John Harvey is the author of the richly praised Charlie Resnick novels, the first of which, Lonely Hearts, was named by the Times (London) as one of the 100 Best Crime Novels of the Century. His novels featuring Frank Elder include Flesh & Blood, which w
A collection of 18 previously published short stories—and, yes, Charlie Resnick fans, he turns up in five of them.
In "Billie's Blues" and "The Sun, the Moon and the Stars," Charlie tries to help out Eileen, a stripper turned whore turned witness to murder, with dour results. Read full book review >
paper 1-871033-53-5 Fans mourning the news that Last Rites (p. 414) is the last of Harvey's ten peerless novels about Nottingham's Inspector Charlie Resnick have won at least a modest reprieve in these eleven stories, two never before published. Read full book review >
Harvey (English/Cambridge Univ.) unravels the meanings behind black as a fashion statement from the medieval to the modern, concentrating on funereal Victorian England as viewed through Dickens's novels. Dress and fashion have always had their rules and social functions. Read full book review >
Providing police protection to Cathy Jordan, the visiting hard-boiled American author who's being threatened with the same gruesome fates she's visited on her characters, doesn't leave Inspector Charlie Resnick and his Nottingham team much manpower to pursue leads in another casefour attacks on local men who've been remarkably closemouthed about the women (woman?) who stabbed them. Read full book review >