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Redemption Street Paperback – November 15, 2012
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Reed Farrel Coleman is a New York Times bestselling author that has been called a “hard-boiled poet” by NPR’s Maureen Corrigan and the “noir poet laureate” in the Huffington Post. He has published more than twenty-five novels, including the critically acclaimed Moe Prager series, the Gus Murphy series, and novels in Robert Parker’s Jesse Stone series. A three-time winner of the Shamus Award, he has also won the Anthony, Macavity, Barry, and Audie Awards. He lives with his family on Long Island.
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We were introduced to private detective Moe Prager in Walking the Perfect Square. In that book Moe met his wife; now he is married and has a baby daughter when he's approached by the brother of an old schoolmate, who tells Moe that the fire that killed his sister and sixteen others in a Catskill resort years ago was not the accident everyone has assumed. When Moe travels to the Borscht Belt to check things out, he discovers a cast of interesting characters and more intrigue than he expected.
This is the second book in the series and just as good as the first. Moe's narrative voice is wonderful. He's an intelligent, sarcastic, decent man who, in the best tradition of hardboiled detective novels, arranges to have justice visited upon the guilty, even if they don't get arrested. There's a point in the book when Moe has been beaten up pretty badly and he says, "I'd deal with Bailey in my own way on my own schedule. For the moment, that was third or fourth on my to-do list." You KNOW Bailey is really going to get it later and you can't wait (though you must).
What sets Moe apart from other hardboiled PIs is that he isn't a lone wolf. He's a man with siblings and friends and a wife and child. He is in the world, not apart from it. He has self-doubt and self-awareness, as well as a sense of justice. These are terrific books. I've read four in the series now and would highly recommend any of them.
The books in order are: Walking the Perfect Square, Redemption Street, The James Deans, Soul Patch, Empty Ever After, Innocent Monster, Hurt Machine and Onion Street.
I did find the back and forth to family cumbersome, contributing to the jerkiness of the first half. And the deal of the secret about what happened to his wife's brother confusing since it was revealed in Walking the Square.
The exploration of his Jewishness did explore Mose's soul searching, and revealed his character in a way that built Him better for future adventures.
I love PI novels. And it's so hard to find really good ones. This author has a unique love of the art of PI-ness. I know what that is because I've been one and written them. And I'm an avid student of this uniquely honorable exploration of the battle between good and evil that is so real in the world.
Bottom line: I liked it and appreciate it for more than just a story.