A Darker Shade of Blue by John Harvey
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From the master of British crime fiction, a collection of noir and detective stories from the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger winner.

John 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.

 

About John Harvey

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He is director of psychology at Allied Services Rehabilitation Hospital. He live & works in Scranton, Pennsylvania. ,P.
 
Published February 14, 2012 by Pegasus Books. 368 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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A collection of 18 previously published short stories—and, yes, Charlie Resnick fans, he turns up in five of them.

Feb 01 2012 | Read Full Review of A Darker Shade of Blue: Stories

Publishers Weekly

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The 18 crime stories in this sterling collection show Harvey, winner of the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for sustained excellence, at the top of his game. His best-known character, Nottingham Det.

Dec 02 2011 | Read Full Review of A Darker Shade of Blue: Stories

Spinetingler Magazine

Of the 18 short stories in this collection, four feature Charlie Resnick, seven north London detective Jack Kiley, and one in which they both appear.

Sep 16 2010 | Read Full Review of A Darker Shade of Blue: Stories

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