Lonely Hearts by John Harvey
The 1st Charles Resnick Mystery (A Charles Resnick Mystery)

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A serial killer terrorizes the young women of Nottingham
Shirley Peters was murdered in her own home. A directionless young woman with a fondness for cheap red wine and a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend, her death is just another in the files of the Nottingham detective’s bureau. The police round up her ex-lover without much fuss, and are preparing to try him when another body surfaces. The method, the target, and the extreme violence are all a match for the killing of Shirley Peters. Nottingham is facing a serial killer. Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick is the first to see the connection. Both victims placed ads in a citywide Lonely Hearts column, and the rumpled detective suspects that their killer found them by preying on their isolation. He has little time to find the killer before more women die and Nottingham erupts into panic.

About John Harvey

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2007 Diamond Dagger award winner John Harvey has over 100 books in print. He will be the international guest at Bounchercon in October (2008). He lives in London.
Published February 14, 2012 by MysteriousPress.com/Open Road. 372 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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First of a series featuring the police department of a mid-sized northern city in England, with the chief focus on divorced, Polish Detective-Inspector Charlie Resnick—who lives with four cats and a collection of jazz records and is on the brink of a tentative affair with bristly social-wor...

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British detective Charlie Resnick--middle-aged, overweight, divorced and disillusioned--investigates the murders of two women who shared nothing except their use of the local paper's lonely-hearts col

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Strong Rain Falling is by far the best thriller of the year and one of the best novels as well.

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Lonely Hearts left me wanting to read more about DI Charlie Resnick and his team.

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