Any fans? Had heard his name bandied about recently, having seen two film adaptations of his books - Gone, Baby, Gone and Shutter Island. Both fairly decent films, so I picked up his latest Moonlight Mile in the library a few weeks back Not normally a fan of crime fiction but was pleasntly surprised enough to order his first book from the library, A Drink Before The War, which I'm reading now. Very good it is too. A cracking plot, along with lively prose, well-drawn characters, acute social observation and a certain dry humour (although not without warmth). The narrator is loveably dysfunctional as well, which adds to the charm. I rarely go for crime fiction as too often the story is let down by poor writing, cliched characters and cheesy dialogue, but this is quite different. So - any other fans? He seems to have written quite a few books.