For those who don’t know, Reed Farrel Coleman has written more than twenty-eight novels and a large number of essays, short fiction, and poetry. He’s also won more than a dozen awards for his writing, including the Anthony, Gumshoe, Macavity, Shamus, and the Edgar. So he knows what he’s doing when it comes to writing.
Since 2014 he’s been the author of the Jessie Stone books, the second writer to pick up Robert B Parker’s character. In the four books leading up to Colorblind, Reed has put the character, and the town of Paradise, Massachusetts, through a number of changes and challenges. He keeps that up in this one.
I had the good fortune to be in a position to interview Reed at his appearance at the Novel bookstore in Memphis, and managed to have the good sense to record it. I apologize for the camera stopping twice, and then altogether toward the end (hence the sudden change in perspective), but I hope you enjoy the interview as much as I did conducting it. I promise I wasn’t so startled as I seem to look on the link below.