Work and family are intertwined in the Prager books. Moe meets his
wife because of his work, and then (and I hope I'm not giving too much
away) loses her because of his work. The storyline that runs through
those books is very similar to the sort of family drama that
characterizes Ross McDonald's Archer novels, only the detective is
part of the damaged family as opposed to being an outsider.
On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 9:43 AM, decastro3 <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> There's so many posts in this thread that I don't know whether he's
> been mentioned, but Reed Farrel Coleman's Moe Prager is another
> "family man" detective. And I actually think there's an interesting
> thread of a story involving his family that runs through the series.
> Though admittedly I have yet to read all of them.
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