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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

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Coronado

Coronado

Author: Dennis Lehane Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/12/2018

Though best known for his hugely successful novels, Dennis Lehane is also a master of the short story. This collection, his first to be published in the UK, includes the story 'Running out of Dog' which was featured in THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 2005 and THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES OF THE CENTURY. It also includes the full text of the acclaimed play CORONADO. Infused with the compelling narrative drive, piercing insight, and psychological drama that have made his novels bestsellers, CORONADO is sure to satisfy this acclaimed writer's devoted following while they eagerly await his next novel.

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.

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.

Drink Before the War

Drink Before the War

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

As richly complex and brutal as the terrain it depicts, here is the mesmerizing, darkly original novel that heralded the arrival of Dennis Lehane, the master of the new noirand introduced Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, his smart and tough private investigators weaned on the blue-collar streets of Dorchester.A cabal of powerful Boston politicians is willing to pay Kenzie and Gennaro big money for a seemingly small job: to find a missing cleaning woman who stole some secret documents. As Kenzie and Gennaro learn, however, this crime is no ordinary theft. It's about justice, about right and wrong. But in Boston, finding the truth isn't just a dirty business . . . it's deadly.

Gone, Baby, Gone

Gone, Baby, Gone

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

The tough neighborhood of Dorchester is no place for the innocent or the weak. A territory defined by hard heads and even harder luck, its streets are littered with the detritus of broken families, hearts, dreams. Now, one of its youngest is missing. Private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro don't want the case. But after pleas from the child's aunt, they open an investigation that will ultimately risk everythingtheir relationship, their sanity, and even their livesto find a little girl-lost.

Prayers for Rain

Prayers for Rain

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

When a former client jumps naked from a Boston landmark, Private Investigator Patrick Kenzie wants to know why. Once a perky young woman in love with life, her suicide is the final fall in a spiral of self-destruction.What Kenzie discovers is a sadistic stalker who targeted the woman and methodically drove her to her death a monster that the law cant touch. But Kenzie can. He and his former partner, Angela Gennaro, will fight a mind-twisting battle against the psychopath, even as he turns tricks on themPrayers for Rain is another superior thriller from Dennis Lehane, the bestselling and acclaimed author of Mystic River, Shutter Island, and Gone, Baby, Gone.

Sacred

Sacred

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

A beautiful, grief-stricken woman has vanished without a trace. So has the detective hired to find her. And a lot of moneyEnter tough-nosed private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro. Rooted in the streets of blue-collar Dorchester, they've seen it all and survived. But this case leads them into unexpected territory: a place of lies and corruption, where trusting anyone could get them killed, and where nothing is sacred.Another superior thriller from Dennis Lehane, the bestselling and acclaimed author of Mystic River, Shutter Island, and Gone, Baby, Gone.

Moonlight Mile

Moonlight Mile

Author: Dennis Lehane Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/02/2011

Sixteen-year-old Amanda McCready has disappeared. Her anxious aunt contacts Patrick Kenzie to investigate. It is not the first time she has gone missing, as Patrick well knows - he was the investigator who worked on her case when she was kidnapped before, as a four-year-old. But this is not a simple case of a runaway girl. In fact, nothing in Amanda's life has been simple: brought up by the world's worst mother, neglected throughout her childhood, she has nonetheless blossomed into a formidably intelligent young woman. A young woman so bright that she can seemingly out-think and out-manoeuvre anyone... For Patrick, the case leads him down Boston's darkest, most dangerous streets - and into a world of shocking secrets that will threaten not only Amanda's life, but also his own and that of his partner Angie Gennaro.

Moonlight Mile

Moonlight Mile

Author: Dennis Lehane Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2011

Sixteen-year-old Amanda McCready has disappeared. Her anxious aunt contacts Patrick Kenzie to investigate. It is not the first time she has gone missing, as Patrick well knows - he was the investigator who worked on her case when she was kidnapped before, as a four-year-old. But this is not a simple case of a runaway girl. In fact, nothing in Amanda's life has been simple: brought up by the world's worst mother, neglected throughout her childhood, she has nonetheless blossomed into a formidably intelligent young woman. A young woman so bright that she can seemingly out-think and out-manoeuvre anyone... For Patrick, the case leads him down Boston's darkest, most dangerous streets - and into a world of shocking secrets that will threaten not only Amanda's life, but also his own and that of his partner Angie Gennaro.

