A Darker Shade of Blue: Stories

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Open Road Media, Feb 14, 2012 - Fiction - 368 pages
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“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 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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John Harvey is the author of the richly praised Charlie Resnick novels and a Cartier Diamond Dagger winner. His first novel featuring Detective Inspector Frank Elder, Flesh and Blood, won the CWA Silver Dagger in 2004 and a Barry Award for the Best British Crime Novel published in the U.S. Visit his website at www.mellotone.co.uk.

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