Still Waters by John Harvey

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A body found floating in the canal starts an investigation into sexual violence
For Charlie Resnick, the night they found the body in the water was the night that Milt Jackson came to town. Resnick is a jazz fiend and considers Jackson, a contemporary of Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk, one of the all-time greats. He has just sat down for the concert when the call comes in about the body. Gravely disappointed, the police inspector tears across town to run the crime scene. He finds the body of a young woman who shows signs of blunt force trauma and a recently terminated pregnancy. Attempts to identify the girl, and to link her to three other bodies recently found in canals, are futile. The case goes nowhere, but Resnick always remembers the night he missed Milt Jackson. When another woman disappears, Resnick reopens the case, and finds that few places hold darker secrets than the black waters of the Nottingham canals.

About John Harvey

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Dwight Lyman Moody was born in Northfield, Massachusetts on February 5, 1837. In 1858, Moody started a Sunday school in a converted saloon, and six years later became pastor of the newly opened Illinois Street Church in Chicago. In 1886, Moody was involved in the founding of the Chicago Evangelization Society, which was eventually renamed the Moody Bible Institute. He died on December 22, 1899, but before he did he preached to more than 100 million people. His legacy lives on in the Moody Bible Institute and the Moody Memorial Church.
Published February 14, 2012 by Road. 311 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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Charlie Resnick (Easy Meat, 1996, etc.) wonders whether his lover's friend Jane Peterson was the latest victim of the Canal Murderer--or of her uncontrollably abusive husband.

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Harvey's books about British Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick, set in a powerfully evoked provincial city, have a great deal going for them: authentic police detail, a touch of noir romance, a strong feel for working-class angst.

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