Tyrus 2013


"The biggest mysteries in our genre are why Reed Coleman isn't already huge, and why Moe Prager isn't already an icon."—Lee Child

"Reed Farrel Coleman is one of the more original voices to emerge from the crime fiction field in the last ten years." —George Pelecanos

"Moe Prager is the man." Janet Evanovich

"Reed Farrel Coleman makes claim to a unique corner of the private detective genre" —Michael Connelly

"One of the most daring writers around ... He writes the books we all aspire to." Ken Bruen

"...noir poet laureate Reed Farrel Coleman..."-Huffington Post


MysteryPeople Names Its Top Ten Novels of 2013...



Two of the greatest private eye heroes, Easy Rawlins and Moe Pager, walked the mean streets of the late ’60s this year. Read back to back, you get a look at the period from different age, racial, and coastal perspectives with two well defined heroes each in a beatifully crafted mystery.


--From #3 on the top ten novel list (ONION STREET and Walter Mosley's LITTLE GREEN are listed together) the MysteryPeople blog.

For the full entry please click here.


Spinetingler Magazine's Review of ONION STREET

"...Onion Street still shines because it’s packed with smart writing, a very solid plot, and well-developed characters."
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If there’s anything I dislike more than sequels it’s prequels. A prequel is like hearing a story from someone who’s a horrible storyteller and forgot to tell you the beginning. When it comes to literature, I’ve always seen prequels as authors telling you the first part of a joke after they’ve told you the punch line. In any case, I try not to read them. However, I broke my own rule for Reed Farrel Coleman’s Onion Street. It paid off.

For the full review of ONION STREET by reviewer Gabino Igesias please click here



Coming May 2014


From Rick Blechta at the TYPE M FOR MURDER Blog:

Our guest blogger this weekend, probably needs no introduction, so I’m going to make this short and sweet. Reed Farrel Coleman is a goddam great writer, an multiple award winner (and a nice guy). If you’ve never read one of his books, you have done yourself a grave disservice. Rectify that at once, please! We are honoured to have him here at Type M once again.

For the complete article please click here





VALENTINO PIER is reviewed by Sons of Spade




"Great things can come in small packages, and this series is proof of that. Not only does it feature a little person as a  PI but it is also a pretty short novel. It's also a fantastic piece of PI fiction." 

--from the Sons of Spade blog which spotlights the fictional PI

The full review can be found here



USA NOIR Arrives...



"Readers will be hard put to find a better collection of short stories in any genre." --Publishers Weekly

Get your noir on, and come to the book launch for "USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series.” Join the volume’s editor, Johnny Temple, along with contributors Tim McLoughlin, Reed Farrel Coleman, Jerome Charyn, Elyssa East, and others at the Mysterious Bookshop (58 Warren St., Manhattan) on Tuesday, October 29 from 6:30-8pm. Complementary beer lovingly provided by the Brooklyn Brewery! “USA Noir” is a star-studded volume featuring stories by Dennis Lehane, Don Winslow, Michael Connelly, George Pelecanos, Susan Straight, Jonathan Safran Foer, Laura Lippman, Pete Hamill, Joyce Carol Oates, Lee Child, T. Jefferson Parker, Lawrence Block, and many more.

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