The Cutting Season
Attica Locke’s THE CUTTING SEASON is the first book chosen by Dennis Lehane for his HarperCollins imprint.
From Janet Maslin’s The New York Times book review: “...it’s easy to see why Mr. Lehane selected it. Ms. Locke writes about Southern racial and class nuances in much the same way that Mr. Lehane sees those forces at work in Boston. Both authors specialize in apparently civilized settings where long-buried discord is always poised to erupt, usually with lethal consequences. Each is willing to use the murder mystery as a framework for much more ambitious, atmospheric fiction.”