Dennis Lehane

1 Live by Night

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2012-10-02
Description :  Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world.<br /><br />Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw.<br /><br />But life on the dark side carries a heavy price. In a time when ruthless men of ambition, armed with cash, illegal booze, and guns, battle for control, no one—neither family nor friend, enemy nor lover—can be trusted. Beyond money and power, even the threat of prison, one fate seems most likely for men like Joe: an early death. But until that day, he and his friends are determined to live life to the hilt.<br /><br />Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa's Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba. Live by Night is a riveting epic layered with a diverse cast of loyal friends and callous enemies, tough rumrunners and sultry femmes fatales, Bible-quoting evangelists and cruel Klansmen, all battling for survival and their piece of the American dream. At once a sweeping love story and a compelling saga of revenge, it is a spellbinding tour de force of betrayal and redemption, music and murder, that brings fully to life a bygone era when sin was cause for celebration and vice was a national virtue.

2 Mystic River

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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. <br /><br />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.

3 World Gone By

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers  Historical 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2015-03-10
Description :  Dennis Lehane, the New York Times bestselling author of Live by Night—now a Warner Bros. movie starring Ben Affleck—delivers a psychologically, morally complex novel of blood, crime, passion, and vengeance, set in Cuba and Ybor City, Florida, during World War II, in which Joe Coughlin must confront the cost of his criminal past and present.<br /><br />Ten years have passed since Joe Coughlin’s enemies killed his wife and destroyed his empire, and much has changed. Prohibition is dead, the world is at war again, and Joe’s son, Tomás, is growing up. Now, the former crime kingpin works as a consigliore to the Bartolo crime family, traveling between Tampa and Cuba, his wife’s homeland.<br /><br />A master who moves in and out of the black, white, and Cuban underworlds, Joe effortlessly mixes with Tampa’s social elite, U.S. Naval intelligence, the Lansky-Luciano mob, and the mob-financed government of Fulgencio Batista. He has everything—money, power, a beautiful mistress, and anonymity.<br /><br />But success cannot protect him from the dark truth of his past—and ultimately, the wages of a lifetime of sin will finally be paid in full.<br /><br />Dennis Lehane vividly recreates the rise of the mob during a world at war, from a masterfully choreographed Ash Wednesday gun battle in the streets of Ybor City to a chilling, heartbreaking climax in a Cuban sugar cane field. Told with verve and skill,&#xa0;World Gone By is a superb work of historical fiction from one of “the most interesting and accomplished American novelists” (Washington Post) writing today.

4 Since We Fell

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2017-05-09
Description :  NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER<br /><br />Barnes and Noble Best Book of the Year<br /><br />Bookpage Best of 2017<br /><br />Booklist Best Crime Novel<br /><br />PopSugar Best Book of 2017<br /><br />The new novel from New York Times bestseller Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River and Shutter Island<br /><br />“Lehane is the master of complex human characters thrust into suspenseful, page-turning situations.” —Gillian Flynn<br /><br />Since We Fell follows Rachel Childs, a former journalist who, after an on-air mental breakdown, now lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel’s marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths. By turns heart- breaking, suspenseful, romantic, and sophisticated, Since We Fell is a novel of profound psychological insight and tension. It is Dennis Lehane at his very best.

5 A Drink Before the War

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2010-07-27
Description :  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 noir—and introduced Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, his smart and tough private investigators weaned on the blue-collar streets of Dorchester.<br /><br />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.

6 Moonlight Mile

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2010-11-02
Description :  “[Lehane has] emerged from the whodunit ghetto as a broader and more substantial talent....When it comes to keeping readers exactly where he wants them, Mr. Lehane offers a bravura demonstration of how it’s done.”<br />—New York Times<br /><br />Moonlight Mile is the first Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro suspense novel in more than a decade from the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling master of the new noir, Dennis Lehane. An explosive tale of vengeance and redemption—the brilliant sequel to Gone, Baby, Gone—Moonlight Mile returns Lehane’s unforgettable and deeply human detective duo to the mean streets of blue collar Boston to investigate the second disappearance of Amanda McCready, now sixteen years old. After his remarkable success with Mystic River, Shutter Island, and The Given Day, the celebrated author whom the Washington Post praises as, “one of those brave new detective stylists who is not afraid of fooling around with the genre’s traditions,” returns to his roots—and the result, as always, is electrifying.<br />

7 The Given Day

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers  Historical 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2009-10-06
Description :  "Gut-wrenching force...A majestic, fiery epic. The Given Day is a huge, impassioned, intensively researched book that brings history alive." - The New York Times Dennis Lehane, the New York Times bestselling author of Live by Night—now a Warner Bros. movie starring Ben Affleck—offers 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 families—one black, one white—swept 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.

8 Shutter Island

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  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 you’ve ever read before.

9 Gone, Baby, Gone

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Hard-Boiled  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  “Powerful and raw, harrowing, and unsentimental.” <br /><br />—Washington Post Book World <br /><br />“Chilling, completely credible….[An] absolutely gripping story.”<br /><br />—Chicago Tribune <br /><br />“Mr. Lehane delivers big time.” <br />—Wall Street Journal<br /><br />In Gone, Baby, Gone, the master of the new noir, New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Shutter Island), vividly captures the complex beauty and darkness of working-class Boston. A gripping, deeply evocative thriller about the devastating secrets surrounding a little girl lost, featuring the popular detective team of Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, Gone, Baby, Gone was the basis for the critically acclaimed motion picture directed by Ben Affleck and starring Casey Affleck, Ed Harris, and Morgan Freeman.

10 The Drop

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2014-09-02
Description :  Dennis Lehane returns to the streets of his acclaimed New York Times bestseller Mystic River with The Drop<br /><br />A love story wrapped in a crime story wrapped in a journey of faith<br /><br />Three days after Christmas, Bob, a lonely bartender looking for a reason to live, hears a whimper coming from inside a trash can. The abused puppy he finds there will change his life forever, as will Nadia, the damaged woman he meets that night. Like him, she's desperately searching for something to believe in.<br /><br />Bound together by their decision to rescue the puppy, Bob and Nadia's relationship grows. But just as they've found something to live for, they cross paths with the Chechen mafia; a man grown dangerous with age and thwarted hopes; two hapless stick-up artists; a very curious cop; and the original owner of the puppy, who wants his dog back. . . .<br /><br />From New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane, a new novel that's the basis of the major motion picture from Fox Searchlight Pictures directed by Michaël r. Roskam, screenplay by Dennis Lehane, and starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, and James Gandolfini

11 Darkness, Take My Hand

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Police Procedural  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Hard-Boiled 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  The master of the new noir, Dennis Lehane magnificently evokes the dignity and savagery of working-class Boston in this terrifying tale of darkness and redemption.<br /><br />Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro's latest client is a prominent Boston psychiatrist running scared from a vengeful Irish mob. The private investigators know something about cold-blooded retribution. Born and bred on the mean streets of blue-collar Dorchester, they've 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 long-dormant erupt, setting off a chain of violent murders that will stain everything—including the truth.

