteries)
Author(s): Reed Farrel Coleman
ISBN: 1-4405-3609-0 / 978-1-4405-3609-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
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September 2011 : USA Paperback

Title: Innocent Monster
Author(s): Reed Farrel Coleman
ISBN: 1-935415-27-1 / 978-1-935415-27-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Innocent Monster: A Moe Prager Mystery
Author(s): Reed Farrel Coleman
ISBN: 1-5226-8772-6 / 978-1-5226-8772-6
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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October 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Innocent Monster: A Moe Prager Mystery
Author(s): Reed Farrel Coleman
Publisher: Audible Studios
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October 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Innocent Monster: A Moe Prager Mystery
Author(s): Reed Farrel Coleman
Publisher: Audible Studios
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October 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Innocent Monster: A Moe Prager Mystery
Author(s): Reed Farrel Coleman
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Innocent Monster (Moe Prager)
Author(s): Reed Farrel Coleman
Publisher: Gallery Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA