Dennis Lehane is an author
of crime fiction novel
s, specifically a series of (now 5) novel
s starring Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro which chronicle their small PI firm and some of the cases it investigates.
The books, in order, are
- A Drink Before the War
- Darkness, Take My Hand
- Gone, Baby, Gone
- and most recently Prayers for Rain.
As in all good series of books, the world Lehane creates is rich in place
s, people and atmosphere
, with relationship
s and larger storyline
s developing throughout the series. Lehane admits that Patrick Kenzie is really his alter ego
, going out and doing all the things that Lehane himself would have loved to do but couldn't since they're so dangerous
, although Lehane does manage to make every scene believable
On a personal note, I would thoroughly recommend you go off to Amazon and order at least the first book, A Drink Before the War, to get you hooked.