A Darker Shade of Blue: Stories
“A master of the craft. John Harvey is lights out one of the best.” —Michael ConnellyJohn Harvey has been described as the master of British crime fiction: From the mean streets of London to the jazz clubs and clip joints of Soho, this is a world of broken families, revenge killings, and prostitution; drugs, guns, and corruption; a world of overstretched police forces and underpaid detectives; men and women who strive nonetheless for a kind of justice; a world in which everything, even friendship, has a price. Featuring characters like Frank Elder, who tried to turn his back on police work and failed; Jack Kiley, ex-cop and now a London-based PI; and the renowned jazz loving and much-loved Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick, John Harvey’s finely-crafted vignettes perfectly encapsulate life in the badlands of contemporary Britain.
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A DARKER SHADE OF BLUE: StoriesUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
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 ... Read full review
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