Find Lehane's dog and be named in his next book

January 22, 2013

20130106-180759-pic-423984427_s160x104Author Dennis Lehane is offering two rewards for anyone finding his lost pooch, Tessa, who’s been missing for several weeks. After the beagle left Lehane’s Brookline, MA, backyard minus her tags, the author said he would name a character after her rescuer. A die-hard fan might just make the effort to travel to Boston for the search. In addition, there is a substantial financial reward. As one reporter unkindly wrote, perhaps Tessa is “Gone, Baby, Gone,” the title of another of his books.

This story broke as I was reading his latest book which came out quite recently, “Live By Night.” The author creates a sweeping saga of the underworld that packs more emotion and heart (and, yes, lots of violence) into a novel than your average crime story. Lehane infuses Joe Cochran’s life with passion and a single-minded determination to make it. If you like suspense and crime, I would recommend this. (And if you find Tessa, please let him know!)

Shira S.

Book Trailer of the Week

October 13, 2012

Our latest Book Trailer of the Week is for Dennis Lehane’s new historical crime epic Live by Night.  A follow-up of sorts to 2008’s masterful The Given Day, the novel revisits the Coughlin family in Prohibition-era Boston as youngest brother Joe defies his police officer father to climb the ladder of organized crime.  As his rum running empire grows from Tampa all the way to Batista’s Cuba, however, a Vito Corleone-like Joe struggles to protect his family from his violent chosen path. Described by Booklist as “an utterly magnetic novel on every level,” Live by Night is Mystic River-author Lehane at his best.  Don’t miss it.


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