When wisecracking detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro agree to protect the son of a prominent psychiatrist who believes she may have angered ...Show synopsisWhen wisecracking detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro agree to protect the son of a prominent psychiatrist who believes she may have angered the Boston Irish Mafia, they soon find bodies are piling up around them - seemingly unconnected with their case. And what's more all the clues point to an unlikely suspect - a serial killer who has been in prison for twenty years, so he can't be killing again, can he? As Angie and Patrick try to find out what kind of human being could perform such horrifying acts of rape, mutilation, torture and dismemberment, they discover that the killer's motive is disturbingly rooted in their own distant past. In a series of heart-stopping climaxes that grow ever more terrifying and bloody, the two work frantically with the Boston cops, the FBI, the local Mafia, and the folks from their old neighbourhood to unearth the killer before they become victims themselves.Hide synopsis
Description:Signed by Author. Book is new. Unread. Very Good with no dust...Signed by Author. Book is new. Unread. Very Good with no dust jacket. Has light wear to edges. Signed by author. Pages starting to yellow. Free USPS Tracking. Patrick Kenzie/Angela Gennaro Novels. Mass Market PB. 378 pages.
Description:FINE/FINE. 0688143806 INSCRIBED & SIGNED BY AUTHOR INSCRIBED &...FINE/FINE. 0688143806 INSCRIBED & SIGNED BY AUTHOR INSCRIBED & SIGNED BY AUTHOR TO TITLE PAGE: "SEPT. 28, 1996. CONAN, I HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS, BEST."
Description:Fine in fine jacket. SIGNED by Lehane on the title page. Very...Fine in fine jacket. SIGNED by Lehane on the title page. Very slight bumping to spinal extremities, else a tight fine copy in a fine dust jacket which is now protected in mylar.
Description:Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by author. Never read, as new....Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by author. Never read, as new. With removeable archival plastic cover over jacket. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 336 p. Audience: General/trade.
Description:Signed by Author. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 336...Signed by Author. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 336 pages. Fine in Fine dust jacket. The author's second novel. One of Dennis Lehane's finest achievements. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents the second installment in the "Patrick Kenzie/Angela Gennaro" Series, childhood friends who work together as private investigators. "Explores horror close to home. Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro agree to help psychiatrist Diandra Warren. Her patient, using the name Moira Kenzie, has said she was abused by Kevin Hurlihy, a sociopathic Irish Mafia henchman who grew up in Angie and Patrick's neighborhood. Hurlihy may have threatened the doctor, who fears that her son, Jason, may be in danger. While Patrick and Angela shadow Jason, another former neighbor, Kara Rider, is found crucified. Sensing a connection, Patrick seeks out a retired cop-turned-saloonkeeper who recalls a hushed-up crucifixion murder in the neighborhood 20 years ago. By the time Patrick and Angie realize how the murders relate to their own youth, they are the next targets. The showdown is unpredictable, the story is densely peopled with multi-dimensional characters, there are no forgettable, walk-on roles on Lehane's stage. Lehane's voice, original, haunting, and straight from the heart, places him among the top ranks of stylists who enrich the modern mystery novel" (Publishers Weekly). His devoted readers, who take their crime fiction seriously, regard Dennis Lehane as our Dashiell Hammett, that is to say, the most remarkable thriller-genre writer of our time. A "must-have" title for Dennis Lehane collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Dennis Lehane. This title is now highly collectible. This is one of few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A very scarce signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant living American writers. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DENNIS LEHANE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0688143806.
Description:New York. 1996. Morrow. 1st Printing. Very Good In Dustjacket....New York. 1996. Morrow. 1st Printing. Very Good In Dustjacket. 336 pages. hardcover. 0688143806. Jacket design by Bradford Foltz. Jacket photograph by Photonica. Signed by The Author. Winner Of The Shamus Award For A Drink Before The War. keywords: Mystery Literature Boston America. inventory # 38329. FROM THE PUBLISHER-Gritty and thoroughly engaging, DARKNESS, TAKE MY HAND is the electrifying sequel to Dennis Lehane's award-winning and best-selling debut novel, A DRINK BEFORE THE WAR. Lehane's stunning thriller sees the return of tough-talking, hard-playing Boston private detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro. The detectives are enjoying Indian summer in their office in an old church belfry in Dorchester-the blue-collar, racially and ethnically diverse but troubled part of Boston where they grew up-when they are called to their next case. Dr. Diandra Warren, a prominent psychiatrist, believes she has inadvertently angered a powerful member of the Boston Irish Mafia and asks Patrick and Angie to protect her vulnerable son from retribution. Can the detectives shield him from the thug who is not only right-hand man to the head of the Irish Mafia but who grew up with Patrick and Angie? Can Dr. Warren's ex-husband, the most powerful district attorney in the Boston area, help to protect his estranged son? As the detectives are drawn deeper into the case, bodies begin piling up around them. The clues begin to point unaccountably to an unlikely suspect-a serial killer who has been in prison for twenty years of a life sentence. Patrick and Angie must find out if he has indeed inexplicably resurfaced and what, if anything, his connection is to the people from their neighborhood. With DARKNESS; TAKE MY HAND, Lehane once again creates a world sizzling with sex and violence and an undercurrent of black humor. Lehane's first-rate mystery and smartly written novel solidifies his status as one of the leading voices of contemporary private-eye writers. DENNIS LEHANE'S A DRINK BEFORE THE WAR won the Shamus Award presented by the Private Eye Writers of America for Best Private Investigator First Novel and vas a Boston Globe best-seller. Lehane was born and raised in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and still lives in the Boston area. He holds an M.F.A. in creative writing.
Publisher: Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. : William Morrow & Co
Description:Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) Near...Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) Near fine in near fine dust jacket; jacket is protected in mylar. Signed, NOT personalized, by author. (Full number line. first edition, and first printing).
Description:Near Fine in Fine jacket. Signed by Author First edition, first...Near Fine in Fine jacket. Signed by Author First edition, first printing, hardcover. 336 pages. Green paper/white titles. Near fine with head of spine lightly bumped, in a fine, mylar-covered dust jacket. SIGNED by author on title page. Author's second novel, following the Shamus Award-winning A Drink Before The War.
Description:Near Fine in Fine jacket. Book. Signed by Author on Title Page...Near Fine in Fine jacket. Book. Signed by Author on Title Page Book has remainder mark to bottom of the page block. Dust jacket protected by removable Brodart cover.
I picked up this book at a charity auction sale and was so captivated by it that I bought four others also starring Patrick Kenzie and Angelo Genarro. I passed one to my son-in-law and he asked for the other four before he finished the first. The key to the success of the books is the relationship between the two main characters which hovers on the edge of fulfillment. There is always a violent protagonist and there is a level of violence which can be quite disturbing. This element is reminiscent of James Hall but it is controlled. I would recommend all of the books to any crime fiction reader.
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