Gone, Baby, Gone

Gone, Baby, Gone

Author: Dennis Lehane Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/01/2011

Boston private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro are hired to find four-year-old Amanda Cready. Despite extensive news coverage and dogged investigation into her abduction, the police have uncovered nothing. And as the Indian summer fades, Amanda McCready stays gone - vanished so completely that she seems never to have existed. Then a second child disappears. Confronted with a police force seething with lethal secrets, Kenzie and Gennaro soon discover that those who go looking for the missing may not come back alive.

Sacred

Sacred

Author: Dennis Lehane Format: eBook Release Date: 21/10/2010

Dying billionaire, Trevor Stone hires private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro to find his missing daughter. Grief-stricken over the death of her mother and the impending death of her father, Desiree Stone has been missing for three weeks. So has the first investigator, Trevor Stone hired to find her: Jay Becker, Patrick's mentor. As Patrick and Angie begin their search, they are led down a trail of half-truths and corruption into a world in which a therapeutic organization may be fronting for a dangerous cult; a hi-tech private investigation firm may be covering up lethal crimes; and a stolen cache of millions in illegal funds may be tied to both disappearances and a tanker full of heroin. Nothing is remotely what it seems as the detectives travel from the wind-blown streets of Boston to the rum-punch sunsets of Florida's Gulf Coast and back again, searching for a woman and a man who could be saints or sinners, victims or victimizers, alive or dead. And the more Patrick and Angie discover, the more they realize that on this case, any wrong step will certainly be their last.

Gone, Baby, Gone

Gone, Baby, Gone

Author: Dennis Lehane Format: eBook Release Date: 21/10/2010

Boston private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro are hired to find four-year-old Amanda McCready.Despite extensive news coverage and dogged investigation into her abduction, the police have uncovered nothing. The case is rife with oddities: Amanda's indifferent mother, a couple with a history of paedophilia and a shadowy police unit. As the Indian summer fades, Amanda McCready stays gone - vanished so completely that she seems never to have existed. When a second child disappears, Kenzie and Gennaro face a local media more interested in sensationalizing the abductions than helping to solve them, a local police force seething with lethal secrets, and a faceless power determined to obstruct their efforts. Caught in a deadly tangle of lies, and determined to unravel the riddle that is anything but child's play, they soon discover that those who go looking for the missing may not come back alive.

Prayers For Rain

Prayers For Rain

Author: Dennis Lehane Format: eBook Release Date: 21/10/2010

When Boston private investigator Patrick Kenzie meets Karen Nichols, she strikes him as an innocent from a protected upbringing. But six months later when Karen takes her own life, Patrick is left wondering what can change so drastically and so quickly that suicide seems the only option?Through the final weeks of a stifling summer, and with the help of his ex-partner, Angela Gennaro, and his friend, the lethally unbalanced Bubba Rogowski, Patrick enters into psychological warfare with a brilliant sociopath who, instead of merely killing his victims, prefers to make them wish they were dead.As the stakes grow higher and more personal, they find themselves fighting a losing battle with an enemy the law can't touch, who is always one step ahead, who is gradually discovering their weaknesses, their loves, and is determined to tear their world apart.

Mystic River

Mystic River

Author: Dennis Lehane Format: eBook Release Date: 21/10/2010

There are threads in our lives. You pull one, and everything else gets affected. When they were children, Sean Devine, Jimmy Marcus and Dave Boyle were friends. But then a strange car pulled up their street. One boy got in the car, two did not, and something terrible happened - something that ended their friendship and changed all three boys forever. Twenty-five years later, Sean Devine is a homicide detective. Jimmy Marcus is an ex-con who owns a corner store. And Dave Boyle is trying to hold his marriage together and keep his demons at bay - demons that urge him to do horrific things. When Jimmy Marcus' daughter is found murdered, Sean Devine is assigned to the case. His personal life unravelling, he must go back into a world he thought he'd left behind. His investigation brings him into conflict with Jimmy Marcus, who finds his old criminal impulses tempt him to solve the crime with brutal justice. And then there is Dave Boyle, who came home the night Jimmy's daughter died covered in someone else's blood...

