Dennis Lehane 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 Boston Noir is set in a different neighborhood of the citythe impressively diverse collection extends from Roxbury to Cambridge, from Southie to the Boston Harbor, and all stops in between.
Lehane's own contributionthe longest story in the volumeis set in his beloved home neighborhood of Dorchester and showcases his phenomenal ability to grip the heart, soul, and throat of the reader.
"Starred Review. This anthology shows that noir can thrive where Raymond Chandler has never set foot." - Publishers Weekly
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Dennis Lehane was born and raised in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Before
becoming a full-time writer, Lehane worked as a counselor with mentally
handicapped and abused children, waited tables, parked cars, drove limos, worked
in bookstores, and loaded tractor-trailers. He lives with his wife Angie and
four dogs in Boston and the west coast of Florida.
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