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Dennis Lehane - 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.

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If you like Dennis Lehane you might also like to read books by Mark Billingham, Harlan Coben and Craig Russell.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Dennis Lehane

Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane
Since We Fell
Dennis Lehane
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A stand alone psychological thriller by the author of the Gennaro and Kenzie novels, Mystic River and Shutter Island, this represents something of a departure for Lehane. Rachel Childs, a former...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/05/2017
World Gone by by Dennis Lehane
World Gone by
Dennis Lehane
Set during WW2 in Florida, this is a an epic recreation of Mafia life witnessed through the eyes of an Irish mob 'consigliere' whose loyalties are caught up in the territorial wars of the Italian gangs he once presided over....
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2016
World Gone by by Dennis Lehane
World Gone by
Dennis Lehane
Maxim Jakubowski's May 2015 Book of the Month. Set during WW2 in Florida, this is a an epic recreation of Mafia life witnessed through the eyes of an Irish mob 'consigliere' whose...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/05/2015
The Drop by Dennis Lehane
The Drop
Dennis Lehane
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Begun as a wry story of low level crime set in Boston, Lehane's short novel is a rich mix of humanity, compassion and sudden violence. Animal Rescue...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/09/2014
Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane
Moonlight Mile
Dennis Lehane
Featured on The TV Book Club on More4 on 3 Jul 2011. Moonlight Mile sees the return of the much-loved characters Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. Lehane, author of Shutter Island among others is one of the best crime...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/06/2011
The Given Day by Dennis Lehane
The Given Day
Dennis Lehane
A big novel in every way, packed with action, in a time of huge social upheaval, for this is Boston 1918-1919. With strikes, poverty, racism, corruption, anarchist bombs, riots on the streets and the arrival of the world flu pandemic,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/12/2009
Gone, Baby, Gone by Dennis Lehane
Gone, Baby, Gone
Dennis Lehane
Lehane creates believable and vulnerable characters, even the good guys have their faults. A child has gone missing without a trace, drug money has gone missing too. Are the two connected? And then another child goes missing. This is one...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/11/2007

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