Shutter Island

Shutter Island

Author: Dennis Lehane Format: eBook Release Date: 21/10/2010

U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels has come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane, to find an escaped murderer named Rachel Solando.As a killer hurricane bears down on the island, the investigation deepens and the questions mount. How has a barefoot woman escaped from a locked room? Who is leaving them clues in the form of cryptic codes? And what really goes on in Ward C?The closer Teddy gets to the truth, the more elusive it becomes. And the more he begins to believe that he may never leave Shutter Island. Because someone is trying to drive him insane...

Coronado

Coronado

Author: Dennis Lehane Format: eBook Release Date: 21/10/2010

A small southern town gives birth to a dangerous man with a broken heart and a high-powered rifle... A young girl, caught up in an inner-city gang war, crosses the line from victim to avenger... An innocent man is hunted by government agents for an unspecified crime... A boy and a girl fall in love while ransacking a rich man's house during the waning days of the Vietnam War... A compromised psychiatrist confronts the unstable patient he slept with... A father and a son wage a lethal battle of wits over the whereabouts of a stolen diamond and a missing woman.In turn suspenseful, surreal, romantic, and tragically comic, these tales journey headlong into the heart of our myths - about class, gender, freedom, and regeneration through violence - and reveal that the truth waiting for us there is not what we'd expect.

Given Day

Given Day

Author: Dennis Lehane Format: eBook Release Date: 21/10/2010

Boston, 1918. A city in turmoil as soldiers return home from World War One.Danny Coughlin is the son of one of Boston's most powerful police captains. An undercover cop, he is hunting for revolutionaries and anarchists who are pledged to overthrow the city's ruling classes. But Danny's about to find out that doing his duty may also mean betraying those who are closest to him. Luther Lawrence is on the run. Having survived a murderous confrontation with a crime boss, he lands a job in the Coughlin household. Desperate to find a way home for his pregnant wife, Luther is determined to avoid trouble. But it isn't long before his dangerous past and his tenuous present collide - with life threatening consequences. As the city goes into meltdown, Danny and Luther must confront the storm of violence that threatens to engulf them if each is to survive...

Boston Noir

Boston Noir

Author: Dennis Lehane Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2009

Mystic River

Mystic River

Author: Dennis Lehane Format: eBook Release Date: 09/12/2008

The New York Times bestselling novel from Dennis Lehane is a gripping, unnerving psychological thriller about the effects of a savage killing on three former friends in a tightly knit, blue-collar Boston neighborhood.When they were children, Sean Devine, Jimmy Marcus, and Dave Boyle were friends. But then a strange car pulled up to their street. One boy got into the car, two did not, and something terrible happened -- something that ended their friendship and changed all three boys forever.Twenty-five years later, Sean is a homicide detective. Jimmy is an ex-con who owns a corner store. And Dave is trying to hold his marriage together and keep his demons at bay -- demons that urge him to do terrible things. When Jimmy's daughter is found murdered, Sean is assigned to the case. His investigation brings him into conflict with Jimmy, who finds his old criminal impulses tempt him to solve the crime with brutal justice. And then there is Dave, who came home the night Jimmy's daughter died covered in someone else's blood. A tense and unnerving psychological thriller, Mystic River is also an epic novel of love and loyalty, faith and family, in which people irrevocably marked by the past find themselves on a collision course with the darkest truths of their own hidden selves.

