Reed Farrel Coleman's mysteries starring Moe Prager have won or been nominated for many of the crime fiction world's biggest awards, including the Edgar, the Shamus, the Barry, and the Anthony. The Moe Prager mysteries were named as part of Maureen Corrigan's Best Books of 2009.
"This sixth Moe Prager novel is pretty much note-perfect. Coleman's take on the art world as a den of iniquity is priceless, as is Moe himself--intelligent, street smart, and tough, especially for a sixtysomething. He's also sophisticated, despite seeing himself as a 'poor schmuck from Brooklyn.' He's a mensch, and his bone-deep world weariness and mordant sense of humor should enthrall lovers of old-school, touch-talking, loner private eyes (think Loren D. Estleman's Amos Walker)." --Booklist, starred review