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NYPD Detective Jack Kenny is blindsided when the decades old Bronx Barber murder case is suddenly back in the news. The case, involving the brutal homicide of young prostitute, held the city’s attention for weeks in the winter of 1976, but had gone unsolved. A new witness has come forward and that witness is accusing Jack’s old partner of being the Barber. Against orders, Jack and his new partner, Detective Carmen Romero, work feverishly to disprove the allegation and to bring the reall killer to justice. As they dig into the case, they discover a trail of corruption, deception, and extortion that stretches back over thirty years. A trail that takes them from the highest levels of city government to the shady world of the 70s porn industry. Very little is as it seems in the world of Bronx Requiem.

BRONX REQUIEM is available from Amazon.


“A powerful book and an authentic slice of the NYPD and New York.”
Peter Blauner, Edgar-winning author of Slow Motion Riot


Called a hard-boiled poet by NPR’s Maureen Corrigan and the “noir poet laureate” in the Huffington Post, Reed Farrel Coleman is the author of fifteen novels. He is a three-time recipient of the Shamus Award for Best PI Novel of the Year and is a two-time Edgar(R) Award nominee. He has also won the Macavity, Barry, and Anthony Awards. He is a founding member of MWA University and an adjunct professor of English at Hofstra University.

Detective John Roe, recently retired at the top of the NYPD’s longevity list, brings forty-plus years of law enforcement experience to BRONX REQUIEM.


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