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Dennis Lehane - Author

About the Author

Dennis Lehane was born and raised in Dorchester, Massachusetts. He has written eight novels, A Drink Before the War, Darkness, Take My Hand, Sacred, Gone Baby Gone, Prayers For Rain, Mystic River, Sutter Island, The Given Day and a short story collection, Coronado. Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone have both been made into oscar nominated films.

Before becoming a full-time writer, Mr Lehane worked as a counsellor with mentally handicapped and abused children, waited tables, parked cars, drove limos, worked in bookstores, and loaded tractor-trailers. His one regret is that no one ever gave him a chance to tend bar. He lives in the Boston area.

 Author photo © Gaby Gerster

Featured books by Dennis Lehane

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Since We Fell

Since We Fell

Author: Dennis Lehane Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2018

'Complex, tense, compelling' Lee Child 'Hitchcockian...with characteristically twisty action and crackling dialogue' Guardian Best Crime & Thriller Books of 2017 On a Tuesday in May, in her thirty-fifth year, Rachel shot her husband dead. He stumbled backward with an odd look of confirmation on his face, as if some part of him had always known she'd do it. Rachel's husband adores her. When she hit rock bottom, he was there with her every step of the way as she slowly regained her confidence, and her sanity. But his mysterious behaviour forces her to probe for the truth about her beloved husband. How can she feel certain that she ever knew him? And was she right to ever trust him? Bringing together Dennis Lehane's trademark insightful and emphathetic characterisation, razor-sharp dialogue, stunning atmosphere and breakneck twists and turns, Since We Fell is a true masterpiece that will keep you in suspense until the very end.

Since we fell

Since we fell

Author: Dennis Lehane Format: eBook Release Date: 28/03/2018

Dennisa Lihehjna nazyvali "e;naslednikom Dzhona Stejnbeka i Rehjmonda CHandlera"e;; ego romany, v kotoryh perepletayutsya ehlementy detektiva, trillera i dramy, stali mirovymi bestsellerami i perevedeny bolee chem na tridcat' yazykov. Po mnogim knigam Lihehjna snyaty hudozhestvennye fil'my, naprimer "e;Tainstvennaya reka"e; (2003) Klinta Istvuda, "e;Proshchaj, detka, proshchaj"e; (2007) Bena Affleka, "e;Ostrov proklyatyh"e; (2010) Martina Skorseze s Leonardo Di Kaprio v glavnoj roli - i ehto lish' verhushka ajsberga. Itak, poznakom'tes' s Rejchel CHajlds. Byvshaya zhurnalistka, ona ushla iz professii posle skandal'nogo sryva v pryamom ehfire i teper' zhivet zatvornicej; a v ostal'nom ehto ideal'naya zhizn' s ideal'nym muzhem - poka sluchajnaya vstrecha ne zastavlyaet Rejchel usomnit'sya vo vsem, chto ee okruzhaet, a to i v sobstvennom rassudke. Hvatit li ej vnutrennih sil, chtoby sovladat' s nevoobrazimymi strahami i nemyslimoj pravdoj?Vpervye na russkom - "e;samyj zahvatyvayushchij detektiv iz vsekh, chto mne dovodilos' chitat' v poslednie gody"e; (Kejt Atkinson); "e;kriminal'nyj roman o neulovimyh aferistah, neuemnoj alchnosti i neizbezhnoj mesti; no v serdce ego zhivet istoriya lyubvi"e; (Associated Press).

Since We Fell

Since We Fell

Author: Dennis Lehane Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/05/2017

I LOVED YOU I HATED YOU I NEVER KNEW YOU... Rachel's husband adores her. When she hit rock bottom, he was there with her every step of the way as she slowly regained her confidence, and her sanity. But his mysterious behaviour forces her to probe for the truth about her beloved husband. How can she feel certain that she ever knew him? And was she right to ever trust him? Bringing together Dennis Lehane's trademark insightful and emphathetic characterisation, razor-sharp dialogue, stunning atmosphere and breakneck twists and turns, Since We Fell is a true masterpiece that will keep you in suspense until the very end.

