Lehaneis a master of the sort of deadpan-noir pioneered by the late Elmore Leonard Its a style full of dark situational humor, sudden mayhem and quirky regional grammar. Wall Street Journal This book is as authentically grounded in place as his earlier works and more pleasurable than any tie-in novelizationhas a right to be. And The Drop benefits from bracing blasts of Lehane-ian humor. Boston Globe Understated and perfectly paced.What makes The Drop so good is not just the pacing, which is just about right, but the mood. Theres also the very stylish writing. Philadelphia Inquirer A tight, gritty little tale of working-class crime in Boston Lehane breathes pulsing life into his story through the small details of his stoop-shouldered characters lives, investing their every mannerism with unspoken emotion and the weight of too many bad decisions, all of which makes Bobs transformation from quiet desperation to quiet determination a powerful kind of existential drama. Booklist (starred review) The bard of blue-collar Boston crime returns with a sleight-of-hand novel tinged with sin and redemption. Kirkus Reviews
Dennis Lehane is the author of thirteen novelsincluding the New York Times bestsellers Live by Night; Moonlight Mile; Gone, Baby, Gone; Mystic River; Shutter Island; and The Given Dayas well as Coronado, a collection of short stories and a play. He grew up in Boston, MA and now lives in California with his family.