For my Waterstones chat with Dennis Lehane, I looked out my American Noir entry on him & my Guardian review of his latest: US writer Dennis Lehane’s invigorating Since We Fell (Little, Brown, £18.99) bears traces of his magnum opus, Mystic River. After a breakdown, ex-journalist Rachel Charles lives a reclusive life. She has, however, a supportive husband — until a chance encounter snatches away everything she holds dear. With sharply acute characterisation, this is classic Lehane. And there’s an added piquancy for the British reader – some of Since We Fell is set in London.