Moonlight Mile

After shelving Kenzie and Gennaro for eleven years, Lehane returned to his signature characters in 2010 with the series’ sixth novel, Moonlight Mile.  A lot has happened since we last left the detectives.  Patrick and Angie have since tied the knot and brought life into the world in their four year old daughter, Gabby.  Feeling…

Since We Fell

Since We Fell tells the story of Rachel Childs as she searches for her father, a man she barely remembers from her childhood.  It is also the story of her struggles as a journalist covering the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.  Oh, and it’s also the story of the breakdown of her first marriage to a…

The Drop

“Cities,” Bob’s father once told him, “aren’t run from the capitol building. They’re run from the cellar. The First City? The one you see? That’s the clothes they put over the body to make it look better. But the Second City is the body. That’s where they take the bets and sell the women and…

Live By Night

Live By Night begins in the thick of the roaring 20s.  The advent of prohibition has normalized corruption among the police and criminals with an explosion of illegal distilleries and speakeasies popping up all over the country.  Despite the government’s best efforts to keep liquor out of the hands of the population, consumption has more…

Prayers for Rain

Patrick Kenzie is approached by a woman named Karen Nichols who asks him to scare off a stalker.  After Kenzie, along with the always terrifying Bubba Rowgowski, put the fear of God into the guy, Patrick considers the matter settled.  About four months later, Karen leaves a vague message on Patrick’s phone asking for help…

Top 5 Reads in 2016

Dark Matter This book absolutely blew me away.  Given that people were rather secretive on the overall plot by throwing out testimonials like, “Just read this, you won’t regret it”, how could I pass it up?  Keeping in the tradition of the aforementioned praise, I will continue to refrain from spoiling the events in Crouch’s…

The Given Day

I have it pretty good here in ol’ 2016. I work nine to five, Monday to Friday. I have a decent health plan and my job consists of sitting on my ass in front of a computer all day. I get regular raises and if I get sick, I can rest up for a few…

Gone Baby Gone

Patrick and Angie have led rough careers as private investigators and after the events in Sacred, they’ve decided to pull back a little.  When we catch up with them in Gone Baby Gone, they’ve all but sworn off cases that could lead to violence, death and destruction.  Unfortunately for them, when young Amanda McCready goes…