Search Results: "Dennis Lehane"


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A DRINK BEFORE THE WAR by Dennis Lehane
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"A lively debut about residents of the Boston metropolitan area who don't summer in Hyannisport."
Patrick Kenzie is a Dorchester, Mass., boy born and bred. Read full book review >

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THE GIVEN DAY by Dennis Lehane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2008

"If Lehane was ever a singles hitter, now he's swinging for the fences."
No baseball player has ever enjoyed a paradigm-shifting career like Babe Ruth's. Read full book review >

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SINCE WE FELL by Dennis Lehane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"What seems at the start to be an edgy psychological mystery seamlessly transforms into a crafty, ingenious tale of murder and deception—and a deeply resonant account of one woman's effort to heal deep wounds that don't easily show."
Don't zoom through this latest entry in Lehane's illustrious body of work. You'll miss plenty of intrigue, intricacies, and emotional subtleties. Read full book review >

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MYSTIC RIVER by Dennis Lehane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2001

"An undisciplined but powerfully lacerating story, by an author who knows every block of the neighborhood and every hair on his characters' heads. "
After five adventures for Boston shamus Patrick Kenzie and his off-again lover Angela Gennaro (Prayers for Rain, 1999, etc.), Lehane tries his hand at a crossover novel that's as dark as any of Patrick's cases. Read full book review >

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PRAYERS FOR RAIN by Dennis Lehane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 1999

"But as fairy tales go, what a scorcher!"
Karen Nichols's slow slide to self-destruction begins a few weeks after shamus Patrick Kenzie and his fearsome sidekick Bubba Rogowski gently discourage predatory restauranteur Cody Falk from hitting on her anymore. Read full book review >

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GONE, BABY, GONE by Dennis Lehane
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 1998

"Darkly and extravagantly imagined, full of harrowing action sequences and shamelessly emotional highs and lows nobody else would have dared to invent."
A hundred and fifty Boston cops are looking for four-year-old Amanda McCready, but her Aunt Beatrice and Uncle Lionel don't think that's enough, and they want Dorchester shamus Patrick Kenzie and his live-in partner Angela Gennaro (Sacred, 1997, etc.) to make it 152. Read full book review >

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CORONADO by Dennis Lehane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"An impressive step forward for a writer of commanding gifts, who seems poised on the threshold of even greater accomplishment."
Tough-as-nails crime fiction transcends genre in this first collection of five stories and a play (developed from one of them) from the Boston-area novelist (Sacred, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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LIVE BY NIGHT by Dennis Lehane
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Power, lust and moral ambiguity combine for an all-American explosion of fictional fireworks."
The acclaimed mystery writer again tries his hand at historical fiction, combining period detail from the Prohibition era with the depth of character and twists of plot that have won him such a devoted readership. Read full book review >

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SACRED by Dennis Lehane
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"If you haven't discovered this gifted newcomer yet, you'd better hurry before his ship of fools and knaves casts off without you."
The kidnapping really should have tipped them off. Read full book review >

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DARKNESS, TAKE MY HAND by Dennis Lehane
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1996

"And he's created a villain who's both surprising and grimly fascinating: The kind of figure one hates but can't stop reading about."
Lehane follows up his Shamus-winning A Drink Before the War (1994) with a second case for the private-detective team of Patrick Kenzie and Angela Dimassi Gennaro. Read full book review >

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THE DROP by Dennis Lehane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Even one of the novelist's lesser efforts has the signature style, edge and heart to delight fans."
The bard of blue-collar Boston crime returns with a sleight-of-hand novel tinged with sin and redemption. Read full book review >