Dennis Lehane widens his world of words
Turns the page on hardboiled crime fiction, aims for something bigger
Dennis Lehane is a best-selling author who’s seen three of his novels -- “Mystic River,” “Gone, Baby, Gone,” and “Shutter Island” – turned into big-budget Hollywood movies. But the truth is Lehane has literary ambitions beyond hardboiled crime fiction. Not content just to be a purveyor of entertaining pulp, the Dorchester native is turning the page, trying his hand at stories with a grander historical sweep.