A Drink Before the War (Patrick Kenzie/Angela Gennaro Novels)

by Dennis Lehane | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0380726238 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingAceofHeartswing of Mississauga, Ontario Canada on 10/17/2006
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, October 17, 2006
From Library Journal
In this first novel, set in Boston, violence swirls around narrator Patrick Kenzie and partner Angleo Gennaro. This intrepid investigative duo are hired by two state senators to locate a black cleaning woman who filched several sensitive "documents." They find her easily enough, but the items she took, which point to child prostitution and political corruption, cause gang warfare and murder. Lehane's minimal use of literary references helps establish character, as do his frequent allusions to child abuse and wife battering. Rough and tumble action for a high energy, likable pair.

Journal Entry 2 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, November 12, 2006
This was indeed a violent book. The descriptions of brutality and violence are numerous. Beyond the mystery is a common theme of abuse, child abuse, spousal abuse and brutality. A very good mystery about the 'documents' and how to do your job and still get justice.

Journal Entry 3 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, March 18, 2007
mailed on Friday to a special friend as a 'Cheer Her Up' RABCK

Journal Entry 4 by Pyan from Menasha, Wisconsin USA on Tuesday, March 20, 2007
What a nice "cheer up" -- thank you so much for thinking of me. Today was particularly bleak, and then I opened the package and found TWO wishlist books. Sending *big hugs* to my special friend. :)

Released 11 yrs ago (5/14/2008 UTC) at By Mail in Controlled Release, Given to a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases



Released to AM10000's bookbox won on Bookobsessed.

Journal Entry 6 by AM10000 from Sunnyvale, California USA on Wednesday, May 21, 2008
This arrived today in a bookbox from Pyan. I am setting it on AVL for trade, RABCK, or wild release, whichever comes first! :)

Released 8 yrs ago (5/4/2011 UTC) at BareFoot Coffee Roasters Stevens Creek at Lawrence in Santa Clara, California USA


Left on bookshelf near the door.

Journal Entry 8 by ngillies at Santa Clara, California USA on Friday, May 13, 2011
I lived in Boston for a while(started Bookcrossing then). I liked Mystic River, Shutter Island not so much. Never read Kenzie-Gennaro books, let's see if I get addicted...

Journal Entry 9 by ngillies at San Jose, California USA on Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Reminded me of aspects of Boston I didn't like. Good mystery novel.

Journal Entry 10 by ngillies at Orchard Valley Roasting Company cafe' in Campbell, California USA on Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (8/2/2011 UTC) at Orchard Valley Roasting Company cafe' in Campbell, California USA


I found an empty bookshelf; it only had a phone book.
Whatever happened to cafes with full bookshelves?

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