Dennis Lehane is an American author of crime fiction and mystery novels. His series is the Kenzie/Gennaro series, but he is perhaps best known for having written the novels Mystic River and Shutter Island, which were made into motion pictures by Clint Eastwood and Martin Scorsese respectively. In addition to his work as a novelist, Lehane has written multiple episodes of The Wire and an episode of Castle.

Dennis Lehane had his first novel published in 1994, which was A Drink Before the War. Below is a list of all of Dennis Lehane’s books in order of when they were originally published (which is also their chronology):

Publication Order of Kenzie/Gennaro Books


A Drink Before the War(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Darkness, Take My Hand(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sacred(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gone, Baby, Gone(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prayers for Rain(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moonlight Mile(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Coughlin Books


The Given Day(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Live By Night(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Mystic River(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shutter Island(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Drop(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
World Gone By(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Coronado: Stories(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Graphic Novels


Shutter Island(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies


Boston Noir(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Boston Noir 2(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: Shutter Island was adapted to graphic novel format by Christian de Metter.

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