Review of Robert B. Parker’s THE HANGMAN’S SONNET...

Robert B. Parker’s THE HANGMAN’S SONNET Jesse Stone Book 16 Reed Coleman Sept 12th, 2017 G. P. Putnam’s Sons Robert B. Parker’s THE HANGMAN’S SONNET by Reed Coleman brilliantly intertwines the personal and professional life of Paradise police chief Jesse Stone. Having put Jesse through the ringer in the previous book, DEBT TO PAY, Coleman explores the emotions of guilt and grief in this novel. Jesse is still trying to come to grips after seeing his fiancée, Diana, murdered by the crazed assassin Mr. Peepers. Unfortunately, he turns to the only friend that can drown out his sorrows, drinking. An interesting question put forth to the readers,...

2017 Shamus Award Nominees Announced May31

2017 Shamus Award Nominees Announced

The Private Eye Writers Of America have announced the nominees for the 2017 Shamus Awards. The awards honor the best novels published in 2016, the winners will be announced at PWA Banquet at Bouchercon in Toronto, Canada. Best Private Eye Novel Reed Farrel Coleman, Where It Hurts. Putnam Lindsey Davis, The Graveyard of the Hesperides. Minotaur Timothy Hallinan, Fields Where They Lay. Soho Crime Al Lamanda, With 6 You Get Wally. Gale Cengage Robert S. Levinson, The Stardom Affair. Five Star Best Original Private Eye Paperback Michael Craven, The Detective and the Chinese High-Fin. Harper Collins O’Neil De Noux, Hold Me, Babe. Big Kiss...

Review of Reed Farrel Coleman’s WHAT YOU BRE...

WHAT YOU BREAK Reed Farrel Coleman February 7, 2017 Penguin/Random House I’ve been looking forward to reading the continuation to the Gus Murphy story with great anticipation. Author Reed Farrel Coleman has the ability to mentally transport readers to where events in his books take place. He is very descriptive and detail oriented. Once I started the adventure through Long Island with Gus in WHERE IT HURTS, I couldn’t wait to do it again. WHAT YOU BREAK did not disappoint. Gus is a great character many readers will relate to on different levels. He is dealing with a lot of the same emotions in life that in some way, each and every one of us...

Reed Coleman: The THE DEVIL WINS Interview

Two books ago, The Devil Wins, Jesse struggled to capture Mr. Peepers who eventually escaped. Now, after a major crime boss is murdered, Jesse suspects it’s the work of Mr. Peepers, a psychotic assassin who has threatened to avenge Jesse’s broken promise by targeting those close to the Chief, particularly his ex-wife Jenn, deputy Molly, deputy Suitcase Simpson and his current girlfriend Diana. Elise Cooper: What’s in store for the quick-thinking, hard-working police chief? Reed Coleman: There will be major changes a foot. Although Jesse will not leave Paradise he will move into town; will make a serious attempt at sobriety; and people will...

Robert. B. Parker’s Debt To Pay Reviewed

Robert. B. Parker’s Debt To Pay Reed Farrel Coleman Sept 13th, 2016 G.P. Putnam’s Sons Robert. B. Parker’s Debt To Pay by Reed Farrel Coleman ingeniously creates a cat and mouse story. In bringing back the serial killer, assassin, and terrorist Mr. Peepers the plot reveals more of Police Chief Jesse Stone’s personality, as he must chase down his nemesis while saving those he loves. Two books ago, The Devil Wins, Jesse struggled to capture Mr. Peepers who eventually escaped. Now, after a major crime boss is murdered, Jesse suspects it’s the work of Mr. Peepers, a psychotic assassin who has threatened to avenge Jesse’s broken promise by...