Live by Night

Live by Night

Author: Dennis Lehane Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2016

Joe Coughlin is nineteen when he meets Emma Gould. A smalltime thief in 1920s Boston, he is told to cuff her while his accomplices raid the casino she works for. But Joe falls in love with Emma - and his life changes for ever. That meeting is the beginning of Joe's journey to becoming one of the nation's most feared and respected gangsters. It is a journey beset by violence, double-crossing, drama and pain. And it is a journey into the soul of prohibition-era America... A powerful, deeply moving novel, Live By Night is a tour-de-force by Dennis Lehane, writer on The Wire and author of modern classics such as Shutter Island, Gone, Baby, Gone and The Given Day.

Mystic River

Mystic River

Author: Dennis Lehane Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2016

WORLD GONE BY

WORLD GONE BY

Author: Dennis Lehane Format: eBook Release Date: 25/03/2016

Vpervye na russkom - novoe panoramno-liricheskoe polotno sovremennogo klassika Dennisa Lihehjna, avtora bestsellerov "e;Tainstvennaya reka i "e;Ostrov proklyatyh, a takzhe ehposa "e;Nastanet den' - pervoj v novom veke zayavki na preslovutyj "e;velikij amerikanskij roman - i ego prodolzheniya "e;Noch' - moj dom. Pisatel', kotorogo nazyvali "e;naslednikom Dzhona Stejnbeka i Rehjmonda CHandlera, reshil sygrat' na pole "e;Krestnogo otca i "e;Odnazhdy v Amerike - i vystupil ochen' uverenno. Dzho Koglin - syn kapitana bostonskoj policii Tomasa Koglina i mladshij brat byvshego patrul'nogo Dehnni Koglina, uzhe izvestnyh chitatelyu po romanu "e;Nastanet den'. Dzho poshel inym putem i za desyatiletie, opisannoe v romane "e;Noch' - moj dom, stal iz buntarya-odinochki, kotoromu zakon ne pisan, rukovoditelem krupnejshej v regione butlegerskoj operacii, pravoj rukoj glavarya gangsterskogo sindikata. Proshlo eshche desyat' let, suhoj zakon davno otmenili, za okeanom bushuet Vtoraya mirovaya vojna. Dzho v odinochku rastit syna i kursiruet mezhdu Floridoj i Kuboj - rodinoj ego pogibshej zheny. On chuvstvuet sebya svoim i v velikosvetskih salonah, i sredi mafiozi, i v oficerskom klube voennoj razvedki. No nichto ne zashchitit ego ot temnoj tajny prestupnogo proshlogo

Red Eye

Red Eye

Author: Dennis Lehane, Michael Connelly Format: eBook Release Date: 12/06/2015

In this original short story from the thrilling anthology Face Off, internationally bestselling authors Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly - along with their popular series characters Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch - team up for the first time ever. Red Eye has been shortlisted for the prestigious CWA Short Story Dagger 2015. Harry Bosch finds himself on unfamiliar territory when he arrives at Boston's Logan airport, on the trail of a fifteen-year-old unsolved murder. Meanwhile, local P.I. Patrick Kenzie is sniffing around the same suspect that Bosch is tracking - but for a totally different reason: the recent disappearance of a seventh grade girl labelled as a runaway by the lead detective in charge of the case. Kenzie isn't so sure the girl went willingly out of her bedroom window in the middle of the night. When the two veterans meet outside the suspect's house, each man plays a vital part in solving the other's crime. For more exciting short story pairings, don't forget that there are eleven stories in the collection Face Off!

Shutter Island

Shutter Island

Author: Dennis Lehane Format: eBook Release Date: 18/02/2015

Letom 1954 goda sudebnye pristavy Teddi Dehniels i CHak Aule priezzhayut v bol'nicu dlya nevmenyaemyh prestupnikov ;EHshklif;, chtoby razobrat'sya v zagadochnom ischeznovenii odnoj iz pacientok - detoubijcy Rejchel Solando. V rassledovanie vmeshivaetsya uragan, otrezavshij ostrov ot vneshnego mira. Postepenno Teddi nachinaet ponimat', chto v ;EHshklife; vse ne tak, kak mozhet pokazat'sya na pervyj vzglyad...

drop

drop

Author: Dennis Lehane Format: eBook Release Date: 18/11/2014

Pochti dvadcat' let Bob Saginovski stoyal za stojkoj bara - kazhdyj den' s chetyrekh dnya do dvuh nochi - "e;strannovatyj, odinokij Bob-barmen chelovek s temnym proshlym, pogruzhennyj v vospominaniya, pochti poteryavshij nadezhdu obresti prostoe chelovecheskoe schast'e. Peremeny vsegda nastupayut neozhidanno. Razmerennaya zhizn' Boba stremitel'no razvorachivaetsya v burnuyu kinodramu, uchastnikami kotoroj stanovyatsya grabiteli, pokusivshiesya na vorovskoj "e;obshchak chechenskie bandity, lyubopytnyj kop-puehrtorikanec i sumasshedshij shantazhist, voobrazivshij sebya supermenom. A takzhe zagadochnaya devushka Nadya. No vse nachalos' s togo, chto na tretij den' posle Rozhdestva v bake dlya musora Bob nashel sobaku...