12 Prayers for Rain

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Police Procedural  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Hard-Boiled 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  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.<br /><br />What Kenzie discovers is a sadistic stalker who targeted the woman and methodically drove her to her death – a monster that the law can’t 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 them…<br /><br />Prayers for Rain is another superior thriller from Dennis Lehane, the bestselling and acclaimed author of Mystic River, Shutter Island, and Gone, Baby, Gone.

13 Sacred

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  A beautiful, grief-stricken woman has vanished without a trace. So has the detective hired to find her. And a lot of money…<br /><br />Enter 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.<br /><br />Another superior thriller from Dennis Lehane, the bestselling and acclaimed author of Mystic River, Shutter Island, and Gone, Baby, Gone.

14 The Death of Sweet Mister

Author : Daniel Woodrell & Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Family 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2012-04-24
Description :  Shug Akins is a lonely, overweight thirteen-year-old boy. His mother, Glenda, is the one person who loves him--she calls him Sweet Mister and attempts to boost his confidence and give him hope for his future. Shuggie's purported father, Red, is a brutal man with a short fuse who mocks and despises the boy. Into this small-town Ozarks mix comes Jimmy Vin Pearce, with his shiny green T-bird and his smart city clothes. When he and Glenda begin a torrid affair, a series of violent events is inevitably set in motion. The outcome will break your heart. <br /><br />"This is Daniel Woodrell's third book set in the Ozarks and, like the other two, <i>Give Us a Kiss</i> and <i>Tomato Red</i>, it peels back the layers from lives already made bare by poverty and petty crime." --Otto Penzler, "Penzler Pick, 2001"

15 Coronado

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  Along with completely original material, this new collection is a compilation of the best of Dennis Lehane's previously published short fiction, including "Until Gwen," which was adapted for the stage in 2005 and appears in this book as the play Coronado. By turns suspenseful, surreal, romantic, and tragically comic, these powerful tales journey headlong into the heart of our national myths—and reveal that the truth awaiting us there is not what we would expect.

16 Red Eye

Author : Dennis Lehane & Michael Connelly
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2014-11-04
Description :  In this short story from the thrilling anthology <i>FaceOff</i>, 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.<br /><br />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 labeled 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.<br /><br />For more exciting pairs, check out all eleven short stories in <i>FaceOff</i>!

17 The Terrorists

Author : Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö & Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Police Procedural 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  1977-08-12
Description :  The final novel in the Martin Beck mystery series by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö is a masterful, all consuming tale that rushes toward a thrilling, unexpected climax. With a new introduction by Dennis Lehane: "Tension so thick the reader could crack a tooth."<br />&#xa0;<br />An American senator is visiting Stockholm and Martin Beck must lead a team to protect him from an international gang of terrorists. However, in the midst of the fervor created by the diplomatic visit, a young, peace-loving woman is accused of robbing a bank. Beck is determined to prove her innocence, but gets trapped in the maze of police bureaucracy. To complicate matters a millionaire pornographer has been bludgeoned to death in his own bathtub. Filled with the twists and turns and the pulse pounding excitement that are the hallmarks of the Martin Beck novels, <i>The Terrorists</i> is the stunning conclusion to the incredible series that changed crime fiction forever.

18 Boston Noir

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary  Short Stories 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2009-11-01
Description :  "Dennis Lehane advises us not to judge the genre by its Hollywood images of sharp men in fedoras lighting cigarettes for femmes fatales standing in the dark alleys. . . . [Lehane] writes persuasively of the gentrification that has . . . left people feeling crushed."—<i>New York Times Book Review</i><br /><br />Brand-new stories by: Dennis Lehane, Stewart O'Nan, Patricia Powell, John Dufresne, Lynne Heitman, Don Lee, Russ Aborn, Itabari Njeri, Jim Fusilli, Brendan DuBois, and Dana Cameron.<br /><br />Dennis Lehane (<i>Mystic River</i>, <i>The Given Day</i>) has proven himself to be a master of both crime fiction and literary fiction. Here, he extends his literary prowess to that of master curator. In keeping with the Akashic Noir series tradition, each story in <i>Boston Noir</i> is set in a different neighborhood of the city—the impressively diverse collection extends from Roxbury to Cambridge, from Southie to the Boston Harbor, and all stops in between.<br /><br />Lehane's own contribution—the longest story in the volume—is set in his beloved home neighborhood of Dorchester and showcases his phenomenal ability to grip the heart, soul, and throat of the reader.<br /><br />In 2003, Lehane's novel <i>Mystic River</i> was adapted into film and quickly garnered six Academy Award nominations (with Sean Penn and Tim Robbins each winning Academy Awards). <i>Boston Noir</i> launches in November 2009 just as <i>Shutter Island</i>, the film based on Lehane's best-selling 2003 novel of the same title, hits the big screen.<br /><br /><b>Dennis Lehane</b> is the author of <i>The New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Mystic River</i> (also an Academy Award–winning major motion picture); <i>Prayers for Rain</i>; <i>Gone, Baby, Gone</i> (also a major motion picture); <i>Sacred</i>; <i>Darkness, Take My Hand</i>; <i>A Drink Before the War</i>, which won the Shamus Award for Best First Novel; and, most recently, <i>The Given Day</i>. A native of Dorchester, Massachusetts, he splits his time between the Boston area and Florida.

19 Mystic River

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2012-10-19
Description :  De vrienden Sean, Jimmy en Dave groeien op in een volksbuurt van Boston. Hun vriendschap komt abrupt ten einde wanneer een van hen wordt ontvoerd door twee mannen die zich voordoen als politieagent. Dit incident verandert het leven van de drie jongens voorgoed. Vijfentwintig jaar later brengt het lot hen weer bij elkaar. Sean is inmiddels rechercheur, Jimmy een ex-gevangene en Dave een psychisch beschadigde armoedzaaier. Als Jimmy's dochter vermoord wordt gevonden, krijgt Sean de taak het onderzoek te leiden. Terwijl Sean de zaak volgens de regels van de wet probeert op te lossen, wordt hij keihard geconfronteerd met de wereld van geweld en criminaliteit die hij achter zich had gelaten.

