Love and Fear

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The Boardwalk   Dirty Work   Valentino Pier

Love and Fear
by Reed Farrel Coleman

When the daughter of the most powerful Mafia don in New York goes missing, the don's right-hand man comes to Gulliver Dowd for help. Problem is, the right-hand man and Dowd despise each other. Plus, the don knows who murdered Dowd's sister, Keisha, but refuses to share that knowledge with Gulliver. Still, Dowd makes a devil's deal and hunts for the girl. Old secrets and lies boil to the surface, threatening to destroy the lives of everyone involved. But who has the girl? An eccentric art professor, or one of the don's many enemies? Will Gulliver find her, or will their fates dissolve in a corrosive stew of love and fear?

Fry Reading Level: 2.7
ISBN: 9781459806771
Pub Date: February 9, 2016
Price: $9.95

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About the author

Called a "hard-boiled poet" by NPR’s Maureen Corrigan and "the noir poet laureate" in the Huffington Post, Reed Farrel Coleman has published several novels. He is a three-time recipient of the Shamus Award for Best PI Novel of the Year and is a three-time Edgar Award nominee. He is an adjunct instructor of English at Hofstra University and lives with his family on Long Island. For more information, visit

The Gulliver Dowd mystery series includes: Dirty Work, Valentino Pier, The Boardwalk, and coming in February 2016 Love and Fear.


VOYA Magazine—April 1, 2016
"A quick hard-boiled mystery where the underdogs are the heroes."

CM Magazine—January 8, 2016
"A fast-paced mystery that will appeal to readers of this genre. Coleman’s quick and witty prose will make readers gobble this book up. Moreover, readers will also enjoy the trajectory of Gulliver’s character development...If readers weren’t in love with Gulliver Dowd already, this book will make them true fans. Overall, I recommend this book to mystery fans the world over."


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