Over at Bang!, Clayton Moore writes about Dennis Lehane and the fleeting hopes that another Patrick/Angie book is out there. Moore links to his review of The Given Day, Lehane's latest, in the Rocky Mountain News and also back to Lehane's website which has a nice video interview and pictures of Boston in 1919.
As most of y'all know, I credit Lehane and Mystic River as the demarcation line of my love of crime fiction. Before MR, I barely gave crime fiction a thought. After MR, the world had changed for me. The Kenzie/Gennaro stories are wonderful and Lehane can count himself fortunate that good movies have been made from his books. Whether or not Lehane ever returns to crime fiction is a matter only he can decide. But, for me, he was the door into the crime fiction room in which I now happily live.