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November 02, 2010


Bryon Quertermous

Lehane was great for writers like myself (and many others from what I've heard) who got into this field through Robert B Parker and Spenser but then wanted to do more and grow more into our own voices. Lehane brought an identity and mainstream literary cred to the PI novel that made grad students like me at the time giddy.

Much as we had the Chandler/Hammett/MacDonald triumverate for the early 20th century, the Parker/Crais/Lehane triumverate took us to the end of the 20th and into the beginning of the 21st century. Then it all went to hell while we wait for the next development.


My thoughts mirrored, as I read the novel on the plane back to London, wonderful in only the way a time machine can be, wonderful book, and Lehane pulls it off, but sHuTtEr iSLaNd remains my favourite

Teddy / Daniel

Dave White

I haven't read the book yet, but I'm dying to see what Lehane can do with these characters now. I think he can push them forward, beyond where they were in the late 90s. Take what he learned in his last 3 novels and apply it to a PI novel. Does he succeed, in my opinion? I don't know yet, but I can't wait to find out.

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