Title Profile & Character Information

Live by Night

Annotation

From Gone, Baby, Gone to Mystic River to Shutter Island to The Given Day, the phenomenal Dennis Lehane has proven himself to be one of the most versatile and exciting novelists working in America today—whether he’s breaking new ground with uniquely inventive psychological suspense, redefining the detective story, or bringing a bygone era to life with sweeping and masterful historical fiction. He’s back with Live by Night, an epic, unflinching tale of the making and unmaking of a gangster in the Prohibition Era of the Roaring Twenties.

Meticulously researched and artfully told, Live by Night is the riveting story of one man’s rise from Boston petty thief to the Gulf Coast’s most successful rum runner, and it proves again that the accolades New York Times bestseller Lehane consistently receives are well deserved. He is indeed, “a master” (Philadelphia Inquirer) whose “true literary forefathers include John Steinbeck as well as Raymond Chandler” (Baltimore Sun). And, “Boy, does he know how to write” (Elmore Leonard).



Awards
2013  Edgar Awards (Edgar Allan Poe Awards)
2012  Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year

Characters
NameCoughlin, Joe
GenderMale
OccupationGangster

GenreSuspense
Fiction
Mystery
Historical
Thriller
TopicsMobsters
Prohibition
Roaring '20s
Thieves
Bootleggers
Family relationships
Criminals
Organized crime
SettingBoston, Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Florida


Series
  Coughlin series
1The Given day
2Live by night
3World gone by