Red Eye

Red Eye

Author: Dennis Lehane, Michael Connelly Format: eBook Release Date: 04/11/2014

In this short story from the thrilling anthology FaceOff, bestselling authors Dennis Lehane and Michael Connellyalong with their popular series characters Patrick Kenzie and Harry Boschteam up for the first time ever.Harry Bosch finds himself on unfamiliar territory when he arrives at Bostons Logan airport, on the trail of a fifteen-year-old unsolved murder. Meanwhile, local P.I. Patrick Kenzie is sniffing around the same suspect that Bosch is trackingbut for a totally different reason: the recent disappearance of a seventh grade girl labeled as a runaway by the lead detective in charge of the case. Kenzie isnt so sure the girl went willingly out of her bedroom window in the middle of the night. When the two veterans meet outside the suspects house, each man plays a vital part in solving the others crime.For more exciting pairs, check out all eleven short stories in FaceOff!

The Drop

The Drop

Author: Dennis Lehane Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/08/2014

The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski through a cover scheme of funelling cash to local gangsters -- 'money drops' -- in the underworld of Boston bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv, Bob finds himself at the centre of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighbourhood's past where friends, families and foes all work together to make a living -- no matter the cost. A moving, gripping thriller, from Dennie Lehane, acclaimed New York Times bestselling autor of Shutter Island, Gone, Baby, Gone and Mystic River, The Drop will stay with you long after you turn the last page.

Live by Night

Live by Night

Author: Dennis Lehane Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2013

Joe Coughlin is nineteen when he meets Emma Gould. A smalltime thief in 1920s Boston, he is told to cuff her while his accomplices raid the casino she works for. But Joe falls in love with Emma - and his life changes for ever. That meeting is the beginning of Joe's journey to becoming one of the nation's most feared and respected gangsters. It is a journey beset by violence, double-crossing, drama and pain. And it is a journey into the soul of prohibition-era America... A powerful, deeply moving novel, Live By Night is a tour-de-force by Dennis Lehane, writer on The Wire and author of modern classics such as Shutter Island, Gone, Baby, Gone and The Given Day.

Live by Night

Live by Night

Author: Dennis Lehane Format: eBook Release Date: 02/10/2012

FromNew York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane comes this epic, unflinching tale of the making and unmaking of a gangster in the Prohibition Era of the Roaring Twentiesnow a Warner Bros. movie starring Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Zoe Saldana, and Sienna Miller.Meticulously researched and artfully told, Live by Night is the riveting story of one mans rise from Boston petty thief to the Gulf Coasts most successful rum runner, and it proves again that the accolades New York Times bestseller Lehane consistently receives are well deserved. He is indeed, a master (Philadelphia Inquirer) whose true literary forefathers include John Steinbeck as well as Raymond Chandler (Baltimore Sun). And, Boy, does he know how to write (Elmore Leonard).A standout writer.Los Angeles Times Book Review[Dennis Lehane] deserves to be included among the most interesting and accomplished American novelists of any genre or category.Washington Post Book World

Darkness, Take My Hand

Darkness, Take My Hand

Author: Dennis Lehane Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2011

Master of new noir Dennis Lehane magnificently evokes the dignity and savagery of working-class Boston in Darkness, Take My Hand, a terrifying tale of redemption.Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaros latest client is a prominent Boston psychiatrist, running scared from a vengeful Irish mob. The private investigators know about cold-blooded retribution. Born and bred on the mean streets of blue-collar Dorchester, theyve seen the darkness that lives in the hearts of the unfortunate.But an evil for which even they are unprepared is about to strike, as secrets that have long lain dormant erupt, setting off a chain of violent murders that will stain everything including the truth.With razor-sharp dialogue and penetrating prose, Darkness, Take My Hand is another superior crime novel from the author of Mystic River; Gone, Baby, Gone; and Shutter Island.