Seven years have passed since the brutal murder that tore Moe Prager´s family apart and it´s been six years since Moe´s brushed the dust off his PI license. But when his estranged daughter Sarah comes to him with a request he cannot refuse, Moe takes a deep breath and plunges back into the icy, opaque waters of secrets and lies. Sashi Bluntstone, an eleven-year-old art prodigy and daughter of Sarah´s dearest childhood friend, has been abducted. Three weeks into the investigation, the cops have gotten nowhere and the parents have gotten desperate. Desperation, the door through which Moe Prager always enters, swings wide open. Just as in Sashi´s paintings, there´s much more to the case than one can see at a glance. With the help of an ex-football star, Moe stumbles around the fringes of the New York art scene, trying to get a handle on where the art stops and the commerce begins. Much to Moes surprise and disgust, he discovers that Sashi is, on the one hand, revered as a cash cow and, on the other, reviled as a fraud and a joke. Suspects abound beyond the usual predators and pedophiles, for it is those closest to Sashi in life who have the most to gain from her death. Cruel ironies lurk around every corner, beneath every painting, and behind every door. Almost nothing is what it seems. Beware the innocent monster, for it need not hide itself and it lives closely among us: sometimes as close as the mirror. 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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andy Caploe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002026/bk_adbl_002026_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Redemption Street, retired NYPD officer and newly minted PI Moe Prager travels up to a decaying Borscht Belt hotel to uncover the truth behind a decades-old fire that killed 17 people, including his high-school crush. Away from his beloved Brooklyn and out of his element, Moe finds that the locals aren´t as eager to dredge up the painful past or to stir up the embers of that long-dead fire as he seems to be. In fact the cast of locals - a washed-up comedian, an ambitious politician, a corrupt cop, a pint-sized Hitler, the leader of a mysterious Jewish cult - seem rather intent on doing their level best to make certain the circumstances surrounding the fire stay buried along with the charred bodies of the dead. Moe Prager´s gift, however, is coaxing secrets out of the silent past. But will the truth lead to Redemption Street or his own dead end? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andy Caploe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002022/bk_adbl_002022_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There are no second acts for the dead...or are there?For over 20 years, retired NYPD officer and PI Moe Prager has been haunted by the secret that would eventually destroy his family. Now, two years after the fallout from the truth, more than secrets are haunting the Prager family.Moe Prager follows a trail of graverobbers from cemetery to cemetery, from ashes to ashes and back again in order to finally solve the enigma of his dead brother-in-law, Patrick. He plunges deeper into the dark recesses of his past than ever before, revisiting all of his old cases, in order to uncover the twisted alchemy of vengeance and resurrection. Will Moe, at last, put his past to rest? Will he find the man who belongs in that vacant grave or will it remain empty, empty ever after? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andy Caploe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002025/bk_adbl_002025_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ex-NYPD cop turned PI and entrepreneur Moe Prager is faced with a gut-wrenching case. The apparent suicide of his old friend and NYPD chief of detectives Larry McDonald forces Moe back onto the decaying Coney Island streets he patrolled when he was in uniform. But now, beneath the boardwalk and behind the rusted and crumbling rides of the midway, he finds a trail of death, betrayal, and corruption reaching back to 1972. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andy Caploe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002024/bk_adbl_002024_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nominated for the Edgar, Macavity, and Gumshoe Awards! Winner of the Shamus, Barry, and Anthony Awards! Still reeling from his wife´s recent miscarriage, Moe Prager is bullied into taking the case of an up-and-coming politico whose career has stalled over the suspicious disappearance of a young woman.It´s been almost two years since Moira Heaton, State Senator Steven Brightman´s intern, vanished on Thanksgiving Eve 1981. In spite of Brightman´s best efforts to clear his name, he has been tried and convicted in the press. As a reluctant Moe peels away the layers of the case, he discovers the tragic circumstances of Moira Heaton´s disappearance are buried deep in the past and that there is another more heinous crime at the heart of it all.Will the ugly truth set Brightman free or will it bury all the players beneath the crumbling artiface of corruption, murder, and hate? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andy Caploe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002023/bk_adbl_002023_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At a pre-wedding party for his daughter Sarah, Moe Prager is approached by his ex-wife and former PI partner Carmella Melendez. It seems Carmella´s estranged sister Alta has been murdered, but no one in New York City seems to care. Why? Alta, a FDNY EMT, and her partner had months earlier refused to give assistance to a dying man at a fancy downtown eatery. Moe decides to help Carmella as a means to distract himself from his own life-and-death struggle. Making headway on the case is no mean feat as no one, including Alta´s partner Maya Watson, wants to cooperate. Moe chips away until he discovers a cancer roiling just below the surface, a cancer whose symptoms include bureaucratic greed, sexual harassment, and blackmail. But is any of it connected to Alta´s brutal murder? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andy Caploe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003345/bk_adbl_003345_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The final novel in one of the most critically acclaimed PI series in the annals of crime fiction! ´´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) Drunk, alone, and racked with guilt over the tragic death of his girlfriend Pam, Moe Prager is destined for oblivion. But destiny takes a detour when a shadowy figure from Moe´s past reappears to beg for Moe´s help in locating her missing daughter. As a reluctant, distracted Moe delves into the case, he discovers that nothing is as it seems and no one involved is quite who or what they appear to be. This is especially true of the missing daughter, an early internet sensation known ironically as the Lost Girl or the Hollow Girl. The case itself is hollow, as Moe finds little proof that anyone is actually missing. Things take a bizarre twist as Moe stumbles across a body in a trendy Manhattan apartment and the Hollow Girl suddenly re-emerges on video screens everywhere. It´s a wild ride through the funhouse as Moe tries to piece together a case from the half-truths and lies told to him by a fool´s parade of family members, washed-up showbiz types, uncaring cops, a doorman, and a lovesick PI. Even as the ticking clock gets louder, Moe is unsure if it´s all a big hoax or if someone´s life is really at stake. The question isn´t whether or not Moe can find the Hollow Girl, but whether the Hollow Girl was ever there at all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andy Caploe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015047/bk_adbl_015047_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andy Caploe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010461/bk_adbl_010461_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Recently retired due to a freak accident, NYPD officer Moe Prager is lost. In pain and without the job he loves, Moe relunctantly settles on the notion of going into the wine business with his brother. But when Patrick Mahoney, a suburban college student, vanishes off the streets of Manhattan, Prager´s universe is turned upside down and his life changed forever. Hired by the student´s desperate family, Moe plunges deep into the world of New York´s punk underground, sex clubs, and biker bars. Politicians, journalists, and crooked cops seem hell-bent on stopping him in his tracks. Set on the gritty city streets of the late 1970s and the present day, Walking the Perfect Square 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andy Caploe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002021/bk_adbl_002021_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.