20 Shutter island

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2013-06-26
Description :  <b>Una novela inquietante e impredicible, que obliga a leer obsesivamente para averiguar qué ocultan las apariencias.</b><br />A poca distancia del puerto de Boston se encuentra Shutter Island. Es una pequeña isla en la que tan sólo destaca el Hospital Ashecliffe, un centro penitenciario para enfermos mentales. A bordo de un ferry, han llegado hasta allí el agente federal Teddy Daniels y su compañero, Chuck Aule. Una paciente peligrosa ha desparecido de su celda pese a las férreas medidas de seguridad. Como es imposible abandonar la diminuta isla, Daniels afronta el caso como algo rutinario. No tardará en darse cuenta de su error.

21 Boston Noir 2

Author : Dennis Lehane, Mary Cotton & Jaime Clarke
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Travel & Adventure  United States  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2012-11-06
Description :  Boston Noir 2: The Classics is now a Boston Globe best seller! &#34;The contributor list is delightfully quirky...The collection&#39;s unifying element is a deep understanding of Boston&#39;s Byzantine worlds of race and class--as seen terrifyingly in Andre Dubus&#39;s tale of milltown resentment and pampered preppies.&#34; --Boston Globe &#34;14 superior selections in this &#39;classics&#39; volume in Akashic&#39;s series of regional dark crime short stories, the works of established writers that have stood the test of time.&#34; --Publishers Weekly &#34;This collection features crime stories that have already been published. But that&#39;s OK when you have the likes of Chuck Hogan, Joyce Carol Oates, Robert B. Parker, Linda Barnes, George V. Higgins, Dennis Lehane, and David Foster Wallace all under the same roof...Followers of Akashic&#39;s long-running Noir series--not to mention, of course, fans of Boston-set crime fiction--should eagerly devour this one.&#34; --Booklist &#34;These stories take place in neighborhoods you know well, and that can drive a reader crazy as well as entice him or her, but the read is worth it.&#34; --Boston Column, Summer Reading pick “Boston Noir 2: The Classics is a thorough representation of what noir has been, is, and continues to become . . . The shadows over Boston are those of Bogart, leaning into the spotlight with that complexity of soul, that derisive navigation of morality and deviance. . . The shadows on this cover prepare the tone, that these thin darknesses can be willed into corruption with little effort, and the reader will learn the ease of giving into it.” --HTML Giant &#34;There are few gifts I enjoy more than a box of chocolates. The very best surprise me, each candy layered with unexpected delights that leave me hungry for more. The same may be said of Boston Noir 2. It&#39;s a collection of dark short stories by names you know, set in places familiar to Bostonians. Edited by Dorchester&#39;s crime fiction king and Hollywood darling, Dennis Lehane...Boston Noir 2 overflows with stories from some of the best writers of our time...This is the perfect book to open after a long day...The danger, of course, is that at the end of each story, you&#39;ll go for just one more and stay up well past your bedtime. My advice? Indulge.&#34; --Patriot Ledger Classic reprints from: Classic short fiction reprints from: George Harrar, George V. Higgins, Dennis Lehane, Joyce Carol Oates, Robert B. Parker, Hannah Tinti, Abraham Verghese, David Foster Wallace, and others. Dennis Lehane is the author of the Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro mystery series (A Drink Before the War; Darkness, Take My Hand; Sacred; Gone, Baby, Gone; Prayers for Rain; and Moonlight Mile), as well as Coronado (five stories and a play) and the award-winning novels Mystic River, Shutter Island, and The Given Day. Mystic River, Shutter Island, and Gone, Baby, Gone have been made into award-winning films. In 2009 he edited the best-selling anthology Boston Noir for Akashic Books. Mary Cotton is the pseudonymous author of nine novels for young adults, six of them New York Times bestsellers. She is also a fiction editor for the literary magazine Post Road, and is co-editor of No Near Exit: Writers Select Their Favorite Work from Post Road. She is co-owner of Newtonville Books in Boston, Massachusetts. Jaime Clarke is the author of the novel We&#39;re So Famous, editor of Don&#39;t You Forget About Me: Contemporary Writers on the Films of John Hughes, and Conversations with Jonathan Lethem, and co-editor of No Near Exit: Writers Select Their Favorite Work from Post Road. He is a founding editor of Post Road and has taught creative writing at University of Massachusetts, Boston, and Emerson College. He is co-owner of Newtonville Books in Boston, Massachusetts.

22 Gone, Baby, Gone

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2004-10-15
Description :  Dorchester i Boston är inget ställe för de oskyldiga, de unga, de försvarslösa eller de renhjärtade. Det är ett område med splittrade familjer, cyniska snutar, utflippade kåkfarare – och en apatisk mor som ser sig själv på kvällsnyheterna på teve medan hennes försvunna fyraåriga dotter försvinner allt längre bort, som om hon aldrig existerat.<br />&#xa0;Privatdeckarna Patrick Kenzie och Angela Gennaro vill inte ta hand om det här fallet. Men efter vädjanden från barnets släktingar drar de igång efterforskningar och sätter allt på spel – sitt förhållande, sin mentala hälsa, till och med sina liv – för att finna den försvunna flickan. De hör mantrat <i>gone, baby, gone</i> allt oftare.<br /><br />Dennis Lehane lyssnar av livet och rösterna i Bostons tyngsta och hårdaste miljöer. Bittra levnadsöden, söndertrasade känslor, brutala våldsbrott vävs samman i hans oförglömligt starka och stämningsmättade romaner.<br /><br />Översättare: Ulf Gyllenhak

23 La última causa perdida

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2013-06-14
Description :  Han pasado doce años desde que la niña Amanda McCready fuera raptada y devuelta a su madre en <i>Desapareció una noche</i>. Ahora es una joven de dieciséis años, inteligente, madura y buena estudiante, aunque reservada. Y vuelve a desaparecer.<br />Kenzie y Gennaro sienten la tentación de recuperar a la chica y así compensar errores pasados. Deberán revisar con detalle pistas y personas relacionadas con el pasado. Desempolvarán capas incontables de dolor y mentiras que el tiempo había enterrado. Y tendrán que reabrir viejas heridas que causaron la crisis más importante de su vida como pareja.<br />Ahora los detectives de Boston están en la edad adulta: dejaron de ser bravucones, tienen una hija en común y sudan para llegar a fin de mes. En algún punto abandonaron su ambición de llegar a lo más alto. Pero siempre hay una segunda oportunidad para todo. Incluso para morir.

