by Robb Cadigan
“Some writers entertain, some enlighten, and some inspire. For me and countless others, Reed Farrel Coleman does all three.
The former Executive Vice President of Mystery Writers of America, Reed Farrel Coleman has been called a hard-boiled poet by NPR’s Maureen Corrigan and the “Noir Poet Laureate” in the Huffington Post. The author of sixteen novels and two novellas, along with several short stories, essays, and poetry, Reed is a three-time recipient of the Shamus Award for Best PI Novel of the Year and is a two-time Edgar Award nominee. He has also won the Macavity, Audie, Barry, and Anthony Awards. He is an adjunct instructor of English at Hofstra University and a founding member of MWA U.
I met Reed a few years back at NoirCon, a creative conference and celebration of all things noir. After hearing him discuss the elements of hard-boiled fiction and chatting with him at a break, I grabbed some of his books and was immediately hooked. His Moe Prager series is one of my absolute favorites. If you don’t know Moe, you really should. And by getting to know Moe, you’ll get to know Reed Farrel Coleman as well.”