#BookadayUK - Day 18

A Drink Before the War (Kenzie & Gennaro #1) - Dennis Lehane Darkness, Take My Hand - Dennis Lehane Sacred (Kenzie & Gennaro #3) - Dennis Lehane Gone, Baby, Gone - Dennis Lehane Prayers for Rain (Kenzie and Gennaro) - Dennis Lehane Moonlight Mile (Kenzie & Gennaro #6) - Dennis Lehane


I have a friend in England who like me is a big fan of the mystery/crime genre. We’re forever swapping recommendations and so far haven’t come up with any duds. As long as we steer away from anything that’s too violent, we’re fine.

I hadn’t been in Boston long when I got an email from her asking if I’d read Dennis Lehane’s Kenzie and Genarro books. “You’ll love them” she said. “They’re like V I Warshawski, but set in Boston, and there’s plenty of references to those sports teams you’re always banging on about.”

So who could resist that? I checked them out, and she was spot on. I love these books (even though Patrick Kenzie isn’t a hockey fan). Lehane wrote what appears to be the last one (but never say never) in 2010, and my friend and I were swapping sad emails as we buddy-read it with 3,800 miles between us.

The Kenzie-Gennaro novels

A Drink Before the War (1994)
Darkness, Take My Hand (1996)
Sacred (1997)
Gone, Baby, Gone (1998)
Prayers for Rain (1999)
Moonlight Mile (2010)