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John Harvey


UK flag (b.1938)

aka Jon Barton, William S Brady, L J Coburn, J B Dancer, John B Harvey, William M James, Terry Lennox, John J McLaglen, James Mann, Thom Ryder, J D Sandon

John Harvey is best known for his richly praised sequence of ten Nottingham-based Charlie Resnick novels, the first of which, Lonely Hearts, was recently chosen by The Times as one of the '100 Best Crime Novels of the Century'. He is also a poet, dramatist and broadcaster.After living in Nottingham for a good number of years, he has now returned to London to live with his partner and their young daughter.
Genres: Western, Mystery
 
Series
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Deathshop (as by Jon Barton)
1. Kill Hitler (1976)
2. Forest of Death (1977)
3. Lightning Strikes (1977)
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Caleb Thorn (as by L J Coburn)
1. First Shot (1977)
2. The Raiders (1977)
3. Brotherly Death (1978)
4. Bloody Shiloh (1978)
5. Death River (1978)
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Peacemaker (as by William S Brady)
1. Comanche! (1981)
2. Outlaws (1981)
3. Whiplash (1981)
4. Lynch Law (1981)
5. Bloodrun (1982)
6. War-party (1983)
7. One Thousand Dollar Death (1984)
8. The Lost (1984)
9. Shoot-out! (1984)
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Will Grayson and Helen Walker
1. Gone to Ground (2007)
2. Far Cry (2009)
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Jack Kiley
Fedora (2014)
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Novels
Avenging Angel (1975) (as by Thom Ryder)
Angel Alone (1975) (as by Thom Ryder)
Frame (1979)
Blind (1981)
Endgame (1983) (as by James Mann)
Dancer Draws a Wild Card (1985) (as by Terry Lennox)
In a True Light (2001)
Nick's Blues (2008)
Good Bait (2011)
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Omnibus
Widowmaker / Dead Man's Hand (1984) (as by William S Brady)
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Collections
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Novellas
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Series contributed to
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Anthologies edited
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Awards
Dagger Awards Best Book nominee (1990) : Rough Treatment
Dagger Awards Best Novel winner (2004) : Flesh and Blood
Barry Awards Best British Crime Novel winner (2005) : Flesh and Blood


John Harvey recommends
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In the Midnight Hour (2001)
(Laura Principal, book 5)
Michelle Spring
"... elegant, probing."
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Sleepy Head (2001)
(Tom Thorne, book 1)
Mark Billingham
"With Sleepyhead, Billingham leaps to the upper echelons of British crime fiction in a single bound."
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The Mao Case (2009)
(Inspector Chen, book 6)
Qiu Xiaolong
"With strong and subtle characterisation, Qui Xiaolong draws us into a fascinating world where the greatest mystery revealed is the mystery of present-day China itself."
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The Player's Curse (2010)
(Bella Wallis Mystery, book 3)
Brian Thompson
"A glorious heroine."

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