Ten years have passed since Joe Coughlin’s enemies killed his wife and destroyed his empire, and much has changed. Prohibition is dead, the world is at war again, and Joe’s son, Tomás, is growing up. Now, the former crime kingpin works as a consigliore to the Bartolo crime family, traveling between Tampa and Cuba, his […]
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The Bottom Line: Dennis Lehane fans looking for their next crime thriller should check out this authentic and searing tale from Alan Brenham. Is vigilante justice ever the best answer? That’s one of the central questions posed by Alan Brenham’s compelling thriller, Price of Justice. Austin Police Detective Jason Scarsdale is a troubled man. He […]
The Bottom Line: Like slipping on your favorite pair of shoes, you always know what you’re going to get with a new Lehane novel. Still, The Drop manages to be his most satisfying outing since Mystic River. Dennis Lehane’s The Drop began as a short story called “Animal Rescue.” Adapted into a film starring the late James […]
The writer behind Mystic River and Shutter Island is back with another hardboiled crime thriller featuring private detective Patrick Kenzie.
What makes a great psychological thriller? First and foremost, a confounding mystery that is disturbing and at times nearly hallucinogenic. A compelling protagonist whose life is in constant danger. A juicy assortment of clues, both red herrings and genuine puzzle pieces, that don’t quite fit into place until the very end. And a master craftsman […]