The Drop‘s characterizations never go beyond hapless noir archetypes, but sharp dialogue, superb performances, and the unpredictable convolutions of the plot keep the viewer on edge.
Boston Noir: A Grimy Ride Through the Dark Side of Beantown
This enjoyable anthology of crime stories proffers a grimy ride through the murderous and creepy side of Beantown. Boston Noir, edited by Dennis Lehane. Akashic Books, $15.95 Reviewed by Kate Vander Wiede In the introduction of Boston Noir, editor, contributor. and best-selling novelist Dennis Lehane explains that while Aristotle “mandated that a tragic hero must […]