The Drop by Dennis Lehane

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 by Dennis Lehane

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 by Dennis Lehane

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…

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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 by Dennis Lehane

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 by Dennis Lehane

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…

Sacred by Dennis Lehane

Sacred

There’s something ugly about the flawless.. Following the events of Darkness, Take My Hand, Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro have shuttered their agency and have begun to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives.  A year has passed when they’re approached (and by approached, I mean drugged and tossed in the back of a…

Darkness, Take My Hand by Dennis Lehane

Darkness, Take My Hand

A well known Boston psychiatrist has been receiving threats and promptly hires private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro to look into the source.  What starts out as a simple task turns into a violent bloodbath as Kenzie and Gennaro’s world comes undone. Dennis Lehane is fast becoming one of my favorite authors.  Where do…