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Thrillers & Crime Novels set in Boston

Dennis Lehane
Mystic River
2021 (First published: 2001)
When they were children, Sean Devine, Jimmy Marcus, and Dave Boyle were friends. But then a strange car pulled up to their street. One boy got into the car, two did not, and something terrible happened. Twenty-five years later, Sean is a homicide detective. Jimmy is an ex-con who owns a corner store. And Dave is trying to hold his marriage together. When Jimmy’s daughter is found murdered, Sean is assigned to the case.
496 Pages
Dennis Lehane
Gone, Baby, Gone
Patrick Kenzie & Angela Gennaro Series - Book 4
2010 (First published: 1998)
The tough neighborhood of Dorchester is no place for the innocent or the weak. Its territory is defined by hard heads and even harder luck; its streets are littered with the detritus of broken families, hearts, dreams. Now, one of its youngest is missing. Private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro don't want the case. But after pleas from the child's aunt, they open an investigation.
560 Pages
Dennis Lehane
Shutter Island
2009 (First published: 2003)
Shutter Island is an army facility turned hospital for the criminally insane. When a patient escapes, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels and his partner, Chuck Aule, are called in to investigate. This is one of the best psychological thrillers of all time. One mind-bending plot twist after another! Also a blockbuster movie, directed by Martin Scorsese. More ...
400 Pages
Robert B. Parker, Helen Brann
Silent Night
Robert B. Parker Series, Book 42
It's December in Boston, and Spenser is busy planning the menu for Christmas dinner when he's confronted in his office by a young boy named Slide. Slide's mentor, Jackie Alvarez, is being threatened. But it's not a simple case of intimidation - Spenser finds a trail that leads to a drug kingpin. A Christmas good deed could turn bad. More ...
240 Pages
Sophie Lark
Brutal Prince: An Enemies To Lovers Mafia Romance
Brutal Birthright, Book 1
Aida has never pictured herself getting married. But one mistake ends with her in an arranged marriage to Callum, the heir to the Irish mafia. Cold, ambitious, and brutal, Callum is determined to tame his headstrong bride. But Aida is more than capable of giving as good as she gets - starting with poisoning Callum on their wedding night.More ...
376 Pages
Lisa Gardner
Before She Disappeared
Frankie Elkin Novel - Book 1
2021 (First published: 2021)
Frankie Elkin is an average middle-aged woman, a recovering alcoholic with more regrets than belongings. But she spends her life doing what no one else will--searching for missing people the world has stopped looking for. When the police have given up, when the public no longer remembers, when the media has never paid attention, Frankie starts looking. More ...
400 Pages
Tess Gerritsen
The Surgeon
Rizzoli & Isles Novel - Book 1
2016 (First published: 2001)
A killer who targets lone women. He slips into homes at night and walks silently into bedrooms where women lie sleeping, about to awaken to a living nightmare. He performs terrifying ritualistic acts of torture on them before finishing them off. His surgical skills lead police to suspect he is a physician - a physician who, instead of saving lives, takes them. More ...
464 Pages
Joseph Finder
Buried Secrets
Book 2 of Nick Heller Novels
2011 (First published: 2011)
Hedge fund titan Marshall Marcus desperately needs Nick’s help. His teenaged daughter, Alexa, has just been kidnapped. Nick Heller, a private spy who finds out things powerful people want to keep hidden. Clearly one of the best action thrillers of the year. More ...
400 Pages
Tess Gerritsen
The Apprentice
Rizzoli & Isles Novel - Book 2
2016 (First published: 2002)
In a boiling hot Boston summer a series of brutal crimes shocks the city: Wealthy men are made to watch while their wives are brutalized. The pattern suggests one man: serial killer Warren Hoyt, recently removed from the city’s streets. Police can only assume an acolyte is at large, a maniac basing his attacks on the twisted medical techniques of the madman he so admires. More ...
448 Pages
Tess Gerritsen
The Sinner
Rizzoli & Isles Novel - Book 3
2015 (First published: 2003)
Not even the icy temperatures of a typical New England winter can match the bone-chilling scene of carnage discovered at the chapel of Our Lady of Divine Light. The brutal crime appears to be without motive, but medical examiner Maura Isles’s autopsy of the dead woman yields a shocking surprise: Twenty-year-old Sister Camille gave birth before she was murdered. More ...
432 Pages
Tess Gerritsen
Listen To Me
Rizzoli & Isles Novel - Book 13
2023 (First published: 2022)
Homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles are plagued by what seems like a completely senseless murder. Sofia Suarez, a widow and nurse who was universally liked, lies bludgeoned to death in her own home. But Sofia seemed to have plenty of secrets in her last days. What exactly was Sofia involved in? One thing is clear: The killer will do anything it takes to keep their secret safe. More ...
336 Pages

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