Onion Street by Reed Farrel Coleman
(Moe Prager Mystery)

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A Moe Prager Mystery

It's 1967 and Moe Prager is wandering aimlessly through his college career and his life. All that changes when his girlfriend Mindy is viciously beaten into a coma and left to die on the snow-covered streets of Brooklyn. Suddenly, Moe has purpose. He is determined to find out who's done this to Mindy and why. But Mindy is not the only person in Moe's life who's in danger. Someone is also trying to kill his best and oldest friend, Bobby Friedman.

Things get really strange when Moe enlists the aid of Lids, a half-cracked genius drug pusher from the old neighborhood. Lids hooks Moe up with his first solid information. Problem is, the info seems to take Moe in five directions at once and leads to more questions than answers. How is a bitter old camp survivor connected to the dead man in the apartment above his fixit shop, or to the OD-ed junkie found on the boardwalk in Coney Island? What could an underground radical group have to do with the local Mafioso capo? And where do Mindy and Bobby fit into any of this?

Moe will risk everything to find the answers. He will travel from the pot-holed pavement of Brighton Beach to the Pocono Mountains to the runways at Kennedy Airport. But no matter how far he goes or how fast he gets there, all roads lead to Onion Street.

 

About Reed Farrel Coleman

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Called a hardboiled poet by NPR's Maureen Corrigan and the noir poet laureate in The Huffington Post, Reed Farrel Coleman is the former executive vice president of Mystery Writers of America. He currently resides in Long Island, New York.
 
Published April 18, 2013 by Tyrus Books. 322 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Edgar-finalist Coleman’s outstanding eighth Moe Prager mystery (after 2011’s Hurt Machine) explains how the NYPD detective turned PI became a cop. The 2012 funeral of an old friend prompts Prager to r

Mar 11 2013 | Read Full Review of Onion Street (Moe Prager Myst...

His friend Bobby's funeral brings up memories of volatile 1967 Brooklyn for Moe Prager. A student at Brooklyn College, Moe is worried about Bobby Friedman's possible connections to a radical political group. Moe feels uneasy enough about Bobby's safety to keep an eye on him, actually savin

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