Search Results: "John Harvey"


BOOK REVIEW

GONE TO GROUND by John Harvey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"If anyone deserves to nudge Ian Rankin from his post as Britain's bestselling crime writer, it's Harvey (Darkness & Light, 2006, etc.). Reginald Hill explains it best: If he gets any better, the rest of us may have to kill him."
The triumphant creator of Charlie Resnick and Frank Elder introduces a new crime-stopping duo. Read full book review >

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EASY MEAT by John Harvey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Harvey's 24-karat British procedurals (Living Proof, 1995, etc.) have always led the field, but in his eighth he's surpassed himself with a likely Edgar nominee that just might win him the audience he's always deserved. (First printing of 50,000; author tour)"
It's hard to imagine a teenager who deserves to die as much as Nicky Snape. Read full book review >

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WASTED YEARS by John Harvey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 1993

"Harvey is truly master of the police procedural for the 90's."
It's 1992, and the scruffy Midlands city where Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick (Off Minor, etc.) lives and works is plagued by a series of well-planned robberies. Read full book review >

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COLD LIGHT by John Harvey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 11, 1994

"A suspenseful, unfailingly engrossing procedural enhanced by its clipped, faintly sardonic style—the best yet in Harvey's unbroken string of winners. (Mystery Guild main selection; author tour)"
Sixth in the author's superb series of police procedurals featuring complex Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick and his colleagues in a Northern English city (Off-Minor, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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MEN IN BLACK by John Harvey
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 1995

"This patchwork of social theory, literary criticism, and art history has an initially eye-catching thesis, but it ends up fading and clashing with itself. (85 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
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. Read full book review >

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DARKNESS, DARKNESS by John Harvey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"As Resnick revisits one of Britain's most painful events, he wrestles mightily with his own grief over the death of his girlfriend and struggles with the inevitability of his finite time as a detective."
In his last case, former DI Charlie Resnick revisits a mystery from his own past in Harvey's moving and moody 12th series installment. Read full book review >

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OFF MINOR by John Harvey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1992

"Still, it's a powerful, first-class police procedural."
In the down-at-heels northern England city where lonely, divorced Detective-Inspector Charlie Resnick lives and works, the body of six-year-old Gloria Summers—missing for more than two months—has at last been found. Read full book review >

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NOW'S THE TIME by John Harvey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 1999

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 >

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GOOD BAIT by John Harvey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 9, 2013

"The remarkable output of Harvey, whose 100-plus titles (Far Cry, 2010, etc.) have earned him the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger Award, represents the best of British crime writing."
Forget what you had planned for today; the new Harvey comes first. Read full book review >

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IN A TRUE LIGHT by John Harvey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Except for the forgivably formulaic windup, a lovely, jazzy noir Tale of Two Cities."
Sloane has always traveled so light he doesn't even need a first name. Read full book review >

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CUTTING EDGE by John Harvey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 20, 1991

"His latest is all of these—one more to be prized."
Third in the author's compelling series featuring Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick and the men and women he works with in a northern English city. Read full book review >

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LIVING PROOF by John Harvey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1995

"Just like his first six."
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 >