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John Harvey lived and worked in Nottingham during the strike and witnessed the life at first hand. His depiction of the violence and anger is both wholly authentic and riveting. He is, as the Guardian has said ‘a master craftsman.’

Loved by critics, readers and authors alike, John Harvey’s books have sold over 1 million copies and have been translated into more than 20 languages. The first Charlie Resnick novel, Lonely Hearts, was named by The Times as one of the '100 Best Crime Novels of the Century'. 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 US in 2004. In 2007 John Harvey was awarded the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger. He was made an honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Nottingham in 2009 and by the University of Hertfordshire in 2013.

John has written for television and radio and, a published poet himself, between 1977 and 1999 ran Slow Dancer Press, publishing work by such writers as Simon Armitage and Lee Harwood, Kirsty Gunn and Jill Dawson, Sharon Olds and Lucille Clifton. Out of Silence, his New and Selected Poems, is published by Smith/Doorstop this May.

Author Photo © Molly Boiling 2012

If you like John Harvey you might also like to read books by Reginald Hill, Graham Hurley and Elizabeth George.

Featured Books, with extracts, by John Harvey

Darkness, Darkness (Resnick 12) by John Harvey
Darkness, Darkness (Resnick 12)
John Harvey
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. The gripping cases of Nottingham sandwich-munching and jazz-loving cop Charlie Resnick began several decades ago with Lonely Hearts and finally come to a satisfying end with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
Darkness, Darkness (Resnick 12) by John Harvey
Darkness, Darkness (Resnick 12)
John Harvey
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. The gripping cases of Nottingham sandwich-munching and jazz-loving cop Charlie Resnick began several decades ago with Lonely Hearts and finally come to a satisfying end with...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/05/2014
Flesh and Blood by John Harvey
Flesh and Blood
John Harvey
A dark tale featuring retired DI Frank Elder that has really impressed the reviewers. Well worth a read
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/06/2013
Ash and Bone by John Harvey
Ash and Bone
John Harvey
If you want a proper detective story you can’t go wrong with this. Skilfully managed with good suspense and lots of plot to keep tabs on, it’s certainly one of the best this month.Comparison: Reginald Hill,
Format: Paperback (a Format) - Released: 02/02/2006

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