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Just Excellent News

After much hoping against hope and crossing of fingers on my part, I was completely delighted to read that Dennis Lehane is working on a sequel to his beloved Patrick Kenzie/Angela Gennaro mystery series. This is huge news, people. Particularly since the last book in the series--Prayers for Rain--was written ten years ago! I've been crazy about this series for a few years now, ever since DH introduced me to them. I love Patrick and I love Angie and I love crazy, psycho Bubba. Die hard fans of the hardboiled P.I.s were afraid the series was over for good, but with this news there is so much to look forward to as Lehane has said the new installment will be a direct sequel of sorts to Gone, Baby, Gone and will take place eleven years after that devastating case. No word yet on a title or release date but this is just excellent news.

Thanks to Keishon over at Avid Book Reader for the heads up! For a rundown on the series and where to start, head over there to check out her great post on Lehane.


  1. That is great news, Angie! Thanks!!

  2. As a dedicated book lover/luster I can't *believe* I didn't know Gone Baby Gone was a book first! I saw the movie and had no idea until this post it was part of a PI series! I will have to give these a try now, even though I only saw the movie for that cutey patootie Casey Affleck.

  3. Jen, you bet! I'm can't wait to see where he takes them next.

    lustyreader, ooh, yes! Yes it was a book first. And the fourth in the series to boot. Casey Affleck is very cute, though they tried to make him as grizzled as possible in GBG. :) I do recommend starting at the beginning with this one. They're such great character-driven, smart novels.


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