The Hollow Man by Oliver Harris
A Novel

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This is a great picture of back alley London...Oliver Harris sketches the lowlifes and the superrich. And his point that it’s often hard to tell the difference is worth remembering.
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“A twisting spiral of lies and corruption, a pitch-perfect portrait of contemporary London, and a beguiling bastard of a hero—what a recipe for a great read.”
—Val McDermid, author of The Mermaids Singing

Describing London police detective Nick Belsey, hero of The Hollow Man, an enthrallingly original thriller from British crime novelist Oliver Harris—the Daily Mail declared, “He’s got to be London’s coolest cop.” Crime fiction fans are sure to agree, especially those hooked on the novels of Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson, Mark Billingham, and Jo Nesbø. The first book in a series of tense and twisting police procedurals, The Hollow Man starts with Belsey at rock bottom, and then embroils him in a brazen identity theft scam and possible murder that could leave him either wealthy or dead. It’s time to discover Oliver Harris, a new master of noir who’s destined to be a big man at the scene of the crime.

 

About Oliver Harris

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Oliver Harris is in his early thirties and has a first-class degree in English Literature and an MA in Shakespeare studies from University College, London, as well as an MA in creative writing from the University of East Anglia. He has worked in clothing warehouses, PR companies, and as a TV and film extra. More recently he assisted with research in the Imperial War Museum archives, and continues to review for the Times Literary Supplement. He is pursuing a PhD in psychoanalysis and Greek mythology at Birkbeck's London Consortium and in the last few months has presented papers on obscenity at the Hayward Gallery in London and on the subject of conspiracy theories at Ghent's Vooruit arts center in Holland.
 
Published October 23, 2012 by Harper Paperbacks. 483 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Reviewed by Kathleen Hennrikus on Oct 23 2012

This is a great picture of back alley London...Oliver Harris sketches the lowlifes and the superrich. And his point that it’s often hard to tell the difference is worth remembering.

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