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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, Thriller
 
Series
Apache (as by William M James)
   1. The First Death (1974)
   2. Knife in the Night (1975)
   3. Duel to the Death (1975)
   4. The Death Train (1975)
   5. Fort Treachery (1975)
   6. Sonora Slaughter (1976)
   7. Blood Line (1976)
   8. Blood On the Tracks (1977)
   9. Naked and the Savage (1977)
   10. All Blood is Red (1980)
   11. The Cruel Trail (1978)
   12. Fool's Gold (1978)
   13. Best Man (1979)
   14. Born to Die (1979)
   15. Blood Rising (1979)
   16. Texas Killing (1980)
   17. Blood Brother (1980)
   18. Slow Dying (1980)
   19. Fast Living (1981)
   20. Death Dragon (1981)
   21. Blood Wedding (1981)
   22. Border Killing (1982)
   23. Death Valley (1982)
   24. Death Ride (1983)
   25. Times Past (1983)
   26. The Hanging (1983)
   27. Debt of Blood (1984)
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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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Lawmen (as by J B Dancer)
   1. The Evil Breed (1977)
   2. Kansas Bloody Kansas (1977)
   3. Judgment Day (1978)
   4. Vengeance Trail (1978)
   5. Hanged Man (1979)
   6. One Way to Die (1980)
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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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Hawk (as by William S Brady)
   1. The Sudden Guns (1979)
   2. Blood Money (1979)
   3. Death's Bounty (1979)
   4. Killing Time (1981)
   5. Fool's Gold (1980)
   6. Blood Kin (1980)
   7. Gates of Death (1980)
   8. Desperadoes (1981)
   9. The Widowmaker (1981)
   10. Dead Man's Hand (1981)
   11. Sierra Gold (1982)
   12. Death and Jack Shade (1982)
   13. Killer's Breed (1982)
   14. Border War (1983)
   15. Killer! (1983)
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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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Resnick
   1. Lonely Hearts (1989)
   2. Rough Treatment (1990)
   3. Cutting Edge (1991)
   4. Off Minor (1992)
   5. Wasted Years (1993)
   6. Cold Light (1994)
   7. Living Proof (1995)
   8. Easy Meat (1996)
   9. Still Water (1996)
   10. Last Rites (1998)
   11. Cold in Hand (2008)
   12. Darkness, Darkness (2014)
   Now's the Time (2002)
   Going Down Slow (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)
   Blue Watch (2019)
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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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Fade to Grey (2019)
John Lincoln
"Drives a rugged path through the twisted badlands of the British wild West."

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