Darkness & Light by John Harvey
A Frank Elder Mystery (Frank Elder Mysteries)

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Former cop Frank Elder is drawn out of retirement when his ex-wife asks him to look into the disappearance of her friend Jennie’s sister Claire in Nottingham. Elder reluctantly returns to the city where his family disintegrated.

Elder uncovers sexual secrets of Claire’s that take Jennie by surprise. But when Claire is found dead at home—unmarked and carefully dressed—it is Elder who is surprised by the similarities to an old case. To solve this riddle, Elder will have to repartner with Detective Inspector Maureen Prior and delve into several suspects’ traumatic histories.

In a case in which neither memories, confessions, nor instincts can be trusted, Elder struggles with the weight of the past and Harvey delivers another psychologically trenchant page-turner.

 

About John Harvey

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John Harvey is the author of the richly praised Charlie Resnick novels, the first of which, Lonely Hearts, was named by the London Times as one of the "100 Best Crime Novels of the Century." John's first novel featuring Detective Inspector Frank Elder, Flesh and Blood, won the CWA Silver Dagger in 2004. In 2007 he received the Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for Sustained Excellence in Crime Writing. John lives in London.
 
Published July 2, 2007 by Mariner Books. 368 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In Harvey's engaging third British procedural to feature retired policeman Frank Elder (after 2005's Ash & Bone ), Elder grudgingly agrees to try to f

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