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‘Boston Noir 2’ event

Dorchester native Dennis Lehane and the co-owners of Newtonville Books have gathered a bevy of little-known gems between the covers of “Boston Noir 2: The Classics” (Akashic). Highlights include the late Robert B. Parker’s short story “Surrogate,” in which his famous detective Spenser makes an early appearance, and a work of occult fiction by Joyce Carol Oates.

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