Lisa Gardner's top places in Boston for hiding bodies
Or: Why you shouldn't get on the bad side of crime authors
There’s a reason all those old gangster movies talk about sleeping with the fishes. Discovered in 1614 by John Smith, Boston Harbor has a long history of being one of America’s most important harbors and one of its more notorious ones. From unchecked pollution that in 1966 inspired a local hit song, Dirty Water (still played at Red Sox games), to yes, a favorite dumping site during the Irish gangster/Italian mob wars, it’s been one busy harbor. Of course, a major cleanup effort has resulted in significant improvements in water quality. Fishing and swimming is now permitted. As for what you might find, still encased in concrete at the bottom...
Famous for its long rows of elegant townhouses (often referred to as brownstones), Newbury Street has long served as a haven for the wealthy in downtown Boston. Of course, just because you’re rich, doesn’t mean you don’t have secrets. Periodically, renovations on the historic homes have yielded some startling discoveries, from a skeleton in a chimney to human remains in the attic. Personally, I love to stroll past the stately residences on a beautiful fall day, and ponder what might still be hidden behind that spiral staircase there, that wall of horsehair plaster here, or that back flagstone patio, still awaiting repair...
So yes, come to Boston. Visit the pubs of Southie, enjoy the beautiful waterfront, take a walk with the birds, and definitely stroll down Newbury Street. It’s a gorgeous, historic city. And it still has many secrets to share...
Lisa Gardner's new book, Crash & Burn, has just been published in paperback.
Sophie Hannah says it's 'the perfect thriller', now read Sunday Times bestseller Lisa's Gardner's compulsive and unputdownable thriller CRASH & BURN. A WOMAN, UNABLE TO REMEMBER THE EVENTS OF A CAR ACCIDENT, JUST WANTS TO KNOW WHERE HER DAUGHTER IS... If you love Karin Slaughter and Tess Gerritsen, you'll love Lisa Gardner.