24 Desapareció una noche

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2013-06-14
Description :  Amanda McCready, de cuatro años de edad, desaparece de su casa de Boston durante el verano. Los detectives Patrick Kenzie y Angela Gennaro, contratados para localizar a la pequeña, deberán enfrentarse a la total ausencia de pistas y a la indiferencia de lapolicía local durante su investigación. A ello se añadirá el asfixiante interés de la prensa sensacionalista, la extraña actitud de la madre de la desaparecida y la sospecha de que una mano negra intenta impedir la resolución del caso.

25 Moonlight mile (Versione italiana)

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2011-03-15
Description :  «Ti ricordi di me?» Così la voce al telefono si rivolge a Patrick Kenzie svegliandolo nel cuore della notte. Una voce di donna. Nessuna presentazione, nessun giro di parole. Solo un imperativo, che suona come una minaccia: «L¿hai trovata una volta. Trovala di nuovo. Me lo devi». Forse un incubo, si dice il detective al risveglio. Ma se ne scorderà presto, pensa. Invece, il mattino dopo, lei è lì, sulle scale della metropolitana, ad aspettarlo. Un volto segnato dal tempo e dalla mano dura del destino. Un volto che Kenzie aveva sperato di non vedere più. Perché, dodici anni prima, la stessa donna gli aveva chiesto di trovare sua nipote: una bambina di nome Amanda, scomparsa nel nulla. Lui e la sua partner, Angie Gennaro, l¿avevano ritrovata, restituendola alla madre, che beveva e la trascurava. E sbattendo in carcere i rapitori: persone che non volevano farle del male, bensì darle una famiglia stabile e serena. Un caso strano, in cui i colpevoli non coincidevano con i cattivi, e la cui soluzione non era stata un lieto fine. Al punto che Kenzie se l¿era sempre portato dentro con angoscia. Per questo, ora che Amanda, ormai diciassettenne, pare essere scomparsa di nuovo, il detective non può tirarsi indietro. Soprattutto adesso che anche lui sa cosa significa avere una figlia. La sua ricerca sarà l¿inizio di un viaggio nel cuore di un mercato squallido, dove identità e adozioni sono oggetto di traffici illeciti. Un mondo dove il bene può assumere i contorni del male, e il male quelli del bene. Un gorgo, in cui, a volte, sarebbe meglio non andare a cercare ciò che vi è sprofondato.

26 Ese mundo desaparecido

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2017-01-26
Description :  Antes de que la adaptación cinematográfica de <i>Mystic River</i> lo lanzara a la fama, Dennis Lehane ya se había afianzado como uno de los autores más destacados del género negro gracias al ciclo de los detectives bostonianos Patrick Kenzie y Angela Gennaro. Sin embargo, ha sido en la última década cuando su enorme talento para desarrollar historias de gran tensión y complejidad psicológica le ha procurado un aluvión de premios y ha convertido sus novelas en una inspiración constante para Hollywood, hasta consagrarlo definitivamente con series tan prestigiosas como «The Wire» y «Boardwalk Empire». Sin duda, no hay en la actualidad ningún escritor que retrate con mayor verosimilitud el mundo de los gángsters en Estados Unidos durante la primera mitad del siglo XX, y esta electrizante novela —que cierra la trilogía de <i>Cualquier otro día</i> y <i>Vivir de noche</i>— es la mejor prueba de ello.<br />Padre de un niño de diez años al que adora, el antaño todopoderoso Joe Coughlin casi ha logrado cortar amarras con su turbulento pasado, aunque no del todo, pues ejerce de consejero del importante clan mafioso de los Bartolo. Pese a ello, lleva una vida más o menos tranquila hasta que dos hechos inquietantes vienen a perturbarla: la aparición del fantasma de un chico que le resulta vagamente familiar, y, mucho más grave, el soplo de que alguien ha puesto precio a su cabeza y planea matarlo durante el Miércoles de Ceniza. Así pues, entre su tarea de mediador entre clanes mafiosos al borde del conflicto y sus pesquisas para descubrir quién quiere acabar con él, Joe se verá retrotraído a los viejos tiempos, aquellos años de traiciones y venganzas, bañados en sangre, donde cada día podía ser el último. Y es que tal vez haya llegado al fin la hora de pagar por sus pecados.

27 A Study Guide For Dennis Lehane's "Mystic River"

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Literary Criticism  Books  Fiction & Literature  Professional & Technical  Education 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2015-01-31
Description :  A Study Guide For Dennis Lehane's "Mystic River", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Newsmakers for Students series. This concise study guide includes plot summary; Author biography; Character analysis; Power of the Past; Family and Familial Relations; Neighborhood and Community; Violence and Crime; Third-Person Point of View, Inner Monologue, Strength and Weakness, Triple Protagonist style; Topics for further studies; Historical context; Critical overview and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Newsmakers for Students for all of your research needs.

28 Vivir de noche

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2013-06-14
Description :  Boston, 1926. Joe Coughlin, hijo de un eminente capitán de la policía de la ciudad, no está siguiendo precisamente los pasos de su padre. Empezó con pequeños hurtos, pero ya ha dado el salto a crímenes de más envergadura. Su ascendente carrera en el mundo de los gangsters en plena Prohibición lo llevará del Boston de la Edad del Jazz al barrio latino de Tampa y las calles de Cuba. Y en su camino se cruzará una mujer, Emma Gould, que cambiará para siempre su vida. ¿Puede un hombre ser al mismo tiempo un buen criminal y una buena persona? Dennis Lehane, uno de los autores verdaderamente importantes del género en activo, ha escrito una novela arrolladora sobre el amor y la venganza, sobre la traición y la redención.

