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Discover Author Reed Farrel Coleman and “The Hollow Girl”

Robert B. Parker’s The Hollow Girl by Reed Farrel Coleman

Reed Farrel ColemanWhen Robert B. Parker died in 2010 we feared that his voice would be silenced. For nearly four decades Parker thrilled readers with one or two bestsellers each year. In 1997 he introduced us to Jesse Stone starting with Night Passage and ending in 2010 with Split Image which he completed before his death but did not live to see published. Michael Brandman, the producer of the made for TV Jesse Stone movies that starred Tom Seleck in the title role, penned three additional Jesse Stone stories – Killing the Blues (2011), Fool Me Twice (2012) and Damned If You Do (2013).

The latest Jesse Stone mystery, Blind Spot (releasing in September) was written by Reed Farrel Coleman, a three-time Edgar Award nominee in three different categories—Best Novel, Best Paperback Original, Best Short Story—and a three-time recipient of the Shamus Award for Best PI Novel of the Year. He is also the winner of Audie, Macavity, Barry, and Anthony Awards.

In anticipation of the new Jesse Stone title, we were able to find a few copies of three of Coleman’s most popular titles, Gun Church by Reed Farrel Coleman (2012), Onion Street (2013) and The Hollow Girl (2014).

“Few writers working in any genre offer tales with such moral complexity, dark humor, and, most of all, heart.” — Megan Abbott, author of Dare Me

It is time for you to discover Reed Farrel Coleman. He is a master of the craft – his stories are rich and complex, with characters that sing with authenticity.

– John

Now in Stock – Ready to Ship!

VJ Books has received: Jim Nisbet – Windward Passage, Dave Barry – I’ll Mature When I’m Dead, Robert B. Parker – Blue-Eyed Devil, P.J. Tracy – Shoot To Thrill, Scott Turow – Innocent, and Carlos Ruiz Zafon – The Prince of the Mist.

Now in Stock – Ready to Ship!

VJ Books has received:  Robert B. Parker – Split Image (unsigned)Dan Simmons – Black HillsHugh Ambrose – The PacificConnie Willis – BlackoutNoah Boyd – The BricklayerDean Koontz – Breathless (UK)James Twining – The Geneva Deception (UK), and James Twining – The Gilded Seal (UK Trade).

New Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker

Parker introduces young readers to private investigator Spenser, star of his bestselling adult novels, at age 14. Short chapters and Spenser’s signature quick-fire delivery propel the story, which reveals the ways young Spenser uses the survival skills and scruples passed on to him by his loving, wise father and the two uncles who are raising him in a small town (“They took turns with everything…. So none of them got ground down, so to speak, by being the only parent”). Knowing when to defend himself and when to run away comes in handy when the teen encounters a black bear in the woods, rescues his friend from her drunken, gun-toting father and is ambushed by a gang of racist thugs after he protects a bullied Mexican peer. The narrative alternates between the youth’s adventures and the reminiscences of an adult Spenser, who appears with his longtime love interest, Susan, in less compelling, present-day chapters in which he—at her prodding—offers insight into his past. Carefully tempered emotion, full-throttle suspense and subtle humor should win Parker’s (Edenville Owls) detective enthusiastic new fans.

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(Publisher’s Weekly, May 18)