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The James Deans

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The James Deans

By Reed Farrel Coleman; Michael Connelly (Foreword by)

Busted Flush Press, LLC, Paperback, 9780979270987, 240pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2008


Back in print, the third book in Coleman's two-time Edgar Award-nominated Moe Prager private-eye series.

About the Author
Reed Farrel Coleman was Brooklyn born and raised. He is the former Executive Vice President of Mystery Writers of America. His third Moe Prager novel, The James Deans, won the Shamus, Barry and Anthony Awards for Best Paperback Original. The book was further nominated for the Edgar, Macavity, and Gumshoe Awards.

Praise For The James Deans

"The biggest mysteries in our genre are why Reed Coleman isn't already huge, and why Moe Prager isn't already an icon. Both are to me. Read this book and you'll find you agree." -- Lee Child, best-selling author of Worth Dying For

"The twists and reversals are expertly done, and Moe's voice, which mixes Jewish intellectual with cop smarts, is company worth keeping." -- Houston Chronicle

"Coleman may be one of the mystery genre's best-kept secrets." --Sun-Sentinel

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