Dennis Lehane Wins Edgar Award for Best Novel

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From GalleyCat: Author Dennis Lehane has won the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award for Best Novel with Live by Night. You can read free samples of all the Edgar Award nominees below, highlighting the winning books in bold. Among the winners, Ben Winters won best paperback original with The Last Policeman and Chris Pavone won the best first novel by an [….]

Footnotes: August 4

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Dennis Lehane was born on August 4, 1965. The youngest of five children, Lehane is a first-generation Irish-American who grew up in the tough Boston neighborhood of Dorchester. Lehane’s novels resonate with the sounds, sights, smells, and people of this particular patch. His first novel A DRINK BEFORE THE WAR features private detectives Patrick Kenzie [….]