29 L'isola della paura - Shutter Island

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2010-11-30
Description :  A chi arriva dal mare l'isola non fa una bella impressione. Una macchia scura in mezzo alla foschia, alberi macilenti e radi a interromperne il grigiore. Ma è difficile aspettarsi di meglio da un luogo come quello. Anche perché l'agente federale Teddy Daniels sa che lo attende un incarico delicato: una paziente dell'Ashecliffe Hospital, istituto per la detenzione e la cura dei criminali psicopatici, è scomparsa e le sue preoccupanti condizioni psichiche ne rendono più che urgente il ritrovamento.<br />Ma su quell'isola, che un uragano travolge impedendo qualunque collegamento con la terra ferma, niente è davvero ciò che sembra: cosa succede veramente in quell'ospedale? E che cosa sta cercando Teddy Daniels? Una detenuta inspiegabilmente scomparsa, oppure le prove che all'Ashecliffe Hospital si fanno esperimenti sugli esseri umani? Forse, invece, è qualcosa di torbido che lo tocca più nel profondo, e che riguarda i fantasmi che da tempo lo tormentano, da quando l'adorata moglie è morta tragicamente in un incendio doloso. E quanto più Teddy si avvicina alla verità, tanto più la morsa si stringe intorno a lui. Fino al magistrale colpo di scena, che lascerà il lettore con il fiato sospeso anche dopo aver divorato l'ultima pagina.

30 Shutter Island

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2015-11-25
Description :  Die US-Marshals Daniels und Aule sollen im Fall einer Kindsmörderin ermitteln, die von der Gefängnisinsel Shutter Island geflohen ist. Als sie dort ankommen, erhalten sie verschlüsselte Botschaften, die sie immer tiefer in den düsteren Bau und die Machenschaften der Ärzte führen. Nichts ist so, wie es scheint. Dennis Lehanes raffiniert komponiertes Meisterwerk um Wahn und Angst in neuer Übersetzung.

31 Plegarias en la noche

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2013-06-14
Description :  A Karen Nichols parecía sonreírle la vida cuando Patrick Kenzie la conoció hace apenas seis meses. Por eso, cuando se entera de que esa despreocupada chica se ha suicidado lanzándose desde lo alto de uno de los edificios más emblemáticos de Boston, no da crédito a la noticia. Patrick empieza a investigar qué puede haber detrás de tan trágico punto final y descubre que a Karen la golpeó una racha incomprensible de desgracias.

32 Los amigos de Eddie Coyle

Author : George V. Higgins, Dennis Lehane, Montserrat Gurguí Martínez & HERNAN SABATE VARGAS
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2011-09-26
Description :  En el Boston de finales de los sesenta las actividades de la mafia y los Panteras Negras son dos de las cuestiones que más preocupan a la policía. Eddie Coyle, un delincuente de poca monta con buenas conexiones, se enfrenta a una condena de tres años por contrabando y su única oportunidad para evitar la cárcel es entregarle a la policía un pez gordo. ¿A quién de los pistoleros, matones y ladrones que conoce delatará? Pero Eddie también tiene que comer y, mientras se lo piensa, se convertirá en proveedor de armas para una banda de atracadores. Considerada por muchos como una de las mejores novelas negras del pasado siglo, la publicación de Los amigos de Eddie Coyle en 1970 revolucionó el género en EE.UU. Fruto de sus experiencias como fiscal y periodista, Higgins introdujo en la novela el ambiente criminal con el que estaba familiarizado y consiguió dar a sus personajes la voz que verdaderamente tenían en la realidad. Sus diálogos, sus tramas y sus personajes se alejan de los estereotipos que hasta entonces imperaban en el género, dejando atrás las maniqueas distinciones entre buenos y malos para adentrarse en los auténticos y complejos grises de los que está hecha la vida.

33 The Drop

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2014-11-04
Description :  Dennis Lehane tar med läsaren tillbaka till stadsdelarna Point och Flats och samma miljö som var både fond och huvudperson i hans hyllade roman <i>Rött regn</i> från 2001. Bob Saginowski jobbar som bartender på Cousin Marv's i Flats, en bar som&#xa0;på papperet&#xa0;ägs av Bobs kusin Marv men som i själva verket är i händerna på den tjetjenska maffian. Bob lever ensam, går regelbundet i kyrkan och håller sig på sin kant. Men så inträffar två händelser som vänder upp och ner på hans tillvaro och får det förflutna att komma upp till ytan. En kväll blir baren rånad, och maffian låter Bob och Marv veta att det är deras uppgift att jaga rätt på rånarna. Ungefär samtidigt hittar Bob en misshandlad hundvalp i en soptunna som tjejen i huset bredvid, Nadia, övertalar honom att behålla. <i>The Drop</i> är en brutal berättelse från undre världen, befolkad av färgstarka personligheter och full av oväntade vändningar.<br /><br />Våren 2015&#xa0;går en film baserad på romanen upp på svenska biografer. Dennis Lehane har själv skrivit filmmanuset och bland skådespelarna finns Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace och James Gandolfini, som här gör sin sista roll. Tre tidigare romaner av Dennis Lehane har blivit framgångsrika filmer: <i>Patient 67</i> (<i>Shutter Island</i>), <i>Rött regn</i> (<i>Mystic river</i>) och <i>Gone, baby, gone</i>. Lehane har även skrivit manus till avsnitt av tv-serierna <i>The Wire</i> och <i>Boardwalk empire</i>.<br /><br />Se filmtrailern till <i>The Drop</i> här: http://www.thedrop-movie.com/<br /><br />"Hårdkokt och smart - med träffsäker dialog, våldsam men trovärdig intrig och ett persongalleri som tappat alla illusioner."<br /><br /><b>Aftonbladet</b><br /><br />Översättare: Johan Nilsson<br />Omslagsformgivare: Miroslav Sokcic

34 La entrega

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2014-10-16
Description :  Bob Saginowski lleva dos décadas tras la barra del Cousin Marv's, un antro de fieles parroquianos situado en un barrio obrero de Boston que la mafia local utiliza como punto de encuentro para sus negocios. Taciturno y solitario, Bob acude todas las mañanas a la iglesia de Saint Dominic en busca de respuestas a sus problemas de fe. Dos días después de Navidad, su monótona existencia da un giro inesperado cuando, de regreso a casa, rescata de un cubo de basura a un cachorro maltratado y conoce a Nadia, una mujer sensible con una enigmática cicatriz en la garganta. Sin embargo, lejos de augurar tiempos mejores, el doble encuentro es sólo el preludio de graves apuros: el bar sufre un atraco a mano armada, el inspector Evandro Torres indaga en el asunto, y las bandas rivales entran en acción. Aunque sin duda lo peor es la aparición de Eric Deeds, un ex convicto psicópata que reclama la propiedad tanto del perro como de Nadia, cosa que Bob, que casi a su pesar se ha encariñado de ambos, no está dispuesto a concederle. Así, lo que había comenzado como un cuento navideño deriva gradualmente hacia una violenta pesadilla.<br /><br />Dennis Lehane regresa a los ambientes de <i>Mystic River</i> con una novela de gran concisión y sustancia, otra lección narrativa magistral que hunde sus raíces en la mejor tradición estadounidense del género negro. <i>La entrega</i> ha sido llevada al cine con guión del propio Lehane, y es la última película en la que participó el recordado James Gandolfini.

