by Billie Bloebaum, July 4, 2005 12:21 PM
Don't read The James Deans for its plot ? although it has a good one ? read it for Moe Prager. Prager's not your typical P.I. He's a former beat cop who left the job after a freak carbon-paper accident ruined his knee and is now co-owner of a pair of wine shops. There are a lot of people writing well-plotted crime fiction out there, but there are few with Reed Farrel Coleman's gift for character and dialogue.