I AM NOT A HUGE FAN OF SHORT STORIES. I JUST GET TO KNOWING THE CHARACTERS AND BEFORE I KNOW IT, IT’S ON TO A NEW STORY. I DID ENJOY THE FIRST FEW STORIES – SOME OF THE CHARACTERS EVEN TRAVELED TO THE NEXT STORY WHICH WAS FUN. ABOUT 1/3 OF THE WAY THROUGH THE BOOK I WAS STARTING TO LOSE INTEREST, BUT I PERSEVERED AND COMPLETED THE BOOK.
HERE IS WHAT THE PUBLISHER IS SAYING:
“A master of the craft. John Harvey is lights out one of the best.” —Michael Connelly John Harvey has been described as the master of British crime fiction: From the mean streets of London to the jazz clubs and clip joints of Soho, this is a world of broken families, revenge killings, and prostitution; drugs, guns, and corruption; a world of overstretched police forces and underpaid detectives; men and women who strive nonetheless for a kind of justice; a world in which everything, even friendship, has a price. Featuring characters like Frank Elder, who tried to turn his back on police work and failed; Jack Kiley, ex-cop and now a London-based PI; and the renowned jazz loving and much-loved Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick, John Harvey’s finely-crafted vignettes perfectly encapsulate life in the badlands of contemporary Britain.
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