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Subject: Dennis Lehane books
Date Posted: 1/3/2009 11:53 PM ET
Member Since: 6/19/2007
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Gone Baby Gone is one of my favorite movies, one of the few that's really stuck with me.  I've never read any of his books, but was wondering how they compare with the movie of GBG.  I know there's a series with Patrick & Holly as the detectives, but is GBG the first?

Date Posted: 1/4/2009 9:01 AM ET
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Here are the rest of the books in the Patrick Kenzie/Angela Gennaro series:

A Drink Before the War (1994)
Finalist 1995 Anthony Award for Best First Novel

Darkness, Take My Hand (1996)

Sacred (1997)

Gone, Baby, Gone (1998)
Finalist 1999 Shamus Award for Best Novel
Finalist 1999 Anthony Award for Best Mystery

Prayers for Rain (1999)
Finalist 2000 Shamus Award for Best Novel

Lehane's website: http://www.dennislehanebooks.com/

 

Date Posted: 1/4/2009 4:48 PM ET
Member Since: 12/7/2006
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How funny you posted this - I just wanted to come here and see if anyone had a few of the books on their shelves and if they would be interested in a deal.

Date Posted: 1/4/2009 7:10 PM ET
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LeHane is an excellent writer. I've enjoyed the 3 or 4 titles I've read so far.

Date Posted: 1/7/2009 8:21 PM ET
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I think the Patrick Kenzie/Angela Gennaro books are particularly good--they are all on my keeper shelf.  I do recommend reading them in order if you can.