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After a tremendous response to their first offering, VJ Books is pleased to announce that they again have copies of Dennis Lehane’s Boston Noir. This book represents the latest in a groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies; it is comprised of all-new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city.

This hardcover edition is limited to 100 individually numbered copies and represents the “true” first edition, released ahead of the November paperback edition. Needless to say, obtaining additional quantities has been a coup for VJ Books. “We could not be happier finding this new supply,” said VJ Books co-founder, Virginia Lenneville. “Due to the limited quantities,”  Lenneville cautions, “we are forced to offer them on a first come, first served basis.”

Dennis Lehane has proven himself to be a master of both crime fiction and literary fiction. Here, he extends his literary prowess to that of master curator. In keeping with the Akashic Noir series tradition, each story in Boston Noir is set in a different neighborhood of the city – the impressively diverse collection extends from Roxbury to Cambridge, from Southie to the Boston Harbor, and all stops in between. Lehane’s own contribution, the longest story in the volume, is set in his beloved home neighborhood of Dorchester and showcases his phenomenal ability to grip the heart, soul, and throat of the reader.

In 2003, Lehane’s novel Mystic River was adapted into film and quickly garnered six Academy Award nominations, actors Sean Penn and Tim Robbins both won Academy Awards for their performances. Shutter Island, the film based on Lehane’s best-selling 2003 novel of the same title, hits the big screen in November 2009.


Signed editions of Dennis Lehane’s books can be seen at:  http://www.vjbooks.com/Dennis-Lehane-s/554.htm



About VJ Books:  VJ Books started in 1998 and soon learned that their customer was foremost a collector.  Their customers sought collector grade first edition books, preferably autographed by the author.  In an effort to respond to this demand, VJ Books has developed relationships with publishers, authors and agents to provide a continuous supply of new titles for their customers. Each month VJ Books’ customers are able to choose from dozens of author signed books from some of the most exciting, highly acclaimed authors in the areas of mystery, suspense, sci-fi and modern literature. Additionally, they continue to offer an impressive selection of backlist, rare, out-of-print, and special edition titles for your consideration.