A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
12/24/199? Darkness, Take My Hand
December 24, 199? Dennis Lehane's second novel, Darkness, Take My Hand, begins on Christmas Eve. Boston private eyes Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro try to help a psychologist who is being threatened. Soon someone is murdered and the M.O. matches a man who has been in prison for twenty years. Things are going to get much worse before they get better.
Publishers Weekly said: "The story is densely peopled with multidimensional 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 that
top rank of stylists who enrich the modern mystery novel."