Mystic River

Mystic River

Author: Dennis Lehane Format: eBook Release Date: 09/12/2008

The New York Times bestselling novel from Dennis Lehane is a gripping, unnerving psychological thriller about the effects of a savage killing on three former friends in a tightly knit, blue-collar Boston neighborhood.When they were children, Sean Devine, Jimmy Marcus, and Dave Boyle were friends. But then a strange car pulled up to their street. One boy got into the car, two did not, and something terrible happened -- something that ended their friendship and changed all three boys forever.Twenty-five years later, Sean is a homicide detective. Jimmy is an ex-con who owns a corner store. And Dave is trying to hold his marriage together and keep his demons at bay -- demons that urge him to do terrible things. When Jimmy's daughter is found murdered, Sean is assigned to the case. His investigation brings him into conflict with Jimmy, who finds his old criminal impulses tempt him to solve the crime with brutal justice. And then there is Dave, who came home the night Jimmy's daughter died covered in someone else's blood. A tense and unnerving psychological thriller, Mystic River is also an epic novel of love and loyalty, faith and family, in which people irrevocably marked by the past find themselves on a collision course with the darkest truths of their own hidden selves.

Shutter Island

Shutter Island

Author: Dennis Lehane Format: eBook Release Date: 09/12/2008

The basis for the blockbuster motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Shutter Island by New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane is a gripping and atmospheric psychological thriller where nothing is quite what it seems. The New York Times calls Shutter Island, Startlingly original. The Washington Post raves, Brilliantly conceived and executed. A masterwork of suspense and surprise from the author of Mystic River and Gone, Baby, Gone, Shutter Island carries the reader into a nightmare world of madness, mind control, and CIA Cold War paranoia and is unlike anything youve ever read before.

Shutter Island

Shutter Island

Author: Dennis Lehane Format: eBook Release Date: 09/12/2008

The basis for the blockbuster motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Shutter Island by New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane is a gripping and atmospheric psychological thriller where nothing is quite what it seems. The New York Times calls Shutter Island, Startlingly original. The Washington Post raves, Brilliantly conceived and executed. A masterwork of suspense and surprise from the author of Mystic River and Gone, Baby, Gone, Shutter Island carries the reader into a nightmare world of madness, mind control, and CIA Cold War paranoia and is unlike anything youve ever read before.

Given Day

Given Day

Author: Dennis Lehane Format: eBook Release Date: 28/10/2008

From Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author of Mystic River and Shutter Island, comes the paperback edition of The Given Day, an unflinching family epic that captures the political unrest of a nation caught between a well-patterned past and an unpredictable future. This beautifully written novel of American history tells the story of two familiesone black, one whiteswept up in a maelstrom of revolutionaries and anarchists, immigrants and ward bosses, Brahmins and ordinary citizens, all engaged in a battle for survival and power at the end of World War I.

Shutter Island

Shutter Island

Author: Dennis Lehane Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/09/2006

Tie-in to the major motion picture, released on 12th March 2010. US Marshal Teddy Daniels has come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane, to find an escaped murderer named Rachel Solando. As a killer hurricane bears down on the island, the investigation deepens and the questions mount. How has a barefoot woman escaped from a locked room? Who is leaving them clues in the form of cryptic codes? And what really goes on in Ward C? The closer Teddy gets to the truth, the more elusive it becomes. And the more he begins to believe that he may never leave Shutter Island. Because someone is trying to drive him insane...

Prayers For Rain

Prayers For Rain

Author: Dennis Lehane Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2006

Boston private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro's relationship has hit the skids - their long-standing professional commitment and growing romance have disintegrated due to seemingly irreparable personal differences. But despite these problems, Prayers for Rain brings them together again to close down a predator whose modus operandi seems to put him beyond the law. This killer's insidious murder weapon is within his victims' minds: no smoking gun, no bloody knife, just merciless manipulation until despair drives his targets to kill themselves. As Patrick and Angie attempt to identify and save his next victim, this sinister force turns on them and thus begins a dangerous battle of wits: a tormenting, life-threatening game of psychological warfare in which simple survival seems a mixed blessing - because not even the winner will emerge unscathed.

