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.
A cabal of powerful Boston politicians is willing to pay Kenzie and Gennaro big money for a seemingly small job: to find the 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.
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Lehane's assured debut avoids several common first-mystery flaws before stalling on a less ordinary one. Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, two young, smart-mouthed Boston PIs, are hired by a trio ofOct 31 1994 | Read Full Review of A Drink Before the War
I read the series out of order (which you can do with this series because Lehane writes so well) and, although A DRINK BEFORE THE WAR begins the series, I already read the rest of the series.Jan 18 2011 | Read Full Review of A Drink Before the War
Part mystery, part character study and part thriller, A Drink Before the War by Dennis Lehane is a frantic page-turner that will keep you enthralled to the end — and maybe even teach you something in the process.Jan 26 2015 | Read Full Review of A Drink Before the War
Brian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine and one of the fiction editors of Snubnose Press.Sep 27 2010 | Read Full Review of A Drink Before the War
“Moonlight Mile” (2010) by Dennis Lehane is the long-awaited, most anticipated sixth entry in the PI series that featured Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro.Nov 09 2010 | Read Full Review of A Drink Before the War
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