Red on Red

Red on Red

A Novel

Book - 2011
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NYPD detectives Meehan and Esposito have very different personalities, but their friendship develops as they investigate a variety of mysteries, including a lonely immigrant who hangs herself in Inwood Hill Park, a serial rapist in upper Manhattan, a troubled Catholic schoolgirl who constantly ends up in the wrong place, and a ruthless gang war.
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385519175
Branch Call Number: Fiction Conlon
Characteristics: 442 p. ; 25 cm


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lpwords Mar 28, 2013

Just as compelling as articles Conlon wrote for The New Yorker under teh name Marcus Laffey. Wonderful cahracterization, and a story that takes you right into the streets and precint houses of New York.

Jun 26, 2012

Only took two pages to get bored. Heavy dark psychobabble.

DB04669 Mar 21, 2012

Years ago I read Blue Bloods and thoroughly enjoyed the book.Red on Red started great then quickly slowed to a crawl.

GManBruce Mar 10, 2012

I picked this up simply because I liked the title. Lesson learned. It was a good read but probably only because I am a reader by nature. It did not deliver to my "Great Title" expectations.

Jan 18, 2012

Good gritty crime drama written by a member of the NYPD with a Harvard degree. Makes it a thoughtful, meaty read.

Aug 01, 2011

I like the idea of this book in that it follows 2 detectives rather than focussing on one crime and the reader gets a real feel for the characters and their relationship. It is quite funny at times plus brutal. But I think it needed some severe editing and about half way through I realised I had lost interest. Didn't do it for me.

debwalker May 20, 2011

"There are few debut novels as good as this one. Edward Conlon is a veteran New York City cop whose memoir, Blue Blood, was a New York Times Notable Book. It detailed not only his own career as a beat cop, but his place in his family of cops, including his father and grandfather. Few writers bring this kind of experience to crime fiction, but Red On Red is a story by a masterful writer who knows how to build great characters and keep the narrative moving."

Margaret Cannon
Globe & Mail May 18 2011


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