- John Harvey (author)
John Harvey (born
December 21 1938in London) is a British author of crime fictionmost famous for his series of jazz-influenced Charlie Resnicknovels, based in the City of Nottingham. Harvey has also published over 90 books under various names, and has worked on scripts for TV and radio. The first Resnick novel, "Lonely Hearts", was published in 1989, and was named by The Timesas one of the "100 Greatest Crime Novels of the Century". Harvey brought the series to an end in 1998 with "Last Rites", though Resnick has since made peripheral appearances in Harvey's new Frank Elderseries. The protagonist Elder is a retired detective who now lives, as Harvey briefly did, in Cornwall. The first novel in this series, "Flesh and Blood", won Harvey the Crime Writers' AssociationSilver Dagger in 2004, an accolade many crime fiction critics thought long overdue. In 2007 he was awarded the Diamond Daggerfor a Lifetime's Contribution to the genre.He is also a big Notts County fan.
*"In A True Light" (2001)
*"Gone to Ground" (2007)
Nick's Blues" (2008 - novella)
*"Far Cry" (2009)
Charlie Resnick series
#"Trouble in Mind" (novella also featuring Jack Kiley) (2007)
Cold in Hand" (2008)
Frank Elder trilogy
#"Flesh and Blood" (2004)
Ash and Bone" (2005)
#"Darkness and Light" (2006)
Awards and Accolades
The Times' list of the Hundred Best Crime Novels of the Last Century for "Lonely Hearts"
*1990 - CWA
Gold Daggerfor Fiction (shortlist): "Rough Treatment'
*1995 - CWA
Dagger in the Library
*1997 - French CWA award for Best Foreign Novel: "Off Minor"
Sherlock Award: "Last Rites"
Grand Prix du Roman Noir Étranger: Cold Light
*2004 - CWA
Silver Daggerfor Fiction: "Flesh and Blood"
Barry Awardfor best British Novel: "Flesh and Blood"
*2007 - CWA
Cartier Diamond Daggeraward for a Lifetime's Achievement in the Field
Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award(longlist): Ash & Bone
* [http://www.houseofcrime.com.au/Author-Detail.aspx?Author=Harvey,%20John John Harvey at House of Crime]
* [http://www.randomhouse.com.au/Authors/Default.aspx?Page=Author&ID=Harvey,%20John John Harvey at Random House Australia]
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