35 Un trago antes de la guerra

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2013-06-26
Description :  Tres políticos locales contratan a los investigadores Patrick Kenzie y Angela Gennaro para recuperar unos documentos supuestamente robados por la mujer de la limpieza. Es un trabajo muy bien pagado para ser un caso tan fácil. Pero Kenzie y Gennaro se verán inexorablemente envueltos en una trama llena de violencia pandillera, lazos familiares inexcrutables y crímenes demasiado crueles para ser contados. Pronto se percatarán que no se trata de un simple robo. Y más aún cuando les persiguen, a la vez, políticos desesperados, policías corruptos, pandillas criminales y un pasado cruel. Así que Patrick y Angela no tendrán más remedio que protegerse las espaldas, porque en algunas calles de Boston la esperanza de sobrevivir caduca cada diez minutos.

36 Lo que es sagrado

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2013-06-14
Description :  El multimillonario Trever Stone, antes de morir, contrata los servicios de los experimentados detectives Patrick Kenzie y Angela Gennaro para que averigüen el paradero de su hija Desiree, que lleva tres semanas desaparecida, así como la desaparición del primer detective que el multimillonario contrató para localizarla, Jay Becker, mentor de Patrick.<br /> Acostumbrados a sobrevivir en las sórdidas calles de Boston, los detectives viajan hasta los embriagadores atardeceres de Florida siguiendo una pista poco fiable, que les conducirá a una tierra corrupta y abonada de mentiras. Avanzar en la investigación es penetrar en un territorio donde nada es sagrado. No hay espacio para el error: confiar en la persona equivocada o dar un paso en falso significa la muerte.<br />Considerada una de las voces más potentes del suspense, Dennis Lehane nos presenta un thriller absorbente y vertiginoso, una historia dura e intensa donde nada ni nadie es lo que parece.

37 Final Confession

Author : Brian P. Wallace, Bill Crowley & Dennis Lehane
Genre :  True Crime  Books  Nonfiction 
Price :  $16.99
Release Date :  2017-05-16
Description :  Phil Cresta was no run-of-the-mill thief. Mastermind of the legendary Brink's armored truck robbery and a string of countless other high-stakes heists, he stole more than ten million dollars in escapades that often were breathtakingly daring and at times marvelously inventive. The robberies baffled both police and fellow outlaws for decades, and most of the crimes remain unsolved today. Now the open case files of these memorable thefts can be closed as Cresta himself provides the true story on how they were planned and carried out.<br /><br /> Born in Boston's North End in 1928, Cresta was raised in an abusive household. He was sent to Concord Reformatory as a teenager, where he learned the craft of picking locks, a skill later honed during stays at the Charlestown and Walpole prisons in Massachusetts. Following the Brinks robbery in 1968, he was put on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List, but eluded the law for five years, living in Chicago under an assumed name. After serving time at Walpole for the Brinks job, Cresta died penniless in Chicago in 1995. Yet shortly before his death, he revealed the full extent of his astonishing capers to coauthor Bill Crowley, a retired Boston police detective.<br /><br /> Drawing from their extensive conversations, this riveting page-turner chronicles how Cresta, along with partners "Angelo" and "Tony," pulled off robberies of jewelers, rare coin dealers, furriers, and armored trucks, detailing the meticulous planning that marked his criminal career. Cresta's final accounting is brimming with vivid tales of betrayal, murder, and intrigue as well as a colorful cast of characters, including mob bosses, wise guys, informants, paid "ears," corrupt judges, a Hollywood starlet, and even the Mayor of Chicago.<br /><br /> Filled with drama, tension, and humor, this absorbing saga takes the reader inside the dangerous yet exhilarating world of a life dedicated to crime.

38 Twarzą w twarz

Author : Michael Connelly, Lincoln Child, David Baldacci, Lee Child, Douglas Preston, Dennis Lehane, Ian Rankin, James Rollins, Jeffrey Deaver & Joseph Finder
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2016-04-20
Description :  W wyniku bezprecedensowej współpracy dwudziestu trzech bestsellerowych autorów thrillerów, bohaterowie ich książek - wśród nich Harry Bosch, Jack Reacher i John Rebus - połączeni zostali w pary i po raz pierwszy spotkali się na kartach opowiadań, zebranych w jedynej w swoim rodzaju antologii pod redakcją Davida Baldacciego, sygnowanej znakiem jakości Międzynarodowego Stowarzyszenia Autorów Thrillerów (ITW - International Thriller Writers ). W tomie znajdziemy &#xa0;m.in. opowiadania duetów: Dennis Lehane i Michael Connely, Ian Rankin i Peter James, Lee Child i Joseph Finder czy Steve Berry i James Rollins.

39 Boston Noir & Boston Noir 2: The Complete Set

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2015-06-02
Description :  "Dennis Lehane advises us not to judge the genre by its Hollywood images of sharp men in fedoras lighting cigarettes for femmes fatales standing in the dark alleys…[Lehane] writes persuasively of the gentrification that has…left people feeling crushed."<br />--<b><i>New York Times</i></b>, on <i>Boston Noir</i><br /><br />"The contributor list is delightfully quirky...The collection's unifying element is a deep understanding of Boston's Byzantine worlds of race and class--as seen terrifyingly in Andre Dubus's tale of milltown resentment and pampered preppies."<br />--<b><i>Boston Globe</i></b>, on <i>Boston Noir 2: The Classics</i><br /><br /><i>Boston Noir &amp; Boston Noir 2: The Complete Set</i> combines all twenty-five stories from best seller <i>Boston Noir,</i> edited by Dennis Lehane, and its sequel, <i>Boston Noir 2: The Classics</i>, edited by Lehane, Mary Cotton, &amp; Jaime Clarke; featuring Lehane's own "Animal Rescue," the basis for the motion picture <i>The Drop</i>, and twenty-four classic noir stories set throughout Boston.

