Title Profile & Character Information

Live by Night

Annotation
A New York Times best-selling author with multiple awards to his name, Lehane sets his latest in Roaring Twenties Boston, Florida, and Cuba; its no surprise that the promotion brings up HBOs Boardwalk Empire. Youngest son of an upright Boston police sergeant, Joe Coughlin opts for the dark side, working his way to the top of organized crime but also setting himself up, inevitably, for betrayal and revenge. With a one-day laydown on October 2 and a 400,000-copy first printing.

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