Author Dennis Lehane's Latest Book Ready For Summer Paperback Read

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Dennis Lehand (Photo by Diana Lucas Leavengood)
Dennis Lehand (Photo by Diana Lucas Leavengood)

In Dennis Lehane's acclaimed 1998 novel "Gone Baby Gone," later made into a film, Boston- based detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro investigated the kidnapping of a four-year-old girl named Amanda.

Patrick and Angie found Amanda safe with a caring family, but they decided to return her to her mother, even though the woman had a history of negligence and running with the wrong crowd.  The couple was torn over whether or not they did the right thing.

Lehane's latest book, "Moonlight Mile," revisits that territory twelve years later, as Patrick and Angie are called upon to once again find Amanda who has gone missing a second time.

"Moonlight Mile" is being released in paperback Tuesday.

Lehane told Here & Now's Robin Young that he decided to bring back the characters of Patrick and Angie because he couldn't get them out of his mind.

"I can only write about characters when they knock on the door and talk to me... I can't go fishing for something, and they just came knocking on my door again," he said.

Interview originally aired 11/8/2010


  • Dennis Lehane, author

This segment aired on July 26, 2011.


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