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John Harvey

UK (1938 - )

aka Jon Barton, William S Brady, L J Coburn, J B Dancer, John B Harvey, William M James, Terry Lennox, John J McLaglen, James Mann, Thom Ryder, J D Sandon

John Harvey is best known for his richly praised sequence of ten Nottingham-based Charlie Resnick novels, the first of which, Lonely Hearts, was recently chosen by The Times as one of the '100 Best Crime Novels of the Century'. He is also a poet, dramatist and broadcaster.After living in Nottingham for a good number of years, he has now returned to London to live with his partner and their young daughter.
Anthologies edited
Non fiction
Dagger Awards Best Book nominee (1990) : Rough Treatment
Dagger Awards Best Novel winner (2004) : Flesh and Blood
Barry Awards Best British Crime Novel winner (2005) : Flesh and Blood

John Harvey recommends
In the Midnight Hour
In the Midnight Hour (2001)
(Laura Principal, book 5)
Michelle Spring
"... elegant, probing."
Sleepy Head
Sleepy Head (2001)
(Tom Thorne, book 1)
Mark Billingham
"With Sleepyhead, Billingham leaps to the upper echelons of British crime fiction in a single bound."
The Mao Case
The Mao Case (2009)
(Inspector Chen, book 6)
Qiu Xiaolong
"With strong and subtle characterisation, Qui Xiaolong draws us into a fascinating world where the greatest mystery revealed is the mystery of present-day China itself."

The Player's Curse (2010)
(Bella Wallis Mystery, book 3)
Brian Thompson
"A glorious heroine."

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