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Dennis Lehane’s ‘Live by Night’ best novel of the year

Dennis Lehane pulled off a literary upset Thursday night at the 2013 Edgar Awards, when the Boston author’s “Live by Night” won novel of the year, beating Gillian Flynn’s best-selling “Gone Girl,” a book that seemingly the entire planet has read.

“It’s a cool honor to win one of these, particularly because it’s the first novel of mine in 18 years to even be nominated,” Lehane (inset) wrote in an e-mail to the Globe. “It’s good to know that apparently I’m finally doing something right.”

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