2018: #26 – A Drink Before the War (Dennis Lehane)

I’ve read a couple of Lehane’s books already, including a later book in this series, and so far I’ve liked everything I’ve read. This series has a nice noir feel to it, especially with the couple of private detectives having their office in the bell tower of a church. I like Kenzie and Gennaro’s relationship, complicated as it may be. I also like Kenzie’s gutsiness.

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2011: #30 – A Drop of the Hard Stuff (Lawrence Block)

Book #30 was A Drop of the Hard Stuff, the 17th book in Lawrence Block’s Matthew Scudder series. The back of the book reads: Matthew Scudder is facing his demons. Forced out of the NYPD, he’s given up the drink. He’s thinking seriously about his relationship with sometime girlfriend Jan. Then he runs into "High-Low" Jack Ellery, a childhood friend from the Bronx. They’re two

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2011: #15 – The Silent Hour (Michael Koryta)

Book #15 was The Silent Hour, the fourth book in Michael Koryta’s Lincoln Perry series. The back of the book reads: Fresh off the critical acclaim of his Los Angeles Times Book Prize–nominated Envy the Night, Michael Koryta returns with a blistering new installment in the Lincoln Perry series. Whisper Ridge Home to Dreams October 2, 1992–April 12, 1996 So reads the strange epitaph carved

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