Thursday, May 14, 2009

Reed Farrel Coleman on NPR's "Fresh Air"!

Listen to NPR's "Fresh Air" today for a piece by Maureen Corrigan on Reed Farrel Coleman and his Moe Prager mysteries!

Here's an excerpt from the article:

I was all set to do a big mystery round-up for this week; one of those "Hey, let's get a jump on summer!" cavalcades of crime and suspense novels. But as any student of detective fiction knows, the minute you think you've hatched a good plan, the universe throws a wrench into the works.

Every time I started to write my paen to the predictable excellence of new crime novels by George Pelecanos and Michael Connelly, a little guy kept muscling into my consciousness, complaining about how those bestseller boys always steal the spotlight. This wise guy writer's name is Reed Farrel Coleman and he made a good case for himself.

Admittedly, I haven't been able to stop thinking about Coleman's Moe Prager mystery series ever since one of God's own divine messengers — that is, an independent bookseller — recommended it to me last year. If life were fair, Coleman would be as celebrated as Pelecanos and Connelly. Then again, if life were fair, a hard-boiled poet like Coleman would have nothing to write about.

Read the entire piece here, and listen to it on your local NPR station!

BFP publishes the first three Moe Prager books:

#1. Walking the Perfect Square (978-0-9792709-5-6, paperback, $13)
#2. Redemption Street (978-0-9792709-0-1, paperback, $13)
#3. The James Deans (978-0-9792709-8-7, paperback, $14)

Visit Reed online here.

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