40 Chi è senza colpa

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-03-10
Description :  Bob è un uomo solitario. Una vita spesa tra la casa dove vive da solo – la stessa dove è nato e cresciuto, con i mobili vecchi e la moquette ormai scurita – e il bar del cugino Marv, nei Flats, dove serve da bere. Finché un giorno, poco dopo Natale, qualcosa nella sua vita sembra finalmente succedere: tornando a casa, Bob trova tra l’immondizia un cucciolo di pitbull in fin di vita. Ed è proprio mentre cerca di metterlo in salvo che fa la conoscenza di Nadia, la nuova vicina di casa, una ragazza con l’aria di averne viste molte…<br /><br />Quella stessa notte, da Cousin Marv’s c’è una rapina. Bob e Marv sono i soli testimoni. Ma una rapina in un bar che, come quasi tutti i bar dei Flats, è in mano ai ceceni, che lo usano come “parcheggio” per i soldi guadagnati illegalmente, è qualcosa di molto pericoloso. E Bob, adesso che forse ha per la prima volta una ragione per vivere, è deciso a non farsi piegare. Nelle stesse strade e negli stessi bar di <i>Mystic River</i>, Dennis Lehane ambienta questo piccolo capolavoro, in cui personaggi feriti e disillusi cercano, nonostante tutto, di restare aggrappati alle loro piccole e grandissime ragioni di vita.

41 Mystic River

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2014-10-29
Description :  Dave, Jimmy und Sean kannten sich schon als Kinder. Nun, 25 Jahre später, kreuzen sich die Wege der drei grundverschiedenen Männer erneut unter tragischen Umständen, als Jimmys Tochter Katie ermordet aufgefunden wird. Sean, inzwischen Polizist, leitet die Ermittlungen, und schon bald steht sein alter Freund Dave unter Verdacht. Dennis Lehanes Weltbestseller, ausgezeichnet mit dem Deutschen Krimipreis, verfilmt und mit zwei Oscars prämiert.

42 Coronado

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2013-06-14
Description :  Triángulos amorosos en los que se mezcla algo más que amor y lujuria, un fugitivo que es acusado de un crimen del que es inocente, jóvenes que van dejando un rastro de sangre en lo que parece una espiral de violencia sin final, un padre y su hijo recién salido de prisión comparten una historia de homicidio, amor y diamantes robados...<br /> La galería de apasionados y a menudo violentos personajes que pueblan cada uno de los relatos breves recogidos en Coronado lleva la oscura e inimitable impronta que Dennis Lehane deja en todas sus obras. Al igual que sucede en sus novelas, es imposible no sentirse cautivado por esa forma única de narrar que le ha llevado a ser uno de los mejores escritores de novela negra actuales. Y además, como colofón a los cinco cuentos incluidos en este volumen, Lehane presenta una pequeña obra teatral en la que adapta el relato «Coronado» con la habilidad que ya ha demostrado tener en la redacción de algunos guiones para la televisión. Una joya literaria que ahonda en los límites de la fragilidad del ser humano y del daño que se puede causar al prójimo.

43 Cualquier otro día

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2013-06-14
Description :  Boston, septiembre de 1918. Un buque de guerra atraca en el puerto. En él regresan soldados que han combatido en Europa. Algunos de ellos están enfermos y hay que evaluar si la situación es grave. El policía Danny Coughlin ha recibido orden de encargarse de la investigación. Lo que no sabe es que la enfermedad que viaja a bordo tendrá consecuencias devastadoras.<br /> Una vez acabada la guerra, el mundo ya no volverá a ser el mismo ni Boston tampoco. La ciudad se enfrenta a cambios sociales profundos, al terrorismo anarquista, a las reivindicaciones sindicales, a la violencia y a la muerte. Y Danny Coughlin no podrá hacer nada para verse arrastrado por los acontecimientos históricos.

44 La legge della notte

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2014-01-02
Description :  DA QUESTO LIBRO IL FILM OMONIMO <i><b>LA LEGGE DELLA NOTTE</b></i> DIRETTO DA <b>BEN AFFLECK</b><br /> Boston, 1926. Mentre il liquore scorre a fiumi e volano le pallottole, un uomo sta per lasciare il suo segno nel mondo. <b>Joe Coughlin</b> è figlio di un capitano della polizia di Boston – uno importante, in città – ma ha da tempo voltato le spalle alla Legge. È l'America senza freni dei ruggenti anni Venti, e un'intricata rete di distillerie illegali, case da gioco e speakeasy clandestini si anima nelle notti tenendo in pugno la città: il momento buono per poliziotti corrotti, femmes fatales e aspiranti gangster. <br />Passato dai piccoli furti alla malavita organizzata, Joe è uno di quelli che si muovono nel buio, e di legge se ne sono creata un'altra: quella della strada, dell'ambizione e del crimine. L'unica legge cui valga la pena obbedire. Ma la vita dalla parte della notte ha un prezzo: e in un mondo in cui uomini senza pietà si sfidano per il controllo, non esistono amici, e non ci si può fidare di nessuno. Neanche della donna che ami.<br /> Il viaggio di Joe Coughlin – dalla Boston dell'età del jazz alle roventi strade di Cuba, passando per il malfamato quartiere latino di Tampa – è un'incalzante saga di vendetta e una travolgente storia d'amore. Ma è anche, e soprattutto, un viaggio dentro l'America del proibizionismo, l'epopea di un'intera nazione per molti versi ancora innocente, in cui ognuno è pronto a tutto pur di garantirsi la sua fetta di sogno americano.

45 Fuga dalla follia

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2011-08-02
Description :  Il dolore è come qualcosa di carnivoro. Si alimenta ogni giorno e finisce per inghiottire qualunque altra emozione. Lo sa bene Trevor Stone, magnate multimiliardario devastato da un cancro molto più atroce di quello che ha corrotto il suo corpo. La splendida figlia, Desiree, è scomparsa da quattro settimane. L’ultima volta è stata vista in un centro di supporto psicologico, al quale forse si era rivolta nel tentativo di superare l’immenso dolore per la perdita della madre, morta in un drammatico incidente. In un gesto estremo, Stone fa rapire i detective Pat Kenzie e Angie Gennaro: vuole i migliori sulla piazza. Non può permettersi altri errori, specie da quando l’investigatore che era sulle tracce della giovane donna è svanito anche lui nel nulla. Pat e Angie iniziano le ricerche, ma con il procedere delle indagini si profila una realtà via via più complicata e oscura, e le domande si accavallano. Nulla è come sembra e i colpi di scena sono in agguato. L’unica a poter fare luce sulla verità è Desiree, la cui ombra guida i due detective tra le strade di Boston e della California. Sempre che la ragazza sia ancora viva.

