Biography

Dennis Lehane

Dennis Lehane grew up in Boston. Since his first novel, A DRINK BEFORE THE WAR, won the Shamus Award, he has published eight more novels with William Morrow & Co. that have been translated into more than 30 languages and become international bestsellers: DARKNESS, TAKE MY HAND; SACRED; GONE, BABY, GONE; PRAYERS FOR RAIN; MYSTIC RIVER; SHUTTER ISLAND; THE GIVEN DAY; and MOONLIGHT MILE. Morrow also published CORONADO, a collection of five stories and the play, “Coronado,” which has received stage productions in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco and Genoa, Italy. Three of his novels --- MYSTIC RIVER, GONE, BABY, GONE, and SHUTTER ISLAND --- have been adapted into award-winning films. His 10th novel, LIVE BY NIGHT, was published in October 2012. Mr. Lehane and his wife, Angie, divide their time between the West Coast of Florida and Boston.

Before becoming a full-time writer, Mr. Lehane worked as a counselor with mentally handicapped and abused children, waited tables, parked cars, drove limos, worked in bookstores and loaded tractor-trailers. His one regret is that no one ever gave him a chance to tend bar.

Dennis Lehane

Books by Dennis Lehane

by Dennis Lehane - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Three days after Christmas, a lonely bartender looking for a reason to live rescues an abused puppy from a trash can and meets a damaged woman looking for something to believe in. As their relationship grows, 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.

by Dennis Lehane - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Set against a dazzling backdrop of Prohibition-era American cities ranging from Jazz Age Boston to Tampa's Latin Quarter, Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a Boston Police captain, defies his orthodox upbringing to journey up the dizzying ladder of organized crime.

by Dennis Lehane - Fiction, Suspense

U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels has arrived at Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane. He and his partner set out to find an escaped patient who is also a murderess, as a hurricane bears down upon them --- but nothing at Ashecliffe Hospital is what it seems.

by Dennis Lehane - Fiction, Thriller

A tense and unnerving psychological thriller, MYSTIC RIVER is also an epic novel of love, loyalty, faith, and family. Twenty-five years after a terrible incident destroyed their boyhood friendship, three Boston men are brought together by another tragedy --- causing conflict and finally bringing to light what happened all those years ago.