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

Brooklyn Noir 3BROOKLYN NOIR 3:
True Crime on the City Streets (2008)

Edited by Tim McLoughlin and Thomas Adcock

With "Coney Island: No Roses for Bubbeh" by Reed Farrel Coleman

Publisher: Akashic Books



So This book, though it has its light moments (and thank God for those), is for me the darkest of the Brooklyn Noir series. These pieces remind us that crime is personal. It happens to us and to our neighbors. Sometimes it happens because we do nothing to prevent it. Life does not always offer the moral arc we so desperately crave in fiction. If it did, we’d have no need for myths and fables, religion or miracles.


Brooklyn Noir is such a stunningly perfect combination that you can't believe you haven't read an anthology like this before. But trust me - you haven't. Story after story is a revelation, filled with the requisite sense of place, but also the perfect twists that crime stories demand. The writing is flat-out superb, filled with lines that will sing in your head for a long time to come. -Laura Lippman, winner of the Edgar, Shamus, and Agatha awards.


  • Prospect Park: A Spring Afternoon in the Meadow, That "Long, Loud Scream" - Constance Casey
  • Sunset Park: Sweet Cherry: R.I.P. - Christopher Musella
  • Atlantic Yards: The Ghetto Never Sleeps, Mister Policeman - Robert Leuci
  • Brownsville: The Morgue Boys - Thomas Adcock
  • East Flatbush: Fun-Time Monsters - Errol Louis
  • Bushwick: Getting to Know Mad Dog - Robert Knightly
  • Brooklyn Heights: True Confessions - Dennis Hawkins
  • Fort Greene: The Body in the Doorway - Patricia Mulcahy
  • Kings County Supreme Court: Snapshots - Tim McLoughlin
  • Coney Island: No Roses for Bubbeh - Reed Farrel Coleman
  • Bensonhurst: The Brooklyn Bogeyman - C. J. Sullivan
  • Weeksville: Slaves in Brooklyn - Kim Sykes
  • Crown Heights: The Creamflake Kid - Jess Korman
  • Borough Park: Mommy Wears a Wire - Denise Buffa
  • East New York: Beef Kills - Rosemarie Yu
  • Cobble Hill: Sesame Street for Grown-ups - Aileen Gallagher


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