Moe Prager

9 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 451 ratings

Walking the Perfect Square Publisher's Summary

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 is a unique mystery that delivers a compelling look at one person's efforts to find a man who was never really there and to protect his family from an unbearable truth.

©2008 Reed Farrel Coleman (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Walking the Perfect Square

    • A Moe Prager Mystery
    • By: Reed Farrel Coleman
    • Narrated by: Andy Caploe
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 99

    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 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Clever, Interesting, Satisfying

    • By Ted on 06-12-12

    Regular price: $17.95

  • Book 2

    • Redemption Street

    • A Moe Prager Mystery
    • By: Reed Farrel Coleman
    • Narrated by: Andy Caploe
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 56

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Good, Recommend But....

    • By Ted on 08-17-12

    Regular price: $17.95

  • Book 3

    • The James Deans

    • A Moe Prager Mystery
    • By: Reed Farrel Coleman
    • Narrated by: Andy Caploe
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Intricate plot, rich main characters. Narration ok

    • By MidwestGeek on 09-07-11

    Regular price: $17.95

  • Book 4

    • Soul Patch

    • A Moe Prager Mystery
    • By: Reed Farrel Coleman
    • Narrated by: Andy Caploe
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    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.

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 5

    • Empty Ever After

    • A Moe Prager Mystery
    • By: Reed Farrel Coleman
    • Narrated by: Andy Caploe
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By William Senkowsky on 07-27-17

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 6

    • Innocent Monster

    • A Moe Prager Mystery
    • By: Reed Farrel Coleman
    • Narrated by: Andy Caploe
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice ending but was it worth the trip

    • By Jonathan I. Rosenblatt on 08-06-12

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  • Book 7

    • Hurt Machine

    • A Moe Prager Mystery
    • By: Reed Farrel Coleman
    • Narrated by: Andy Caploe
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good but not Great

    • By clifford on 05-17-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 8

    • Onion Street

    • A Moe Prager Mystery, Book 8
    • By: Reed Farrel Coleman
    • Narrated by: Andy Caploe
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Prequel works well.

    • By MidwestGeek on 06-30-13

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 9

    • The Hollow Girl

    • A Moe Prager Mystery
    • By: Reed Farrel Coleman
    • Narrated by: Andy Caploe
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not Coleman's best work, but I enjoyed it anyway.

    • By MidwestGeek on 07-23-15

    Regular price: $19.95