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Dennis Lehane            

Award-Winning, New York Times Best-Selling Thriller Writer

Dennis Lehane is the acclaimed master of the new noir. His novels include the New York Times best-sellers The Given Day, Gone, Baby, Gone, Mystic River, and Shutter Island, as well as Sacred, Prayers for Rain, Darkness, Take My Hand, A Drink Before the War and Coronado, a collection of short stories and a play.

His latest book Moonlight Mile (William Morrow), is an explosive tale of integrity and vengeance. This brilliant sequel to Gone, Baby, Gone heralds the long-awaited return of beloved private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro. Gone, Baby, Gone was made into the hit major motion picture in 2006 of the same name.

Mystic River was a finalist for the 2001 PEN/Winship Award and won both the Anthony Award and the Barry Award for Best Novel, the Dilys Award from the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association and the Massachusetts Book Award in Fiction from the Massachusetts Center for the Book. A Drink Before the War won the Shamus Award for Best First Novel.

Three of Lehane's books have been made into hit movies: Shutter Island (directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, 2010); the big screen debut of Gone, Baby, Gone (directed by Ben Affleck, 2006); and the award-winning film adaptation of Mystic River (directed by Clint Eastwood, 2003).

Lehane was born and raised in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Before becoming a full-time writer, he 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. Lehane and his wife, Angie, divide their time between Boston and the Gulf Coast of Florida.


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