John Harvey (author)

John Harvey (author)

John Harvey (born December 21 1938 in London) is a British author of crime fiction most famous for his series of jazz-influenced Charlie Resnick novels, 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 Times as 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 Elder series. 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' Association Silver Dagger in 2004, an accolade many crime fiction critics thought long overdue. In 2007 he was awarded the Diamond Dagger for a Lifetime's Contribution to the genre.He is also a big Notts County fan.

Bibliography

tandlone novels

*"In A True Light" (2001)
*"Gone to Ground" (2007)
*"Nick's Blues" (2008 - novella)
*"Far Cry" (2009)

Charlie Resnick series

#"Lonely Hearts"
#"Rough Treatment"
#"Cutting Edge"
#"Off Minor"
#"Wasted Years"
#"Cold Light"
#"Living Proof"
#"Easy Meat"
#"Still Water"
#"Last Rites"
#"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)

Collections

Awards and Accolades

*1989 - The Times' list of the Hundred Best Crime Novels of the Last Century for "Lonely Hearts"
*1990 - CWA Gold Dagger for Fiction (shortlist): "Rough Treatment'
*1995 - CWA Dagger in the Library
*1997 - French CWA award for Best Foreign Novel: "Off Minor"
*1998 - Sherlock Award: "Last Rites"
*2000 - Grand Prix du Roman Noir Étranger: Cold Light
*2004 - CWA Silver Dagger for Fiction: "Flesh and Blood"
*2004 - Barry Award for best British Novel: "Flesh and Blood"
*2007 - CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger award for a Lifetime's Achievement in the Field
*2007 - Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award (longlist): Ash & Bone

External Links

* [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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