46 Un drink prima di uccidere

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2011-03-15
Description :  Il senatore Mulkern è un uomo potente, di quelli che sembrano in grado di spegnere il sole con un cenno della mano. Ma il suo potere non è senza ombre. E quando Jenna, una donna di colore che faceva le pulizie alla State House di Boston, scompare con alcuni documenti, Mulkern si rivolge ai detective Pat Kenzie e Angie Gennaro per rintracciarla. Roba che scotta, questioni politiche riservate, dice il senatore. Ma scovare quella donna significa decretarne la condanna a morte; e Jenna viene infatti freddata subito dopo aver dato a Kenzie una foto altamente compromettente. Il rifiuto di Pat di consegnare l'immagine scatena l'ira di Mulkern e, allo stesso tempo, di due delle principali bande di strada di Boston, che all'improvviso minacciano di infiammare la città. Scoprire il filo rosso che lega la State House ai due capibanda è l'unico modo per il detective di mettere fine a una guerra che si fa sempre più cruenta. Perché per strada c'è un solo modo di fare giustizia¿

47 Nachtleven

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $16.99
Release Date :  2012-10-11
Description :  Boston, 1926: illegale stokerijen schieten tijdens de drooglegging als paddenstoelen uit de grond. Kruimeldieven, gangsters en corrupte agenten zien hun kans schoon. Joe Coughlin is zo'n jonge crimineel, voorbestemd voor een schitterende carrière in de onderwereld. Bij een gewaagde overval op een goklokaal ontmoet hij de mooie Emma, het onbereikbare liefje van de beruchte gangster Albert White. Ambitie en macht brengen Emma en Joe samenen in het diepste geheim genieten ze van het leven en de liefde. Maar in een wereld van geld, drank en wapens is niemand te vertrouwen. Joe staat niet alleen onder aan de ladder van de georganiseerde misdaad, maar ook aan het begin van een duizelingwekkende reis die hem van de roerige undergroundscene in Boston naar de swingende straten van Cuba voert. Voor mannen als Joe lijkt slechts één zekerheid te bestaan, die van een vroege dood. Hij zal zich koste wat kost moeten onttrekken aan zijn noodlot.

48 Zlovešči otok

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2012-10-08
Description :  Leta 1954, na višku hladne vojne, zveznega šerifa Teddyja Danielsa in njegovega novega partnerja Chucka Auleja pokličejo na zlovešči Shutterjev otok s psihiatrično bolnišnico za zločince, da bi raziskala skrivnostno izginotje nevarne morilke. Vztrajni Daniels kljub nasprotovanju zdravnikov odkrije obetavno sled, ki nakazuje možnost srhljive zarote. Toda zaradi orkana in upora ujetnikov otoka ni mogoče zapustiti, zato je Daniels prisiljen sprejeti grozljivo psihološko igro, ki ga sooči z njegovimi najhujšimi strahovi.<br /><br /> <i>»Osupljivo izviren psihološki triler, katerega napetost bliskovito narašča vse do šokantnega konca na zadnjih straneh.«</i><br /> New York Times<br /><br /> <i>»Zlovešči otok je ekspresni vlak brez vmesnih postaj.«</i><br /> Boston Globe

49 Pioggia nera

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2012-12-18
Description :  Karen è una ragazza dall'aria serena, tranquilla. Ecco perché la notizia del suo suicidio lascia l'investigatore privato Pat Kenzie esterrefatto. Cosa può averla indotta a un gesto così estremo? Per rispondere a questa domanda dovrà ricostruire gli ultimi inaspettati eventi della vita della ragazza e scoprire che dietro alla sua morte non c'è il caso, ma un piano diabolico quanto la mente di chi l'ha ideato.

50 Kuutamomaili

Author : Dennis Lehane
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2012-10-09
Description :  Kun Amanda McCready oli neljävuotias, hän katosi ja yksityisetsivä Patrick Kenzietä pyydettiin apuun. Patrick löysi Amandan ja toi tämän takaisin kotiin. Nyt Amanda on kuusitoista ja taas kateissa. Patrick Kenzie alkaa selvittää tapausta apunaan aisaparinsa Angela Gennaro sekä mystinen vihje, jonka mukaan "viisi ihmistä meni huoneeseen, kaksi kuoli, mutta neljä käveli ulos".<br /><br /> Etsintöjen lomassa Patrick miettii, tekikö oikein palauttaessaan Amanda McCreadyn juopolle äidilleen kaksitoista vuotta aiemmin, eikä tälläkään kertaa oikean ja väärän raja ole täysin selvä. Patrick joutuu pohtimaan, kenen puolella hän lopulta tahtoo olla ja onko työ yksityisetsivänä kaiken vaivan ja vaaran arvoista.<br /><br /> <i>Kuutamomaili</i> on itsenäinen jatko-osa Dennis Lehanen romaanille <i>Muisto vain</i> (1998, suomennettu 2007).<br /> Kenzie ja Gennaro esiintyvät lisäksi Dennis Lehanen kirjoissa <i>Täyttä sotaa</i>, <i>Pimeyden kutsu</i>, <i>Koskematon</i> ja <i>Paahtavan taivaan alla</i>.<br /><br /> <i>"Lehane on yksi parhaita nykydekkaristeja. Hurja juoni imee mukaansa niin, että lukija nielee saarnan lähes yhtenä suupalana. – – Kadonnutta tyttöä tahollaan jahtaava mordvalaisgangsteri Jefim on huiminta, mitä tässä lajityypissä on katettu eteen pitkään aikaan."</i><br /> – Juha Sihto, Aamulehti 27.11.2012<br /><br /> <i>"Lehane on erinomainen tarinankertoja. Muutamalla hyvin valitulla kielikuvalla hän kuvailee ympäristöä ja tunnelmaa ja kuljettaa kertomusta vetävästi eteenpäin. Juoni on yllätyksellinen, vaikka kirjailija ei pidäkään kaikkia ratkaisun avaimia piilossa, vaan antaa lukijalle tarinan edetessä hienovaraisia (ei kuitenkaan helppoja) viittauksia tulevista käänteistä. – – Kuutamomaili on samaa korkealaatuista jännityskirjallisuutta kuin sarjan edellisetkin teokset."</i><br /> – Antti Turunen, Ruumiin Kulttuuri 2012/4



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