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Prayers for Rain

3 Ratings: 4.3
A book by Dennis Lehane

Prayers for Rainis Dennis Lehane's fifth installment in his intricately plotted, beautifully written, and much underacknowledged Boston mystery series. Lehane's books reflect our morally complex times, when the borders between right and wrong are somewhat … see full wiki

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Author: Dennis Lehane
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: William Morrow
3 reviews about Prayers for Rain
review by . October 27, 2008
Pros: I can't think of anything smart to write here today     Cons: Too many unecessary characters     The Bottom Line: Just read the review. Please.     Prayers for Rain is the fifth and so far the last book in Dennis Lehane's detective series starring Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro. It is also the darkest and most cynical. At this point, Patrick Kenzie is starting to look like he's going to crack up at any moment. It picks up after …
review by . July 26, 2007
"The first time I met Karen Nichols, she struck me as the kind of woman who ironed her socks." Dennis Lehane's sharp, humorous, pointed way with words lets us know, even if his Boston private detective, Patrick Kenzie, is at first bemused and beguiled, that there is something pressurized under all that gentility.     He solves her stalker problem with ruthless aplomb and forgets about her, too busy to return a call some weeks later. Then Karen is dead, a suicide, having jumped …
review by . March 22, 2000
Mr. Lehane has a tremendous PI series going, set in one of my favorite cities, Boston. I made sure that I read all five books in order, and have passed them to my wife, who loved them, and to other members of my family, with the same results. The author must have a mind for trivia, for who else would remember "The Boys of Chorus" from an old Warner Bros. cartoon? For weeks after reading that section of the book, the tune for that song was going around in my head! If you haven't yet made the acquaintance …
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