Mystic River

Mystic River

Author: Dennis Lehane Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2006

There are threads in our lives. You pull one, and everything else gets affected. When they were children, Sean Devine, Jimmy Marcus and Dave Boyle were friends. But then a strange car pulled up their street. One boy got in the car, two did not, and something terrible happened - something that ended their friendship and changed all three boys forever. Twenty-five years later, Sean Devine is a homicide detective. Jimmy Marcus is an ex-con who owns a corner store. And Dave Boyle is trying to hold his marriage together and keep his demons at bay -demons that urge him to do horrific things. When Jimmy Marcus' daughter is found murdered, Sean Devine is assigned to the case. His personal life unravelling, he must go back into a world he thought he'd left behind to confront not only the violence of the present but the nightmares of his past. His investigation brings him into conflict with Jimmy Marcus, who finds his old criminal impulses tempt him to solve the crime with brutal justice. And then there is Dave Boyle, who came home the night Jimmy's daughter died covered in someone else's blood...

A Drink Before The War

A Drink Before The War

Author: Dennis Lehane Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2006

Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro are tough private investigators who know the blue-collar neighbourhoods and ghettos of Boston's Dorchester section as only natives can. Working out of an old church belfry, Kenzie and Gennaro take on a seemingly simple assignment for a prominent politician: to uncover the whereabouts of Jenna Angeline, a black cleaning woman who has allegedly stolen confidential Statehouse documents. But finding Jenna proves easy compared to staying alive. The investigation escalates, uncovering a web of corruption extending from bombed-out ghetto streets to the highest levels of state government. With slick, hip dialogue and a lyrical narrative pocked by explosions of violence, A Drink Before the War confronts a city in which institutionalized bigotry and corruption are often the norm, and the true nature of 'racial incidents' is rarely clear. Dennis Lehane's remarkable debut is at once a pulsating crime thriller and a mirror of our world, one in which the worst human horrors are found closest to home, and the most vicious obscenities are committed in the name of love.

Darkness, Take My Hand

Darkness, Take My Hand

Author: Dennis Lehane Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2006

When wisecracking detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro agree to protect the son of a prominent psychiatrist who believes she may have angered the Boston Irish Mafia, they soon find bodies are piling up around them - seemingly unconnected with their case. And what's more all the clues point to an unlikely suspect - a serial killer who has been in prison for twenty years, so he can't be killing again, can he? As Angie and Patrick try to find out what kind of human being could perform such horrifying acts of rape, mutilation, torture and dismemberment, they discover that the killer's motive is disturbingly rooted in their own distant past. In a series of heart-stopping climaxes that grow ever more terrifying and bloody, the two work frantically with the Boston cops, the FBI, the local Mafia, and the folks from their old neighbourhood to unearth the killer before they become victims themselves.

Sacred

Sacred

Author: Dennis Lehane Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2006

Dying billionaire Trevor Stone hires private detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro to find his missing daughter. Grief-stricken over the death of her mother and the impending death of her father, Desiree Stone has been missing for three weeks. So has the first investigator Trevor Stone hired to find her: Jay Becker, Patrick's mentor. As Patrick and Angie begin their search, they are led down a trail of half-truths and corruption into a world in which a therapeutic organization may be fronting for a dangerous cult; a hi-tech private investigation firm may be covering up lethal crimes; and a stolen cache of millions in illegal funds may be tied to both disappearances and a tanker full of heroin. Nothing is remotely what it seems as the detectives travel from the wind-blown streets of Boston to the rum-punch sunsets of Florida's Gulf Coast and back again, searching for a woman and a man who could be saints or sinners, victims or victimizers, alive or dead. And the more Patrick and Angie discover, the more they realize that on this case, any wrong step will certainly be their last.

Coronado

Coronado

Author: Dennis Lehane Format: eBook Release Date: 08/08/2006

From Dennis Lehane, the award-winning author of Mystic River, Shutter Island, and the Kenzie-Gennaro series, comes a surprisingly different collection of five short stories:"e;Running Out the Dog"e;"e;ICU"e;"e;Gone Down to Corpus"e;"e;Mushrooms"e;"e;Until Gwen"e;At turns suspenseful, surreal, romantic, and tragically comic, these tales journey headlong into the heart of our national myths—about class, gender, freedom, and regeneration through violence—and reveal that the truth waiting for us there is not what we'd expect.

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