A Drink Before The War
Patrick Kenize and his lovely assistant Angela Gennara are hired to find a missing cleaning lady who stole some confidential materials from a couple of Senators. Patrick believes this should be an easy job, and takes it quite readily. When he finds the missing woman he also finds some photos that a few of the Senators would not like to be revealed. When the missing woman turns up dead, his next job is to find out who did it, and why. Taking place in Bost... Gone, Baby, Gone
A white trash woman's daughter is kidnapped, and the woman's brother and his wife hire Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro to help the police try to find her. They look at every possibility and are stumped, until one of the policeman gets drunk one night with Patrick and says a little too much, revealing that he knows who actually has the child, and why they have her.... Live By Night
This story is about a young man, Joe Coughlin, who becomes a main leader in the illegal rum trade based out of Ybor during Prohibition. Joe Coughlin is both the son of a cop and an outlaw ("I'm an outlaw, not a gangster," he says multiple times). In the 1920s, he starts out as a small-time crook living in Boston and works independently alongside two childhood friends. The three of them don't work in the upper levels of organized crime; they mostly just r... Mystic River
As children, Sean, Jimmy and Dave were friends. However, after the abduction and abuse of one of them, they grow distant. Although they all remain in the city of their childhood, their paths never cross. One goes on the become a police officer, another serves time in prison, and the other flits from one job to another. Tragedy throws them together. One loses a daughter to violence, one is the investigating officer in the case, and the other.... Is ...
Prayers For Rain
... Shutter Island
Morrow, Apr 2003, 25.95, 325 pp.
In 1954, US Marshals Teddy Daniels and his new partner, just in from Seattle, Chuck Aule take the ferry from the Massachusetts mainland to Shutter Island where Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane dominates the landscape. The law enforcement officials are assigned to investigate the disappearance of a convict (patient to Dr. Cawley) Rachel Solando, the Berkshire killer of three children ...