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Lehane's talent show

"The pejorative ghettoization of mystery writing has become pretty laughable," says Dennis Lehane. "It's just not working."
Into the Mystic
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  August 03, 2012
Dennis Lehane and Tom Perrotta on taking novels "From Page to Screen" at Boston Book Festival 2010 [podcast]

Dennis Lehane and Tom Perrotta on taking novels "From Page to Screen" at Boston Book Festival 2010 [podcast]


Every book festival needs legendary dudes like DENNIS LEHANE and TOM PERROTTA -- the kinds of authors whose stories are famous even to people who...
By Carly Carioli  |  October 28, 2010
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Fall Books Preview: Getting booked

Two Sedarises, two New Yorker favorites, and a famous neurologist are among the highlights of this fall’s book events.
 Readings, festivals, and other seasonal literary events
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  September 17, 2010
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Review: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

In recent screen-adapted crime fiction, detectives are heroes and children are victims. In the trilogy by the late Stieg Larsson, the child victim is the hero.
... Is a drag
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 19, 2010
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Secret Harbor

A home for the criminally insane it might not be, but the real-life Shutter Island is, like the one in the new Martin Scorsese film that hits theaters this week, a spooky and controversial land mass in Boston Harbor that is indeed off-limits to the publi
The real-life version of Scorsese's Shutter Island imports hundreds of homeless from the South End every evening; they’re among the few allowed on Boston Harbor’s isle of mystery.
By CHRISTOPHER KLEIN  |  February 19, 2010
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Review: Shutter Island

I read Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island , a 336-page throat-grabbing mystery thriller, in two nearly sleepless nights.
Brain drain: few shudders
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 19, 2010


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Photos: Boston Harbor's Long Island

Images taken on Long Island, the Boston Harbor island that inspired Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island.
Long Island, the real-life Shutter Island
By CHRISTOPHER KLEIN  |  February 19, 2010
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Lite at the end of the tunnel?

If you had enough of the end of the world with 2012 , you might be relieved when it comes to 2010.
Fun and games in post-apocalyptic Hollywood
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 01, 2010
PODCAST: Dennis Lehane on Boston Noir (from 2009 Boston Book Festival)

PODCAST: Dennis Lehane on Boston Noir (from 2009 Boston Book Festival)


Photo by Boston Book Festival via FlickrIt was hard not to feel cheerleaderish during Saturday's inaugural BOSTON BOOK FESTIVAL, which crammed 90 authors into 40...
By Carly Carioli  |  October 27, 2009
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Hardboiled hub

When I was growing up in Roslindale a few decades back — among tribes of ignorant, second-generation immigrant kids whose favorite words began with “f” and “n” and who liked to torture small animals and beat up small children before they moved on to thei
The city’s gritty, criminal underbelly has redefined the dark, artistic vision known as Boston noir
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 23, 2009
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A Tale of Two Towns

Charlestown was baptized in bloodshed. Yet this unique, fertile turf has been generally overlooked by Hollywood, which has preferred instead its old rival South Boston, the primary backdrop for Oscar winners Good Will Hunting and The Departed .
Renowned for its roguish history, Charlestown is finally getting Hollywood's attention
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 18, 2009


Podcast: Dennis Lehane reads from "The Given Day"


After spinning such gritty urban yarns as Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone, and some cracking episodes of The Wire, Dorchester native Dennis Lehane decided to...
By Shaula Clark  |  October 20, 2008
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Friends remember Alan Lupo

The Boston Phoenix is collecting memories from all those whose lives were touched by our friend and colleague, Alan Lupo.  

By CLIF GARBODEN  |  October 16, 2008
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Interview: Dennis Lehane

Dennis Lehane’s big new book, The Given Day , is full of bloodshed, mayhem, power, corruption, and lies.
Mystic River author's new The Given Day gets down and dirty in the North End circa WWI
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  September 25, 2008
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Winners and sinners

Ah, fall, when Nobel Prize winners are announced — and, now, when past winners turn up with more good reading.
Barth, Bolaño, Roth, Morrison, and more
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  September 08, 2008
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Bad will hunting

Films about Boston tend to be no better than their worst Boston accent.
Ben is back with Gone Baby Gone
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 18, 2007


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Mighty Casey

Good Will Hunting  — in which they played siblings — fixed the public perception of Casey Affleck as Ben’s younger brother.
The younger Affleck holds forth
By COLE HADDON  |  October 16, 2007
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War zones

The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 12, 2007
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Appetizers

Before Dennis Lehane found success — or success found him — with the publication of Mystic River in 2001, and even before he built his reputation with the Kenzie/Gennaro crime novels, he wrote short stories.
Dennis Lehane’s short cuts
By SARAH WEINMAN  |  August 31, 2006