Sunday, December 30, 2007

John Harvey

Great news for fans of crime-writer John Harvey, as his next book features the long-overdue return of his humane, jazz-loving detective Charlie Resnick. Although Harvey's recent novels featuring world-weary Frank Elder have all been successful, they have never really quite captured the reader's imagination in the way that the ten earlier "Resnick" novels managed. The book is called "Cold in Hand" and is due out in January. John Harvey won the Crime Writers' Association Diamond Dagger award for 'sustained excellence in the genre of crime writing" in May, and is the subject of a first-rate interview by Nicholas Wroe in this week's Guardian:,,2232896,00.html