This is my first brush with Mr. Lehane and I was very interested in what he considered to be noir.
Of the 11 stories I liked every one but one. These were interesting, taught, dark and thrilling to read.
Lehane had a story in it as well and I liked it as well. If his novels have the same kind of tone as this collection then I'll be very happy indeed to read his books.
I may be the only person who has never read him nor have I seen any of the movies that have been adapted from his books. I am a luck reader to be in such a position.
Once I finished the book I quickly picked up A Drink Before the War and so far I'm loving it. The two detectives are wonderful and there is enough drama all around them that I feel a person can just lose himself in Lehane's world. It's no all dark and there is humor and some crackling dialogue between the covers. I feel that I am in very good hands while reading.