Books The James Deans by Reed Farrel Coleman and Michael Connelly Paperback, 212 pages, Consortium Book Sales & Dist, List Price: $14 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe James DeansAuthorReed Farrel Coleman and Michael Connelly Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Genres: Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Fiction Also by Reed Farrel Coleman Redemption Street Where It Hurts Walking the Perfect Square Empty Ever After Hurt Machine Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The James Deans Best Books Of 2009 Maureen Corrigan's Best Books Of 2009 Fresh Air December 23, 2009 Many of the picks from Fresh Air's book critic look back at tough times from earlier eras, or lives upended by disaster. The best books of the year include a work of nonfiction that reveals the hidden fantasy land of a founder of American industry, and a novel that doesn't apologize for the bad behavior of its characters. Plus, a bonus mystery pick. Maureen Corrigan's Best Books Of 2009 Listen · 6:06 6:06 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/121708080/121807044" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Excerpts: Best Books 2009 Excerpt: 'The James Deans' December 23, 2009 Brooklyn-based PI Moe Prager can't find a moment of peace. Just as his home-life begins to unravel he finds himself pulled into an investigation of political scandal The plot may be old, but is Reed Farrel Coleman's mystery The James Deans' as easy to solve as it seems?