Dennis Lehane is responsible for Boston’s re-branding as our nation’s the funny-accented crime capitol, what with novels like Gone Baby Gone and Mystic River to his name. Tonight, at Porter Square Books, he reads from his latest, the Prohibition-era Live by Night … up until Ben Affleck inevitably jetpacks in. Always kills the mood.
[Sat 10.6.12. 25 White St., Cambridge. 1pm/all ages/free. @PorterSqBooks. portersquarebooks.com]